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
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.
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.
EDITOR'S CHOICE VIDEOS
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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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