Questions for Quarantines

 

Walking on this Earth, do you ever appreciate your feet?

Sipping coffee, do you ever feel like everything is right with the world?

Seeing Sunshine through a tree, do you ever rejoice in the beauty of it all?

Listening to music, do you ever feel like you are bathing in the God Force?

 

Sun Tree Photo by StarFire Teja.

 

What Nature Intended

Nature designed each species of mammals to nurse their young. During pregnancy, the breasts (udders, etc.) prepare for nursing. No species is designed to drink the milk of any other species, and the milk of each species is only meant for the young. Once the child (calf, etc.) weans from nursing, it is no longer meant to drink milk. Nature perfectly planned it all out this way.

The human species is the only species that drinks milk from other species. If you really think about it, it is actually a very strange and bizarre practice that somehow got started… and there are many reasons to stop the practice right now. Here are the top 2 reasons:

1. Dairy products cause diseases in the human body. This is not surprising, given the fact that the milk of cows is made for cows, not for humans.

2. The cows are suffering tremendously. Cows are living, breathing beings, who have families and complex emotional lives, just like humans, cats, and dogs.

Please watch this video, which shows quite clearly why the human species needs to stop supporting the consumption of dairy products: “Dairy is Scary! The industry explained in 5 minutes.

A simple solution, for the human species to be healthier, and for the cows to be happier, is for people to stop buying and consuming dairy products. Reach for coconut milk products instead!

Holy Coconut Shells, Good People! Let’s get back to what Nature Intended!

 

Photo of Mama Teja nursing her son taken almost twenty years ago! 🙂
Photo of Mama Cow nursing her calf by Couleur on Pixabay.

 

Monday Morning Musings on Protection

Do you ever pray for protection, for yourself or for your loved ones? If so, how do you say those prayers, and how do you imagine they are answered?

My first musing this morning is about praying for protection, and what that really means. For example, God’s protection does not always mean protection from harm, because just look at all the terrible things that happen to people!

When we pray to God, or Spirit, or the Universe, or a Force in Nature (or however else you might conceptualize Something Greater beyond yourself), if we pray for protection only from harm, then we may find ourselves disappointed (or even devastated) when some harm comes our way. So we have to go deeper, to ask for what we might truly need in any given situation…

A while back I was feeling afraid when I was home alone one night, and I was praying for protection, and that is when I realized that deeper than asking for protection from harm is asking for protection from fear

My next musing is about what happens when we ask for protection from fear… When we are protected from fear, then even if the worst thing we imagine happens, we will be able to stay in the highest love vibration, trusting the unfolding of Life.

So if the worst thing happens, we may die, or we may survive and heal, or we may survive but be shattered and unable to heal the wound. Regardless of the outcome, if the worst thing happens, the best thing we can do is to accept it and to trust that it was meant to be as part of the unfolding of Life.

My last musing is about applying this concept to our prayers for others… Typically, when we ask for the protection of our loved ones we do so because we feel afraid of something bad happening to them. However, our worries, anxieties, and fears do not help the other people, and may even cause them harm, so again, when we pray for their protection, the deeper prayer is really about protecting them from both our fears and their own fears.

Perhaps when I pray for the protection of my two sons what actually happens is an energetic force arises from the depths of my being and shoots out like a missile into their energy fields and protects them from any potential ill effects that might be created from their Mom’s fears and worries!

So the deeper prayer would be for me to ask for them and me to be protected from all fears… and for us all to trust in the unfolding of Life.

Dear reader, can you relate to these musings?

 

Image of wild geese at sunset by kalhh on Pixabay.

 

StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel Connected to Beauty

 

May you feel connected with the source of the fruits, vegetables, and seeds you eat.

May you feel connected with the stars in the sky, and the stones of the Earth.

May your weekend be blessed with beautiful connections… with nature, with plants, with flowers, with your loved ones, and with yourself.

May you feel connected to Beauty.

 

Here is a simple spiritual practice to help you feel the joy of connection…

When eating sunflower seeds, think deeply about how they grew inside a beautiful flower. When eating carrots or onions, contemplate how they grew inside the rich soil of the Earth’s crust. When eating an apple, reflect upon how it grew on a tree under the sun and under the stars.

May every one of your 37.2 trillion cells be tickled with delight when you do the above practice!

May All Beings Be Nourished by Beauty.

 

Get Your Mystic On!

A merry mirth-filled mystic lives inside your heart.

Did you know that a merry mirth-filled mystic lives inside your heart? A mystic is one who directly experiences the Divine. Depending on your religion or other cosmic belief system, you might think of your inner mystic in various ways, such as the Holy Spirit, God, Nature, or the Universe. And, depending on how you process information, you might experience your mystic through any or all of the following ways: visual images, sounds, feelings, or thoughts.

Many people assume that they should “see” guided imagery in their minds, when actually that is only one way to experience a visualization. For example, when I read or hear the following guided imagery, I do not see a visual picture in my mind, but rather I experience the images as feelings. This guided imagery is based on the wisdom of the ancient mystics of India, and it may help you to see or hear or feel your inner mystic.

Guided Imagery to Meet Your Mystic

As you are reading these words, beginning to settle in… to your inner world… and bringing your awareness to your body… just noticing any sensations in your body… and allowing your shoulders to settle down… and allowing relaxation to flow down through your whole body… and now bringing your attention to your heart center… and placing a hand on your heart… breathing love into your heart… imagining that inside your heart is a beautiful flower… a vibrant flower… inhaling the fragrance of this flower…

… and imagining that inside this flower is a bright light… this light is the size of a candle flame… and it is glowing like a billion golden suns… this golden flame is shining so bright that the flower petals are glowing… and that light is radiating out from the center of your flower… out through your heart… and into your whole body… that warm golden light is moving into all of your 37.2 trillion cells…

… focusing on that golden flame in the flower inside your heart… and feeling how that flame is your inner mystic… it is your deepest self… your highest mind… your connection with the Divine… and feeling yourself opening to the love of God (the Holy Spirit, Nature, the Universe)… receiving love from every direction… and sending love out in all directions… and feeling gratitude for this merry, mirth-filled mystic inside your heart… and knowing that you can return to connect with this flame in your heart anytime, anywhere… and returning to the outer world, feeling refreshed and energized…

 

How did it feel to read that? Please share your experience in the comments below.

In addition to simple visualizations like this, you can meet your inner mystic through regular spiritual practices, such as the ones described in the Radiance Rising section at the beginning of my new book, The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes. This book is a new version of a very ancient story from India, called the Ramayana. Millions of people love this magical tale, and many read it regularly as a way to meet their inner mystic. Please order your happy copy today: The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes.

May All Beings Be Elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations!
(When you feel like you love Everyone & Everything, that’s when you are in the Highest Love Vibrations.)

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

 

image Courtesy NASA Goddard