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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.
It is interesting that in this time of social isolation, we are actually rediscovering wholeness and community. We are reconnecting with our inner truth, our inner longings, and connecting perhaps more deeply with the people we love, albeit by phone or online connections. Perhaps there is truth in the saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
This week our authors focus on the path to wholeness and oneness. We start off with "Rebuilding and Rediscovering Community: Wholeness Can Heal Us" and continue with "Called To A Higher Order: That Of Love, Compassion and The Quest For Understanding".
While we move forward into a new reality of our own creation, we also may need to look back and see "How Our Little Soul Loses Its Way". Part of our attaining wholeness and connection is to truly choose to listen to others and to our Self. Darren J. Gold takes a look at this in "I Seek to Understand: The Power of Truly Listening".
Our quest for wholeness also leads us to a state of "Searching For Answers and Establishing New Foundations". And in this week's "Astrological Journal", Pam Younghans quotes Bil Tierney when she writes about the energies of the next 4 months while Jupiter is retrograde: "...a marvelous time for gaining insights into spiritual or philosophical matters, as wisdom can flow easier from the superconscious and make contact with the conscious self ... We may find it easier to develop inner faith and a more hopeful outlook due to self-inspired contemplation ... We may feel detached from what is socially expected of us during this period and may reject such pressures in favor of listening to our own inner calling ..."
So there we are. We are encouraged to be introspective, to listen, to discover our true calling, our true self, thus attaining wholeness and balance. This transition to a more internal experience has opened the door to new perceptions and helped us to rediscover our true preferences.
Every day is a new day, and as some of us may perhaps be moving from isolation back to more social interaction, we will best be served by remembering to keep the energy and truth of what we have introspected about ourselves as our guiding light.
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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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
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Written by Dery Dyer
Reconnecting with the Earth is simple. But just as initiations in traditional cultures demand some kind of dismemberment, staying reconnected requires breaking down the walls we’ve built inside and outside of ourselves, toppling old secure structures...
Written by Michael Bianco-Splann
The world we inhabit is changing at such speed and frenetic acceleration that in order to keep pace we must ourselves evolve, not from the Darwinian thesis of survival-of-the-fittest and physical evolution, but rather from the next step in the human story, conscious evolution.
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Written by HeatherAsh Amara
I see the Little Soul as a small child. When a child is intimately connected to a loving, wise, nurturing caretaker (Big Soul), it is fun to go out and explore the world and then come back and share what it has learned. If a child discovers something scary or confusing...
Written by Darren J. Gold
Have you ever listened? I mean truly listened? Quieted your mind and surrendered all self-concern and given yourself completely to another person so that he or she is fully heard? If you’re really honest, the answer is likely no.
Written by Sarah Mane
We are in truth limitless, magnificent universal beings. Right here and now, we embody all the forces of the universe. There is no difference between our energy and the energy of the universe; they are one and the same.
by Robert Reich
Last August, the Business Roundtable – an association of CEOs of America’s biggest corporations – announced with great…
by Renee J. Rogers
Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the…
by Teresa Carr
Consider the following brain teaser: A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How…
by McKenna Becker
Philosophers and neuroscientists agree that if there is an objective reality, human beings can’t perceive it:…
by LaTina Emerson
Foods such as French fries, cheese, cookies, soda, and sports and energy drinks are common in the diets of United…
by Luara Ferracioli
Some people are lucky enough to look back at their childhood with affection for a time in life without much stress and…
by Paul Manning
Insects, which include more than a million known species, represent roughly two-thirds of the described biodiversity on…
by Kristopher Nielsen
What exactly are mental disorders? The answer to this question is important because it informs how researchers should…
by Clare Collins, et al
For many women, the journey through menopause is a roller coaster of symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats…
by Carolyn FitzGerald
Although there are early signs of tentative re-openings for trial-and-error life after quarantine, we cannot — and…
by Bethany Van Vleet and Denise Bodman
Once, a long time ago, one of us, Bethany, fell behind at the grocery store and was trying to catch up
by Jean Twenge
When the novel coronavirus roared into the U.S., mental health took a back seat to physical health.
by Kriston R. Rennie
The Black Death (1347-51) devastated European society. Writing four decades after the event, the English monk and…
by Rahel Mathews
My health conscious friends and colleagues tell me that they need an alternative to soda but plain water is too boring.
by Dave Cook
We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history – but many are beginning to imagine life after…
by Catherine Doherty
In many countries schools remain closed and the dinner table now serves as the school desk.
by Paul Manning
Many people are trying to grow their own food during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hands are sketching plans onto…
by Amanda Turnbull
Not so long ago, the concept of a fully automated store seemed something of a curiosity.
by Mark Maslin
Humans are amazing creatures, in that they have show they can live in almost any climate.
by William Petri
As researchers try to find treatments and create a vaccine for COVID-19, doctors and others on the front lines continue…
by Darren Ellis, et al
Airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
by Paul MacDaragh Ryan and Noel Caplice
As worldwide coronavirus-related deaths tip a quarter of a million, a concerning trend is surfacing in the medical…
by Gulcin Ozkan et al
Two key factors distinguish the economic consequences of coronavirus from those of previous crises.
by Peter T. Spooner
Changes in ocean circulation may have caused a shift in Atlantic Ocean ecosystems not seen for the past 10,000 years…
by Paul Chatterton
A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés…
by Zhen Yan
Scientists are constantly revealing newly discovered benefits of exercise. In experiments over the past 10 years, my…
by Hassan Vally
To understand the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is more usefully viewed as a series of distinct local epidemics. The…
by Ben Walker, et al
The COVID-19 pandemic is a massive public health and economic crisis, but it is also reshaping how we see ourselves and…
by Nicholas Fuller
For most women, perimenopause – the transition to menopause – begins in their 40s. The entire menopause process…
by Olivia Murphy
Mary Shelley’s neglected later book The Last Man (1826) has the most to say to us in our present moment of crisis and…
by Isabelle Catherine Winder and Vivien Shaw,
For many people, the most distressing part of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of social isolation.
by Delphine Collin-Vézina and Tristan Milot
There is much uncertainty bubbling up around the Québec government’s decision to re-open elementary schools May 11 in…
by Steven E. Salterio
Predictions about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s economy arrive almost daily. How can we make…
by Lisa Ashton and Ben Bradshaw
Agriculture has long been framed in the global climate action discussion as a sector whose activities conflict with…
by Melanie Soderstrom and Michael C. Frank
Has anyone ever told you: “Don’t baby talk to your baby?” Parents of young infants often tell us that they have heard…
by Vivian Zayas
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be “imprinted on the personality of our nation for a very long time”…
by Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
Resilience, communication skills, openness and impulse control top the list of six qualities that presidential…
by Lisa Huisman Koops
Parenting musically is the way I describe what happens when moms and dads use music for many nonmusical tasks and goals.
by Elizabeth C. Tippett
If you have the good fortune of scoring a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of…
by Andrea Freeman
President Donald Trump’s executive order mandating meat processing plants to stay open, despite growing coronavirus…
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.
OLDIES & GOODIES:
Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels
by Douglas Bloch
When You Are Angry, It's Just Your Ego Playing Its Game
by Stuart Wilde
Changing Your Self-Image Changes the Mirror of Your Experiences
by Dr. Michael J. Russ
"Gifts" From Your Family of Origin: Beliefs, Attitudes, and More
by Paul Brenner, M.D., Ph.D. and Donna Martin, M.A.
Yoga: A Fitness Resource For People With "Round Bodies"
by Genia Pauli Haddon
Question Reality: Whose REALITY Is It Anyway?
by Douglas Davis
Is Perfection a Valid Goal?
by Norman Monath
A Case for Courage: Ethical Behavior vs. Unethical Business Misconduct|
by Rebecca Barnett
Repressing or Expressing Emotions? There's Another Choice!
by Karla McLaren
Adrenal Glands Revival: Fatigue Fast and Cleanse For Exhaustion
by Carrie LEsperance
When You Find Yourself Saying "I Can't Do That Because..."
by Marie T. Russell
Love Yourself, Then, Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
by Sylvia Browne
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