InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th

InnerSelf Newsletter: May 6th, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week our theme is symbolism... how one thing means something other than the obvious, or brings a message other than its apparent one. We launch our symbolic journey with "May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!"  and then move on to the animal kingdom with "Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals" and with Barry Vissell sharing "The Gifts of Helplessness and Vulnerability".

In "The Inner Security Breach… Protecting The Inner Buddha", Jeff Eisenberg compares the experience of a bodyguard with the task of protecting our inner buddha. Then, Martin Brofman writes "You Are An Energy System Guided From Within" while Alan Cohen reminisces about a high school experience in "How To Get Into The In Crowd".

We also have numerous additional articles on various topics, all in order to bring you information and insights and hopefully moments of "in-lightenment". Scroll down below for more info and the links to all the new articles this week.

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

May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!

Written by Sarah Varcas

On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!

May 2018 heralds the next major astrological shift as Uranus, the planet of radical disruption and liberating change, begins its journey through Taurus, the sign of steadfastness and stability. It last made the same shift in 1934, so this is a fresh (and significant) energy for most of us.

Article is continued here: May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!


Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals

Written by Tammy Billups

Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals

Your animals are amazing hosts and mirrors through which incredible wisdom, inspiration, and answers to your questions can arrive in many ways, including through the genius of symbolism. When you open your mind and set your intention to receive symbolic messages from your animals, the universe will deliver the goods.

Article is continued here: Receiving Symbolic Messages From Your Animals


The Gifts of Helplessness and Vulnerability

Written by Barry Vissell

The Gifts of Helplessness and Vulnerability

As it happened, our current litter was born yesterday, Sunday, on the last day of our mentorship retreat! If I could have planned the worst possible time for our Gracie to give birth, it would have been that day! We were expecting her litter starting in the next few days.

Article is continued here: The Gifts of Helplessness and Vulnerability


The Inner Security Breach… Protecting The Inner Buddha

Written by Jeff Eisenberg

The Inner Security Breach… Protecting The Inner Buddha

In Buddhist practice we must protect our inner Buddha. We must harden ourselves as targets by doing a survey of our vulnerabilities. We must get extremely personal with ourselves and ask some tough questions about our lives. We must find where our weaknesses lie, and identify what and who are threats to them.

Article is continued here: The Inner Security Breach… Protecting The Inner Buddha


How To Get Into The In Crowd

Written by Alan Cohen

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In high school I looked up to my classmate Rick Brown, the quintessential cool guy. He was the good-looking captain of the football team and president of the student council. He had a cheerleader homecoming queen girlfriend and was liked by everyone. I envied Rick because he was at the epicenter of the in crowd, and I saw myself as a distant outsider.

Article is continued here: How To Get Into The In Crowd


You Are An Energy System Guided From Within

Written by Martin Brofman

You Are An Energy System Guided From Within

When you take a Kirlian photograph of your hand, it shows a certain pattern of energy. If you take a second photograph while imagining that you are sending love and energy to someone you know, the Kirlian photograph will show a different pattern of energy. Thus, we can see that a change in your consciousness creates a change in the energy field...

Article is continued here: You Are An Energy System Guided From Within


How Air Pollution Increases Crime In Cities

How Air Pollution Increases Crime In Cities

by Gary Haq, University of York

There is growing evidence to suggest that air pollution does not just affect our health – it affects our behavior too.

Article is continued here: How Air Pollution Increases Crime In Cities


6 Steps To Take Back Control Of Your Social Media -- and Your Life

6 Steps To Take Back Control Of Your Social Media and Your Life

by Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University

We’ve heard a lot in recent months about the dark side of social media: excessive use to the point of addiction, lack…

Article is continued here: 6 Steps To Take Back Control Of Your Social Media and Your Life


How To Tell If Your Kid's Fussy Eating Phase Is Normal

How To Tell If Your Kid's Fussy Eating Phase Is Normal

by Holly Harris, The University of Queensland and Rebecca Byrne, Queensland University of Technology

Almost half of all children will go through a fussy eating period in the early years. Rest assured, refusal of foods by…

Article is continued here: How To Tell If Your Kid's Fussy Eating Phase Is Normal


How Same-Sex Couples Divide Housework

How Same-Sex Couples Divide Housework

by Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne and Claudia Geist, University of Utah

Housework is often understood as a gendered negotiation based on the traditional roles of homemaker (feminine) and…

Article is continued here: How Same-Sex Couples Divide Housework


Why There Is Less Meat And More Bugs In Our Dietary Future

Why There Is Less Meat And More Bugs In Our Dietary Future

by Michael von Massow and Alfons Weersink, University of Guelph

Biologically speaking, humans are omnivores and we like to eat a variety of things. There is increasing interest in all…

Article is continued here: Why There Is Less Meat And More Bugs In Our Dietary Future


The Vatican, The Exorcists, And The Return Of The Devil

The Vatican, The Exorcists, And The Return Of The Devil

by Philip Almond, The University of Queensland

Sicilian priest and long-time exorcist Father Benigno Palilla recently told Vatican Radio that requests for exorcisms…

Article is continued here: The Vatican, The Exorcists, And The Return Of The Devil


Tip Of The Tongue Moments Less Likely In Fitter Older People

Tip Of The Tongue Moments Less Likely In Fitter Older People

by Katrien Segaert, University of Birmingham

You meet with a friend and tell her about a great book you’re reading. “It’s by a really famous author. Her name is, um…

Article is continued here: Tip Of The Tongue Moments Less Likely In Fitter Older People


Women In Tech Suffer Because Of The American Myth Of Meritocracy

Women In Tech Suffer Because Of The American Myth Of Meritocracy

by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Brown University

The American dream is built on the notion that the U.S. is a meritocracy. Americans believe success in life and…

Article is continued here: Women In Tech Suffer Because Of The American Myth Of Meritocracy


How Injuries Change Our Brain And How We Can Help It Recover

How Injuries Change Our Brain And How We Can Help It Recover

by Michael O'Sullivan, The University of Queensland

Injury to the adult brain is all too common. A brain injury will often show up on brain scans as a well-defined area of…

Article is continued here: How Injuries Change Our Brain And How We Can Help It Recover


Why Treating Young People Like Criminals Actually Makes Violent Crime Worse

Why Treating Young People Like Criminals Actually Makes Violent Crime Worse

by Jo Deakin, University of Manchester

The rise in violent incidents on the streets of London has prompted a wave of discussion about what causes crime among…

Article is continued here: Why Treating Young People Like Criminals Actually Makes Violent Crime Worse


How To Look After Someone With A Terminal Illness

How To Look After Someone With A Terminal Illness

by Miriam Johnson, University of Hull and David Currow, University of Technology Sydney

Dying is changing. It used to be quick and unexpected for most, due to infection or trauma. Now it comes to us, in…

Article is continued here: How To Look After Someone With A Terminal Illness


How Misogyny, Narcissism And A Desperate Need For Power Make Men Abuse Women Online

How Misogyny, Narcissism And A Desperate Need For Power Make Men Abuse Women Online

by Bianca Fileborn, UNSW

While the occurrence of sexist harassment online is well documented, we less often consider what might be driving this…

Article is continued here: How Misogyny, Narcissism And A Desperate Need For Power Make Men Abuse Women Online


Want To Eat Better? You Might Be Able To Train Yourself To Change Your Tastes

Want To Eat Better? You Might Be Able To Train Yourself To Change Your Tastes

by Andrew Costanzo, Deakin University

We all love delicious foods, even if we know they may not be good for us. Foods high in energy – specifically sweet…

Article is continued here: Want To Eat Better? You Might Be Able To Train Yourself To Change Your Tastes


How To Deal With Aggression, Tantrums And Defiance

How To Deal With Aggression, Tantrums And Defiance

by David J Hawes, University of Sydney

Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child’s life.

Article is continued here: How To Deal With Aggression, Tantrums And Defiance


3 Vital Ways To Measure How Much A University Education Is Worth

3 Vital Ways To Measure How Much A University Education Is Worth

by Mark S. Schlissel, University of Michigan; et al

The past several years have seen increased calls for colleges and universities to demonstrate their value to students…

Article is continued here: 3 Vital Ways To Measure How Much A University Education Is Worth


What's Wrong With The Exports-Good, Imports-Bad Trade Policy

What's Wrong With The Exports-Good, Imports-Bad Trade Policy

by Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University

President Donald Trump’s trade policy leaves international economists like me scratching our heads.

Article is continued here: What's Wrong With The Exports-Good, Imports-Bad Trade Policy


Do Widowed Spouses Really Die From A Broken Heart?

Why Widowed Spouses Really Die From A Broken Heart

by Amy McCaig-Rice University

In the three-month period following a spouse’s death, widows and widowers are more likely to exhibit risk factors…

Article is continued here: Why Widowed Spouses Really Die From A Broken Heart


Why You're Better At Whistling Than Singing

Why You're Better At Whistling Than Singing

by Michel Belyk, University of Toronto; et al

As far as mammals go, we humans are pretty good at using our voices. We sing, talk, lie — and imply — with the subtle…

Article is continued here: Why You're Better At Whistling Than Singing


The Hidden Data In Your Fingerprints

The Hidden Data In Your Fingerprints

by Melanie Bailey, University of Surrey

Fingerprints have provided key evidence in countless cases of serious crime. But there are still some situations in…

Article is continued here: The Hidden Data In Your Fingerprints


Could High-Dose Vitamin D Treat Malnutrition?

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Treat Malnutrition?

by Adrian Martineau, Queen Mary University of London

High-dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and help with the development of language and motor skills in…

Article is continued here: Could High-Dose Vitamin D Treat Malnutrition?


Why Birds On A Wire Act A Lot Like People In Line

Why Birds On A Wire Act A Lot Like People In Line

by Jeanne Leong-Rutgers University

Birds on a wire space themselves out for the same reason that we put distance between the person in front of us in line…

Article is continued here: Why Birds On A Wire Act A Lot Like People In Line


How This Other Immune System Can Crimp Your Love Life

How This Other Immune System Can Crimp Your Love Life

by Katherine Gombay-McGill University

Activating something called the behavioral immune system puts a damper on dating, new research shows. The theory is…

Article is continued here: How This Other Immune System Can Crimp Your Love Life


Why We Trust Our Privacy To Some Apps But Not Others

Why We Trust Our Privacy To Some Apps But Not Others

by Matt Swayne-Penn State University

As concerns about privacy increase for people using mobile apps, new research suggests that trust and engagement may…

Article is continued here: Why We Trust Our Privacy To Some Apps But Not Others


Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010.

Why Climate Change Is Heating Up The Arctic In A Big Way

by Mark Serreze, University of Colorado

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most…

Article is continued here: Why Climate Change Is Heating Up The Arctic In A Big Way


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

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Pam YounghansThis 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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