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One thing everyone has in common is relationships. We all have them... with family, with co-workers, with friends, with pets, with people at the grocery store... And they can trigger fear or love, attachment or trust, empathy or loathing, self-love or self criticism, etc.
This week we look at relationships and how they affect us, just as we affect them. And we look at how to make our experiences better for everyone involved.
Scroll down below for the 7 Editor's Choice articles (which include regular InnerSelf contributors Joyce Vissell, Alan Cohen, Sarah Varcas, and Pam Younghans) as well as the more than 45 "Additional Articles" which cover a wide gamut of topics from autism, to breast cancer, democracy, earthworms, all the way to promiscuity, prostate screening, protein, and much 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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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Mark Coleman.
The shift from living with attachment to the judgmental mind to living with kindness is perhaps the most important part of our work with the critic. It requires us to embrace all of who we are — the good, the bad, and the ugly. This can require a radical shift in our inner world...
Read article here: Befriending Yourself: You Are Not Your Enemy
Written by Jill Lublin.
We must learn to take care of ourselves, to reconnect with who we are and what we want. By learning to practice some self-compassion, you can begin to treat yourself like a friend and give yourself the time and presence that you would give to someone else.
Read article here: Empathy and Self-Compassion: Be Good to Yourself When Nobody Else Will
Written by Alan Cohen.
With the advent of the Internet and Facebook, I’ve had lots of people from my past find me and reach out to connect. Some from as far back as elementary school, high school, and college. Some of these people were my best friends at the time...
Read article here: Last Year’s Birds and This Year’s Nest
Written by Sarah Varcas.
April sees an increase in retrograde activity, with roughly half of the month (9th – 15th April & 20th April – 3rd May) featuring four retrogrades. This is something we’ve not seen since September 2016 and is a celestial pattern which invites us to retreat, revisit and reflect.
Read article here: Focusing on Right-Relationship with Venus and Jupiter Retrograde
Written by Vishnu Swami.
Not all love is created equal: Love comes in different intensities. We may be head over heels in love with our boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or children, but just be moderately in love with our neighbors, friends, and acquaintances. This is natural.
Read article here: How to Grow Spiritual Love
Written by Joyce Vissell.
Imagine if we could completely trust that we are guided, protected and completely loved by an unseen higher power, that all that happens is a gift bringing us closer to God and our angels. I imagine that life would be peaceful and joyful.
Read article here: The Many Opportunities to Trust
Written by Master Charles Cannon with Will Wilkinson.
Hibernating animals awaken in spring. Likewise, humanity has been asleep, mired in illusion, and it is now awakening. We glimpsed this truth in our winter dream; now millions of us stir, awaken, and begin to build our truthful experience.
Read article here: Love Is A Choice and Living Together Is An Art
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 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.
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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