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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone." (Lyrics from the song: What The World Needs Now Is Love).
The above song, written in 1965, still resonates and is still a needed message for all. It is our theme for the week and our featured authors develop the theme. Will Wilkinson shares his thoughts in his article, "Unconditional Love, Finally! We Have Found The Answer ... And It Is Us", while Barry Vissell reminds us to tell others we love them in "In Case They Don't Live Forever".
Pierre Pradervand speaks of love and appreciation in "The Magic of Appreciation: Thank You for..." while Sarah Mane encourages us to discover "The Practical Path to Experiencing Universal Love All The Time". Alan Cohen delves into a perspective of acceptance, in "When We’ll All Get There"
We bring you two astrological perspectives this week. One by Sarah Varcas who writes about the "Reclamation of Independence: Anticipation and Trepidation In Equal Measure" and the second being the regular "Astrological Journal for the Week" by Pam Younghans.
There is no doubt that we live in trying times, and there is also no doubt that the power of Love will get us through these challenges. Love does not mean bowing down to anything or anyone. Love means respect for self, for others, for all living creatures, for the planet. Love means seeking that experience in all our endeavors. It is not an easy task, but gets easier and easier the more we do it. Try it, you'll like it!
We are all in this together and the more we remember, and remind each other, that "What the world needs now is love...", and the more we put love into practice in our lives, the sooner we will reach that destination.
Here to inspire you is an audiovisual presentation of the aforementioned song:
Please scroll down below for the links to all the featured articles of this newsletter, as well as all the new articles added to InnerSelf this week, as well as a group of "Oldies and Goodies" for your reading pleasure.
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 Will Wilkinson
Written by Barry Vissell
Why do we hold back from telling our loved ones that we love them? Why do we procrastinate, waiting for the "right" time ... later ... when it may be too late? But life goes by in a heartbeat and, before we know it, the ones we love are gone, and we may be left with the regret that we never spoke our deepest truth.
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Written by Pierre Pradervand
A few years ago, I discovered with wonder a new form of magic: expressing appreciation to others for something they had done. And modern life offers us a thousand different opportunities to manifest that magic.
Written by Sarah Mane
When I was a teacher of young children the Headmaster of the school used to remind us frequently that the key to education was love. He would often say that the only important factor is the meeting of the teacher and the children, and in that meeting, love had to flow.
Written by Alan Cohen
Many of us spend a great deal of our life rushing to get places. In the process we do clumsy things, get embroiled in impatience and irritation, and sometimes cause accidents. In our haste to get somewhere, we miss being somewhere, and never seem to get anywhere.
Written by Sarah Varcas
The final of three eclipses, this lunar eclipse in Capricorn begins a process of emotional repatterning in response to events and experiences over the past month.This eclipse is about the reclamation of independence and its energy is best used supporting each other to that end.
by James Higham
Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism…
by Negin Riazi and Guy Faulkner
The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian children scored a D+ for “daily physical…
by Sanjaya Senanayake
As the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus grows, so does our knowledge of how it spreads, how it…
by Melissa De Witt
As people navigate a masked world, they’ll need to focus more on the eyes and voice to connect with those around them,…
by Anjana Susarla
The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to…
by Ian M. Mackay,
Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from pigs to humans…
by Anthony R Cox and Craig Rosenbloom
Whether you’re an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But…
by Paul Whiteley et al
More and more politicians are starting to recognise that happiness rather than wealth might be a better way to measure…
by Matt Kasson et al
Home gardening is having a boom year across the U.S. Whether they’re growing their own food in response to pandemic…
by Patricia Riddell
You may have noticed that some people have responded very differently to new rules on lockdown and social distancing.…
by Nancy Dreschel
While most people see a full spectrum of colors from red to violet, dogs lack some of the light receptors in their eyes…
by Sam Ereira
We are highly sensitive to people around us. As infants, we observe our parents and teachers, and from them we learn…
by Craig Stevens and Christina Hulbe
Jules Verne sent his fictional submarine, the Nautilus, to the South Pole through a hidden ocean beneath a thick ice…
by Emily C. Dunford
If you’ve had a surgery postponed due to the pandemic, or one is on the horizon, there may be some work you can do…
by Troy Potter
COVID-19 is changing the way we live. Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of…
by Jeanna Matthews
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram started out as a way to connect with friends, family and…
by Henry Taylor
Imagine being completely blind but still being able to see. Does that sound impossible? Well, it happens.
by Kristina Murphy et al
With residents in ten Melbourne postcodes banned from non-essential travel until at least July 29, the need for…
by Greg Watts
Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances are unless you live by yourself in the…
by William Petri
What is known about which treatments work, and which don’t, for the new coronavirus infection.
by Michael A. Vargas
Need a habit to get through trying times? Try solitude. Ever since the rainy season retreats of the Buddha 2,500 years…
by Peter Stratton
Google recently unveiled its latest talking AI, called Duplex. Duplex sounds like a real person, complete with pauses…
by Ken Chitwood
Saudi Arabia has effectively canceled the hajj for most of the world’s Muslims, saying the obligatory pilgrimage to…
by Keith M. Bellizzi
We’re all exhausted and pushed to the limit by months of social distancing, and the recent news that cases are climbing…
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:
by Marilyn Innerfeld
We live in a world filled with miracles, and yet we take them for granted. Why do we, as adults, forget to see the…
by Alina Guiterrez
The most important job a person can have is to teach another. Educators have a great responsibility toward those they…
by Michael Sky
Emotional suppression sometimes serves a useful, even essential purpose. When suffering a severe traumatic injury, for…
by Pema Chodron
It takes some training to equate complete letting go with comfort. But in fact, 'nothing to hold on to' is the root of…
by Dave Lappin
That which you "most choose to have in your life, you must first become." It is time for us all to "be" what it is that…
by Tami Coyne
I was born in 1960 and my formative years were spent worrying about the Vietnam War, race riots, and the nuclear…
Also check out the InnerSelf section, Remember Your Future, for articles dealing with issues that are related to you and the upcoming 2020 US election for President, Senate, etc.
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