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

 

May you enjoy your roles in life.

May you be clear about what you stand for.

May your weekend be blessed with invigoration, revelation, and relaxation.

May you feel passion.

 

Dear reader,

What do you feel passionate about? Do you have clear convictions and visions? What is on your mind the most lately? And what do you most deeply want?

When I was in high school, I loved reading the news for my current events class. I felt very intrigued about everything that was happening in the world. So when it came time to go to college, I chose the Political Science major. At the time it seemed like a good fit for me, because I certainly had some fire in my blood, which I had inherited from my paternal grandfather, who was very political. He worked for a labor union and he was very passionate about the Democratic party in the state of Indiana. He and I enjoyed discussing politics, and one semester I even worked as an intern in his office, coordinating a get-out-the-vote drive.

I felt a lot of passion during elections just like my Grandpa, and I really thought that politics was my life path… But, political science majors were required to regularly read several different newspapers, and during my junior year, when the Gulf War was happening, I found myself crying every morning while reading the news. It was just so heartbreaking to read about all the bloodshed and all the mothers losing their sons. I became very upset about all the violence and corruption. So, even though I was required to read the news, I began taking breaks from it. (That was one of the early clues that I am an HSP, a Highly Sensitive Person!)

The following year, during my last semester at Butler University, I found my true passion in an Anthropology class called “Religion & Ritual Around the World.” I have been studying religion and spirituality ever since, and over the past 27 years since college, I have discovered that the fire in my blood is not for the political arena (sorry, Grandpa!), but rather it is for a mission to help elevate the human species to happier and healthier vibrations.

With each person who becomes happier and healthier, their happier and healthier vibrations radiate out and help the collective consciousness to be happier and healthier. So, I believe that my role in working to end all the senseless wars is through helping people to happy up and to heal themselves.

This weekend I will continue waiting patiently for the proof copy of my new book to arrive… Once I approve it, the book will be available for you to order. It is my deepest prayer that Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life will be helpful to many people. This book was born out of the fire in my blood to help elevate people, so we can all enjoy more happiness and peace in the world.

Do you have fire in your blood for something?

Happy Weekend to you!

With much love,
Teja

 

Photo by Javier Cañada on Unsplash.

 

Activate Your Greening Power with Hildegard of Bingen!

Awaken the holy fire of creativity within you, while deepening your spiritual connection with the Earth, through reading about the life and teachings of Hildegard, a bold 12th century German Rhineland mystic, prophet, healer, writer, and musician. Matthew Fox’s book Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century is alive with her strong spirit. This powerful Benedictine sister was declared a Saint and Doctor of the Church (Roman Catholic) in 2012.

Hildegard (1098-1179) was on fire with love for the Earth. She passionately invited others to wake up and join her in praise consciousness. Fox says that she was constantly getting back to “greening power.” He writes, “She even talks about the Holy Spirit as being green, like a green sap inside all of us. We are like trees, she says, and the Holy Spirit is the capacity for juiciness, greenness, and moistness.” He continues, “Hildegard teaches that the only sin in life is drying up. She wrote this to bishops and abbots, telling them they were drying up, and they should get outdoors more, doing whatever it takes to stay “wet and green and moist and juicy” – in other words, creative.”

Perhaps Hildegard has returned to Earth again as the passionate spirit in the young Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg.

Drawing from phrases in Fox’s book, including some of Hildegard’s words, I created a visualization with guided imagery to help you wake up your greening power. I hope you enjoy it. Please share your experience in the comments below down where it says “Leave a Reply.”

Happy Spring Equinox!
May All Beings Passionately Love This Earth!

 

Visualization for Waking Up Your Greening Power

Settling in… and getting comfortable… breathing naturally… and allowing effortless relaxation to flow, from your head… down to your toes… and imagining yourself in a garden… walking along the path… hearing the bees buzzing… feeling the sunlight on your face… gazing at the beauty of earth’s greenings… and deeply inhaling the scent of all the flowers and herbs as you walk along… basil… calendula… lavender… oregano… purslane… parsley… nettle… rose… sage… thyme… spearmint… violet… yarrow… dandelion… rosemary… and wild strawberries… and tasting anything you like as you journey deeper into this green, alive garden… delighting in the honeybees on the flowers… attuning to the stones along the path… and finding a nice warm rock to sit down on to rest… with your back against a tree… feeling the support of the warm rock beneath you… and the strong tree behind you…

… and taking some time to settle in even more deeply… loving your body… loving life itself… opening spaces to experience the divine, the inner mystic… feeling nature’s aliveness and greening power… awakening your senses… rising from any lukewarmness to live with passion and with blood… praising existence… praising our glorious planet Earth… joining your praise with the praise from the whole of nature… the blowing wind, the mild, moist air, the exquisite greening of trees and grasses… finding your voice… your greening power… your juicy creativity… and hearing the universes vibrating with music and melody… feeling the sacredness of all beings… hearing the gifts of sun, moon, stars, and all the green things that grow on the earth… luminous and fiery… radiating life-light… the aroma of holy work… the blossoms flourishing with ripening fruits… the holy stones…

…. Falling in love with all of creation… getting juice from viriditas, the greening power, the life force… on fire with the living light… the taste of the wild… the music of the spheres… listening to nature… to the silence… and to what breaks the silence… the birds singing their unique songs… the squirrels dashing… the trees talking… and hearing the grasses growing… and the flowers exuding their colors and fragrances… the perfume of Spring on the breeze… and listening to the stones… and imagining a small being in your hands… a leaf, a stone, a feather, a flower, or an herb… holding it and asking it to tell you of its story… of its being… of its holy existence… and through it, inviting a mystical love of the cosmos… of the Earth… of all Earth’s creatures and beings… and letting this love wash over you… cleansing and exciting your soul… and returning to your day feeling relaxed and refreshed…