InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017

InnerSelf Newsletter: June 4th, 2017 

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

As Bob Dylan famously wrote over 50 years ago, the times they are a-changin'. However, these days, a lot of things have the appearance of going in the direction opposite that which we might desire or even prefer. It could be easy to fall into despair or at least a feeling of helplessness, if not hopelessness. It might be easy to just say there's nothing for us to do so we might as well just give up.

Yet, there is plenty for us to do starting with our own state of mind and heart. This week, we look at some of our options.

We start out with "What To Do When You Get In A 'Spiritual Blackout' Funk" followed by asking ourselves the question, "How Did We Lose Touch with Love?". We already have a lot of the answers as to what we need to do to enhance our experience of life, and it could help to learn "How To Ask Your Intuition the Right Kinds of Questions".

Some life situations can be challenging whether we're on the "giving end" or the receiving end of the "problem". Alan Cohen writes about "The Dial to Nowhere: How To Add Value To Your Life" while Joyce Vissell shares a very personal experience in "When Our Children ‘Come Out'".  Steve Bhaeman (aka Swami Beyondananda) reveals an empowering set of attitudes and actions in "It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together".

We have articles dealing with allergies, Alzheimer's, consumerism, wonder women, why meditation stresses some people, child anxiety, and lots more. We also take a reflective look at US politics (including the Paris Agreement, EPA budget cuts, terrorism, and democracy).

Scroll down below for the links to a total of 26 articles (plus this week's astrological journal).

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

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK

What To Do When You Get In A 'Spiritual Blackout' Funk

Written by Debra Landwehr Engle.

What To Do When You Get In A 'Spiritual Blackout' Mood

I’m in a spiritual blackout right now, and it’s not pretty. Typically, I feel like I have an open line of conversation with spiritual guidance, and then the spiritual blackout comes along. Wham! Someone shuts a trapdoor overhead...

Read article here: What To Do When You Get In A 'Spiritual Blackout' Funk


How Did We Lose Touch with Love?

Written by Maria Felipe.

How Did We Lose Touch with Love?

In the beginning, there was perfect happiness. Sometimes this state is referred to metaphorically as the Garden of Eden, but it’s really a state of mind that’s pure bliss. No judgments, sadness, anger, or sickness existed...only love.

Read article here: How Did We Lose Touch with Love?


When Our Children ‘Come Out’

Written by Joyce Vissell.

 When Our Children ‘Come Out’ Of The Closet

I believe it is important for every parent to keep in their heart the possibility that their child might one day “come out” to them. Barry and I were totally surprised when our son came out to us when he was nineteen. We had no idea

Read article here: When Our Children ‘Come Out’


How To Ask Your Intuition the Right Kinds of Questions

Written by Lisa K.

Asking Your Intuition the Right Kinds of Questions

Perhaps, like me, you feel like intuition happens to you rather than being able to use your intuition when you want to. There is a solution – a way to get your intuition to act and I call it Step 1 of the Intuition On Demand Technique...

Read article here: How To Ask Your Intuition the Right Kinds of Questions


The Dial to Nowhere: How To Add Value To Your Life

Written by Alan Cohen.

The Dial to Nowhere: How To Add Value To Your Life

Everything you do is either taking you somewhere or it is taking you nowhere. If there is any value in going nowhere, it is to bring you to the realization of the somewhere you would rather be.

Read article here: The Dial to Nowhere: How To Add Value To Your Life


It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together

Written by Steve Bhaerman.

It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together

Call me a hopeless hopium addict, but I believe that we are "in the same boat". Our ship of state has run aground, because the "propeller" (the guiding principles of our founders, along with perennial and native wisdom) is broken.

Read article here: It's Time For We the People to Face the Music and Dance Together


Is There A Link Between Foreign Policy And Terrorism?Is There A Link Between Foreign Policy And Terrorism?

by Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester and a British general election…

Read article here: Is There A Link Between Foreign Policy And Terrorism?


How Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're BornHow Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're Born

by Sabine Langie, Hasselt University

Is this the worst Northern Hemisphere allergy season yet? For many people – both those who’ve suffered before and…

Read article here: How Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're Born


Wonder Women Have Been Smashing The Patriarchy Since Classical TimesWonder Women Have Been Smashing The Patriarchy Since Classical Times

by Roberta Magnani, Swansea University

Wonder Woman is an unsettling superhero. More so than her male counterparts, she resists easy classification: she’s…

Read article here: Wonder Women Have Been Smashing The Patriarchy Since Classical Times


The Victorians Taught Children About Consumerism And We Can Learn From ThemThe Victorians Taught Children About Consumerism And We Can Learn From Them

by Jane Suzanne Carroll, Trinity College Dublin

Every parent dreads the day their child asks where babies come from. But perhaps we should be more concerned about how…

Read article here: The Victorians Taught Children About Consumerism And We Can Learn From Them


6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon

by University of California, Davis

A new report indicates that almost half of native California salmon, steelhead, and trout species are on track to be…

 Read article here: 6 Ways To Save California’s Trout And Salmon


Callous? Unemotional? Chances Are You Won’t Be Losing Any Sleep Over ItCallous? Unemotional? Chances Are You Won’t Be Losing Any Sleep Over It

by Alice M Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London; et al.

If you’ve ever suffered from problems with your emotions or behavior, you might have struggled with disturbed sleep…

Read article here: Callous? Unemotional? Chances Are You Won’t Be Losing Any Sleep Over It


What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? What We Know, Don’t Know And SuspectWhat Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? What We Know, Don’t Know And Suspect

by Yen Ying Lim and Rachel Buckley, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of…

Read article here: What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? What We Know, Don’t Know And Suspect


newsletterHow Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?

by Robert Kopp, Rutgers University

Even before the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, market forces and policy measures were starting to tilt…

Read article here: How Bad Could The US's Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement Be?


Why Mandatory Minimum Sentences And Populist Criminal Justice Policy Do Not WorkWhy Mandatory Minimum Sentences And Populist Criminal Justice Policy Do Not Work

by Kate Fitz-Gibbon and James Roffee, Monash University

The Victorian Liberal Party recently announced that, if elected in November 2018, it would introduce mandatory minimum…

Read article here: Why Mandatory Minimum Sentences And Populist Criminal Justice Policy Do Not Work


newsletterWhy The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal

by Luke Kemp, Australian National University

The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would…

Read article here: Why The World Might Be Better Off If Trump Withdraws From The Paris Climate Deal


What You Need To Know About Rub On Pain ProductsWhat You Need To Know About Rub On Pain Products

by Andrew Moore, University of Oxford

I was a clumsy child and had more than my fair share of bumps and knocks. As a result, I was the recipient of a…

Read article here: What You Need To Know About Rub On Pain Products


Why Cutting The EPA Budget Makes Little Economic SenseWhy Cutting The EPA Budget Makes Little Economic Sense

by Patricia Smith, University of Michigan

President Donald Trump recently ordered an air strike on Syria, fueled in part by moral outrage at images of babies…

Read article here: Why Cutting The EPA Budget Makes Little Economic Sense


Which Graduation Gifts Really Are Better Than OthersWhich Graduation Gifts Really Are Better Than Others

by Selin Malkoc, The Ohio State University

Graduation season is upon us, and for many graduates, it’s a moment they’ll want to remember for the rest of their…

Read article here: Which Graduation Gifts Really Are Better Than Others


Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst economic and social crisis in a long time.What Rural, Coastal Puerto Ricans Can Teach Us About Thriving In Times Of Crisis

by Carlos G. García-Quijano and Hilda Lloréns, University of Rhode Island

Puerto Ricans are searching for solutions to the island’s worst economic and social crisis in a long time.

Read article here: What Rural, Coastal Puerto Ricans Can Teach Us About Thriving In Times Of Crisis


newsletter How To Combat Child Anxiety In The Trump Era

by Barbara Milrod, Cornell University

“Lucy,” a shy, intelligent six-year-old, missed three days of school because she had stomachaches.

Read article here: How To Combat Child Anxiety In The Trump Era


People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World DifferentlyPeople With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently

by Luke Smillie and Anna Antinori, University of Melbourne

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the…

Read article here: People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently


Why It's Anger, Not Race And Religion, That Fans The Flames Of TerrorismWhy It's Anger, Not Race And Religion, That Fans The Flames Of Terrorism

by Simon Mabon, Lancaster University

The bombing of Manchester Arena on May 22 struck the very heart of British society. It was a horrific, direct assault…

Read article here: Why It's Anger, Not Race And Religion, That Fans The Flames Of Terrorism


Why Calming Meditation Can Make Some People Feel Super StressedWhy Calming Meditation Can Make Some People Feel Super Stressed

by David Orenstein, Brown University

Meditation is marketed as a treatment for pain, depression, stress, and addiction, but it can leave some people more…

Read article here: Why Calming Meditation Can Make Some People Feel Super Stressed


Anyone who spends much time online knows the saying: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product”. That’s not exactly correctHow On The Internet, You Are Always The Product

by Suranga Seneviratne and Dali Kaafar, Data61

Anyone who spends much time online knows the saying: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product”. That’s not exactly…

Read article here: How On The Internet, You Are Always The Product


newsletterIs Rule By The Lowest Common Denominator Baked Into Democracy?

by Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art

The Trump victory, and the general disaster for Democrats this year, was the victory of ignorance, critics moan.

Read article here: Is Rule By The Lowest Common Denominator Baked Into Democracy?


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. 


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