InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3rd, 2016

InnerSelf Newsletter

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3rd, 2016

January 3rd, 2016

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.

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 Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You Are. We need to approach our future from a position of clarity and strength, and the meditation for Taking Refuge: Receiving and Radiating Spiritual Strength can be of great assistance to us as we move forward. Barbara Marx Hubbard writes about A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential  and another article invites us to reflect upon this question: Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence and Flow?  Whichever direction you are drawn towards this month, Sarah Varcas reveals the energies of the month in Preparing to Begin: January 2016.

These and many more articles are presented to you to assist you on your journey... reflective and inspirational articles, interesting information, health-related advice, movie-reviews, and much more. Scroll down below for the links to numerous articles this week on a variety of topics.

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

Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"

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Preparing to Begin: January 2016

Written by Sarah Varcas.

Preparing to Begin: January 2016This January is very much a month of getting down to business whether that means sorting out cupboards, paying outstanding bills, catching up on correspondence or deciding, once and for all, which bits of our life we’re definitely going to sort out his year! Don’t overlook the power of such seemingly inconsequential activities...

Read article here: Preparing to Begin: January 2016

Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence and Flow?

Written by Steve Ahnael Nobel.

Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence, Vibration, and Flow?Soul tension is basically telling us that there is a disconnection from self — we no longer know ourselves and, instead, cling to masks, labels, and roles. Soul tension is a symptom of resisting the soul, which asks nothing less of us than we dive into the journey where we will discover our as yet unknown inner potential and light.

Read article here: Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence and Flow?

A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

Written by Barbara Marx Hubbard.

A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social PotentialThis shared planetary purpose goes beyond any existing proj­ect or organization. It is our challenge to discover how to facilitate social synergy, the coming together of separate people and projects to make a new whole greater than the sum of its parts. This is nature’s way. We can learn it, because we are nature evolving.

Read article here: A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

Taking Refuge: Receiving and Radiating Spiritual Strength

Written by Joel and Michelle Levey.

image cropped from: by the intensity and complexity of our life, it is easy to feel overwhelmed: “How can I possibly manage this situation?” We all need help, guidance, and inspiration to find our way and to stay the course at times when we may become distracted or dis­heartened.

Read article here: Taking Refuge: Receiving and Radiating Spiritual Strength

Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You Are

Written by Tami Lynn Kent.

Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You AreBeing present in my center is the only way I am able to be abundantly creative in managing a multitude of regions in my life: mother, writer, healer, entrepreneur, partner, and homemaker. If I tried to make a list of everything I did and cross it off in a linear manner, I would accomplish much less and with less creative insight. Instead...

Read article here: Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You Are

Astrological Journal for the Week

Pam YounghansWritten by Pam Younghans

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.


The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions

* The Movie Danish Girl Is Based On The Life Of Transgender Lili Elb

* How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work

* How Auld Lang Syne Switched Tunes En Route To World Domination

* Why Over-the-counter Heartburn Cures May Be Hurting Your Gut

* Markets Alone Can Not Solve The Climate Crisis

* Why We Need To Get Serious About Negative Emissions Technology

* Five Food Safety Myths Busted

* Is Seeing Sacrifice As "Going Without" Holding Us Back?

* Why African Countries Need To Make Plans To Cope With Rising Temperatures

* How Microcredit Has Hurt The Poor And Destroyed Informal Business

* Five Traits Of The Ethical Leader

* Who Is To Blame For Overeating?

* In The Heart Of The Sea: The Horrific True Story Behind Moby-Dick

* Low Vitamin D Linked To Irritable Bowel Syndrome

* Wild Bee Supply Doesn’t Match The Demand

* Can Psychology Predict Where Your Relationship Is Headed?

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. Rather than wait until the newsletter, you can visit each section according to your interests throughout the week. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".

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 (including 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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