InnerSelf Newsletter: June 5th, 2016
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.
Walls... Sometimes we sit on them, sometimes behind them. At other times we build them, or tear them down. This week we look at self-imposed barriers, and how to heal them, transcend them, and move on.
Jim PathFinder Ewing introduces us to A New Man: Archetypes for a New World while Dr. Bernie Siegel asks Where Does the Path to Healing Begin? And perhaps one of the answers to Bernie's question is found in Sara Chetkin's article, Are You Allowing Your Mind to Fence You In?
Donald Altman, author of the powerful book Clearing Emotional Clutter, recommends Softening and Letting Be: Switching from Velcro Thinking to Teflon Thinking while Sarah Varcas focuses on the new moon's energies in Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New Moon.
Dan Millman rounds up the Editor's Choice articles with Learning Life's Lessons: Smarten Up, Grow Up, Wake Up.
And of course we have a myriad of additional articles on a wide range of topics from health, relationships, climate change, social and political matters, and much more (including aging, alcohol, and skin orgasms). Scroll on down for the links to all of the new articles of the week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Jim PathFinder Ewing.
Our culture needs men who are compassionate, rational, intuitive, and judicious in their use of force. They do not traffic in fear and anger as the means to a self-serving end, promoting patriarchy and domination, but see the world as a place of competing choices where responsibilities are shared and impacts of behavior are carefully assessed.
Read article here: A New Man: Archetypes for a New World
Written by Dr. Bernie Siegel.
I find it sad that people have to keep discovering wisdom through their own tragedies. I am saying this in the hope that you will take the time to read on, learn from the wisdom of others, and not require a disaster to become your teacher.
Read article here: Where Does the Path to Healing Begin?
Written by Sara Chetkin.
Life is intelligent, and it’s powerful, too. Yet, we rarely consider it as anything other than unpredictable and unknowable. What an amazing journey we’d have if we trusted life. Instead, in our fear of the unknown, we have turned life into a series of attempts to make the future as predictable as possible.
Read article here: Are You Allowing Your Mind to Fence You In?
Written by Sarah Varcas.
This New Moon augurs unexpected developments that may surprisingly ease progress despite conditions that indicate the opposite! Take nothing at face value right now. Remember, the universe is born of its own design... We simply cannot see the whole picture and much is destined to remain a mystery.
Read article here: Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New Moon
Written by Donald Altman.
Much of our pain comes from the emotional clutter of resisting or hardening ourselves against the way things are. For example, how often do you resist what appears before you during an average day? Suppose you’re stuck at a stoplight and late for work. Do you get anxious or frustrated and blame the red light...
Read article here: Softening and Letting Be: Switching from Velcro Thinking to Teflon Thinking
Written by Dan Millman.
Earth is a perfect school, and daily life is the classroom. This idea is hardly new, but what follows will help you appreciate the full value of your life experience. And once this central premise penetrates your psyche, you’ll stop seeking and start trusting — because you’ll confront a higher truth.
Read article here: Learning Life's Lessons: Smarten Up, Grow Up, Wake Up
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.
We add articles to the website regularly. Rather than wait for 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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