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I start this overview of the featured articles of the week by quoting the closing sentence in Pam Younghan's "Astrological Journal for the Week": 'These appear to be the essential keys to the improvements that we seek right now -- that we take one step at a time, purposefully, mindfully, and with faith.'
In keeping with the aforementioned energies of the week, our authors present ways to do just that... to take one mindful step at a time with faith in our purpose or goal. The key to attaining the universal goal of a healed self and a healed world is to live with and from Love. We start with Pierre Pradervand who writes about the "Social Implications of Oneness: Love Your Neighbor Who Is Yourself".
Gwilda Wiyaka shares historical information about "Universal Myths, Legends and Prophecies in our Shared History". Some of myths of our day and age, as well as some erroneous beliefs, are exposed in "Marianne Williamson: America Doesn’t Just Have A Gun Crisis--It Has A Culture Crisis". To create a peaceful and loving reality, we need to deal with our shadow by "Examining Our Beliefs and Thoughtfully Changing Direction".
Many of our culture's social implications, myths, and beliefs have led us to live in a world filled with pain. Lama Palden Drolma, author of the book Love on Every Breath, offers ways of "Resolving the Sorrow, Suffering and Trauma by Stepping into Love". Shai Tubali, author of the book Unlocking the 7 Secret Powers of the Heart: A Practical Guide to Living in Trust and Love presents a meditation (in the article excerpted from the book, as well as on a video) for a "Basic Heart Activation: Living From Your Heart".
Our shadow may have been invisible to us in the past, but it is revealed through reflection, self-inquiry and looking in the mirror of the "others" in our life. The same processes (reflection and self-inquiry) reveal another hidden aspect of ourselves... which is the Love that is at our core. It may have been hidden among the huge shadow of our doubts, fears, and feelings of powerlessness... But, just as our shadow was lurking in the background, the Love that we are is patiently waiting for us to open the door to our heart and let Love step out on center stage and shine for the benefit of all.
The time is now! The choice is ours! Let Love in. Let Love through. Let it "run the show".
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 a loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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Written by Pierre Pradervand
Mystics very often see the links of all things – not only between all humans, but between humans and nature, and sometimes they feel a total immersion with the Ground of Being that upholds the universe and every living being. More and more, modern science stresses the same reality, and that apparent divisions are a socially conditioned illusion.
Written by Gwilda Wiyaka
From culture to culture there are similar themes. Ancient civilizations and societies including China, Babylonia, Wales, Russia, India, America, Hawaii, Scandinavia, Sumatra, Peru, and Polynesia all have versions of a giant flood—many occurring in the same geological time frame, and all profoundly similar to the biblical account.
Written by Eileen Workman
What is it about our beliefs that makes them so powerful some of us are willing to suffer or die before we’ll ignore what we’ve been taught to believe is right? At what point do we allow society’s fabric to flex enough to honor the need of people to survive?
Written by Marianne Williamson
Another day, another mass shooting. We grieve for Odessa, Tex., and we grieve for America. The aftermath of every mass shooting follows a now-routine pattern: Feverish coverage will be followed by politicians and pundits engaging in a predictable conversation about gun-safety legislation. All of which we know by now.
Written by Lama Palden Drolma
We are aware of so much suffering in the world: wars, terrorists, mass shootings, displaced refugees, American police killing innocents, and people being hurt or killed in so many ways. You may have suffered trauma yourself. It is healing to have a way to work internally with this sorrow in concert with the ways we are called on to work in the world.
Written by Shai Tubali
Practiced daily, this basic activation exercise enables you to gradually shift the center of your being to your heart. The ideal is to start your day with it, but you can do it at any other time, including just before going to sleep.
by Jacob Beck
Sarah, “the world’s smartest chimp,” died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday.
by Timothy Carey
In any year, one in five Australians will experience symptoms of a mental illness.
by Roger J. Kreuz
When Toni Morrison died the world lost one of its most influential literary voices.
by Misha Ketchell
On a sunny day in Sydney last Sunday Tim Flannery, former Australian of the Year, appeared on a panel of international…
by Thomas Moynihan
It is 1950 and a group of scientists are walking to lunch against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
by Susan Kay-Flowers
When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their…
by Angel Urbina-Garcia
Diagnoses of mental disorders and drug prescriptions among school-age children have skyrocketed over the last two…
by Danny Eckert
Falling asleep is a bit like flicking off a light switch. One moment we are awake, but then the switch is flicked and…
by Monideepa Tarafdar, et al
If you ever find yourself looking forward to a holiday because you’ll be able to switch off your smartphone then…
by Jared Wadley
When driving themselves is no longer an option, older adults may feel the short- and long-term effects of isolation, a…
by Kristin Samuelson
Physicians often fail to discuss healthy lifestyle changes with cancer survivors, according to a new study.
by Leslie Sikos and Paul Haskell-Dowland
For many years, the Apple iPhone has been considered one of the most secure smart phones available.
by Davina Jackson
Bali’s Green School recently celebrated its first decade of educating toddlers through teenagers (and their digital…
by Kristen Parker
Married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age, according to new research.
by Kara Manke
Advanced brain imaging reveals how exposure in the womb to organophosphates changes brain activity in teenagers, a new…
by Shiu-Yik Au
Sexual harassment causes tremendous damage to employees who experience it, leading to higher employee turnover, lower…
by Liz Entman
When making food choices when we’re with friends, we tend to want to match characteristics that others can measure or…
by Sergio Henriques
Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests so, as the researchers link…
by Cailin Riley
Kids are less likely to have concentration problems and behavioral issues if their parents make a greater effort to…
by Gina DiGravio
Optimism could boost our chances of living 85 years or more by over 50%, according to a new study based on decades of…
by Biba Adams
The Detroit Blk Gurls Do Tarot Facebook group empowers women in traditional spiritualities.
by Deo Prasad
Over the past seven years more than 100 research projects at the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, in…
by Kylie Baldwin
The numbers of women undergoing elective egg freezing across the Western world has increased rapidly over the past few…
by Christina Leza
Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico…
by Aimée La Fountain
Breakups happen to friends, too. Here’s how to find closure, while preserving your heart and dignity.
by Jake Johnson
"There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks…
by Patti Verbanas
African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new…
by Andrea Cantora
Congress is thinking of lifting a longstanding ban on federal student aid for those serving time in prison.
by Jason Gilchrist
The banded mongoose, a small social mammal of the African savannah, is known to be one of the most cooperative and…
by Dr. Sajeda Tuli
Migration is getting increasing attention in Australia, with the Morrison government recently putting the focus on…
by Sreekanth Chalasani
What if you didn’t need surgery to implant a pacemaker on a faulty heart? What if you could control your blood sugar…
by Alexander Kurov
Although the U.S. economy continues to grow and add jobs, talk of a recession is increasingly in the air due to a…
by Laura D'Olimpio
One of the interesting questions we face as philosophers who are attempting to make philosophical ideas accessible for…
by Tim Slade, et al
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about…
by Sarah Pitt
There’s been a surge in measles cases across Europe, putting people’s lives at risk according to new findings from the…
by Doug Specht
A tragedy continues to unfold across the Amazon. Tens of thousands of fires are raging across the region, destroying…
by Mark Greenwood and James Locke
Anyone who has traveled across multiple time zones and suffered jet lag will understand just how powerful our…
by Gillian Kidman
Inquiry-based learning emphasises a student’s role in the learning process and asks them to engage with an idea or…
by Mathew Lipson and Melissa Hart
The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian summer.
by Joseph Cabosky
I often encounter myths and misunderstandings about political data, whether it’s in the classes I teach or broader news…
by Gretchen E. Ely
In Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants are frequently segregated, with some neighborhoods divided by barbed…
by Jenny Graves
The claim that homosexual men share a “gay gene” created a furor in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports…
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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