StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Enjoy Moments of Calm

 

May the Force of Loving-Goodness permeate every cell of your body.

May your heart be touched by the beauty around you.

May your weekend be blessed with some happy, bright thoughts.

May you enjoy moments of calm.

 

Happy Bright Image by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash.

 

Reaching for Orange Now for Sale at The Bead Angel in Evansville!

Dear readers,

I’m super excited to share that my new book is now for sale at
The Bead Angel in Evansville!

Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life makes a perfect holiday gift, and for my local readers, The Bead Angel is the perfect place for you to pick up some gift copies, because The Bead Angel is more than just a bead and jewelry supply store! You can find lots of other great gifts there also, such as: Aromatherapy * Candles * Incense * Oils * Classes & Seminars * Greeting Cards * Stones & Crystals * Self-Awareness Tools * Oracle Cards * Books & Music (new & used) * Service Providers * Art * Statuary * One-of-a-kind Jewelry, Gifts and Specialty Items… and much, much more…

I highly recommend visiting The Bead Angel regularly because the atmosphere there is very soothing. While you are looking around, you can feel the healing energies beginning to soothe your nervous system. This store is much more than a store. It is kinda like a healing vortex!

Thank you so much, Cynthia and Gregory, for creating such a wonderful store… And thank you for now carrying my book, Reaching for Orange!

I am lighting a candle of Gratitude!

So, all my good peeps in the Ville, head on over to The Bead Angel at 701 North Weinbach Avenue, Suite 540, in Evansville!
(Phone: 812-426-2323)

Happy & Healing Shopping! 🙂 🙂

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

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!)

 

StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Anchor Resourceful States

 

May you appreciate that which moves you into higher states of consciousness.

May you access the inner and outer resources you need for your highest happiness.

May your weekend be blessed with an abundance of the highest love vibrations.

May you anchor resourceful states.

 

A Death Bell Tolled…

Several years ago, when I was leading weekly healing circles in Ashland, Oregon, in the Autumn when the leaves were decaying on the Earth I got stuck on the theme of death for many weeks. After about six weeks of readings and meditations on death, those who attended the circles began to wonder if I would ever stop talking about death!

In the Northern Hemisphere now, the trees are growing more bare each moment. As I write, the wind is swirling dried brown leaves through the air outside my window. The cold white sky invites me to turn inward and to contemplate reality. It seems that just yesterday the trees were filled with bright green leaves, but now they are emptying, like we all will have to do when our death time arrives.

Recently I came across my youngest brother’s college textbook, The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying, and I skimmed it to find a few jewels. Today I will share one… When describing the death rituals in America in the nineteenth century, the authors (DeSpelder and Strickland) say that in close-knit communities, a death bell tolled the age of the deceased, to notify the people. I found this totally fascinating:

“You can feel the silence pass over the community as all activity is stopped and the number of rings is counted. One, two, three — it must be the Myer’s baby that has the fever. No, it’s still tolling — four, five, six. There is another pause at twenty — could that be Molly Shields? Her baby is due at any time now — no, it’s still tolling. Will it never stop? Thirty-eight, thirty-nine, another pause — who? It couldn’t be Ben; he was here just yesterday; said he was feeling fit as a fiddle — no, it’s starting again. Seventy, seventy-one, seventy-two. Silence. You listen, but there is no sound — only silence. Isaac Tipton. He has been ailing for two weeks now. It must be Isaac.”

Dear reader, how did you feel when reading that passage? Can you even imagine living in such a community?

The way we think about death affects the way we live our lives. Are you comfortable thinking about death? When you walk on decaying brown leaves, can you feel the inter-connectedness of life and death?

Contemplating death helps us to happy up, because it reminds us that we are alive right now in this present moment, and we can enjoy life so much, even during difficult times.

What are you enjoying right now? What do you feel grateful for? Are you loving yourself fully today?

With reverence for life and death,
Sister Teja

 

Photo by Shelby Deeter on Unsplash.