StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Attune With the Sacred

 

May you embrace and bless the mysteries of life.

May you allow the forces of goodness to activate in your awareness.

May your weekend be blessed with exquisite beauty in all directions.

May you attune with the sacred.

 

You can enjoy more blessings in my book Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… available for order on Lulu and Amazon!

 

Photo by Benjamin Yang on Unsplash.

 

Mama Bear Story

Once upon a time, in a galaxy right here and now, after her cubs had left the den a Mama Bear became greatly wounded. Soon she found a healing cave in the woods and stayed there for three winters… or was it four?

Sleeping long hours she dreamt many dreams in which she was a white owl quarreling with a dark vulture. Night after night, and day after day, the two birds of prey fought inside her mental sphere.

Finally they took their disputes to the Force of All Light in the center of her Heart, and that Force of Goodness gave them Peace…

After facing her darkest fears, the Mama Bear’s traumas released, her wounds healed, and her power was restored… She stepped out of the cave into the Light and transformed into a magical Crow who flew West toward the setting Sun…

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Photo of black bear by Skeeze on Pixabay.
Photo of crow with sunset by Kumar Harsh on Unsplash.

 

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.

 

A Third Force Emerges

Dear readers,

Are you currently feeling any conflicts within yourself or with others? Are there any situations in which you are noticing the friction between two polarities?

In my previous post “Little Sparks Can Ignite Great Fires,” I mentioned that my aunt had given me some written teachings… Well, the hope-sparking jewel that jumped out at me was this passage:

“The interplay of two polarities calls forth a third, which is the “mediating” or “reconciling” principal between them. In contrast to a binary system… the ternary system stipulates a third force that emerges as the necessary mediation of these opposites and that in turn… generates a synthesis at a whole new level. It is a dialectic whose resolution… creates a new realm of possibility.”
~ Cynthia Bourgeault, in The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three.

If you have been following my blog lately then you know that I’ve got Star Wars on the brain bigtime! Well, to me, the “third force that emerges” (in the quote above) is like the Force that permeates the good beings in the Star Wars galaxy.

I’m working on inviting this third force to emerge in some conflicts in my life now… Perhaps you might like to do this also!

May the Force of All Light be with you!

With fire-sparks and star-force,
StarFire Teja

Image “Alien Sunset Artist Concept” courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz. ~ Explanation on the NASA page:

“Observations from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that mature planetary systems — dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets — are more frequent around close-knit twin, or binary, stars than single stars like our sun.”

“Spoiler Alert” for the following “P.S.” ~ If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker yet (and you’re planning to see it), you may wish to skip this “P.S.” 🙂

P.S. Yesterday I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for the second time, and I had already written this post and selected the image of twin stars above, so I was totally amazed by the last shot of the movie… I had forgotten that the movie ends with the heroine Rey looking at double suns! That was a really cool synchronicity for me! Thanks to google images, here is that last image from the film:

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Kissing the Earth

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
~ Rumi

Similarly, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

Dear reader, what ways do you kneel and kiss the ground? Do you walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet? What is the most beautiful place on Earth for you?

Photo of red rocks in Sedona, Arizona taken by me, StarFire Teja. The theme for Sedona is “the most beautiful place on Earth” and I certainly agree. In my mind I am ever kissing the ground of that holy red earth!