InnerSelf Newsletter: October 13, 2019

InnerSelf Newsletter: October 13, 2019
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Perhaps the most important question for each of us to answer is "Who Am I?" or as a collective of humanity, "Who Are We?". The debate has long raged... are humans essentially good or evil, of the light or of the darkness? And as with most questions, the importance of the answer is not in the past but in the present: Who are we being now? Are we living as beings of love and light? Are our actions based on motivations of love or motivations of fear and belief in the lack of love in its many manifestations? And as with most things, the answer is not set in stone but depends on our day-to-day, or moment-to-moment, actions, thoughts and choices.

This week we reflect on the question "who am I" and start off with the insights of astrologer Sarah Varcas in "Renewing the Future with an Intense Full Moon, Honesty, and Change". Yet perhaps the question to answer is not so much Who Are We? as who do we believe we are? What is our opinion and perception of who we are? Our belief of self influences all our actions... do we think we are worthless (sinners), powerless (victims), incapable of change (genetics or habits)... or are we aware that we can do anything we set ourselves to accomplish... What is stopping us may be our own self-opinion and we look at "Why So Many Of Us Became Imposters: The Role Of Society". However, the good news is that no matter how we have perceived ourselves in the past, we can change our actions and our beliefs as evidenced in "If My Dad Can Do It... Believing in Signs from the Spirit World".

And in this life we are living, both individually and collectively, we are a result of our past and of the actions that have taken place before. We are assisted in seeing that clearly  in "Everything Is Connected and Forms The Process". Fortunately the power to change our behavior and our life is in our hands and we can step forth by "Creating Personal Freedom: The Truth of Personal Power". In this week's Astrological Journal, Pam Younghans shares about the energies of this week: "...we'll want to pay attention to where and how we tend to give our power away." Pam closes her weekly overview with these words: "...we ultimately will be able to convert lead into gold. The process is already well underway."

So we might ask, where do I go from here? Charles Eisenstein sheds light on the bigger picture in "The Old Story Is Breaking Down and Our Dormant Humanity Is Awakening" as does Marianne Williamson in a presentation at the University of New Hampshire shared in my article "We'd Better Politicize Love: "First We Feed The Children" - Marianne Williamson".

The overall take-away is that the future is in our hands and we have more power than we may have previously believed. Each breath we take brings a new opportunity and another chance to move ahead in the direction of our greater vision for ourselves and for humanity.

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
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"


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Renewing the Future with an Intense Full Moon, Honesty, and Change

Written by Sarah Varcas

Renewing the Future with an Intense Full Moon, Honesty, and Change

This is an intense moon which highlights the power struggles that can readily occur in the course of everyday life. With Mars now journeying through Libra and Mercury preparing to turn retrograde in Scorpio at the month end, relationships may be up in the air, challenging us to greater clarity of communication and more penetrating honesty. 


Why So Many Of Us Became Imposters: The Role Of Society

Written by Dr. Sandi Mann

Why So Many Of Us Become Imposters: The Role Of Society

What is the role of society and what are the psychological reasons that are likely to make some people prone to feeling fake or phony? Understanding these factors will help you to recognize why you may have developed your own feelings of imposterism and to appreciate that this is not your fault; it is not a weakness or failing to have Imposter Syndrome.


If My Dad Can Do It... Believing in Signs from the Spirit World

Written by Bill Philipps

If My Dad Can Do It...

Anytime I had ever talked about receiving signs or other in­formation from the spirit world, Dad laughed, joked, or scoffed. For personal and religious reasons, he never could understand why I had passed on a surefire career as an opera singer in favor of one as a psychic medium.


Everything Is Connected and Forms "The Process"

Written by Darren Cockburn

Everything Is Connected and Forms

Everything is connected to form The Process. You can prove this for yourself with some simple examples. I’m assuming you’re dressed right now as you read this book. Look at the clothes you’re wearing. How did they get there? Probably because you dressed yourself earlier in the day. Getting dressed was a process.


Creating Personal Freedom: The Truth of Personal Power

Written by Carla Marie Manly

Creating Personal Freedom: The Truth of Personal Power

Women and men have incredible personal power yet often don't realize their own multifaceted power or know how to use it appropriately. The understanding of power is often limited to behaviors that involve being controlling, aggressive, or having influence over others. Personal power has nothing to do with these traits...


The Old Story Is Breaking Down and Our Dormant Humanity Is Awakening

Written by Charles Eisenstein

The Old Story Is Breaking Down As Our Dormant Humanity Awakens

Do you look toward the future with a mixture of dread, yes, but also a kind of positive anticipation? When a big crisis looms, a superstorm or financial crisis, is there a part of you that says, “Bring it on!” hoping it might free us from our collective entrapment in a system that serves no one (not even its elites)?


We'd Better Politicize Love: "First We Feed The Children" - Marianne Williamson

Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

We'd Better Politicize Love: "First We Feed The Children"  - Marianne Williamson

As Marianne Williamson expresses in her presentation, for a species to survive, the children must thrive. In most animal species, the mother becomes ferocious when her children are threatened -- think of a mama bear and her cubs. Well... our children are threatened...


The World's Best Smart Cities Don't Just Adopt New Technology, They Make It Work For People

The World's Best Smart Cities Don't Just Adopt New Technology, They Make It Work For People

by Arturo Bris

Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras…


Why Ending The Secrecy Of Confession Is So Controversial For The Catholic Church

Why Ending The Secrecy of Confession Is So Controversial For The Catholic Church

by Mathew Schmalz

Following sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, there is a worldwide push to end the guarantee of secrecy of…


What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?

by Sandra Jones and Matthew Lancaster

More than 7m people in the UK have high blood pressure; it is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and…


Emotions And Experiences, Not More Data, Could Be The Antidote For Fake News

Emotions And Experiences, Not More Data, Could Be The Antidote For Fake News

by David Knights and Torkild Thanem

At a time when public debate around the world is suffering from a collision between facts and “alternative facts”…


How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods

How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods

by Owen Douglas and Kieran Harrahill

Countries across the globe are trying to wind down coal production. While this will help in the battle against climate…


Why People Choose Medically Assisted Death Revealed Through Conversations With Nurses

Why People Choose Medically-Assisted Death Revealed Through Conversations With Nurses

by Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne

Since Canada legalized Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in 2016, as of Oct. 31, 2018, more than 6,700 Canadians have…


Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?

Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?

by Michelle Oyen

As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO₂ emissions. Sectors which…


Power Plants Needn't Be Ugly – Let's Make Them Green and Beautiful

Power Plants Needn't Be Ugly – Let's Make Them Green and Beautiful

by Nicole Porter

Energy suppliers often refer to their industry as being caught in a “trilemma”, as people demand electricity that is…


What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview

What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview

by G. James Lemoine

Getting a new job is tough. I know this not just because of my own research as a professor studying the intersection of…


Would You Stand Up To An Oppressive Regime Or Would You Conform? Here's The Science

Would You Stand Up To An Oppressive Regime or Would You Conform?

by Nick Chater

Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, described the horror of the authoritarian regime of Gilead. In this…


Why More Mental Health Care Won't Stop The Gun Epidemic

Why More Mental Health Care Won't Stop The Gun Epidemic

by Tom Wickizer, et al

Guns exact a heavy toll on the American public every day. On the average day, around 100 people die from a gun death.…


Does Destiny Shape Your Decisions? Your Answer Could Affect Your Marriage Satisfaction

Does Destiny Shape Your Decisions? Your Answer Could Affect Your Marriage Satisfaction

by Wang-Sheng Lee

Married couples make a number of important decisions together, such as where to live, what type of house to buy, how…


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How Unschoolers Control Their Education With Self-directed Learning

by Kerry McDonald

The factory model of education is outdated, so what's next? - Conventional schooling was largely designed with an…


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How To Spot A Liar

by Pamela Meyer

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and…


How The Us Could Afford Medicare For All

How The US Could Afford Medicare For All

by Gerald Friedman

Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the…


Growing A Garden Can Also Bloom Eco-resilient, Cross-cultural, Food-sovereign Communities

Growing A Garden Can Also Bloom Eco-Resilient, Cross-Cultural, Food-Sovereign Communities

by Ranjan Datta

About eight years ago, 10 families (including mine) and others started a small community garden in Saskatoon.


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Smart Drugs: All-natural Brain Enhancers Made By Mother Nature

by Dave Asprey

Can nicotine keep Alzheimer's at bay? Dave Asprey explains how natural drugs can create super humans.


The Vegans Are Coming! What's Fuelling The Interest In Plant-based Eating?

The Vegans Are Coming! What's Fuelling The Interest In Plant-Based Eating?

by Matthew Ruby and Tani Khara

Between the rise of plant-based sausages and veggie burgers that “bleed”, vegan protesters at supermarkets, and Disney…


To Fix Food Waste, We Have To Think Bigger

To Fix Food Waste, We Have To Think Bigger

by Karin Higgins

Focus on the big, structural issues that result in food waste, rather than exclusively blaming individual actions, say…


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Can Nature Repair The Planet From Climate Change?

by The Economist

A closer look at one of the most familiar responses offered to the climate crisis.


The Neuroscience of Motivation and How to Improve It

The Neuroscience of Motivation and How to Improve It

by Marco Travaglio

Motivation can be a hard thing to come by. Whether at home, at school or at work, most of us have been in a situation…


Confused About Your Cancer Risk From Eating Meat? Here's What The Figures Mean

Confused About Your Cancer Risk From Eating Meat? Here's What The Figures Mean

by Dallas English and Terry Slevin

|This method of communicating risk led to confusion and some hostile reactions. Scientists can explain risks of cancer…


Yom Kippur Is A Time For Feasting As Well As FastingYom Kippur Is A Time For Feasting As Well As Fasting

Yom Kippur Is A Time For Feasting As Well As Fasting

by Ted Merwin

It was the bag of Fritos that gave me away. As a secular Jewish kid whose family did not belong to a synagogue, I did…


Why Women’s Climate Leadership Is Vital

Why Women’s Climate Leadership Is Vital

by Sarah Myhre, Ph.D.

Women’s leadership won’t be a panacea for the overwhelming whiteness of climate leadership, but it’s a starting place.


Two Reef Scientists Share Their Climate Grief

Two Reef Scientists Share Their Climate Grief

by Jon Brodie and Alana Grech

As I write this, much of inland eastern Australia is enduring what is likely to be the worst drought ever recorded.


A Little-remembered Philosopher Translated The Mahatma's Ideas Of Nonviolence For Americans

A Little-Remembered Philosopher Translated The Mahatma's Ideas of Nonviolence For Americans

by John Charles Wooding

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How Children Who Dread PE Lessons At School Can Be Given A Sporting Chance

How Children Who Dread PE Lessons At School Can Be Given A Sporting Chance

by Kiara Lewis

For some school children, PE is the best lesson of the week – a chance to leave the desk behind, get outside, and enjoy…


Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia

by Kenneth McLeod

Decline in brain function often occurs as people age. People often worry that declining brain function is an inevitable…


Yes, We Still Need To Cut Down On Red And Processed Meat

Yes, We Still Need To Cut Down On Red And Processed Meat

by Clare Collins

Judging by some media headlines, you’d be forgiven for thinking researchers, clinicians and the Australian Dietary…


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More Chronic Illness Uncovered After Medicaid Expansion

by Kara Gavin

Nearly one in three low-income people who enrolled in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program discovered they had a…


The Gloves Are Off: Predatory Climate Deniers Are A Threat To Our Children

The Gloves Are Off: Predatory Climate Deniers Are A Threat To Our Children

by Tim Flannery

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and…


In Medieval England Magic Was A Service Industry Used By Rich And Poor Alike

In Medieval England Magic Was A Service Industry Used By Rich and Poor Alike

by Tabitha Stanmore,

Chances are that when you hear the words “medieval magic”, the image of a witch will spring to mind: wizened old crones…


There’s A Simple Way To Make Healthy Food Appealing

There’s A Simple Way To Make Healthy Food Appealing

by Nathan Collins

Highlighting the tastiness of healthy food can help us make better food choices, researchers report.


Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change

Beyond Coping: How to Find the Strength to Take on Climate Change

by Stephanie Van Hook

It’s hard to ignore not just the scientific reports, but also the on-the-ground reality of climate disruption.


Freedom Of Speech: A History From The Forbidden Fruit To Facebook

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by Matthew Sharpe

Free speech is in the news. Not least because several leading universities have adopted a “model code” to protect it on…


5 Ways The Meat On Your Plate Is Killing The Planet

5 Ways Meat Is Killing The Planet

by Francis Vergunst and Julian Savulescu

When we hear about the horrors of industrial livestock farming – the pollution, the waste, the miserable lives of…


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When Big Companies Fund Academic Research, The Truth Often Comes Last

by Lisa Bero

Over the last two decades, industry funding for medical research has increased globally, while government and…


How I Learned To Stop Trying To Fit In

How I Learned To Stop Trying To Fit In

by Eloise Stark

My name is Eloise and I am many things at once: I am a graduate student at the University of Oxford; I am a tutor, a…


Air Pollution In Global Megacities Linked To Children's Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer's And Death

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by Amedeo D'Angiulli

In megacities across the world, including Mexico City, Jakarta, New Delhi, Beijing, Los Angeles, Paris and London…


The Fast Track To A Life Well Lived Is Feeling Grateful

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by David DeSteno

For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest…


How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work

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by Anne Warde

Common herbs, including lavender, fennel, and chamomile, have a long history as folk medicines used to lower blood…


How To Prep Yourself For Flu Season

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by Patti Verbanas

As the flu season gets started, what can you do to protect yourself and stay healthy?


Green Roofs Improve The Urban Environment – So Why Don't All Buildings Have Them?

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by Michael Hardman and Nick Davies

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world.


Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Week: October 14 to 20, 2019

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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