The Power of the Stars is Within

“Now let all rejoice. Seek the Light, that the power of the stars which is in you, may live.”
~ The Pistis Sophia

Dear reader, the above quote is from a wonderful book that I have just finished reading, called Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings, by Richard Hooper.

This quote just sparked right out of the page into my mind, especially the part about “the power of the stars which is in you.”

May the power of the stars be alive in your mind!

With lots of love,
Teja

 

Photo* of stars in Utah by Tom Gainor on Unsplash.

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The Mind Needs to Be Worked With First

To open the heart, first calm and happy the mind.

Some people say that first you have to open the heart, but after many years of studying this, I have come to understand that the mind needs to be worked with first, and then the heart naturally opens.

The human species has reached a state in which the human mind has become quite dense. Many people’s minds are tangled up by the anxieties and traumas of this fast-paced world. So, sitting and focusing on opening the heart may feel soothing temporarily, but it won’t be lasting unless the mind is calmed first.

When you work with your mind, calming it down and happy-ing it up, then your heart opens naturally, and you can relax into the sweetness in your heart.

Choosing to be happy is the first practice listed in my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life. Here is that practice:

Choosing to be happy ~ You really can choose to be happy. Per the Upanishads (a collection of wisdom by the ancient mystics of India), the mind is the means to happiness. You really can decide to be happy. This doesn’t necessarily happen immediately, but if you regularly tell yourself that you are choosing to be happy, then over time it will become true for you. So to apply this in your daily life, try this: anytime you have to wait in line or at a red light, think to yourself, “I am choosing to be happy.”

Focusing on calming your mind down, and also happy-ing it up, will open your heart, and then you will feel overwhelming love for everything and everyone!

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

If you haven’t already, please read my previous post, “23 Possible Benefits You May Gain Through Reading Reaching for Orange.”

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Coffee Is Good Medicine

Coffee doesn’t work for everyone, but it is good medicine for me. For many years I drank tea most days, due to all the hype against coffee. But then a couple of years ago, I started drinking coffee daily, and I was surprised to find that I actually feel better with coffee. Although I love the taste of strong green tea, and I intuitively feel that it is a very high vibration plant, it makes me feel jittery and nauseated, whereas coffee makes me feel inspired and happy. Recently I read an article about the many health benefits of coffee, including prevention of cancer, dementia, and strokes. (To read that article by Ocean Robbins, click on the title here: “Surprising Reasons Why Coffee May Be A Health Food”) Ocean does point out that some people get jittery from coffee, in which case it is not their medicine, but for those who can drink it, this antioxidant-packed bean brew can work wonders. I enjoy dark roast black coffee daily, and it seriously happys up my mind!

With both coffee and tea, it is super important to buy organic, and with coffee it’s especially crucial to buy fair trade, so that the workers are paid a fair living wage.

This January, to happy up your mind and elevate your consciousness, try this happy combo:
Sipping a cup of hot coffee (or tea) while reading my new book,
The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes
To purchase your happy copy today, please click on this happy link: Happy!

May All Beings Be Happy!