InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 19, 2020 

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

Who are we? Who are you? Who am I? These are referred as "existential" questions. What exactly is an existential question?

Looking it up online, I find this definition: "a question concerning the essence of what it means to be alive". OK, fine! And part of me says, so what! In the sense that maybe we need to be more concerned with our present existence and our future, rather than gazing at our belly-button and wondering about what it means to be alive. Maybe what is needed is less "wondering", and more being and doing. So this week, we do look at who we are, and also at what are we going to do about it!

We start off with "Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm" and follow that with "There’s No App For Enlightenment".  It seems sometimes like there's an app for everything... but some things we just have to do for ourselves. And enlightenment is one of them, as is making tough choices for ourselves and for our planet. We can't job that out to an app or to someone else. Luckily you have the tools we need, and "Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work".

Some of the things we have to change involve our immediate environment, our living space, so we bring you "Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity".

We also have to make some inner changes and some changes in our attitude, and that includes recognizing who we are as shared in "Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things" No one can heal our inner child, or take our place in the stage of life. That's something that only each individual can do. And for that, we have to discover who we are and live it. A very important part of our life, if not the most important, is walking our talk on "The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are".

And walking our talk includes taking part in the world around us and thus this week, we have launched a new section on InnerSelf entitled "Remember the Future on 3rd of November". In this new section, you will learn about the issues and what's at stake in the November 3, 2020 US Presidential election. We won't be telling you what horse to pick in the race, but rather give you the information you need to make your own choices. Forces are at play to stop you from having a say in your future, and as it is in personal growth, the choices are ours to make, and the power is in our hands. To make good decisions, we need good information. That is what we will bring you in this new section. One of the articles in the section is by our own Robert Jennings, "Why We Need Many Dangerous Women To Save The World". The picture with the article features Sally Field and Jane Fonda... two "dangerous" women... they must be since they were both arrested in Washington DC lately.

This new section will include articles that appear in other categories on InnerSelf as well as some specific only to this section. So "Remember the Future" and inform yourself as to what is at stake and what can be done to create a better world.

Even the planetary energies support us all in our quest. Here is some info from the "Astrological Journal for the Week" "This new lunar cycle will inspire many to take a stand, speak loudly, and perhaps even demand to be heard. How we each use this influence depends on our core values, and how we want to direct its powerful energies."

I am reminded of the Bob Marley song, "Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights..." This is another thing that we must do for ourselves. We must take a stand as to who we are and what we want to create. It's a wonderful opportunity to create the world we know can be and needs to be.

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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Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm

Written by Darren J. Gold

Your Identity — The Most Important Paradigm
You have an identity. Everyone does. You likely don’t recognize it or would struggle to describe it. But it is there, buried deep within your program. Your iden­tity is the aggregation of dozens (if not hundreds) of beliefs about yourself that you have accumulated over the course of your life.


There’s No App For Enlightenment

Written by Frank Pasciuti, Ph.D.

There’s No App For Enlightenment
There’s no app for enlightenment. There’s no bypass to its attainment. But it is a worthwhile state toward which to aspire. And keep it mind: as you make progress along the way, you will incrementally derive the benefits.


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Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work

Written by Jason Caldwell

Your Mind Is Your Best Resource: Reflect and Let Your Mind Go To Work
Reflection and contemplation aren’t just for lazy Sunday af­ternoons. They are the means by which incredible solutions are discovered for impossible problems. Your mind is your best resource. It’s a catalyst for miracles.


Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity

Written by Marla Stone

Tips For Reinventing and Invigorating Your Space To Manifest Happiness and Prosperity
Creating good energy and flow instantly makes a room intriguing and enchanting, but it does more than that. How living spaces are arranged will help you relax and become more creative in man­ifesting your goals.


Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things

Written by Paul Selig

Claiming the World Anew: The Divine As You and As All Things
You are not the one you think you are. You believe yourself to be what you thought you were, and the thought of being as you has accrued evidence through your magnetic field to justify your ideas.


The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are

Written by Ora Nadrich

The Path Of Self-Realization: Living True To Who We Really Are
We may be hurried or impatient to get to our "destination" but once we're there, what is it that we think we will find? We will find ourselves, and that means whatever "realizations" we've had along the way.


Why We Need Many Dangerous Women To Save The World

Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com

Why We Need Many Dangerous Women To Save The World
This election in 2020 will undoubtedly come down to the turn out and the voting pattern of women.


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What Meat Eaters Really Think About Veganism

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Why Homosexuality May Have Evolved For Social, Not Sexual Reasons

by Andrew Barron

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Why The End Of The Checkout Signals A Dire Future For Those Without The Right Skills
Why The End Of The Checkout Signals A Dire Future For Those Without The Right Skills

by Richard Holden

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5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change

by Greg McDermid, et al

While many climate solutions require leadership from governments, we also need changes within regular households, which…


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Why Greta Gerwig's Direction of "Little Women" Creates Big Emotions and Deserved An Oscar

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Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising Faster For Girls Than Boys
Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising Faster For Girls Than Boys

by Jean Twenge

Major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017.


Why You Need More Vitamin D In The Winter
Why You Need More Vitamin D In The Winter

by Margherita T. Cantorna

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections.


Worst Marine Heatwave On Record Killed One Million Seabirds In North Pacific Ocean
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by Tim Birkhead

Between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, a marine heatwave swept the northern Pacific Ocean that was hotter…


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by Megan Arnot

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Astrological Journal for the Week

Written by Pam Younghans

Horoscope Week: January 20 - 26, 2020

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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