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Life is made of cycles... day and night, summer and winter, rest and action, sun and rain, ups and downs... Each aspect of the cycle is important and needed. Just as action is needed, action without inner renewal creates imbalance. This week we look at cycles and at the balance between "being" and "doing".
Jason Gregory shares information on "Wu-Wei: The Art of Letting Go of Controlling Life" while Pia Orleane, author of the book Sacred Retreat, reminds us that "Deep Listening to Receive Inner Guidance Requires Slowing Down". Tricia McCannon writes about "Understanding Cycles, The Universe and The Nature Of The Soul".
Scroll down for the links to these and more articles to assist you on your life's journey this week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Jason Gregory
In the cosmic sphere of energy, wu-wei is the feminine (yin/passive/receptive/earth) principle of the universe. Translated into English from Lao-tzu’s perspective, wu-wei means “non-doing,” “non-action,” or “effortless action.” These translations are literally correct and lead us to the intuitive and ultimate psychological experience of wu-wei.
Article is continued here: Wu-Wei: The Art of Letting Go of Controlling Life
Written by Barry Vissell
Sometimes our perceptions can get us into trouble. What appears so clearly to be our reality may not be real at all. Or it may be partially correct, but not the whole picture. We humans have a tendency to interpret our partial experiences as the whole truth and ignore other people's partial experiences.
Article is continued here: The Divine Setup: Are You Attached to Your Perception?
Written by Alan Cohen
While checking out at a grocery store I noticed that a cashier had an unusual tattoo on her forearm. “What is that tattoo?” I asked Ciani. She smiled. “It’s a copy of the EKG of my grandmother’s last heartbeat.” Suddenly the checkout process faded to background. I wanted to hear more.
Article is continued here: The Value of One Heartbeat: A Heartbeat to Remember
Written by Pia Orleane, Ph.D.
Each of us has our own beliefs about receiving spiritual help. I interchange the terms guides and intuition, for they are intimately connected. But whether we attribute the guidance we receive to angels or our own intuitive powers, we cannot hear it if we do not slow down and listen. Listening, really listening, is a holy experience.
Article is continued here: Deep Listening to Receive Inner Guidance Requires Slowing Down
Written by Tricia McCannon
Our earliest ancestors had an innate understanding of the Universe and the nature of the Soul. As keen observers of the natural world, they marked the waxing and waning cycles of the sun and moon, the yearly rotation of the seasons, and the birth, death, and rebirth of their crops each year. They saw the sun rise at dawn and disappear on the horizon each night, only to be reborn the next day, repeating the sacred Circle of Life...
Article is continued here: Understanding Cycles, The Universe and The Nature Of The Soul
by Anne Doerr-Yale University
People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and…
Article is continued here: Colon Cancer Patients Who Eat Nuts Have Lower Death Risk
by Roberta K. Timothy, York University, Canada
Witnessing and hearing stories about racism can impact your health. The feelings evoked can make you ill if not…
Article is continued here: How Racism Impacts Your Health
by Alasdair S. Roberts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The American people have been roughed up over the last decade. A sense of vulnerability and danger tinges their view of…
Article is continued here: When In A Turbulent World, Stop Stressing And Adapt
by University of Maine, Climate Change Institute Peter Inness, University of Reading
During the past week, bitterly cold weather has engulfed the UK and most of Northern Europe. At the same time…
Article is continued here: Why The 'Beast From The East' And Freakishly Warm Arctic Temperatures Are No Coincidence
by Joyce Cavaye, The Open University
A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from…
Article is continued here: Why Nutritional Psychiatry Is The Future Of Mental Health Treatment
by Steve Allsop, Curtin University; et al
In Australia, almost 6,000 deaths a year can be attributed to alcohol, as well as around 400 hospitalisations a day.
Article is continued here: 4 Ways Alcohol Is Bad For Your Health
by James Christensen, University of Essex
Democratic governments regularly supply weapons to what are sometimes called “outlaw states” – oppressive regimes that…
Article is continued here: Can Selling Weapons To Oppressive And Violent States Ever Be Justified?
by Dmitry Yumashev, Lancaster University
The seas will continue to rise for 300 years. That’s the conclusion of a new study, published in Nature Communications,…
Article is continued here: Why Scientists Have Modelled Climate Change Right Up To The Year 2300
by Matthew D. Johnson, Binghamton University
Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and…
Article is continued here: No, Opposites Do Not Attract
by Alexis Elder, University of Minnesota Duluth
Suppose you want to get in touch with a friend. Once, your options for doing so might have been sparse: pick up the…
Article is continued here: Should You Send A Text Or Email? Here's Some Advice From Aristotle
by Robin Bailey, University of Central Lancashire
Daydreaming is one of life’s great joys. You can indulge in it when you’re stuck in a boring meeting or a long queue.…
Article is continued here: There Is A Dark Side To Daydreaming
by Paul R. Sanberg and Samantha Portis, University of South Florida
The mid-1980s was the era of cocaine and marijuana, when “Just Say No” was the centerpiece of the war on drugs and the…
Article is continued here: How Your Brain Is Wired To Just Say Yes To Opioids
by Susan Landau, Tufts University
Smartphones store your email, your photos and your calendar. They provide access to online social media sites like…
Article is continued here: Encrypted Smartphones Secure Your Identity, Not Just Your Data
by Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State
Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in…
Article is continued here: Agroforestry May Be A New Weapon In Climate Change Fight
by Jo Cutler and Robin Banerjee, University of Sussex
Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two…
Article is continued here: 5 Reasons Why Being Kind Makes You Feel Good
by Neil Clarke, Coventry University
Caffeine is one of the most researched substances reported to help athletes perform better and train longer and harder.
Article is continued here: Can Coffee Improve Your Workout? The Science Of Caffeine And Exercise
by Joanne Dickson, Edith Cowan University and Peter Taylor, University of Manchester
For the family and friends of people who self-injure, as well as the doctors and services that try to support them, a…
Article is continued here: Why Do People Intentionally Injure Themselves?
by Adam Barrett, University of Sussex
On a finite planet, endless economic growth is impossible. There is also plenty of evidence that in the developed…
Article is continued here: How Capitalism Without Growth Could Build A More Stable Economy
by Kevon Paynter, YES! Magazine
From raising the minimum wage to enacting police reforms, here are ballot initiatives progressives should watch in 2018.
Article is continued here: 6 States Where Voters Could Push Democracy Forward in the Midterms
by James William Comerford, University of York
Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different…
Article is continued here: How Plastics Made From Plants Could Be The Answer To The World's Waste Problem
by Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College
When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all…
Article is continued here: Why Losing A Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing A Relative Or Friend
by Roberta Thompson, Griffith University
While current interventions offer broad protocols for children and young people, specific guidelines for teenage girls…
Article is continued here: Why Combating Online Bullying Is Different For Girls And Boys
Written 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 this week's journal here
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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