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This week we reflect on the interconnectivity of all things. Barry Vissell shares about "The 3 Stages of Life: Moving From Complete Dependence to Conscious Dependence". Will Wilkinson speaks of "Entering The Wilderness Together: Being “In This World But Not Of It". And bobby (Robert Jennings) asks: "Anybody Seen My Good Friend Robin?"
As we recognize our oneness and how every single thing affects the whole, whether physically or emotionally, we come to the realization that we have arrived at "The Great Breaking Open: The Time Is Ripe For Transformation". What may appear to us as turmoil and terrible events provide the doorway for change. Alan Seale (The Great Breaking Open) gives a wonderful portrayal of the path we are on as common inhabitants of the same planet... the path of transformation.
And this week, as in previous weeks, we have numerous additional articles on a variety of topics. One of them is "7 Reasons The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place". Scroll down below for the links to all of our new articles of the week. Also found below is the coming week's astrological journal with insights as to the energies that we may be encountering 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 Will Wilkinson
To be “in this world but not of it” is the ultimate challenge. It's so much easier to withdraw from the craziness or get lost in it. Trauma specialists identify isolated incidents of extreme stress, but who considers the daily damage from living in this madhouse prison called civilization? Especially when...
Article continues here: Entering The Wilderness Together: Being “In This World But Not Of It”
Written by Jonathan Glass
Cleansing is the art and process of making health-enhancing dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes aid in effectively managing stress, eliminating toxins, improving nutritional intake, and cultivating a deeper connection with our innate wisdom.
Article continues here: The Art and Essentials of Cleansing the TLC Way
Written by Barry Vissell
Probably since I was an older child, I prided myself in all the things I could do, in my illusion of independence. But it didn’t stop with physical things. In my pseudo-independence, I ventured into emotional regions, and declared my lack of need for love.
Article continues here: The 3 Stages of Life: Moving From Complete Dependence to Conscious Dependence
Written by Selene Calloni Williams
This is a shamanic method practiced by the shamans in Siberia and Mongolia who believe a man will lead a hard life until he takes his spirits with him. The most powerful expressions of the soul are the spirits, the so-called power images...
Article continues here: Taking the Spirits with Oneself: The “Hunt for the Soul”
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
I spend many hours working on my computer while sitting in front of sliding glass doors so as to be part of nature.
Article continues here: Anybody Seen My Good Friend Robin? Can You Tell Me Where He's Gone?
Written by Alan Seale
The breaking open that is happening right before our eyes and under our feet is actually creating conditions, situations, and circumstances that are ripe for transformation. It’s up to us to be clear and intentional about how we respond to what is happening.
Article continues here: The Great Breaking Open: The Time Is Ripe For Transformation
by Julius Probst
Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have…
Article continues here: 7 Reasons The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place
by Jenny Donovan
Just as our food diet affects our physical and emotional health, so does our “experience diet”.
Article continues here: Is Your 'Experience Diet' Making You Sick?
by Akhandadhi Das
You might think that digital technologies, often considered a product of ‘the West’, would hasten the divergence of…
Article continues here: How Modern Technology Is Akin To The Metaphysics Of Vedanta
by Jessica Gall Myrick
According to ReelSEO.com, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube.…
Article continues here: The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat Videos
by Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole
The news that McDonald’s has launched a new plant-based “Happy Meal” for children based on a vegan “wrap” would seem to…
Article continues here: Fast Food Chains Use Cute Animal Toys To Market Meat To Children
by Micaela Martinez and Kevin M. Bakker
Does it ever seem like you’re invited to an awful lot of summer birthday gatherings? For good reason.
Article continues here: 'Tis The Season For Conception
by Richard Holton
In this Wireless Philosophy video, Richard Holton (M.I.T.) discusses the classic philosophical problem of free will...
Article continues here: Metaphysics: The Problem of Free Will
by Matthew Haines
Are you sitting down? Then you may want to stand up to read this, as research from the US has found that sitting for…
Article continues here: Sitting For Too Long Could Increase Your Risk Of Dying Even If You Exercise
by David Cowan
Your phone chimes, it’s a message from your partner. You reply instantly because that’s what you always do.
Article continues here: Message Sent, Received But No Instant Reply: How Does That Make You Feel?
by Neil Gibson
CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy…
Article continues here: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Gym Membership
by Kathleen Kevany
We must believe that we are capable of creating “a place of love and mutual assistance and understanding.” This is how…
Article continues here: The World Peace Diet: Eating As A Political, Social, Spiritual Act
by Sarita Robinson
Imagine being confined to a small, dark room, with no social interaction whatsoever for 30 days. Not many people would…
Article continues here: The Effects Of Total Isolation Explained
by Galen Watts
Spirituality has become a kind of buzzword in today’s culture, especially for the millennial generation. Increasingly…
Article continues here: What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?
by Dr Iain Staffell
Rapid progress towards clean energy is needed to meet the global ambition to limit warming to no more than 1.5C above…
Article continues here: How The World Is Progressing On Clean Energy
by Sophie Medlin
It’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018.…
Article continues here: Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Health
by Anthony Veal
It was once widely anticipated that the process which saw the standard working week fall from 60 to 40 hours in wealthy…
Article continues here: Is It Time To Put The 15 Hour Work Week Back On The Agenda
by Julie Broderick
The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease…
Article continues here: How To Do The Right Exercise For Your Age To Keep Fit
by Laura Sumrall
In the winter of 1566, 30 children in Amsterdam began to show signs of a disturbing affliction.
Article continues here: Dealing With The Devil Has Long Been A Part Of Medicine
by Katherine Gustafson
Adults who prepare quality meals for children are offering something more important than a nutrition lesson.
Article continues here: The Surprising Links Between Family Dinner and Good Health
by Lindsey Valich
Claude Monet used a very limited color palette in his Waterloo Bridge series, but could still evoke a wide range of…
Article continues here: How The Paintings Of Impressionist Claude Monet Trick Our Eyes
by Lance Workman
You’re not alone if colder weather and longer nights make you feel down. This well-known phenomenon, called seasonal…
Article continues here: Your Eye Color Might Be Why You Have The Winter Blues
by Sheheryar Badar Sheikh
In recent years, we have seen an epic scale of destruction caused by war, terrorism, global warming, famine and the…
Article continues here: Understanding Apocalyptic Events Through Literature
by Elissa Redmiles
Data breaches, widespread malware attacks and microtargeted personalized advertising were lowlights of digital life in…
Article continues here: Clean Up Your Cyber-Hygiene For The New Year
by Laura Haynes
Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus.
Article continues here: What The Flu Does To Your Body, And Why It Makes You Feel So Awful
by Arash Javanbakht
When we have to give a talk to a group of people, we feel anxious and experience the bodily fear responses that do not…
Article continues here: To Feel Happier, We Have To Resolve To The Life We Evolved To Live
by Kelly Lambert
Unlike the effervescent bubbles that stream to the top of champagne flutes on New Year’s Eve, what I call brain bubbles…
Article continues here: Tips For A New Year Tuneup For Your Brain
by Gideon Yaffe
Should being under 18 give youth a discount on the price to pay for their crimes? As a matter of conscience, it should…
Article continues here: Why Children Deserve Leniency In Law
by Rob Bellamy and Matthew Watson
2018 has been a year of unprecedented weather extremes around the world.
Article continues here: Should We Engineer The Climate?
by Peter Heslin
Every year most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise regularly. Invest more in valued…
Article continues here: 3 Ways To Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions By Building Goal Infrastructure
by Guillaume Thierry
English has achieved prime status by becoming the most widely spoken language in the world – if one disregards…
Article continues here: Is The English Language The World's Achilles Heel?
by Anthony Papathomas
Women have long been subject to powerful social pressures to look a certain way. The “feminine ideal” – a svelte female…
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by Martin LaMonica
From its arrival decades ago, plastic has transformed modern life. But in 2018, the alarm over the plastic pollution…
Article continues here: Our Complicated Relationship With Plastic
by Gustavo Machado and Christine Lin, University of Sydney, and Ian Harris, UNSW
Back pain affects one in four Australians. It’s so common, nearly all of us (about 85%) will have at least one episode…
Article continues here: Spinal Fusion Surgery For Lower Back Pain Is Costly And There's Little Evidence It'll Work
by Gonzalo R. Quintana Zunino and Conall Eoghan Mac Cionnaith, Concordia University
Studies show that women reach climax less often than men do during sexual encounters together.
Article continues here: The Orgasm Gap And What Sex-ed Did Not Teach You
by Nick Lehr
In early December, The Wall Street Journal published a feature titled “The Loneliest Generation.” “Baby boomers,” the…
Article continues here: The Rise Of Modern Loneliness
by Yinghong Wang
Immunotherapy, the Nobel Prize-winning category of cancer therapy that helps your immune cells to fight tumors, has…
Article continues here: Fecal Microbiome Transplantation Shows Promise In Treating Colitis
by Bernice Plant
If you feel you consistently fail at your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Despite our good intentions, we’re…
Article continues here: How Making New Year's Resolutions Personal Could Actually Make Them Stick
by Lauri Nummenmaa
Everything we sense in our external and internal worlds has a distinct subjective quality. A blasting outburst of rage…
Article continues here: It Is Not All In Your Head. Sometimes, It’s In Your Legs
by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even…
Article continues here: How Good Arguments Can Stop Extremism
by Christian Swann and Simon Rosenbaum
Encouraging people to meet specific fitness goals when they are new to exercising can be ineffective. In fact, it may…
Article continues here: Can Trying To Meet Specific Exercise Goals Put Us Off Being Active Altogether?
by Rebekah Boynton and Anne Swinbourne, James Cook University
Every year you set out determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. But year after year you fall off track and…
Article continues here: A Behaviorist's Guide To New Year's Resolutions
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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