The energies of the planet (including all its residents) have just experienced The Solar Eclipse: The Beginning of a Several Month Process. As we work through this time with its accompanying stresses, challenges, and rewards, it is good to connect with...
As we continue on our weekly journey together, we come to major milestones in our life. This week David Ian Cowan encourages us in Ending the Drama (Life is But a Dream) while Sarah Varcas in her March overview shares that...
Years ago, Claudia Black wrote a book entitled "It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood". And this week we invite you to look at other things that it's not too late for you to change and to connect to in your life.
This week we take a look at our beliefs about our own self and how they may be holding us back from reaching our dream. As you read through the articles, you'll get guided through a process to release the blockages to creating the life you truly desire.
Ah! Valentine's Day. And you're either a fan of Valentine's Day or you're just NOT! (Neither option is right or wrong, it just is.) So for this issue, InnerSelf has chosen to focus on the relationship that is the foundation of all others... the relationship with your own self.
One of our articles this week focuses on Four Crucial Reasons to Keep Your Body Moving. However, it's not just our body that needs to keep moving forward. Our mind, our old patterns, our expectation of our self and of others, our emotions, our fears, all of these need to keep shifting as well.
We've all heard the expression "I'll believe it when I see it", and perhaps we've said it ourselves. However, just because we don't see something doesn't mean we shouldn't believe it exists. This week we "look" at things we can't see....
Our future is sometimes seen through a misty veil. We don't know exactly what got us to this point, and where this point will take us. However, there are numerous things we can do to clear the way so we can create a future that is filled with joy, health, and love. This week we lift the veil...
This week we delve into our personal power -- the power we have to heal ourselves, and to heal our world. While we may believe we have to work hard to attain this state, perhaps the first step in accessing our power is attained by learning to trust our intuition...
As we move forward in life, whether we are traveling solo or with others, we go in a particular direction. But we are never alone on our journey. Many others are on the same path, or at least a similar one. This week's articles cover many aspects of our earthly journey...
This week we reflect on the question: "Where do we go from here?" knowing that each step we take affects the next one as well as everyone around us. It's a new year, and while the tendency might be to make grandiose plans for the future, perhaps it is best to...
For some, January 1st is a meaningless date while for others it signifies a fresh slate and a chance to make important changes in their life. While the first day of January may be an arbitrary starting point for life-transforming changes, it does carry some helpful momentum since so many people are focused on making changes at the same time.
For most people, the time around Christmas involves family... and all the emotions that come along with that. This week we present various articles dealing with ways to prevent and eliminate holiday stress in all its forms...
This week we bring you articles to alleviate the stress of the season. Even though some of the articles are directed to this particular time of year, the advice and recommendations apply to any stressful time of life.
This week, our authors bring you insights, perspective, and suggestions to help you transit through December. Alan Cohen reflects on Why the Holidays Don’t Matter... and Barbara Berger has wonderful suggestions as to What To Do When You Love Your Family But Dread Family Get-Togethers...
Access the new articles as well as those that were featured in the Daily Inspiration this week.
Our life is often more complicated than it needs to be. The good news is that we can do something about it. This week, our authors help you look at some of the blocks that may be holding you back from Creating a Life of Miracles and Joy.
This week we may need to be reminded of many things... Sarah Love McCoy tells us: You Are Awesome and The World Needs Your Awesome!, while Janette Hillis-Jaffe introduces us to The Healing Benefits of Tears, Laughter, and Listening Partnerships. Shavasti reminds us of the importance of Healing our World: One Individual, One Family, One Nation at a Time...
We invite you to discover the Editor's Choice articles as well as the additional articles this week...
As usual, the goal of our articles is to help you create a better experience of life for yourself and for those around you. Taking care of ourselves is of prime importance to have a life that is filled with joy and love. And to take care of ourselves, we need to learn to...
This week we focus on attaining our dreams, clarifying what those dreams are, and allowing ourselves to experience the fullness of our vision. Scroll down below for the links to our numerous additional articles this week.
While it may not be necessary to see life through rose-colored lenses, it definitely is not recommended to see everything through a grey haze. That definitely makes like seem drab. This week we take a look at how we see things and what we can do to empower ourselves by seeing events and our future differently.
Regardless of where we live and who we are, our life contains a certain amount of stress. Fortunately, there are numerous ways of helping our kids (and ourselves) cope with stress. This week we look at...
The energy of the newsletter this week is one of transformation. Just selecting key words in the titles of our featured articles gives you an overview of the content: Transitioning, Living, Resisting Nothing, Entering the Fullness, Change Your Inner Critic, Flourish, Rise of Consciousness.
This week starts off with a powerful lunar eclipse which highlights the power struggles that can readily occur in the course of everyday life. Now of course, we usually think of power struggles as occurring with other people, but some of the power struggles actually take place within us. All of our "editor's choice" articles shed light on...
Last week, we looked at the stories we tell ourselves. Well, it seems we didn't cover them all, because this week we have more! We look at our fears, because after all, what are fears but things we believe about ourselves or others... (a.k.a. stories we tell ourselves or others have told us).
This week we look at how our life is affected by stories... We are surrounded by stories. They live in our mind and in our heart. Some of the stories we tell ourselves, about our own self or about others, are really make-believe. We make them up by our interpretation of reality...
This week we reflect on work... on consciousness... on life... We look at these in the present and also with our vision focused towards the future. Happy Labor/Labour Day for those of you in countries that celebrate that day on the first Monday of September.
The month of August draws to a close, and September is upon us. Fall is the time of harvest, and we also are "harvesting" the consequences of our choices and our actions.The "waves" we have created will be returning to the shores of our consciousness (and our lives) to be addressed.
This week, we take a look at what is stopping us from attaining our goals and making our dreams come through and come true. Barbara Berger recommends that you Follow Your Passion and Stop Limiting Yourself. Perhaps, one way to do so is to...
This week we look at additional ways to empower ourselves. For too long we have had doubts in our own abilities, in our potential, and in our possibilities. Much of that is due to beliefs that we have adopted from the "outside world" and made our own. Read more...
This week our authors help up gain the strength and vision needed to create a life where we experience joy and fulfillment on a daily basis, rather than a constant search for that elusive butterfly called happiness.
Life is precious and sometimes in the craziness of our daily life we may forget that and neglect to appreciate all the blessings that surround us... yet they are there in every magical instance, in every sunrise and sunset, in every plant that grows, in every smile that we share, and in the sometimes minute actions that we take.
This week, we delve into taking charge of our life. The articles we share with you bring many teachers, many blessings, and many insights in various forms. We are happy to share the wisdom in these articles with you and encourage you to make the wisdom yours.
This week we start by looking within at our addictions and our feelings of shame and guilt. We then learn to recognize our importance and our magnificence through nature, meditation, and introspection. From that point, we are able to disappear the walls from our consciousness and our lives - and discover a whole new reality.
Even in the midst of the challenges of our life we are blessed with friends, with inspiration, with divine guidance, with courage, and more. This week we share stories of challenges gone through, of healing using the breath, of inspiration from our animal friends, and much more.
July 12th, 2015
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Even in the midst of the challenges of our life we are blessed with friends, with inspiration, with divine guidance, with courage, and more. We learn to rise from the ashes like phoenix reborn. This week we share stories of challenges gone through, of healing and revitalization using the breath, of inspiration from our animal friends, and much more.
Scroll below for the articles (both featured and not) for plenty of reading material, inspiration, and healing tools. And of course the common thread through all the transformative healing power in our life is love and forgiveness.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
A healthy routine of ample, complete breathing replete with prana, which nourishes every cell, can revitalize your life. The yogis of India believe that proper breathing can annihilate all disease from this planet. In addition, the power of prana in breath can increase mental capacity, happiness, self-confidence...
Read article here: The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?
Written by Rosalyn W. Berne.
News of my communications with the horses had spread in the small Costa Rican community. The horsemen, the veterinarian, and the cabin retreat employees were all aware of it. Some had reacted with apprehension, suspicious of my abilities, while others were afraid that I might be reading their minds, too.
Read article here: What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves
Written by Tonilyn Hornung.
I started thinking, “Do all wives feel like they are raising their husbands? Wow. Someone should write a book about that.” Weeks later the title How to Raise a Husband popped into my head, and it occurred to me that, as a wife and a writer, I could write a book about wives and husbands.
Read article here: Raising a Husband: Getting Him to Respond When You Call
Written by Gary Holz D.Sc. and Robbie Holz.
One morning Rose began our session by saying it was time for me to take a very important journey. “It’s a journey we all must take within this lifetime. It’s the journey that takes us from being a child to becoming an adult. And what you need to make this journey are the powers of love and forgiveness.”
Read article here: Love and Forgiveness: The Antidotes to Fear and Blame
Written by Terry Jones-Brady.
Many years after my tragedies were over and done with, and after I was happy beyond my dreams, the idea came to me to make mosaic artwork. A mosaic artist can take bits and pieces of trash and treasure and create something beautiful.
Read article here: Reassembling the Fragmented Shards of a Broken Heart
This 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.
FEATURED ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:
The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.
The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (included Meditation), Intuition & Awareness (including astrology), and Happiness & Success.
"Social & Political" covers topics that affect us personally yet deal with a more "societal" or "political" sphere. This area covers Environment & Climate, Democracy, Justice, Inequality, Economy, and more. These topics are very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.
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The greatest need on the planet and for each of us is Love. Oftentimes, for us to be able to give and receive love, great healing first needs to take place. This week...
This week we look at happiness, how to create it, and how judgment (of both self and other) keeps it at bay. We look at acceptance and recognizing the things that are important to us...
The new issue of InnerSelf is ready. Please scroll below and acquaint yourself with the new articles. Topics this week... spirituality, happiness, communication, control issues/patterns, courage, strength, and more.
We all encounter challenges in life. Some of them are fleeting and inconsequential, others are of a more lasting nature and have intense consequences. This week we shed light on how to traverse challenges and come out the other side with a renewed perspective and well-being.
This week we focus on going deeper in our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This understanding then guides us to take appropriate action in our personal lives as well as in the "outer" world.
This week we look at our unity with all that is, and how that affects our day-to-day experience in the choices that we make. We are reminded that "The Moment of Choice is Here -- It Is Time To Change Course" and that "The Happiness We Think Elusive Is Right Under Our Noses".
As the above image suggests, when we let go and surrender, we then taste freedom... and inner peace. The articles this week support us in this endeavor by helping us to reinvent how we play the game called life.
Each week, as the featured articles come together, the topic of the week manifests itself. This week, simply reading the titles presents the story of our journey...
When we think of communication we usually think of it having to do with others, but communicating with our own self is the key to breaking through patterns and whatever else is holding us back from creating the life we desire. This week we...
Communication is a basis of life. Humans as well as animals communicate their needs and their feelings to each other. This week we look at the effects of our interactions, intentions, and what insights are gained through...
The times they are a'changin is what Bob Dylan sang years ago... and we might change the lyrics now to the times they are a'challengin. This week we look at prioritizing what's important in our life...
As we all have experienced, life has its ups and downs and its challenges. This week we look at how to best deal with those difficult times. Sometimes we may just be feeling overwhelmed and what is needed is...
This week we look at four assumptions we've been taking for granted, at the limitations we've often accepted without debate, and at the importance of belief in yourself, and commitment to yourself, in order to create change in your life.
With the challenges we and our world are facing, while we need to do all that is in our power to create change, we also must focus on Trusting the Tide of Events. While this may seem like a dichotomy, it really isn't. We must trust that...
fAs life moves along, its gears grind and changes happen -- sometimes with our approval, sometimes not. Yet, at some point we come to realize that there are many areas of our life that need our introspection. We bring you 23 new articles this week for your reading pleasure, insights, inspiration, and introspection.
This week, with the help of our authors, we look at simplicity, sharing, controlling the racing mind, dreaming a 3-D world, and healing with color (and that's just the featured articles). We humans have so many tools at our disposal to assist us in creating a more harmonious life for all. We invite you to peruse InnerSelf and discover the ones that resonate with you.
Do you feel stuck where you are? You are more (and less) than what you think you are, or what you've been led to believe (and so is everyone else). Read this week's articles...
The new issue is ready for your enjoyment. This week we look at clarifying our values, our choices, so we can create a life that brings us inner peace and well being.
The new issue is ready for your enjoyment... As we begin the month of March, we look forward to the changes the month will bring.
This week we look at how to reclaim our identity. Alan Cohen asks Who Are You Really? and Barbara Berger speaks about Healthy Boundaries. Joe White explains about How to Unlearn Old Patterns and Transform Your Life and...
This week we look at being at integrity with ourselves and with the world around us... whether by asking ourselves "Is There Separation Between Who You Are At Work and At Home?" or by Diving into Our Fears and Overcoming Them...
Just because something has "always" been done a certain way doesn't mean that it is necessarily the best way. Some things can be improved and others need to be changed outright. This week we look at Breaking Away From...
As we go through our experience of life, we encounter challenges as well as blessings. An important realization is that if we feel powerless, it is because we have given our power away. As much as that may sound like bad news, it's actually good news...
This week we focus on communication... Our focus is not only on communicating with others but also getting in touch (and communicating) with our own self and the reality around us.
We've been busy all week with "fine-tuning" the new website... It's been a major overhaul and there are an immense number of details that needed to be attended to. Yet, through it all, we've also been adding new articles to the website.
This new issue also brings with it the new website... All new programs, new look, more ways for you to discover new articles.... More articles by each author are at the bottom of each article (when they've written more than one article on InnerSelf).
We have some power-full articles for you this week. We look at the possibility of living A Year Without Fear and also at Keeping Your New Year’s Evolutions. Sarah Varcas shares that the key to the month of January 2015 is: Don’t React, Reflect!
In 2015, InnerSelf will be celebrating its 30th anniversary: ten years in print, and 20 years online. We are in the process of redoing the website with new software, new features, and a new look geared not only to desktop computers, but to tablets and phones...
Sometimes we might feel like our life is a tangled mess... that our emotions are all tangled up and we don't see the way out. This is the journey we travel this week with our featured articles: the journey from confusion to clarity, from darkness to light...
Looking at the picture with this week's newsletter, the lyrics of an Elvis Presley song come to mind: "...caught in a trap, I can't walk out...". And the chorus goes on to say: "We can't go on together / With suspicious minds..."
As we approach the end of 2014 (yes, already!), we can take stock of where we are (and also of where we are headed). Our authors (see articles in the newsletter) can help give you a new perspective on yourself and the life that surrounds you, and perhaps guide you in your introspective process.
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