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This week we look at new ways to deal with our present, new ways to respond to the challenges and crises that are being presented to us. We look at both sides of the coin that we've been handed, whether we are dealing with the new reality with the coronavirus, or other challenges of daily life. As with every situation in life, we have a choice as to how we respond and a choice as to how we interpret the challenge.
I start the featured articles with "What Works For Me: Asking Why" as a method that helps me discover "the gift" and what is to be learned in challenging situations. In her article, Joyce Vissell speaks of her experience with the loss of a child, 33 years ago, in "Sheltering at Home: A Different Kind of Gratitude".
Then, author Jonathan Hammond shares "A Shamanic Perspective: The Corona Virus Seen Through A Shaman's Mind" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Ervin Laszlo, suggests a new way of looking at our current reality in "The Pandemic Is An Opportunity For Global Change: A Better World Is Waiting To Be Built".
Sarah Varcas looks at the coming months through her insightful perspective and knowledge of astrology in "Waking Up To Our New Reality: Facing Our Fear and Our Future" while Ora Nadrich offers assistance in "Moving through the 7 Grief Stages of the Coronavirus Pandemic"
Pam Younghans wraps up our featured articles by offering some very practical advice in this week's "Astrological Journal. She suggests: "...remember to pause and breathe when you feel the stress. Then choose positive ways to move any energy that is manifesting as frustration or anger." So again we are reminded that we have choices as to how we react or how we deal with what we are facing.
It always comes back to that... our choosing the direction and method of our life's journey... anger and hatred... or love and compassion. Which path will you choose? Will this be a time to heal, a time to love, and a time to accept our differences while recognizing our unity? Let us make this the time to do so!
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 Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
For me, learning often comes from understanding "why". Why things are the way they are, why things happen, why people are the way they are, why I act the way I do, why other people act the way they do. Once I understand the "why" of a situation, I can then understand how I need to respond both now and in the future.
Written by Joyce Vissell
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Written by Jonathan Hammond
At this tumultuous time on the planet, many of us are yearning for a spiritual context for the devastating Corona Virus and for higher guidance to show us the part that we are each to play in the global crisis that we now face. There are no easy or “pat” answers to these deep and troubling questions.
Written by Ervin Laszlo
The pandemic we are experiencing is temporary; it will pass into history as all the previous pandemics did. But the change it brings may be lasting. It can be change for the better, or change for the worst. Making it a change for the better is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss.
Written by Sarah Varcas
When embroiled in the midst of a crisis, the longer view can sometimes help. Reflecting on how we got here, where we want to get to and how we can do so, gives both context and meaning to our current trials. It transforms us from the victim of fate to...
Written by Ora Nadrich
As we’ve had to give up our normal lives for the foreseeable future, many of us are also feeling a type of grief similar to mourning the death of a loved one. The coronavirus has caused the death of a way of life we were used to.
by Anthea Batsakis
Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t…
by Lee Hadlington
The biggest threat to an organisation’s cyber-security comes from within, according to a growing body of evidence.
by Howard Ramos et al
Every crisis shows cracks in the current system and points a glaring spotlight on the inequities that were overlooked…
by Pam Lock
The evolution of the novel and short story in the 19th century brought us one of the greatest human sources of comfort,…
by Lionel Cavicchioli
From New York to Moscow, Johannesburg to Buenos Aires, the novel coronavirus continues its global journey. On March 30…
by Felice S. Wyndham
When infections sweep through human populations that have never experienced them before, the impacts are biological,…
by Marcus Enoch and James Warren
This isn’t a normal period of disruption, which is usually caused by failures in supply such as road accidents or…
by Ben Deery
Earlier that day her swimming and basketball lessons were cancelled, a birthday party postponed, and she had to race…
by Aaron Langille et al
As communities across the globe are urged to stay indoors and practice physical distancing measures, feelings of…
by Kriston R. Rennie
A plague of serious proportions is ravaging the world. But not for the first time. From 1347-51, the Black Death killed…
by Jeff Borland
The immediate impact of the coronavirus shutdown is striking in its magnitude, its speed and its concentration on a…
by Ryan Van Lieshout
Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts…
by Marina Eckersley
A new social music app is pushing the boundaries of music creation by making recording artists out of novices with…
by Lisa Portolan
When Tinder issued an in-app public service announcement regarding COVID-19 on March 3 we all had a little laugh as a…
by Catherine Loveday
Like millions of people across Europe, I had. My London street had come alive – despite lockdown – with people cheering…
by Jane Ogden
In the past 30 years, there has been a dramatic increase in body criticism. Most women, and many men, feel dissatisfied…
by Mehmet Ozalp
As the world faces the greatest disruption of our lifetimes, Muslims throughout the world are also grappling with the…
by James Jin Kang and Paul Haskell-Dowland
With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the…
by Norm Friesen
As the COVID-19 pandemic forces many U.S. colleges and universities to move their courses online, connecting online via…
by Raquel Peel
With the raft of social distancing measures in place to control the spread of coronavirus, you may be spending more…
by Zlatan Krizan
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting daily routines around the world. Overwhelmed hospitals, desolate schools, ghostly…
by Chaminda Hewage
While most of the world is trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems hackers are not on lockdown.
by Roberta Lamb and Robbie MacKay
Many musicians are reaching out from isolation on balconies, in condos or the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Brooke Schedneck
Buddhist meditation centers and temples in coronavirus-hit countries around the world have been closed to the public in…
by Connor Bamford
Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser to the UK government, recently said that many groups are working on blood…
by Erin Mackenzie and Penny Van Bergen
Some schools in Australia have moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in which students and staff…
by David Korten
Science warns us that the 2020s will be humanity’s last opportunity to save itself from a climate catastrophe.
by Michaela Pascoe and Alexandra Parker
Medicare-subsidised psychology and psychiatry sessions, as well as GP visits, can now take place via phone and video…
by Daniel Miller
Social isolation is hardly a new experience for many older people. If there is one silver lining to the current…
by Sylvain Charlebois
These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and…
by Alan Greene
National constitutions and international human rights treaties often contain clauses that allow governments to…
by Bethany Teachman
You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Do you treat this time as an insurmountable threat…
by Simon Mair
Where will we be in six months, a year, ten years from now? I lie awake at night wondering what the future holds for my…
by Lena Ciric
COVID-19 has only been around for a few months, so at this point scientists don’t know that much about it.
by Hector Chapa
“So, being pregnant and delivering in a pandemic … what’s that gonna look like?” That question, sent to me by a…
by Cavan W. Concannon
Sometime in the late second century A.D., Christians in the city of Rome organized a collection to send to the…
Fighting Boredom With Banjos And Russian Grammar – Tips From Polar Explorers For Surviving Months Of Isolation
by Daniella McCahey
Due to Antarctica’s extreme winter, which includes four months of total darkness, polar explorers endured intense…
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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