February 14th, 2016
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.
Ah! Valentine's Day. And as Sarah Love writes in It Is The Month of L-O-V-E! I Love The Crap Out Of You! 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.
Noelle Sterne encourages us to let go of the things (and grudges) that hold us back in If You Want to Reach Your Dream, Forgive a Little. Nora Caron let us know us that Detachment Is Not About Being Cold and Distant and Marc Allen presents Relationships 101: Keys to Fulfilling Relationships. Once you've done "all of the above", you'll be well on your way to knowing the answer to the following question: How Can You Create An Unshakable Bond Of Closeness?
Now of course, it's not just Valentine's Day, or February, that is about relationships. That's a 365 day a year (366 this year) occurrence. Every breath we take is a relationship with the world, and every thought we think is also a relationship with ourselves and the outside world. Once we realize that EVERYONE is our mirror, EVERYONE is "we", then we are well on the way to creating a better relationship with others as well as with ourselves.
Wishing you a happy relationships week.. at work, at home, at the grocery store, anywhere you go. When you see everyone through the lens of "they're just like me", things start to change. Everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a student... and everyone is seeking to be loved and accepted for who they are. Tag, you're it!
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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 Sarah Love McCoy.
Happy February! It is the month of L-O-V-E! Which (let's be honest here) can mean you're either feelin' it or you're not. There's no in-between when we're talking about Valentine's Day, am I right?
Read article here: It Is The Month of L-O-V-E! I Love The Crap Out Of You!
Detachment Is Not About Being Cold and Distant Written by Nora Caron.
Growing up I had a lot of trouble distancing myself from other people's problems. I had every aspect of the Savior Complex embedded in my cells. It was this natural-born Savior Complex which resulted in a lot of drama in my life.
Read article here: Detachment Is Not About Being Cold and Distant
Written by Kira Asatryan.
One of the beliefs our society holds most dear is that relationships are complicated. Not just romantic relationships, either — all relationships are fraught with intractable complexities. Watch any movie, read any novel, and you’ll begin to believe that even the best relationships are balancing on the edge...
Read article here: How Can You Create An Unshakable Bond Of Closeness?
Written by Marc Allen.
Our relationships with others — whether casual or intimate — provide us with a constant, truthful mirror of ourselves. If you have created generally loving, supportive relationships, give yourself some appreciation, for you are obviously being loving and supportive yourself. If you have created difficult relationships...
Read article here: Relationships 101: Keys to Fulfilling Relationships
Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
Why do you need forgiveness to reach your Dream? When you’re not forgiving, you’re angry and tight. You’re holding onto old hurts and hugging your rightness around you like a parka against the stinging winds of change. Your arms are crossed and your mind is crossing out possibilities. If you think about it...
Read article here: If You Want to Reach Your Dream, Forgive a Little
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 "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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