InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 29th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week we peruse life from what is usually considered "the dark side" and look at life and death through a new perspective... We take a look at "playing dead" in Ninja Skills and Tools For Staying Sane and then we are asked to consider if anyone really ever dies in Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence? In The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration For Life and Death the author shares his shamanic journey that revealed that living a peaceful life leads to a peaceful death.

Janet Conner offers guidance in How To Serve Your Soul’s Divine Purpose and in "On Science and Faith and Healing", Doug Heyes shares that "just because something is unknown doesn’t mean it isn’t there". Pam Younghans, in this week's astrological journal, reminds us that "we be willing to change, if needed, in order to better align with our values. This can mean releasing our grasp on the familiar and letting go of certain attachments."

So we are being encouraged to step out of old beliefs, old limitations and patterns, and trust the benevolent energy of the Universe to guide us as we become willing to create a better experience for ourselves and for those around us. I am reminded of the quote from Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.” Together we can envision a better existence for all, and together we can make it happen.

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

How To Serve Your Soul’s Divine Purpose

Written by Janet Conner 

How To Serve Your Soul’s Divine Purpose

This is a time of big questions: What changes will living my soul’s purpose make in my life? Do I know all my gifts? How will expressing my gifts help me live a life I love? Who will help me do all this?

Article continued here: How To Serve Your Soul’s Divine Purpose


On Science and Faith and Healing

Written by Doug Heyes, M.A. 

On Science and Faith and Healing

For every study that suggests a research link between prayer and healing, there are countless counter-arguments, rejoinders, rebuttals, and denials from legions of well-meaning “authorities,” whose principal motivation seems to be to save people from their own faith.

Article continued here: On Science and Faith and Healing


The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration For Life and Death

Written by Howard G. Charing 

The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration For Life and Death

The flow of time, which appears to us as real as the flow of a river, may be nothing more than an illusion. “The distinction between past, present, and future,” Einstein writes, “is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Past, present, and future may all exist in a single infinitely indescribable moment.

Article continued here: The Lotus Flower of Light: An Exquisite Inspiration...


Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Written by Josie Varga  

 Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence?

Death will always carry with it a certain mystical component. No one can truly know what happens when we die, however, deathbed visits and other metaphysical phenomena certainly do provide a confirming hint of what lies beyond this world.

Article continued here: Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extra...


Ninja Skills and Tools For Staying Sane

Written by Hilary Smith

Ninja Skills and Tools For Staying Sane

At the time I was diagnosed with bipolar, I had so little awareness of my body or stress levels that I literally had to be sobbing before I realized I was sad, or be awake for three nights running before I realized I was stressed and anxious. Learning to “hear” my body and mind has been a revelation for me, and a crucial part of my stability.

Article continued here: Ninja Skills and Tools For Staying Sane


The Hidden Connection Between Obesity, Heart Disease And Trade

The Hidden Connection Between Obesity, Heart Disease And Trade

by Ronald Labonte, University of OttawaRonald Labonte, University of Ottawa

These Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the chronic diseases — including cancers, cardiovascular diseases,…

Article continued here: The Hidden Connection Between...


Seeing The Actual Problem In The Brain Decreases The Stigma Of Illness

Seeing The Actual Problem In The Brain Decreases The Stigma Of Illness

by David Rosenberg, Wayne State University

As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are…

Article continued here: Seeing The Actual Problem In The Brain Decreases The Stigma...


Offshore Farms Could Meet Global Fish Demand

Offshore Farms Could Meet Global Fish Demand

by Jenny Seifert-UC Santa Barbara

Every coastal country on Earth could meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture using just a small…

Article continued here: Offshore Farms Could Meet Global Fish Demand


Are We Hardwired To Pick Up Crying Babies?

Are We Hardwired To Pick Up Crying Babies?

by Dean D'Souza, Anglia Ruskin University

Newborn babies have a remarkable amount of power. Though there are few things they can do for themselves, they can…

Article continued here: Are We Hardwired To Pick Up Crying Babies?


The More Years Spent In A Classroom The Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The More Years Spent In A Classroom The Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

by David Evans, The University of Queensland

A new study out today has found increasing education by 3.6 years – similar to the length of a university undergraduate…

Article continued here: The More Years Spent In A Classroom The Lower Your Risk...


Are Religious People More Moral?

Are Religious People More Moral?

by Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut

A recent study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and extreme moral prejudice against…

Article continued here: Are Religious People More Moral?


Ice Cores Indicate Even Higher Methane Emissions Than Previously Believed

Ice Cores Indicate Even Higher Methane Emissions Than Previously Believed

by Lindsey Valich-University of Rochester

Humans are probably contributing more methane to the atmosphere through fossil fuel use and extraction than scientists…

Article continued here: Ice Cores Indicate Even Higher Methane Emissions Than...


The Burger Apocalypse: Low Carbon Eating And Avoiding Food Waste

The Burger Apocalypse: Low Carbon Eating And Avoiding Food Waste

by Tony Curran, University of Southampton

More than 95% of people still eat meat and don’t like being told that it is wrong and bad for the planet to do so. But…

Article continued here: The Burger Apocalypse: Low Carbon Eating And Avoiding...


Fewer Are Getting Married. Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

Fewer Are Getting Married. Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

by Emily Costello, The Conversation

There’s no doubt: Fewer people are making a commitment to marriage. Barely “more than half of adults in the U.S. say…

Article continued here: Fewer Are Getting Married. Is Marriage Becoming...


Why Do Our Computing Devices Seem To Slow Down?

Why Do Our Computing Devices Seem To Slow Down?

by Robert Merkel, Monash University

Why do phones, tablets and computers always slow down as they get older, to the point that they become unusable, but…

Article continued here: Why Do Our Computing Devices Seem To...


Brain Scans Suggest This Therapy Will Ease Alcohol Cravings

Brain Scans Suggest This Therapy Will Ease Alcohol Cravings

by University Of Washington

Chemical aversion therapy may be effective in curbing alcohol abuse among heavy drinkers, a new small scale study…

Article continued here: Brain Scans Suggest This Therapy Will Ease Alcohol Cravings


How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About Money

How To Teach Your Kids To Think More Critically About Money

by Carly Sawatzki, Monash University

Advice on money often boils down to simplistic messages about budgeting, understanding compound interest and avoiding…

Article continued here: How To Teach Your Kids To Think More...


Why We Should Test Everyone's Genes To Predict Disease

Why We Should Test Everyone's Genes To Predict Disease

by Anna Vinkhuyzen and Naomi Wray, The University of Queensland

If you could take a test that would reveal the diseases you and your family might be more likely to get, would you want…

Article continued here: Why We Should Test Everyone's Genes To Predict...


Why More Teenage Girls Are Self-Harming Than Ever Before

Why More Teenage Girls Are Self-Harming Than Ever Before

by Chris Nicholson, University of Essex

A recent report showed there had been a steep rise in incidents of self harm among teenage girls. The findings, based…

Article continued here: Why More Teenage Girls Are Self-Harming Than Ever...


Why Bystanders Rarely Speak Up When They Witness Sexual Harassment

Why Bystanders Rarely Speak Up When They Witness Sexual Harassment

by George B. Cunningham, Texas A&M University

The uproar over allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed dozens of the women…

Article continued here: Why Bystanders Rarely Speak Up When They...


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Martin Luther's Spiritual Practice Was Key To The Success Of The Reformation

by Marion Goldman, University of Oregon and Steve Pfaff, University of Washington

On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Germany’s Wittenberg Castle Church and…

Article continued here: Martin Luther's Spiritual Practice Was Key To...


The Best Way To Deal With Failure

The Best Way To Deal With Failure

by Selin Malkoc, The Ohio State University

Failure is a part of life, and we make mistakes pretty much every day. How do we cope? Or better yet, how should we…

Article continued here: The Best Way To Deal With Failure


Lots Of Restaurant Food Is Still Way Too Salty

Lots Of Restaurant Food Is Still Way Too Salty

by Laurel Thomas Gnagey-University Of Michigan

A look at menu items from 66 of the top 100 chain restaurants shows that while restaurants are offering lower-sodium…

Article continued here: Lots Of Restaurant Food Is Still Way Too Salty


How Mindfulness Apps With Acceptance Training Can Reduce Stress

How Mindfulness Apps With Acceptance Training Can Reduce Stress

by Shilo Rea-Carnegie Mellon University

Mindfulness meditation apps can reduce the body’s response to biological stress, new research suggests.

Article continued here: How Mindfulness Apps With Acceptance Training Can...


How Tackling Childhood Obesity Is About More Than Just Diet And Exercise

How Tackling Childhood Obesity Is About More Than Just Diet And Exercise

by David Morley, Sheffield Hallam University

A recent World Health Organisation report revealed that the number of obese children and adolescents – aged five to 19…

Article continued here: How Tackling Childhood Obesity Is About More Than...


What Rape Culture Says About Masculinity

What Rape Culture Says About Masculinity

by Gerald Walton, Lakehead University

The phrase “rape culture” elicits strong responses. Prominent among them are confusion, scoffs, anger and even…

Article continued here: What Rape Culture Says About Masculinity


Do Our Laws Do Enough To Protect Our Health Data?

Do Our Laws Do Enough To Protect Our Health Data?

by Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University

Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is…

Article continued here: Do Our Laws Do Enough To Protect Our...


Why Sugar In The Diet May Increase Risks Of Opioid Addiction

Why Sugar In The Diet May Increase Risks Of Opioid Addiction

by Francesco Leri, University of Guelph

Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New…

Article continued here: Why Sugar In The Diet May Increase...


donald trump lessons

All The Lessons Donald Trump Is Teaching Us

John Colarusso, McMaster University

Recent surveys suggest that people who do not like Donald Trump as United States president find nothing at all to like.…

Article continued here: All The Lessons Donald Trump Is Teaching Us


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

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Pam YounghansThis weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more

It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights. 


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