February 1st, 2015
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.
As we go through our experience of life, we encounter challenges as well as blessings. Does your life seem like it has more of its share of challenges or burdens? An important realization is that if we feel powerless, it is because we have given our power away to others (loved ones, society, employers, friends, the Joneses, etc).
As much as that may sound like bad news, it's actually good news. If we gave our power away, then we can also take it back. We can reclaim our creativity and our vision. Alejandro Jodorowsky writes about Actively Imagining and Creating Your Reality. And perhaps, as Guy Finley indicates, we first need to Shatter The Bonds of False Beliefs.
However none of this is a reason to blame ourselves (or others) for our situation. Barry Vissell shares his personal experience of How We Internalize Blame and Feelings of Unworthiness. We may need to remind ourselves that Well-Being Is More Than Being Well. Sometimes it may take Seeing The Whole Picture and The Infinity of Tiny Gratitudes so that we can move on to a different path and a different experience.
The tools we need are ever present to assist us on our path. Seek and ye shall find. (For additional reading material on various topics, click over to the home page of InnerSelf and you'll discover numerous articles (and videos). Go over to the various menus for articles on a particular topic of interest to you at this moment in your life.)
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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Marney K. Makridakis.
Feeling deep gratitude is wonderfully addictive; the more we do it, the more we want to do it, and so we begin looking even more deeply to reflect on things for which we’re grateful. I first learned about the amazing power of gratitude during a time when my financial situation was quite bleak...
Written by Bryan Welch.
The Posey homestead probably wouldn't strike most Americans as a vision of paradise. We lived on dunes dotted with creosote and mesquite bushes, cactus and yucca. Mostly, the land was bare sand. We had seven or eight inches of total precipitation a year...
Written by Barry Vissell.
We all carry some degree of self-blame, ways we accuse or condemn ourselves. Often these feelings come from our childhood, where we were blamed for mistakes we made. It’s sad how other people’s blame of us can turn into our blame of ourselves, which then often becomes our secret shame, and can keep us from the happiness we want...
Written by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
If reality is like a dream, we must act in it without suffering from it, as we do in lucid dreams, knowing that the world is what we think it is. Our thoughts attract their equivalents. The truth is what is useful, not only for us but also for others.
Written by Becky Chambers.
WBV (whole body vibration) is famous for promoting bone growth. Extensive research over the last forty years has shown that WBV safely promotes and increases bone density, more so than conventional exercise, which has long been understood to be important for healthy bone development.
Written by Guy Finley.
Study carefully the following list of six false beliefs and the false responsibilities that are never far away from them. Dare to learn everything you can about your own false beliefs and then watch how the weight of false responsibilities falls off of you.
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 20/20 view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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We are adding numerous articles to the website each week. Rather than list them all here, you can visit each section according to your interests. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".
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The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.
Additional Insightful Articles in Personal Development:
The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Intuition & Awareness, Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (included Meditation), and Happiness & Success.
Additional Informational Articles in Social & Political:
"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 affect us on a personal and planetary level and are thus very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.
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