Building the New Normal

Dear beings of the terrestrial sphere,

Greetings from the bird’s nest of my tree-house temple. How is it going in your nests today? Are you creating small joys for yourself each day?

Just as a bird builds its nest, one piece of earth fabric at a time, we can each help to build a future of happiness for all beings, one good work at a time.

Let’s create a world of goodness and love for everyone! We can do this, beloved human tribe… Stay strong, stay positive, stay healthy and safe…

Happy building, dear creators of the new normal…

With great love from my quarantine to yours,
StarFire Teja

 

Happy Sita Navami to all who celebrate… from Teja in the StarFire Temple of Happiness!

 

Photo by Saketh Upadhya on Unsplash.

 

The Sweetness of “Stay Safe”

 

“Just as mother keeps her child from harm, and guards him with her life, so you should treasure all living beings with a grateful heart, spreading love throughout the world. Protect everyone, everywhere, from hatred, and radiate kindness in all directions.”

~ from the Buddhist Doctrinal Formulas, as translated by Richard Hooper in his book, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings.

 

Dear readers,

During this strange sci-fi-ish virus pandemic quaran-time reality, have you noticed that everywhere you turn someone is saying “Stay safe”?

I am so touched by the sweetness of those two words. It feels like people are really caring about each other; like they sincerely wish safety and protection for others. This is like a sparkling jewel of tenderness emerging from humanity.

May all living beings be protected from viruses of all kinds, including the virus of hatred and the virus of torturing and killing innocent animals for food.

May all living beings be free of suffering!
May all living beings be happy and kind!

Let’s all stay safe and send love out in all directions!

With a grateful heart,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by djsudermann on Pixabay.

 

A Falling Asleep Technique

Dear readers,

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep? If you don’t, you are among the lucky ones… Unfortunately, sleep issues plague many people, so even if you are blessed with lucky sleep stars, chances are pretty good that you know at least a few people whose sleeping stars aren’t as lucky as yours!

Take me, for example. I have dealt with a very complicated sleep disorder for about twenty years. Naturally I have tried many things… and sometimes something will work for a few nights, but then the disorder loudly sings that song, “Can’t touch this!”

Last Summer I watched many Q&A videos with Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and in one video he sweetly explained how to fall asleep easily. First, he said, you just stop thinking (hahahahaha!), and then, after you stop thinking, you just focus on breathing and relaxing your body…

Well, even though I laughed at the “just stop thinking” part, recently I have been using his words as a technique and it often helps me to fall asleep more easily…

After lying in bed thinking for a bit, I tell myself, “Thich Nhat Hanh says you can fall asleep easily if you just stop thinking, breathe in and out, and relax your body… All you have to do right now is relax your body.”

So then I focus on relaxing my body, either by the tool PMR (Progressive Muscle Relaxation), relaxing each body part one at a time, or by simply thinking, “Relaxation is flowing from my head, down to my toes.”

If, or rather when, I get distracted and start thinking random thoughts again, I just repeat the whole process again, with the primary thought, “All you have to do right now is relax your body.”

This technique really is helping me, and I’m sharing it with you in case it might be helpful to you or to someone you love.

During this strange time on planet Earth, sleeping is more important than ever… We need good, restorative sleep to help our immune systems stay strong and to be able to think clearly…

Stay strong, stay healthy, stay safe, Everyone!

With love and humor,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo of starry night at the high vibe Bell Rock vortex in Sedona by Darrly Brian on Unsplash.

 

Monday Morning Meme for #VirusPandemic

Dear awakening beings,

This week, let’s all do our utmost to be of good cheer.

Let’s happy up our minds on the regular!

As the sorrows and fears arise, let’s work with them skillfully… When my psychologist does hypnotherapy with me, she instructs me to find the lever for anxiety in the “control room” of my mind, and then she says to push that lever all the way down and lock it into place. You can do this too if you like! We can all do this — we’ve got this, team.

Sometimes just a simple well-timed handful of raisins can really cheer the mind. I mean, just think of those grapes drying in the hot holy Sun! Raisins are super high vibration because they are saturated with the energies of our most beloved Star!

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So, let’s all keep our sense of humor as best we can…

Stay Calm, Stay Safe, Stay Happy, Stay Strong!

With happy raisin vibes,
StarFire Teja

 

Original raisins photo by 955169 on Pixabay.

 

April 2020 Keywords

Dear readers,

The month of March was so strange. Reviewing my calendar and journal was very interesting because I recognized that even in the midst of all this bizarre-ness, there is also a lot of goodness. Is that your experience also?

In considering some keywords for April, I decided to also continue with the previous three months’ keywords. I thought, “Let’s stack ‘em!”

January was Loving-kindness; February was Healing and Love; and March was Hold Onto Mantra and Take Delight in small joys.

For April I am feeling the need to call in some mojo. How about you?

Here are my April keywords ~

~ Strength ~ Stay strong, and get even stronger!

~ Courage ~ Be of good courage, optimism, and cheer! Be brave!

~ Power ~ Restoring my power after a long journey of recovery… recovering myself.

Strong, brave, powerful Teja!

And how about you? What are your keywords for April?

I hope you enjoyed this little post. Please stay calm, healthy, and safe.

With optimism and growing bravery,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by Captureson Photography on Unsplash.