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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
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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Written by Sarah Varcas
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!
Written by Tammy Billups
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
Written by Barry Vissell
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
Written by Jeff Eisenberg
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
Written by Alan Cohen
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
Written by Martin Brofman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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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