Is Death a Transformation of Light Particles?

 

“No one has died, who has existed. They turned into light and as such they still exist. The secret is that the light particles return to their original state… Returning into one of the previous energies.”

~ Tesla speaking to a newspaper reporter in a fictional film, an adaptation from a Serbian play (One-hour film: Tesla or the Adaptation of an Angel).

 

Dear readers,

Does the above quote resonate with you?

What do you think? Is death a transformation of light particles?

With love and curiosity,
StarFire Teja

 

 

Photo by rujhan_basir on Pixabay.

 

The Elements of Emotion

 

Dear readers,

Do you ever contemplate the energies and qualities inherent in the five elements of nature?

When thinking deeply about the essential powers of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Space, what arises for you?

Emotions can be represented by different elemental energies, such as the following ~

Anger = Fire Energy

Rage = Explosive Fire Energy

Sorrow = Water Energy

Excitement = Air Energy

Change = Air Energy

Fear and Anxiety = Air Energy

Compassion = Earth Energy

Depression = Stuck Energies, like mud (too much Water mixed with Earth)

Highest Love = Space Energy

Creativity = Can be any or all of the Elemental Energies when they are activated from the Highest Love Vibrations!

There are many ways to work with the elemental energies of emotions. For example, if you are feeling depressed and would like to shift into a happier state, it can help to focus on Fire by lighting a candle and staring into the flame. That Fire Energy can help you to transform the stuck mental energies, which will ignite sparks of inspiration in your brain.

Anger and Rage are Fire Energies, but when they are transformed into their highest vibrations, they become Creativity and Assertiveness. Focusing on Earth and Water can help to shift those Fire Energies. You can try walking barefoot outside, hugging trees, splashing your face with cold water, and so on.

Another example is if you are feeling a lot of sadness, it can help to focus on Space Energy, by looking at images of galaxies or by going outside to stargaze. Remembering that you are part of a vast universe can open your mind to a bigger picture in which you feel held by Something Greater. You may still feel sad, but the sadness will be given more space in which to co-exist with other loving feelings.

Attuning with your deepest self, can you feel which elemental energies are most activated in you now?

With love for all beings,
StarFire Teja

 

 
Space image by Guillermo Ferla on Unsplash.

 

Taking Stock

 

“My failings have become my adornments.”

~ Rama’s brother Bharata, speaking in the Shri Ramacharitamanasa by Tulsidas.

 

Dear readers,

The practice of taking stock can be helpful for anyone, regardless of your current status — essential worker, working from home, unemployed, unable to work, retired, billionaire overseeing charitable works, and any other categories that I’m forgetting…

As we are now already one-third (gasp!) through 2020, this is a very good time for all of us to assess, both personally and collectively, who we are and where we are heading. Without ruminating over the past and what could have been, we can take a little time to review our successes and failures in order to make good decisions for our paths forward.

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Yoda reminded Luke that failure is the greatest teacher. Well, I have sure had my share of failings in the past decade! The one that’s really haunting me is how I feel that I failed with my Dad. When he died suddenly in January, I had been living with my parents as a boomeranger for the past two years, and I had been struggling internally with how irritated I felt with some of my Dad’s habits and some sounds he made. They were small things really, but they annoyed me greatly.

Even though I didn’t tell my Dad about my irritations, and even though I was working on them inside myself, and even though I was actually making progress in cultivating loving-kindness, good vibes, and gratitude, I still feel that I failed.

But, the Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh says that transformation is always possible. He says we can always achieve reconciliation inside ourselves, even if the other person has died… So I am endeavoring to accept that I did the best I could at the time, and to learn from that experience, so that going forward I won’t have to live with that kind of regret again.

The practice of taking stock reveals that as I am recovering from a decade of failures, I am now restoring my power and wearing my failings as adornments.

Can you relate to my story? When you review your last decade, can you face your failings? Can you wear them as adornments now?

With forward-going energies,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by isaac on Unsplash.

 

A Powerful Question

“As soon as you start to feel anxious, locate where it is in your body…. As you notice where in your body that anxiety is, you can ask yourself: “How do I want to feel instead?” Once you have an idea of an emotion you’d rather be feeling, talk yourself into it and notice how that better feeling moves in your body.”
~ Melissa Tiers in her awesome book The Anti-anxiety Toolkit: Rapid Techniques to Rewire the Brain.

Dear readers,

A few days ago I was out walking in the hood, being careful to stay six feet away from all humans, and I was feeling quite irritated by the sudden spike in temperature and the accompanying humidity. After nurturing that irritation for a bit, with negative, anxious thoughts like “I hate this weather,” and “I’m dreading another Summer here,” I suddenly remembered the question above, and I thought about how Melissa Tiers explained it:

“By asking yourself, “How do I want to feel instead?” you send the mind on a search for a better feeling state. And once you find that better state, you have to get yourself to feel it.”

Melissa says that you think yourself into a better emotional state… So I tried it out. I asked myself how I wanted to feel instead, and I ‘heard’ this answer: “I want to feel warm and cheerful and positive. I want to feel quiet as a flower, all-seeing as the Sun, and solid as a mountain.” That answer shifted my mind which then transformed my emotional state… A powerful question, indeed.

How are you feeling in this moment? If you are feeling anxiety, how do you want to feel instead?

With compassion for the current state of our world,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by Andrey Grinkevich on Unsplash.

 

Into the Shadow World: Part One of Our Global Rebirthing

Currently the virus is believed to have originated in bats, but it is not clear how it spread to humans. This article “Don’t Blame Bat Soup for the Coronavirus” explains that the rumor about humans getting the virus from eating bat soup is likely false…

Native Americans attribute “medicines” to different animals, and among the native people of Central America, bats are symbols of rebirth.

For me, this sci-fi story that we are living in reality, about bats transferring a deadly virus to humanity, conjures up the image of a shaman’s journey… As I understand it, the shaman enters an altered state of consciousness (through repetitive drumming, taking plant medicines, or other means), and then in the altered state the shaman dives down into the darkness of the shadow world to receive messages and guidance, which may come from animals, birds, or spirit beings… these spiritual gifts help the shaman to transform, by shedding old patterns and receiving new information… the shaman then brings these gifts back to the light of the waking world, returning to regular consciousness to transmit the vibrations and lessons from the underworld… this rebirthing brings forth fresh blessings and visions to the tribe… thus there is a ritualistic death of the old ways of being, and a rebirth into the new ways of being…

Perhaps, as an interconnected world tribe, we have entered part one of our global rebirthing. We have taken the shaman’s dive, via a virus transmitted to us by bats… We are now in the shadow world, in which some humans will physically die, and the rest of humanity will undergo a ritualistic death and be reborn…

When our global human society gets through this virus pandemic, what will be birthed?

In my post “Dear Billionaires” I shared my visions for the future, including this: “In order to help the environment (and the animals, fish, and birds), perhaps you will invest in plant-based foods and vegan products, such as vegan clothing, shoes, and cars. In order to help humanity, perhaps you will invest in a massive network of urban organic vegetable gardens, with fields of sunflowers, and chains of plant-based restaurants, and stores with healthy foods in the poor sections of all the world’s cities.”

Dear readers, what are your visions for the future of our global tribe?

May you be calm, courageous, and as cheerful as possible while navigating through the darkness of the shadow world.

With kindness, curiosity, and love,
StarFire Teja

 

Bat photo color enhanced by StarFire Teja. Original bat photo by Sonia Nadales on Unsplash.