Reaching for Orange on Amazon!

Greetings, Beautiful Beings!

Just a short happy little post here, to invite you to order my new book on Amazon… Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life

To learn how this book may benefit you, please read my previous post, “23 Possible Benefits You May Gain Through Reading Reaching for Orange.”

Please click here to visit my Amazon Author Page:
Teja Shankara… 🙂

May you feel happier and happier,
every day, in every way!

 

Marigolds photo by Barbara808 on Pixabay.

 

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Guided Imagery to Relieve Teeth Grinding

Whether or not you grind your teeth, you can enjoy the relaxation benefits of the visualization in this post.

A couple of days ago I went to the dentist for my six-month cleaning and exam. I love my dentist and his assistant. They are both very warm, caring, knowledgeable, and really outstanding in their work. The dentist recommended that I get a mouth guard, due to nighttime teeth grinding, to prevent cracking any teeth. Since that will probably not be covered by my insurance, I asked how long I could wait to do that, and he said it should be done in 2020.

At the end of the visit I gave the dentist a copy of my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life, and he held the book up to his forehead and said, “I see a mouth guard in your future!” I’m still laughing about that one, and I am filled with gratitude that I found such a wonderful dentist here!

So, until that mouth guard appears in my future, I will be practicing visualizations with the intention to relieve at least some, if not all, of the nighttime teeth grinding. The past two nights I did visualizations at bedtime, and I did not wake up with that tight feeling in my teeth, so I have hope that this practice will be helpful. I am sharing some guided imagery with you below, in case you or someone you know might also need to relieve some teeth grinding.

The key to this visualization is the repetition, and the slower you read it the better. Read it out loud in a very soft, soothing tone of voice, and slow your pace down even more during the repetitive parts. Feel free to change any of the words to words that resonate more deeply for you. And, if you are not a teeth grinder, you may wish to change the parts about the mouth and jaw to other body areas such as the heart and belly.

The guided imagery exercise below is not meant to replace standard dental care. If your dentist recommends a mouth guard, please follow that advice in conjunction with practicing the visualization.

And, please do not ever practice guided imagery relaxation exercises while driving a vehicle!

I hope this visualization is helpful to you or to someone you love…

 

Guided Imagery to Relieve Teeth Grinding

And so… settling in now for your restful time… your time to be by yourself… to let go of the outside world for a while… settling in… deeper and deeper into your inside world… breathing in comfort… and breathing out all tension… feeling surrounded by safety and protection… drifting down… deeper and deeper relaxed… breathing in calm… and breathing out all tension… Letting go…

… feeling the support of the surface beneath you… feeling held and supported… held… and supported… held… and supported… waves of relaxation now flowing… from your head… down to your toes… and noticing that your hands are becoming very warm and very heavy… and your feet are becoming very warm and very heavy… your whole body beginning to feel calm and still… drifting down… and a pathway opens… through your mind… into a forest…

… and a pathway opens… through your mind… into a forest… and a pathway opens… through your mind… into a forest… and arriving in the center… of your reality… and arriving in the center… of your reality… and arriving in the center… of your reality… and walking through the trees… feeling warmth… seeing a mountain ahead… a mountain made of Violet Fire…

… and above the violet flames, a copper bridge over the mountain… and feeling an invitation to lie down on the copper bridge… lying on the warm healing copper… Stars above… Violet Fire below… relaxing on the warm copper… body calming… mind calming… mouth calming… jaw calming… letting go… relaxing and calming… calming and relaxing…

… relaxing your jaw… relaxing your mouth… relaxing your mind… relaxing your body… deeper and deeper relaxed… letting go… calming your mouth… calming your jaw… mouth calming… jaw calming… mouth and jaw remaining calm and still while you sleep… while you dream… while you wake… calm mouth… calm jaw… calm and still… calm and still… calm and still…

… feeling the stillness deep in your center… and now… if it is bedtime, drifting into peaceful sleep… but if it is not yet bedtime, then slowly and gently returning to the outside world, feeling calm and relaxed…

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Purple flame image by BarbaraALane on Pixabay.

 

Violet Fire Guided Imagery for High Level Healing

Hello dear readers, I have a gift for you today. Last night I recorded a video of myself reading one of the visualizations from my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life.

There are 20 visualizations in Reaching for Orange, including guided imagery to help with difficult emotions such as grief, anger, and anxiety. Many of the visualizations help you to feel more connected with your deeper self.

In the video below you can hear me reading “Guided imagery for connecting with the healing Violet Fire of the Universe…” and I am also including the text at the bottom of this post.

Wearing headphones can help to enhance your relaxation experience… And please do not ever listen to guided imagery while driving!

Violet Fire Guided Imagery for High Level Healing

 

Guided Imagery for connecting with the healing Violet Fire of the Universe… This visualization brings high level healing and expansion…

And so, settling in now for your special time… your time to be by yourself… to let go of the outside world for a while… and beginning to settle in… and beginning to settle down… breathing in deeply… and exhaling fully…

… breathing in healing energies… and breathing out, releasing all tension… breathing in healing energies… and breathing out, releasing all worries… drifting down, deeper and deeper relaxed… feeling how healing it is to just rest quietly inside your own being… feeling that deep sense of connection with your inner world…

… and knowing that you are a being of Violet Fire… the healing Violet Fire of the Divine is burning in your heart, and in your whole being… the vibrant tingling energy of the Violet Flame is blazing through all of your cells and radiating out, surrounding you and protecting you…  

… seeing your whole body as a system of electromagnetic energy, with the energies flowing freely, from head to toe… deeply sensing the Intelligence of the Violet Light as it burns through you… creating magic in your body as it burns away the past… tuning in to the electricity of this moment… releasing the past… embracing this moment… hearing bells of delight ringing in all of your cells…

… every cell glowing in beautiful Violet Light… every cell is now purified and renewed… allowing the rejuvenation… the expansion… and bringing the healing energies back with you to the outside world… ready to move forward, feeling expanded and aligned with the Divine…

(Guided imagery from my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life.)

May the Violet Fire continue to reverberate in your being!

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Cosmic Violet Fire Image, Source Unknown.

 

Beyond Memes

Original creative content catches my eye. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good meme… But have you noticed that the memes sometimes take over on social media?

When I’m scrolling my Facebook feed, for example, I love to see photos of flowers, animals, families, and places in nature. Bright colorful images inspire me and make me feel happy.

I used to feel more enchanted by all the memes, but lately not so much. It seems like the memes just say the same things over and over, and I would rather read what my friends are thinking themselves, rather than quotes from the “Power of Positivity” page. Can you relate to this?

I do appreciate some of the more creative memes, especially the humorous ones… One of my favorite memes ever had this quote by Bob Ross (American painter, 1942-1995, who had a TV show called The Joy of Painting): “Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”

When I was googling to make sure I had that quote right, I found this other really great quote by him: “We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.”

That quote really resonated with me, because I think it is so important for all of us to continually work on happy-ing up! There is so much sadness in this world, and watching the news can really drag you down. If you feel that you must watch the news, consider viewing it weekly rather than daily, and if you feel anxious or negative afterwards, do some spiritual practices or visualizations to happy up and raise your vibration.

Anyhow, back to the topic of memes… I rarely share memes on Facebook, because I prefer to see original, creative content, and so that is what I offer myself… But I do appreciate a good meme, and I just discovered that The Hummingbird’s Journal has a page on Instagram, and Andrea is creating memes that are beyond the usual memes. She is pairing quotes from her own blog posts with beautiful images, resulting in high caliber, high vibration memes! Bravo, Andrea! 🙂

What do you think about memes? Do you enjoy them? Do you get tired of them? Do you long to see more original creative content on social media?

 

Photo* of flowers on desk taken by Teja! 🙂

* If you are viewing this post in an email, click on the title of the article and you will be taken to the StarFire Teja Blog where you can see the flowers!

 

Happy Day 7 of Reaching for Orange Virtual Launch!

Happy Sunday, Everybody! 🙂

Welcome to Day 7 of my Virtual Book Launch Week!
Thank you for being here…

I am grateful to share that 13 copies of my new book have sold this week!

Please order your copy today!

Available now on Lulu: Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life.

With Much Love,
Teja

 

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash.