StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel That You Are Standing On Holy Ground

 

May you feel a blazing fire of Love burning in your heart.

May you cultivate a joyful attitude in your mind.

May your weekend be blessed with getting your merry on!

May you feel that you are standing on holy ground.

 

Dear readers,

In the Bible, when the Lord appeared to Moses in flames of fire from within a bush, Moses went closer to see why the strange bush was not burning up, and God said to him, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

How do you feel when you read that statement, “the place where you are standing is holy ground”?

To me, that proclamation means that every place we stand on this sacred Earth, is, in fact, holy ground. And that makes me feel quite merry and joyful and grateful!

A most happy St. Nicholas Day today, to all who celebrate!

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With loving heart fire,
Teja

 

Photo of Fire* by StarFire Teja.

Saint Nicholas image from PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay.

* Dear readers who are reading this post in an email message… please click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog where you can see the Fire burning!

(By the way, someday I hope that WordPress will automatically send the feature photos with the emails… I cannot fathom why they don’t/won’t do that already!)

 

Realizing (Again) That I Am Not a Salesperson!

Dear readers,

Have you noticed that sometimes realizing what you are not helps you to feel more clearly what you truly are?

For example, I am not a salesperson! Realizing this (again) helps me to feel clearly that I am a spiritual helper whose mission is to help elevate the human species to healthier and happier vibrations.

Before the Fibromyalgia symptoms stopped me in my happy tracks there were many ways that I was planning to be of service to humanity, but now, as I face the reality of this body’s limitations, I am finding that writing is what I can do… So one of my current affirmations is, “Happy Up and Keep On Writing!” And meanwhile, the bank account is in serious need of some replenishment…

About five months ago I joined the Amazon Associates Program, thinking that I could easily promote products that I truly love and believe in… So I linked to various products in my posts, but nothing ever happened… Leading me to realize (again) that I am not a salesperson… So today I closed that account and took all the product links off of my website… And, I updated the Donate Page to be simpler. Now there are just three options on that page: Donate, Order Teja’s books, and/or Order a MiniMat (Amethyst Crystal Biomat)…

I have such good intentions to be helpful with these blog posts.
I work for the Forces of Goodness!
If you are able to contribute something to help support my work, I will be so incredibly grateful! 🙂

With love and hope,
Teja

 

Photo of red rose in afternoon sun with autumn leaves by Teja.

 

Monday Morning Musings from Teja’s Tree-house Temple

Recently my Dad started asking me, “How’s it going up in the bird’s nest?” My answer is usually, “pretty good,” and then later, back up in the bird’s nest in my tree-house temple, sometimes I reflect on my response…

As a 49-year-old boomeranger living with my parents, far away from my adult sons, and dealing with Fibromyalgia, you could say that I am in the midst of a “mid-life crisis” as well as a “health crisis”… You could also say that I am in the zone some call the “empty nest syndrome”… And yet, overall, my answer to my Dad is true, because there is so much to be grateful for, and life is, indeed, “pretty good.”

Can you relate to saying you are good and then questioning if that is the truth? And then do you find yourself remembering all the blessings of goodness in your life?

As I type these musings, I am appreciating this alone time in my empty nest. One thing about chronic health issues, or any life issues really, is they are great teachers. Living with Fibromyalgia is teaching me to accept the solitary kind of bird I am: colorful, eccentric, and rather fringe…

Alone in my nest, I am sustained by my daily spiritual practices of chanting (singing sacred songs), meditating, repeating mantras, and studying spiritual teachings. I describe these and many other practices in my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, available on Lulu and Amazon.

What kind of bird are you? What kind of nest are you creating? Do you have daily practices that support the evolution of your being?

 

Photo by MabelAmber on Pixabay.

 

Happy Gandhi Jayanti

“Mahatma Gandhi is still alive, and he is very strong now. He is in everyone of us.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, in a five-minute video (“Martin Luther King, Gandhi are as alive as ever”), in which he speaks about why it is wrong to kill…

Today is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, so this post is to honor that great soul… Let us be forever grateful for all the high beings who grace this planet Earth!

My favorite quote ever by Gandhi-ji is:

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Do you have a favorite Gandhi quote?

 

Flowers photo by Serafima Lazarenko on Unsplash.

 

Autumn Affirmations

Yesterday began with the usual aches and pains of Fibromyalgia, but after lunch the bright blue sky and cool breezes inspired me to push through fatigue and venture out for a walk in the hood…

Do you ever make yourself do something and then afterwards you feel so glad and so grateful that you did it?

Well that is what happened with yesterday’s walk. The sunshine felt so amazing, and I felt like my whole being opened up to the healing energies available in the green trees all around me…

And then, quite spontaneously, I celebrated the change of seasons by creating the following affirmations for Autumn… Perhaps these will inspire you to make your own affirmations for Autumn! (Or Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere!) ~

~ I choose to let go of worries.

~ I choose to be happy (even when feeling tired and sick).

~ I choose to generate the energy of Love and to send that energy of Love out into the Universe!

 

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What do you choose for the season ahead?

 

Background photo of orange flowers by Sue Hughes on Unsplash.