Monday Morning Musings on Gratitude

Who remembers the Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds”??? ~ “Rise up this morning, Smile with the rising sun, Three little birds, Pitched by my doorstep, Singing sweet songs…”

And do you recall what those little birds were saying? They were singing, “Don’t worry ’bout a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” (You can enjoy the song here: Three Little Birds.)

My first musing this morning is about how much I love the bird beings. Do you also love birds? It seems to me that they have a pretty wonderful existence, since they are able to soar through the skies of this beautiful planet. Listening to birds sing brings such joy to my mind. Even if I am feeling sad, hearing the birds brings a smile of gratitude to my heart. How do you feel when you hear birdsong?

Certain things, like birds singing, just naturally evoke a feeling of gratitude, which is wonderful because gratitude lights up neural networks in the brain, and then the brain releases the feel-good neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, which bring feelings of love, happiness, and contentment! Did you know that a bird’s singing can literally light up your brain and make you feel better? The human brain is so fascinating! This musing leads me to feel the mind-blowing inter-connectedness of Everything. Can you feel it also?

So… This week is Thanksgiving week in the U.S., but all humans on Earth should cultivate gratitude every week! Consciously practicing gratitude 365 days per year strengthens those neural pathways that help us to happy up long-term!

Gratitude also strengthens the immune system, relieves anxiety and depression, and increases positivity, inspiration, and motivation.

And, my next musing is about how Gratitude generates the energy of Love. When we feel grateful for something, we naturally feel love for that something. Gratitude and Love arise together, like the two wings of the same bird. You can’t separate them. So, a few years ago I went through a phase on Facebook in which I created posts that were like gratitude lists, but instead of saying “I’m grateful” I said “iLove”…

For example: “iLove amethyst crystals, iLove Sunshine, iLove hot black coffee, iLove Gabe, iLove Zak, iLove Mom & Dad, iLove chanting, iLove barefoot hiking, iLove blogging” and so on! Obviously it was a play on Apple’s “i” everything, and I thought it was pretty witty though I’m not sure anyone else appreciated the wit like I did! Oh well, at least I enjoyed the process! 🙂

So, dear readers, are you feeling inspired now to make a gratitude list? If so, please visit my Gratitude~Up Community Page, where you can share your gratefulness 24/7…

I hope you enjoyed reading this morning’s musings. I sure enjoyed writing them!

May you feel the Love of the Gratitude Vibration!

With much gratitude and love,
Sister Teja

 

Photo by MabelAmber on Pixabay.

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Harvest Happiness!

 

May you cultivate the gratitude vibration each day.

May you enjoy the fruits of living with awareness: the fruits of being conscious of each holy step and of each rich moment.

May your weekend be blessed with an abundance of joyful moments that you can gather up to treasure in your mind and heart.

May you harvest happiness!

 

Dear readers,

To receive more blessings, please order a copy of my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, available on Lulu and Amazon!

With hope and happiness,
StarFire Teja

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Pumpkins photo by Hide Obara on Unsplash.

 

Light a Candle of Gratitude

Has anything replenished you yet this weekend?

You know the saying “When you give, you receive”… Well, on Friday I wrote, “May your weekend be blessed with something that replenishes you” and now that blessing has appeared for me in an extraordinary way.

Last night I was thinking of a few people in the Ville who I want to give copies of my next book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life. This morning when I turned on my computer, there was an email from PayPal letting me know that last night I received my first donation! And the person who donated to my work was one of the people I had just thought I want to give a copy of my next book! And, she donated the exact amount that the book will cost! Talk about an amazing synchronicity! Happy tears filled my eyes as I felt the gratitude vibration pulsing in every cell.

I feel replenished and nourished by this green energy (monetary) support, and I thanked the Lord as I lit a candle of gratitude. I invite you to also light a candle of gratitude for your blessings.

This is a good reminder that when we give blessings, we receive blessings.

And, for the sweet person who donated to my work, without knowing that she would be receiving a gift copy of my next book, it is also a reminder of another saying “What goes around comes around”… When we give, we receive.

 

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StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel Joyful

 

May you open to the sun and the rain.

May you soften and allow each moment to be as it is.

May your weekend be blessed with inspiring moments of gratitude.

May you feel Joyful.

 

Happy Hanuman Jayanti today to all who celebrate!

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary today to my Mom and Dad!!

Happy Easter on Sunday to all who celebrate!

 

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Feel Joy!

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Photos taken in yard with my Happy Tablet.
(See previous post, “How the Gratitude Vibration Brought a Happy Tablet”)

 

 

 

How the Gratitude Vibration Brought a Happy Tablet

Are you feeling grateful today?

Here are some fun facts for you: gratitude not only helps your immune system to be healthier, but it also brings abundance into your life.

Recently I was working with increasing my gratitude, and I created a Gratitude~Up community page on this website. You are invited to visit the Gratitude~Up page anytime to post your gratitude lists. Sharing your gratitude gives it more power.

While I was working on my gratitude, one of my brothers offered to send me a tablet, which was like a miraculous answer to my prayers for more abundance coming into my life. You see, my old laptop no longer allows me to access sites like PayPal, so my options were becoming limited. But now, with my happy tablet, I am back in business, both literally and metaphorically! With the tablet I was able to take the fun photo* attached to this article, and also to create a Donate page on this site.

I can’t promise that you’ll receive a tablet if you increase your gratitude, but what I can tell you is this: when you are feeling grateful, that feeling state creates a powerful energy of gratitude, and that gratitude vibration opens your energy field to allow more abundance to flow into your life.

Please visit the Gratitude~Up page and share your gratitude list today!

May your happiness and abundance increase!

 

*If you are viewing this article in an email, simply click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog, where you can see the funny photo of me, that I took with my happy tablet!

**Update: since the photo is vertical, only the bottom half shows when you are clicked into the full article… technical difficulties, oh my! So here is the photo:

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