InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 28th, 2018

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Perhaps our key message this week is recapped in the title of this article: "Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It".

So many things in our world challenge us and we might, at first, choose to reject them or react with anger. Things like cancer, illness of any kind, fear, trauma, stress, death of a loved one, and a gazillion other challenges of earthly life. However, we are best served when we look for the message in these scenarios.

We can start by asking ourselves: "Why Did This (Symptom) Happen To Me?", and we also can choose to pay attention when "Our Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals".

There are also stories and patterns stored in old memories as we discover in "The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma". We may have a tendency, due to our upbringing to look for someone to rescue us from our situation. However, it is important to empower ourselves by taking responsibility for our own lives as shared in "God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity".

Our weekly theme is also explored in the current planetary energies, as revealed in this quote from the Astrological Journal:

"...the wound being revealed has to do with our ability to trust in the goodness of the Universe, and in Divine Compassion. When difficulties arise, when our minds cannot comprehend a tragedy, it can be challenging to accept that Love is actually the predominant force in the Universe. And yet, to respond with hate, fear, or apathy only increases that energy on the planet. This feeds the causative factors behind the tragedy, invoking the opposite of what we wish to have occur.

"So, Jupiter and Chiron are on a mission this week, to increase our capacity to heal our personal wounds of disillusionment and despair. By addressing this issue on an individual level, by holding the light in times of darkness, we are also healing humanity."

And we can comfort ourselves in knowing that "The Journey Always Continues: From Fear and Suicide to Loving with an Open Heart". Everything that happens to us, or around us, contains a message, a lesson, a gift. When we look for the blessing rather than judge, blame, and resist, we will find that our life progresses much more smoothly. Then, we can find ourselves in heaven on earth, rather than the hell that perhaps we think we are inhabiting.

And since this is the week of Halloween, we bring you some articles on the history of this holiday, as well as some reflections on why we are so attracted to all of its aspects, from dressing-up in costumes, to trick and trickster behavior, to frightening ourselves with haunted houses. etc. And of course, we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics as well.


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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


The Journey Always Continues: From Fear and Suicide to Loving with an Open Heart

Written by Joseph Gallenberger, Ph.D.

The Journey Always Continues: From Fear and Suicide to Loving with an Open Heart

One of the tools that I have used since its discovery in the first year after Pete’s death, is my image of my heart as a vast ocean, unable to be broken. Since its discovery, my heart is like water. If you come into my life, you’re enveloped completely, like a hand submerged in water. If you leave, the water goes back to complete, perhaps losing a drop. This idea...

Article is continued here: The Journey Always Continues: From Fear and Suicide to Loving with an Open Heart


Our Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals

Written by Michel Odoul

The Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals

There are three main types of signals, three ways of experiencing these inner messages of distortion in the body: as nervous tension; as physical or psychological trauma; and as physical or psychological illness...

Article is continued here: Our Body Communicates With Us Using Three Danger Signals


The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma

Written by Cathy Thompson and Tara Thompson Lewis

The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma

Injury and any trauma that occur more or less simultaneously are connected by the illogical lower brain. For example, a baby doesn’t know, or reason, that the pain of a bitten lip isn’t caused by the adult who is holding her bottle, but is coincidental to it. Her young, magical, mythic mind, the dreaming part of the mind, makes relationships and patterns where none may actually exist...

Article is continued here: The Emotional Legacy of Injury and Trauma


Why Did This Symptom Happen To Me?

Written by Martin Brofman

Why Did This Symptom Happen To Me?

We can say that Type ‘A’ Behavior is a heart disease personality. Whatever might be seen as the physical cause of heart disease, it is acknowledged that this personality type is a consistent element. There is also a cancer personality, a near-sighted personality, an arthritis personality, etc.

Article is continued here: Why Did This Symptom Happen To Me?


God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity

Written by Les Jensen

God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity

Heaven and hell both exist on this planet today. This day. There is not some day in the future where our free agency to make any choices that we want will be locked down. Where there will be a judgment made, and some eternal status assigned to us. We will not be “assigned” a heaven or hell experience. It is us, the human beings, who decide the fate of humanity.

Article is continued here: God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity


Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It

Written by Jason Gregory

Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It

The heart of Eastern wisdom teaches you to be naturally in the world without rejecting it. Many spiritual paths condemn and judge the world, as if they were enabling one to move beyond desires. But many fail to realize that they are desiring not to desire (a point that the Buddha understood).

Article is continued here: Embracing The World: Being In The World Without Rejecting It


Why Successful Leaders Prioritize Their Moral Compass

Why Successful Leaders Prioritize Their Moral Compass

by Matthew Biddle

Leaders who value morality outperform their unethical peers, regardless of industry, company size, or role, according…

Article is continued here: Why Successful Leaders Prioritize Their Moral Compass


Why Is It Fun To Be Frightened?

Why Is It Fun To Be Frightened?

by Margee Kerr

John Carpenter’s iconic horror film “Halloween” celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have…

Article is continued here: Why Is It Fun To Be Frightened?


How Playing Video Games To Cope With Anxiety May Identify Addiction

How Playing Video Games To Cope With Anxiety May Identify Addiction

by Angie Hunt

Researchers surveyed college students about their frequency of video game play, coping strategies, anxiety, and…

Article is continued here: How Playing Video Games To Cope With Anxiety May Identify Addiction


The Evolution Of The Medieval Witch And Why She's Usually A Woman

The Evolution Of The Medieval Witch And Why She's Usually A Woman

by Jennifer Farrell

Flying through the skies on a broomstick, the popular image of a witch is as a predominantly female figure – so much so…

Article is continued here: The Evolution Of The Medieval Witch And Why She's Usually A Woman


This Cannabis Extract Relieves Chronic Pain Minus The High

This Cannabis Extract Relieves Chronic Pain Minus The High

by Paul Logothetis

In the wake of cannabis legalization in Canada, a team of scientists has delivered encouraging news for chronic pain…

Article is continued here: This Cannabis Extract Relieves Chronic Pain Minus The High


Just A Few Drinks Can Change How Your Memories Form

Just A Few Drinks Can Change How Your Memories Form

by Mollie Rappe

Just a few drinks changes how memories are formed at the fundamental, molecular level, according to a new study with…

Article is continued here: Just A Few Drinks Can Change How Your Memories Form


Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

by Linus Owens

Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer…

Article is continued here: Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?


Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?

Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?

by Tim Spector

Organic food is an over-hyped and overpriced fad, according to many people. But a recently published study which…

Article is continued here: Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?


Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul

Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul

by Jeffrey Craig and Susan L. Prescott

Have you ever wondered why you feel healthier and happier when you stroll through the trees or frolic by the sea? Is it…

Article is continued here: Why A Walk In The Woods Really Does Help Your Body And Your Soul


Dental Tourism: Things To Consider Before Going That Extra Mile For Your Smile

Dental Tourism: Things To Consider Before Going That Extra Mile For Your Smile

by Madhan Balasubramanian and Alexander Holden

Australians spend up to A$300 million each year on health-care costs abroad. As part of this phenomenon, each year…

Article is continued here: Dental Tourism: Things To Consider Before Going That Extra Mile For Your Smile


How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution

How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution

by James Cronin

With suspicion surrounding staples such as eggs and the humble potato, along with the reconsideration of fats as not so…

Article is continued here: How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution


Halloween: Turning To The Supernatural To Work Through Our Anxieties

Halloween: Turning To The Supernatural To Work Through Our Anxieties

by Simon Kelly and Kathleen Riach

Halloween is now firmly part of the seasonal and consumer calendar – but, unlike other celebrations that promote…

Article is continued here: Halloween: Turning To The Supernatural To Work Through Our Anxieties


How to Have a Secular Sabbath: Time Away from your Devices

How to Have a Secular Sabbath: Time Away from your Devices

by Sharon Samiento

If you dread a day of rest from the digital world, then you probably need one. A secular sabbath is time away from your…

Article is continued here: How to Have a Secular Sabbath: Time Away from your Devices


Why Heart Attacks Are More Frequent In Colder Weather

Why Heart Attacks Are More Frequent In Colder Weather

by Garry Jennings

Research has found the incidence of heart attacks in a sample of more than one-quarter of a million people increased…

Article is continued here: Why Heart Attacks Are More Frequent In Colder Weather


Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person

Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person

by Tok Thompson

Halloween is a time when ghosts and spooky decorations are on public display, reminding us of the realm of the dead.…

Article is continued here: Why Believing In Ghosts Can Make You A Better Person


How Play-Based Learning Can Set Your Child Up For Success At School And Beyond

How Play-Based Learning Can Set Your Child Up For Success At School And Beyond

by Natalie Robertson, Anne-Marie Morrissey, and Elizabeth Rouse

Many families are deciding where to enrol their child in preschool or school. Preschools and schools offer various…

Article is continued here: How Play-Based Learning Can Set Your Child Up For Success At School And Beyond


Protesters Lose Public Support When They Get Violent

Protesters Lose Public Support When They Get Violent

by Melissa De Witte

Violent protests can undercut public support for popular causes, according to new research inspired by recent…

Article is continued here: Protesters Lose Public Support When They Get Violent


Can You Really Can Die From A Broken Heart?

Can You Really Can Die From A Broken Heart?

by Amy McCaig

Grief brought on by the loss of a spouse can cause inflammation that can lead to major depression, heart attack, and…

Article is continued here: Can You Really Can Die From A Broken Heart?


Why The Christian Idea Of Hell No Longer Persuades People To Care For The Poor

Why The Christian Idea Of Hell No Longer Persuades People To Care For The Poor

by Meghan Henning

Although many of us now associate hell with Christianity, the idea of an afterlife existed much earlier. Greeks and…

Article is continued here: Why The Christian Idea Of Hell No Longer Persuades People To Care For The Poor


Facebook Posts that Use These Words Can Predict Depression

Facebook Posts that Use These Words Can Predict Depression

by Cassandra Huneke

Researchers have created an algorithm that analyzes social media posts to find linguistic markers for depression. In…

Article is continued here: Facebook Posts that Use These Words Can Predict Depression


How Moral Outrage Can Turn Into Social Change

How Moral Outrage Can Turn Into Social Change

by Matt Swayne

While outrage is generally considered a hurdle in the path to civil discourse, new research suggests…

Article is continued here: How Moral Outrage Can Turn Into Social Change


Why You Shouldn’t Help Your Coworkers Unless They Ask

Why You Shouldn’t Help Your Coworkers Unless They Ask

by Caroline Brooks

When it comes to offering your expertise, it’s better to keep it to yourself or wait until you’re asked, according to…

Article is continued here: Why You Shouldn’t Help Your Coworkers Unless They Ask


How Artificial Intelligence Will Make You Smarter

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make You Smarter

by Terrence Sejnowski

The future won’t be made by either humans or machines alone – but by both, working together. Technologies modeled on…

Article is continued here: How Artificial Intelligence Will Make You Smarter


Why Does Other People’s Misfortune Sometime Give Us Pleasure?

Why Does Other People’s Misfortune Sometime Give Us Pleasure?

by Carol Clark

A new article offers a potential explanation as to why we take pleasure from the misfortune of other people, a feeling…

Article is continued here: Why Does Other People’s Misfortune Sometime Give Us Pleasure?


Can A Winter Swimming Treatment Lead To Weight Loss?

Can A Winter Swimming Treatment Lead To Weight Loss?

by Cecilie Krabbe

Stimulating the body’s cold and nicotine receptors burns energy, suppresses appetite, and may lead to weight loss, a…

Article is continued here: Can A Winter Swimming Treatment Lead To Weight Loss?


What Makes A Good Community Where Young Children Can Thrive?

What Makes A Good Community Where Young Children Can Thrive?

by Sharon Goldfeld, et al

The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations…

Article is continued here: What Makes A Good Community Where Young Children Can Thrive?


When You Hit A Limit, Learn To Ask Different Questions

When You Hit A Limit, Learn To Ask Different Questions

by Chris Kempes and Van Savage

Talk to high-school students preparing for their science exams, and you’ll probably hear two things: that they’re…

Article is continued here: When You Hit A Limit, Learn To Ask Different Questions


4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body

4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body

by Sophie Medlin

It’s easy to see where the claim that activated charcoal can detoxify the body comes from: it is used in emergency…

Article is continued here: 4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body


Does Equality Free Women To Follow Traditional Gender Choices?

Does Equality Free Women To Follow Traditional Gender Choices?

by Elisa Bellott

You might expect that the more equal opportunities in these countries might reduce other differences between the…

Article is continued here: Does Equality Free Women To Follow Traditional Gender Choices?


What Do We Consent To When We Consent To Sex?

What Do We Consent To When We Consent To Sex?

by Joseph J Fische

Two men regularly meet at a sex club, so that one (‘the top’) can fist the other (‘the bottom’). One night, the fisting…

Article is continued here: What Do We Consent To When We Consent To Sex?


Why An Anglican Priest Says Skeptics Should Stop Demanding Proof Of Climate Change

Why An Anglican Priest Says Skeptics Should Stop Demanding Proof Of Climate Change

by Chris Mulherin

As an Anglican priest teaching in philosophy and in climate change at two universities, I am often asked about the…

Article is continued here: Why An Anglican Priest Says Skeptics Should Stop Demanding Proof Of Climate Change


How To Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry In The Fall

How To Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry In The Fall

by Katie M. Clow

Fall is the season that transforms our forests with a beautiful display of colour and fills our kitchens with the smell…

Article is continued here: How To Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry In The Fall


Americans Who Don't Finish High School Are Less Healthy Than The Rest Of The US

Americans Who Don't Finish High School Are Less Healthy Than The Rest Of The US

by Shanta R. Dube

This report provides a snapshot of Americans’ health up to 2016, revealing several key trends – including that…

Article is continued here: Americans Who Don't Finish High School Are Less Healthy Than The Rest Of The US


How A Bias Towards The Weird And Wonderful Skews Our Perception Of Animal Biology

How A Bias Towards The Weird And Wonderful Skews Our Perception Of Animal Biology

by Steve Portugal

What would you like to study next year? The Bengal tiger, or the African water rat? It is an important question, for…

Article is continued here: How A Bias Towards The Weird And Wonderful Skews Our Perception Of Animal Biology


There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

by Stephen Stansfeld

The World Health Organization recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines…

Article is continued here: There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health


E-cigarettes Are Good Or Bad Depending On The Study – So What's The Truth?

E-cigarettes Are Good Or Bad Depending On The Study – So What's The Truth?

by Sarah Mitchell, Martin Clift and Shareen Doak

The number of adults currently using e-cigarettes in the UK is close to 2.9m, many of whom will have turned to the…

Article is continued here: E-cigarettes Are Good Or Bad Depending On The Study – So What's The Truth?


New Blood Test Could Spare Cancer Patients From Needless Chemotherapy After Surgery

New Blood Test Could Spare Cancer Patients From Needless Chemotherapy After Surgery

by Jeanne Tie

Many cancer patients could soon be spared the unnecessary side effects of chemotherapy after having surgery. A blood…

Article is continued here: New Blood Test Could Spare Cancer Patients From Needless Chemotherapy After Surgery


Speaking Of Conspiracy Theories and Why The Term Is A Misnomer

Speaking Of Conspiracy Theories and Why The Term Is A Misnomer

by David Coady

Before 2012, if you had voiced suspicions that the Australian government had been anything but open and honourable in…

Article is continued here: Speaking Of Conspiracy Theories and Why The Term Is A Misnomer


How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?

by Anne Tiedemann and Cathie Sherrington

We all know making physical activity a regular habit is important for health and well-being. But health promotion…

Article is continued here: How Much Physical Activity Is Enough In Older Age?


Why The World Needs More Women CEOs

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs

by Kiran Trehan

Female CEOs of large firms are a rare breed. In the US in 2015, there were more CEOs called John running big companies…

Article is continued here: Why The World Needs More Women CEOs


Criticism Of Western Civilization Isn't New, It Was Part Of The Enlightenment

Criticism Of Western Civilization Isn't New, It Was Part Of The Enlightenment

by Matthew Sharpe

The duelling sides in today’s cultural wars about “Western civilization” are united in one thing, at least - each is…

Article is continued here: Criticism Of Western Civilization Isn't New, It Was Part Of The Enlightenment


When To Worry About Nail Biting, Skin Picking And Other Repetitive Behaviors

When To Worry About Nail Biting, Skin Picking And Other Repetitive Behaviors

by Imogen Rehm and Judith Stevenson

Nail-biting, nose-picking, mouth-chewing, skin-picking, hair-pulling – we all do some of them, some of the time. Some…

Article is continued here: When To Worry About Nail Biting, Skin Picking And Other Repetitive Behaviors


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

2018 stone circles

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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