InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 8th, 2017

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

As we progress into the 2nd week of 2017, we all continue to revise our vision for this new year. This revision is ongoing, whether we do it consciously or not, since plans change, needs shift, and perceptions are altered by inside and outside revelations. This week we take a look at life through the lens of two steps forward and one step back.

This is seen in many ways... in our social and political environment (see Hope Springs Eternal As Progressives Show The Way Forward) as well as in our daily life (2017: A Year of Fierce Love Born of Awe-Full Grace). Even in our own behavior, we may make progress one day and regress to a previous attitude or level the next day (Which Of The Five Levels of Awareness Are You Accessing?).

Yet through it all we continue "keepin' on" and creating our life and our world, day by day. Of course there are numerous tools and attitudes that can help us make the path a smoother and more inspired one. Many people have benefited from creating a vision board and Jayne Morris, in Creating a Vision Board and Creating Your Future, gives us a method of making that happen. These other articles will help set your feet on that smooth path: This Common Suggestion Is The Worst Advice Ever! (by yours truly) and How You Can Rewrite the Script of Your Life by Master Charles Cannon. 

And of course, Nobody Has All The Answers You Seek. While this may at first sound like bad news, it is actually wonderful news because we ourselves have all our answers. We simply need to tune in and listen (and perhaps reread This Common Suggestion Is The Worst Advice Ever! for inspiration).

And of course we have numerous additional articles on health, new technologies, climate change, social reforms, and much more.

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

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

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Creating a Vision Board and Creating Your Future

Written by Jayne Morris.

Creating a Vision Board and Creating Your Future

Vision boards are fast being recognized as more than just a bit of creative fun and credited by leaders of our time a powerful tool for transformation. Notable celebrities frequently reference the important role that creative visioning has played in the realization of their dreams.

Read article here:  Creating a Vision Board and Creating Your Future

This Common Suggestion Is The Worst Advice Ever!

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.

This Common Suggestion Is The Worst Advice Ever!

The worst advice one can ever give, or receive, is "don't talk to yourself". Yes, I know! We're all told to stop talking to ourselves, but is that good advice? It definitely is not!

Read article here:  This Common Suggestion Is The Worst Advice Ever!

2017: A Year of Fierce Love Born of Awe-Full Grace

Written by Sarah Varcas.

2017: A Year of Fierce Love Born of Awe-Full Grace

2017 will be a year of surprises and unexpected twists and turns, ego battles, spiritual stand-offs and defining moments in the shaping of this evolutionary time. Just as we feel we’ve found our way, a new possibility rears its intriguing head and we are once again in a maelstrom of change.

Read article here:  2017: A Year of Fierce Love Born of Awe-Full Grace

Hope Springs Eternal As Progressives Show The Way Forward

Written by Robert Jennings,

Hope Springs Eternal As Once Again Progressives Know The Way Forward

America today is a very different country than in my youth. I attended a segregated high school. We had separate drinking fountains for blacks and whites at the Greyhound Bus station.

Read article here:  Hope Springs Eternal As Progressives Show The Way Forward

Nobody Has All The Answers You Seek

Written by Susan Sosbe.

Nobody Has All The Answers

However many books are written about our spirituality, we have to come to terms with the fact that nobody has all the answers. Discovering our own spiritual truth is a lonely road and yet one that is largely dependent on others we meet on the way.

Read article here:  Nobody Has All The Answers You Seek

Which Of The Five Levels of Awareness Are You Accessing?

Written by Cara Bradley.

Which Of The Five Levels of Awareness Are You Accessing?How you experience this moment is very much like looking through a camera lens. You can look at the world in panorama or zoom in for a close-up. The lens can be focused, showing sharp lines, or unfocused, so that shapes are foggy and blurry.

Read article here:  Which Of The Five Levels of Awareness Are You Accessing?

How You Can Rewrite the Script of Your Life

Written by Master Charles Cannon.

How We Can Rewrite the Script of Our Lives

Our lives are a series of “moments” that flow together. We tend to extract one frame here, another one there, and fabricate stories about them. Stories breed with each other. One triggers another.

Read article here:  How You Can Rewrite the Script of Your Life

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. 


* 3 Ways Corporations Use NGOs To Influence Lawmakers

* 5 Things You Were Taught About Writing In School That Are Wrong

* 7 Ways That Communicating Risk Can Fail

* 10 Reasons To Cut Back On Alcohol

* 13 Ways To Get More Antioxidants This Year

* 2016 Was The Year The Establishment Met Its Match

* 12,000 U.S. Schools Are Within A Mile Of A Hazardous Chemical Facility

* A New American Dream Based on Sharing and Community

* Are Electric Vehicles Sales Starting To Overtake Biofuels?

* A New Approach For Controlling Intestinal Worm Infections Could Help Millions

* Buying More Stuff Isn't The Answer To Happiness

* Can We Survive The Nuclear Anthropocene Epoch

* Cooler Temperatures and Climate Skeptics Go Together Like Peas And Carrots

* Could Hulu And Google Upend The TV Industry In 2017?

* Deepwater Spill: How Long Will 125 Hydrocarbons Stay On The Seafloor?

* Does A Healthy Diet Have To Come At A Hefty Price?

* Does Nonpartisan Journalism Even Have A Future?

* Does Your Brain Really Freeze When You Eat Ice Cream Too Fast?

* Drug Seems To Treat Deadly Heart Disease In Cats

* Entering The New Era Of Government By The Tweetledumbs With Tweedicts

* Exxon Predicts Energy Demand Up 25% By 2040

* Finding Trust And Understanding In Autonomous Technologies

* Flood And Hurricane Risk Varies Widely Across The US

* Free Market Water Scheme Brings Scarcity And Conflict To Chile

* Global Warming Is Already Changing Genes

* Health Risks Associated with Early Puberty for Girls

* How An Emotional Hangover Changes Your Brain

* How Diabetic Foot Disease Can Lead To Amputations And Even Death

* How The Brain Helps The Body Fight Bacteria

* How The Tumultuous and Transformational 60s Decade Casts Today In A Bad Light

* How This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart

* How Western Counseling Gets a Boost From Eastern Wisdom

* Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter

* Lots Of Breast Cancer Patients Suffer From Chemo-brain

* My Five-Day Visit to an Abbey Let Me Embrace Stillness and Silence

* Nausea From Pregnancy Can Be Life Threatening

* New Report Finds Surprising Levels Of Herbicides In Many Organic Foods

* New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Alongside Bernie Sanders Announce Free Tuition Plan

* People Around The World Use These Emojis The Most

* Protest Stopped the Congressional Predators. They Will Be Back

* Taking Up Running? Here's What You Need To Know

* The 15 Warnings Signs of Impending Tyranny

* The Best And Worst Ways To Beat Mosquito Bites

* The GOP's Plan to Distract The Public From Critical Confirmation Hearings

* The Science Of How We Become Entrenched In Our Views

* This Bangladeshi Woman Can Tell You Why The Latest Round Of Climate Talks Matter

* This Single Brain Activity Might Diagnose A Concussion

* This Quick Sniff Test Detects Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

* This Tool Predicts If Prostate Cancer Will Return After Surgery

* What Would The Ancient Astrologers Have Told Us About 2017?

* What's Driving Migration In Mexico And Central America

* Why Is It So Hard To Close The Racial Health Gap In The US?

* Why Sea Level Is Making Storm Surges On The Coastal Living Risky

*Why The Kidneys Play A Vital Role In Health And Longevity

* Why We Need To Move Beyond GDP As A Measure Of Human Progress

Worried You Can't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? Try Being Kind To Yourself

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