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This week we take a look at the implications of cause and effect in our life. Once we personally acknowledge that every action or situation has a source or cause, then we become empowered to change our current situation. While we can't change the actions of our past, we surely can change the ones of today and tomorrow.
We are not victims, we are not powerless. Every action we take has an "equal reaction". So if you kick someone when they're down, you can expect to get back a "same or equal" reaction. This is why "Understanding the Power of Healing Our Karma" is so important. It's also why we need to answer the question: "How Did My Inner Critic Get Here and What Purpose Does It Serve?"
A lot of our problems both personally, nationally, and planetarily, deal with "The Myth of the Spiritual and Material Divide". When we separate our life into two parts, the "business" persona and the "home" persona, we are buying into "The Myth of the Spiritual and Material Divide". It also means that we probably also have bought into "The Illusion Factory: Money Buys Happiness".
Sarah Varcas' article sheds light on the energies of the month in "Then The Change Comes: February's Lunar Eclipse in Leo Brings Clarity". It's time we truly understand that "Life Is A Game, And We're All On The Same Team". There is no "us versus them". We are all on the same planet. We all breathe the same air, and we all walk under the same sky.
So "How Do We Remember and Why Do We Forget" our common ground? It doesn't mean that we go against our principles, but rather that we expand our sense of "we-ness". We are all affected by what happens to our neighbor, whether that neighbor is 10 feet away or 10,000 miles away.
I wish you clarity and strength this week... clarity in discovering your path and strength in living your truth through your heart. To attain our vision of a peaceful and balanced world, we need to "be the change we want to see in the world". It is not by joining the darkness that we can increase the light. We need to stay true to our highest self and stay firm in our commitment to a better world for all -- and take appropriate action.
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 Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.
I know competition can provide motivation to try to be better in a particular field or skill. But I think we've taken this win at all costs attitude way too far. Competing against yourself in order to improve yourself is fine, but feeling like you've always got to compete...
Read article here: Life Is A Game, And We're All On The Same Team
Written by Sarah Varcas.
If you’ve been wondering what on earth’s going on lately – if life has been too good to be true, too tough to endure, or too confusing to warrant taking seriously – this eclipse may just help clarify the cause behind the effect and the part we play in life’s unfolding.
Read article here: Then The Change Comes: February's Lunar Eclipse in Leo Brings Clarity
Written by Vishnu Swami.
While traveling on my world tours and meeting people of all walks of life I have observed a common idea that causes people so much distress. This idea says that the spiritual and the material are two separate things.
Read article here: The Myth of the Spiritual and Material Divide
Written by Jonathan K. DeYoe.
We live in a world of illusion, and these illusions keep us from our happiness — especially around money. Money drives our world. We organize our whole lives around it: earning it, worrying about it, spending it. Yet many of us are taught next to nothing about it.
Read article here: The Illusion Factory: Money Buys Happiness
Written by Mark Coleman.
If the critic is such an unwanted guest, why are so many people plagued by it? Nature rarely, if ever, makes anything that does not serve a purpose. So what is the purpose of the critic, and how did it get there?
Read article here: How Did My Inner Critic Get Here and What Purpose Does It Serve?
Written by Ron Fry.
Why do so many of us forget where we put our car keys, eyeglasses, or cellphones? How does memory actually work? How and why do we remember some things and forget others? Are they forgotten or just “misplaced”?
Read article here: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Forget?
Written by Nicholas Pearson.
Karma is a buzzword often used to describe the idea of fate or destiny. The term has also been used to imply the pedestrian notion of payback, and for many people that’s about as deep as they give karma any thought.
Read article here: Understanding the Power of Healing Our Karma
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.
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We add articles to the website daily. 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.
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