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We are all under the illusion of "mistaken identity". In other words, we are not who we think we are... mostly because, in most cases, we don't think very highly of ourselves. Some of us think "we're not good enough" or that "we never will amount to anything". Part of that is based on the stories we have been raised with... some of them by (hopefully) well-meaning parents and teachers. And of course, the "original sin" of Adam and Eve has been put on our shoulders making us "bad" from birth.
With such a burden, is it any surprise that we act in ways that are unloving both towards ourselves and others and believe we are not worthy of Love? We are mistaken! This is NOT who we are. We are not "less than", we are not sinners, we are not "not good enough". These beliefs keep us from experiencing our true nature which is Infinite Love.
So this week, we open the reflection on our true identity with Alan Seale by "Shifting to Heart Intelligence: We Start With Just Three Questions ". We continue with Will Wilkinson who suggests "Focus On Who You Can Be, Not What You Can Do "and Pierre Pradervand who encourages us to remind ourselves daily that we are Love in his article "I Am Love – A Meditation or Prayer On Identity".
We are also guided to reconnect with our true self in "Self-Healing and Deep Ecology: Honoring and Loving Your Wild Soul" as well as to open ourselves up to "Entertaining Infinite Possibility for a Brighter Future". And Nancy Windheart shares inspiration and motivation in "Life Practice: Becoming Embodied." And as usual, Pam Younghans shares guidance via the planetary movements in the "Astrological Journal for the Week".
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all the articles that were added to the website during the 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 Alan Seale
When we are in the throes of a “breaking open,” it can be hard to know where we are and what is happening. When the ground beneath our feet is shifting and everything around us seems to be changing, we may even feel like we no longer recognize the world around us. So a first step is to find some clarity about where we are now and “what wants to happen” next.
Written by Will Wilkinson
One innovative way to face hard truths is through imagery. Rumi’s words from the opening quote echo across the centuries and present evocative symbols. “Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path…” Consider the imagery of this verse and zero in on two significant elements: the stallion and you.
Written by Pierre Pradervand
If I had to mention one single thing which I believe the most important by very very far, for not only the survival but the harmonious evolution of mankind, it is simply LOVE. And the best place to find it might be in ourselves!
Written by Selene Calloni Williams
The stronger your soul becomes the easier it will be for you to eat better, and the better you eat the stronger your soul will become. Then this world, which definitely prefers you to be governable, measurable, and predictable, will have to take stock of your diversity through which you express your mercy and your love.
Written by Jennifer T. Gehl
Ever since I can remember, I’ve believed that magic is real. Even as an adult, after completing school and becoming steeped in “reality”—as defined by the mundane world—my supernatural sense of the “extraordinary” has amplified rather than diminished. This sense of the magical has to do with an intuitive feeling that all of creation is alive—that there is an indwelling of consciousness existing in everything we see around us. Perhaps even more substantial, however...
Written by Nancy Windheart
I have a small note above my desk that is titled: “Non-Negotiable Necessities.” These are the things in my life that I truly can’t live without. They comprise the foundation of my self-care that, if neglected, sets me off balance and makes me much less effective in all that I do.
by David King
Dry, moist, productive, hacking, chesty, whooping, barking, throaty. These are just some of the terms people use to…
by Thomas Astell-Burt and Xiaoqi Feng
Increasing tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney and increasing the proportion of homes in urban areas…
by Michael Williams
As I spoke recently with colleagues at a conference in Florence, Italy about health care innovation, a fundamental…
by Bobbi Nodell
Inside the brain, a group of cells known as nociceptin neurons get very active before mice give up on reaching…
by Bert Gambini
Eating bitter foods more often can change how they taste, according to a new study.
by Charlotte Todd, et al
As the use of mindfulness has increased globally, its importance in education has also been recognised. Though it is…
by Clyde Sorenson
You might not really be sure you saw what you think you saw when the first one shows up.
by Stephanie Liu, et al
Is it safe to drink alcohol and breastfeed? As physicians, we have always cautioned patients not to. As mothers, we…
Micro-naps For Plants: Flicking The Lights On And Off Can Save Energy Without Hurting Indoor Agriculture Harvests
by Kevin M. Folta
A nighttime arrival at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport flies you over the bright pink glow of vegetable production…
by J Scott Weese
A 21-year-old man recently died of rabies — a disease that kills an estimated 59,000 people a year internationally but…
by Mary-Anne Kate
Dissociative disorders are often said to be rare. But our soon-to-be published analysis of international studies…
by Kasim Rafiq
Animal populations have declined on average by 60% since 1970, and it’s predicted that around a million species are at…
by Steve Taylor
On May 22 2017, my home city of Manchester suffered a terrorist attack killing 22 people and injuring several hundred.…
by Adam Taylor
As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans…
by Christopher Hassall
The blackcurrant harvest on my allotment is highly dependent on the weather. In 2018 the UK had a hot, dry summer and…
by Ann Morrison
As I watched my hunting dog standing off the lead and lined up with all the other Kleiner Münsterländers, awaiting her…
by André Gagné
The battle now raging in several American states over women’s reproductive rights is a direct result of the Christian…
by Vincent Ho
Two people in Victoria and New South Wales have died after eating smoked salmon contaminated with listeria, health…
by Lotje Hives and Tara-Lynn Scheffel
A preschooler’s day is a world of adventure fuelled by an unbridled imagination. Sparked by curiosity, they set out to…
by Lauren Finka
Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or…
by José M. Rey Benayas
Rewilding is often thought of as a fantastical vision of the future. One day we might share the landscape with wolves…
by Brendan Wintle
It may not look like a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest or an African savannah, but the patch of bush at the end…
by Mirzam Abdurrachman, et al
Our earth is very old. Based on the estimation of the oldest rock, it’s around 4.5 billion years of age. Scientists…
by Natalie R. Rubio
The meat you eat, if you’re a carnivore, comes from animal muscles. But animals are composed of a lot more than just…
by John Holden
Much of the science to support links between water-based body heating and improved sleep is already well-established.…
by Christine Griebsch and Jacqueline Norris
Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs have raised the issue of animal…
by Christine Grové
You might think there are some people who never worry. But that’s not true. We all worry but at different times and…
by U. Washington
Management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate…
by Scott Shackelford
High-profile data breaches at companies like British Airways and Marriott get a lot of media coverage, but…
by Ken Harvey, et al
There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for…
by Yoga With Adriene
Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back.
by Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan explains what goes on during the mental fireworks of a psychedelic experience.
by Jack Marley
Many scientists believe that halting global warming at 1.5°C will require us to invent Negative Emission Technologies …
by Roger Wilkins
Women who work in the arts or services industries, and who are young, are the ones most likely to be working more than…
by Rotem Petranker and Thomas Anderson
Microdosing psychedelics is a growing trend that involves ingesting very small sub-hallucinogenic amounts of substances…
by Neil Watkins
People take vitamin supplements for all kinds of reasons, from maintaining general health to preventing cancer. But…
by Natalie Skinner
While it’s difficult to fully disconnect from work as we head home for the day, our personal thinking styles and values…
by Hugh Hunt
The Paris climate talks hoped to set out how we can reduce the amount of carbon we’re pumping into the atmosphere.
by Damian Ruck
We have known for decades that secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Finding out why involves…
by Brandon Warmke
Moral grandstanding is a vanity project that sabotages public discourse says moral philosopher Brandon Warmke
by California Gardening
In today's video we provide you lots of gardening tips and advice on how to do some common diy things in your garden.
by Vasu Appanna
Bacteria are at the centre of all life forms on planet earth and are the essential building blocks that make living…
by Emily Burch
Want to boost your immune system, reduce your physical signs of ageing, or cleanse your blood to get rid of toxins?
by David L. Blustein
On the surface, the well-being of the American worker seems rosy. Unemployment in the U.S. hovers near a 50-year low…
by CBC News
Climate change has fundamentally changed the nature of the risk for homeowners and insurance companies alike.
by Troy Baisden
Internationally, the Ardern government is seen as a progressive beacon, and its recent budget was watched closely as a…
by Leah Ruppanner
Workers in countries where shorter working hours are the norm are more likely to complain of poor work-life balance,…
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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