InnerSelf Newsletter: April 5th, 2015

InnerSelf Newsletter

newsletter 04 05 2015

April 5th, 2015

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

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 things will work out even when we're up to our neck in alligators, so to speak, and do everything we can to get out of the swamp. 

In our world of media, marketing, and even downright "making stuff up", it's important to make sure we are Seeing Beyond Appearances. Sarah Varcas, in her overview of the month of April, emphasizes the importance of Keeping It Real and Anchoring Deep Truth Into Our Every Day Consciousness.  And of course, to do any of the above, a fundamental requirement is Being Free from the Fear-based Ego

Scroll down for the featured articles this week, and also numerous additional articles, some mentioned below and others to be found on the website in the three major sections: Living in Harmony, Personal Development, and Social/Political.

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

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The Great Quest for Truth: Seeing Beyond Appearances

The Great Quest for Truth: Seeing Beyond AppearancesWritten by Olivier Clerc.

What keeps us prisoners of our illusions? Our assumptions—the things we believe are true that really are not. For example, on my way to work during rush hour, a guy in a Lexus speeds by, cuts in front of me, then weaves in and out of traffic at a hundred miles an hour. My first reaction is...

Complete article: The Great Quest for Truth: Seeing Beyond Appearances

Love, Gratitude, or Trust: Which Is More Important?

Trust Comes FirstWritten by Barry Vissell.

Trust. Not trust. Trust. Not trust. The human free will tries to insert its dominion. Trust in a higher power is the most difficult thing to sustain, and the most important thing to sustain. I can’t see angels, but I trust they are there helping me every step of my journey. Complete article: Love, Gratitude, or Trust...

Humbled and Exalted: Trusting the Tide of Events

Humbled and Exalted: Trusting the Tide of EventsWritten by Alan Cohen.

When you feel disappointed or hurt, it’s tempting to get on a soapbox of ego. Yet if we can trust that somehow the tide of events is moving in our favor, we are often led to higher ground. Albert Schweitzer said, “The only ones among you who will be really happy are thosewho will have sought and found how to serve.”

Complete article: Humbled and Exalted: Trusting the Tide of Events

The Hardest Part Is Always the Parting

The Hardest Part Is Always the PartingWritten by Robert Kopecky.

At some point in our lives, we all may have to inhabit that peculiar bubble of time where we’re called upon to witness the passage of a life. It’s possibly the most difficult, but most essential, thing we have to do—showing up for an event we dread and knowing how to conduct ourselves through this unmistakably sacred time.

Complete article: The Hardest Part Is Always the Parting

And Finally... Being Free from the Fear-based Ego

And Finally... Being Free from the Fear-based EgoWritten by Debra Landwehr Engle.

I know what it’s like to live my life on that runaway train. One day I’m nervous about a deadline. Then I meet the deadline, everyone’s happy with my work, and I’m immediately anxious about money . . . or a conversation I need to have . . . or a hundred other things that are waiting in the wings to keep me in a constant state of anxiety.

Complete article: And Finally... Being Free from the Fear-based Ego

Keeping It Real and Anchoring Deep Truth Into Our Every Day Consciousness

April-2015-keeping-it-realWritten by Sarah Varcas.

This month’s astrology has the feel of Fresher’s Week at university, when arriving students are oriented to their new life. Choices abound and the air is heavy with potential and possibility. Excitement is everywhere, fuelled by a new-found freedom alongside anxiety, homesickness and sometimes a hefty dose of fear. We are those students and life the university.

Complete article: Keeping It Real and Anchoring Deep Truth...

Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansWritten by Pam Younghans (updated Sunday afternoon)

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.


* Kids Need To Like What They're Reading To Progress

* Why Some Children Think They're More Special Than Everyone Else

* Can Garlic Offer Brain Cells Protection against Aging and Disease?

* Do Mobile Devices In The Classroom Improve Learning?

* Even In Polluted Areas, It Is Healthier To Exercise Than To Stay Inactive

* Does The Popularity of "The Walking Dead" Reflect a Human Need For Cooperation And Community?

* Life Is Full Of Uncertainty, The Trick Is To Learn To Live With It

* Social Sciences Are Best Hope For Ending Debates Over Climate Change

* How One California Farmer Is Dealing with The Worst Drought In 1,200 Years

ALSO, 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".

Discover Inspiring Articles in Living in Harmony:

The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.

Discover 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.

Discover 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.



To see videos added this week, go to the Video Home Page  or

Click here for Additional Videos in "Living in Harmony";

Additional Videos in "Personal Development";

Additional Videos in "Social & Political"


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