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Everyone probably can agree that we are living in strange times... new experiences, new attitudes, new challenges. But we can be encouraged in remembering that everything is always in flux, everything changes. Pam Younghans, in this week's "Astrological Journal" shares: ""What seems insurmountable now will actually become more attainable over the months ahead, as we continue to strengthen our resolve, align more fully with our integrity, and fine tune our intentions."
So how do we do that? How do we strengthen our resolve? Jude Bijou suggests and gives us the tools to "Banish Worry and STOP Feeling Overwhelmed, One Peaceful Step At A Time".
How do we align more fully with our integrity? By connecting with "Kshamā: Patience, Peace and Gratitude in a Time of Pandemic". Another method, as Diana Rowan recommends, is to "Face Your Darkness and Step Into Your True Power".
The final step? We fine-tune our intentions by "Rising Up with the Potent Force of Aloha" and by standing up for ourselves and for what is right. It is time for a major change in the power structures, not just in our own self (our priorities, our choices) but also in the world around us. Read my article: "Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action" for an inspiring and motivational look at the possibilities for the United States.
Sarah Varcas rounds up our featured articles by reflecting on the Astrology of 2020: "...it speaks of a formidable challenge to our freedom of self-determination, to liberty of thought, speech, movement and association, and to our right to decide how we understand and respond to the events and challenges in our own lives. The good news is this: with Mars now conjunct the equally formidable Eris until the end of the year, there’s plenty of energy available to those who choose the path of the sovereign-self not the fear-ridden, vulnerable dependent one... Claim that energy as your own and use it well. The quality of our collective future depends upon it and if we stand together strong, freedom, love and liberty can – and will – prevail. "
These are times of claiming our own truth, our own power, our own vision, and being willing to take the actions necessary to create the future we envision for ourselves and for the children of Planet Earth. This is not the time to be a couch-potato, or an "innocent" bystander or voyeur simply watching things unfurl on TV or online. We are all connected. What happens to one affects us all. It is time to claim our oneness and for us to take action for the greater good. No one gets to sit this one out. Not doing anything is doing something... Not feeding love, compassion and empathy is feeding apathy and disconnection and even hatred. It is time to strenghten our resolve, align with integrity, and clarify and act upon our intentions. This world is ours. This life is ours. The game is on! Get ready, get set, go!
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, health-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 Jude Bijou
These are indeed troubled times. Between covid19, politics, Black Lives Matter, and the upcoming election, there is not a lot of uplifting news to be had. Actually, the opposite is true. It's easy to get discouraged and freaked out.
Written by Sarah Mane
There are many virtues appropriate to our present circumstances that are extolled in the wisdom of Sanskrit: Abhayam (अभयम्) fearlessness; Balam (बलम्) strength; Buddhi (बुद्धि) reason, Kshamā (क्षमा) patience and forbearance, and so on.
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Written by Diana Rowan
While I thought my biggest fear was of the unknown, of losing control, of being horrified by the darkness inside and around me, it turns out that darkness had been my friend all along. Darkness, my most cryptic ally, pointed me toward light and connection. Darkness showed me — and still shows me — the Bright Way.
Written by Jonathan Hammond
In every given moment, each of us has a glorious opportunity to release our self-limiting stories, learn to live from our true nature, and become the highest and brightest expression of ourselves. And I know of no better, more practical, or more effective system to guide you there than Huna, the esoteric knowledge and philosophy of Hawaii.
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf
I called this article "Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action", and while I am referring to the women highlighted in the videos below, I am also speaking of each of us. And not just of those of us in female bodies, but to all the "rising feminine" in all of us, male or female.
Written by Sarah Varcas
We are living in unprecedented times. Times which demand the calling forth of qualities to match the gravity of this moment. As an astrologer, this means an unflinching sense of integrity in the face of current challenges, and a willingness to question the dominant narrative.
by Monica Gandhi
Masks slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 by reducing how much infected people spray the virus into the environment around…
by Eugene Y. Chan
Not too long ago, few companies paid much attention to Black Lives Matter. Today, in the wake of the George Floyd…
by Dan Guadagnolo
As the Canadian economy slowly recovers from COVID-19 lockdowns, there have been news articles suggesting the Canada…
by Terry Sunderland
As the global population has doubled to 7.8 billion in about 50 years, industrial agriculture has increased the output…
by Luke Montrose
If I dare to give the coronavirus credit for anything, I would say it has made people more conscious of the air they…
by Michaela James and Sinead Brophy
The places and communities that we live in play an important role in our physical health. What we have access to on our…
by Chris Gosden
On April 16 1872, a group of men sat drinking in the Barley Mow pub near Wellington in Somerset in the UK’s south-west.…
by Wijnand Van Tilburg
We all respond to boredom in different ways. Some may find a new hobby or interest, others may instead rip open a bag…
by Sheena Cruickshank
The severity of COVID-19 can vary hugely. In some it causes no symptoms at all and in others it’s life threatening,…
by Andrea Robbett and Peter Hans Matthews
Politics can divide even friends and families. When this happens, we like to tell ourselves that the explanation lies…
by Chris Barrington-Leigh and Adam Millard-Ball
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities around the world are rediscovering the value of walkable and bikeable…
by Arjan Stegeman
SARS-CoV-2 almost certainly originated in an animal. But ever since the virus infected humans the outbreak has been…
by Steve Taylor
There has long been a general assumption that human beings are essentially selfish. We’re apparently ruthless, with…
by Lyndon Jones
Face masks help reduce coronavirus transmission, which has prompted mandates and expert recommendations for their use…
by William Petri
As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.
by Sameer Yadav and Helen De Cruz
President Trump claimed recently that the prospect of a Biden presidency would “hurt God.”
by Erika Bocknek
The choice between in-person learning, where available, and remote learning is a fraught one for parents.
by Amy Dacey
The time is now! Voting in the presidential election will begin in many states in just a few weeks – as early as Sept. 4…
by Bev-Freda Jackson,
Protesters remain on the streets demanding equality and justice for Black Americans. What they’re feeling, I believe…
by Matthew Sharpe
To live through a pandemic, Albert Camus wrote, is to be made to live as an exile. Lovers are parted from lovers…
by Alan Sears
Enter any of the following words into your browser’s search bar: progressive, liberal, conservative, evangelical, right…
by Amy Werbel
Reports suggest that Trump appointees are trying to sabotage the service to limit its capacity to process mail-in…
by Christopher von Rueden
Kamala Harris’ candidacy as vice president of the United States provoked familiar criticism, based in part on her…
by Paul Jenkins
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread, a growing number of people have been negatively affected not so much by the…
by Kaitlyn Kuryk
COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the inequities of Canada’s current “curative” health-care system and the problems…
by Sarah Winch
People die every day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and…
by Cassandra Quave
With COVID-19 cases and deaths rising in the U.S. and globally, identifying new therapies to prevent and combat the…
by Jessica Cooke et al
Research shows that due to COVID-19, parents and children are experiencing greater levels of anxiety and stress.
by Patty Heyda
The U.S. Postal Service is under threat of collapse and privatization. This comes after years of federal political…
by Leslie E. Roos and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen
For most parents, to say the the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful would be a dramatic understatement.
by Laura Rees
Thanks to COVID-19, we’ve slowly built new routines centred on being at home. But as we start to enter various phases…
by Alex Johnstone and Leonie Ruddick-Collins
Most diet and health advice is broadly based on the assumption that a calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter when…
by Gustaf Hugelius
Peatlands cover just a few percent of the global land area but they store almost one-quarter of all soil carbon and so…
by Eric M. Anderman and Kui Xie
When nearly all U.S. brick-and-mortar schools suddenly closed in March 2020 and went online, large numbers of students…
by Erica Pimentel
The COVID-19 lockdown has become synonymous with working from home for many people. While some research has suggested…
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 Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D. & Jeannine Lemare Calaba, Psy.D.
How do you help your child achieve a positive sense of worth? By teaching him how to appreciate himself. Do this by.…
by Susan de Montfort
It has been dramatically revealed to me time after time that the Biblical pronouncement of "Ask and Ye Shall Receive"…
by Alan Cohen
A third party has no power to break up a healthy relationship. No one can come between you and your partner unless…
by Robert Landau
"I am here for you. Remember, I love you always." Jackie awoke from her dream with a start. However, she could only…
by Rosalyn Harwood
As I sit at the computer, reading my email, I am also blow drying my hair, typing with one hand. My back starts to ache…
by Marie T. Russell
Sometimes it seems that commitment is a four-letter word. It is a word that oftentimes brings up fear as well as…
by Nanette & Dr. Jerome Marmorstein
This temporary anxiety and depression state results from becoming overburdened with too many work, household…
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.
We all hoped for a rapid and effective COVID-19 response. For the United States, that has not occurred. It is now host to more documented COVID-19 cases and deaths than any other country.
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