InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3, 2021

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 3, 2021Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto 

Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

As we welcome the new year, we say goodbye to the old... which can also mean - if we choose - letting go of things that don't work for us, including old attitudes and behaviors. Welcoming the new year is also traditionally a time of opening ourselves to new ways of being and to creating a new reality for ourselves. As Wayne Dyer famously said, and he also wrote a book with that title, you'll see it when you believe it. In the same vein, we must first dream of the world we desire, and empower it through our visions and intentions.

With this in mind, we launch our new year featured articles with Robert Moss who invites us to ..."Become a Dreaming Society: The Stronger the Imagination, the Less Imaginary the Results ".Our dreams bring us guidance and provide us with direction for our day-to-day life, and when we share them with those around us, we invite them into the process of understanding the messages and insights that are presented in the dream..

Another way that we are guided in our creation of a better world is through our intuition and Kim Chestney presents us with the methodology for "How To Arrive Consistently at Extraordinary Insights". However there are times, probably more than we would like, when our mind may poison the well of our future by holding on to emotions and energies that do not serve us in a constructive and positive manner. Turīya sheds light on "The 5 Poisons That Arise in our Mind -- and their Antidotes".

While we receive guidance and insights in our daily existence, whether in our sleep or our daytime encounters, guidance can also come from understanding our past lives and our lives-between-lives. Joanne DiMaggio helps clarify that concept in "Three Misleading Ideas about Past Lives and Life-Between-Lives".

We round-off our featured articles with "How to Create a Simple Farewell Ritual". While the article pertains to a farewell for a dying or deceased loved one, it can perhaps also be applied to saying goodbye to the year that we just experienced, or a trait we'd like to say goodbye to. Rituals, and in this case a farewell ritual, can be powerful in creating a transition from what was, to what will be. 

Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also for the recap of all the new articles that were added to the website during the week. We have several articles pertaining to setting and keeping new intentions or resolutions for the new year, and welcoming change in our lives. 

Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, health-full, and loving new year. May we create a world where all will be loved and supported to be the best they can be.... one day at a time, one person at a time... starting with our own self.

...with love and gratitude,

Marie T. Russell
editor/publisher,
InnerSelf.com
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When We Become a Dreaming Society: The Stronger the Imagination, the Less Imaginary the Results

Written by Robert Moss

When We Become a Dreaming Society: The Stronger the Imagination, the Less Imaginary the Results
In a dreaming culture, dreams are valued and celebrated. The first business of the day, for most people, is to share dreams and seek to harvest their guidance. The community joins in manifesting the energy and insight of dreams in waking life.


How To Arrive Consistently at Extraordinary Insights

Written by Kim Chestney

How To Arrive Consistently at Extraordinary Insights
Though intuition may, at first, seem elusive, unpredictable, and mysterious, it is not, by nature, random or haphazard. Its processes follow very real principles and natural laws.


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The 5 Poisons That Arise in our Mind -- and their Antidotes

Written by Turīya

The 5 Poisons That Arise in our Mind -- and their Antidotes
Anytime we find ourselves suffering, in a state of misery, not experiencing our innate Unreasonable Joy, if we look at the mindstate we are in, it can be traced back to one of five poisons. It can be tricky because sometimes one state will masquerade as another state.


Three Misleading Ideas about Past Lives and Life-Between-Lives

Written by Joanne DiMaggio

Three Misleading Ideas about Past Lives and Life-Between-Lives
Over the years, I heard clients blame everyone and everything for the issues they were dealing with in their lives, but they seldom considered the possibility that this was what they put into motion in their life-between-lives session.


How to Create a Simple Farewell Ritual

Written by Suzanne Worthley

How to Create a Simple Farewell Ritual
In Western culture, many have become removed from witnessing the actual dying experience as a normal part of life. In my hospice work, I often find myself not only energetically supporting the patient, but also providing guidance to family and loved ones who...


Writing Without Rules Lets Kids Find Their Voice, Just Like Professional Authors

Writing Without Rules Lets Kids Find Their Voice, Just Like Professional Authors

by Brett Healey

Ask a child why they write and you might receive a common response: the teacher told me to. Kids often lack confidence…


How To Help Dogs And Cats Manage Separation Anxiety When You Return To Work

How To Help Dogs and Cats Manage Separation Anxiety When You Return To Work

by Lori M Teller

When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t…


If I Have Allergies, Should I Get The Coronavirus Vaccine?

If I Have Allergies, Should I Get The Coronavirus Vaccine?

by Mona Hanna-Attisha

If you have a history of allergies to food, pets, insects or other things, the Centers for Disease Control and…


6 Ways To Reboot Your Brain After A Hard Year

6 Ways To Reboot Your Brain After A Hard Year

by Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian et al

There’s no doubt that 2020 was difficult for everyone and tragic for many. But now vaccines against COVID-19 are…


Working From Home: What Do Employees Really Want?

Working From Home: What Do Employees Really Want?

by Johanna Weststar, et al

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been lots of talk about how people have reacted to being forced to work…


How The Pandemic Could Play Out In 2021

How The Pandemic Could Play Out In 2021

by Adam Kleczkowski

Vaccines for COVID-19 are now being rolled out, but this good news has been tempered by the emergence of new…


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'I Am Not Buying Things': Why Some People See 'Dumpster Diving' As The Ethical Way To Eat

by Chamila Perera

Some people are looking for different ways to approach food and waste. Over three months I interviewed 21 young…


Three Ways to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions by Building 'Goal Infrastructure'

Three Ways to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions by Building 'Goal Infrastructure'

by Peter A. Heslin

Every year most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise regularly. Invest more in valued…


Canine and Able: How Dogs Made Us Human

Canine and Able: How Dogs Made Us Human

by Colin Groves

Anthropologist Pat Shipman, in an issue of American Scientist, suggests dogs gave our human ancestors an advantage over…


How To Outsmart Your Covid-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood In 2021

How To Outsmart Your Covid-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood In 2021

by Laurel Mellin

After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to…


Virtual Reality Has Been Boosted By Coronavirus – Here's How To Avoid It Leading Us To Dystopia

Virtual Reality Has Been Boosted By Coronavirus – Here's How To Avoid It Leading Us To Dystopia

by Alexandros Skandalis

There appears to have been a significant rise in virtual reality (VR) offerings in 2020, aiming to deliver safe…


Why Group Exercise May Be Even Better For You Than Solo Workouts 

Why Group Exercise May Be Even Better For You Than Solo Workouts

by L. Alison Phillips and Jacob Meyer

Group exercise is very popular. In advance of the coronavirus pandemic, the American College of Sports Medicine…


The Caspian Sea Is Set To Fall By 9 Metres Or More This Century

The Caspian Sea Is Set To Fall By 9 Metres Or More This Century

by Frank Wesselingh and Matteo Lattuada

Imagine you are on the coast, looking out to sea. In front of you lies 100 metres of barren sand that looks like a…


4 Things Australia's Covid Response Got Right

4 Things Australia's Covid Response Got Right

by Richard Holden

It is important to scrutinise the reasons for our success. In particular, what parts are due to good policy, and what…


These Two Kinds Of Seafood Are Most Often Mislabeled with Environmental, Economic, and Social Consequences

These Two Kinds Of Seafood Are Most Often Mislabeled with Environmental, Economic, and Social Consequences

by U. Washington

Shrimp is top mislabeled seafood in the US, followed by farmed Atlantic salmon masquerading as Pacific salmon or…


9 Tips To Give Yourself The Best Shot At Sticking To New Year's Resolutions

9 Tips To Give Yourself The Best Shot At Sticking To New Year's Resolutions

by Joanne Dickson

For many cultures, the dawn of the new year is marked not only with celebration, but also the opportunity for personal…


Have We Been Ignoring The Deadly Extreme Weather of 2020?

Have We Been Ignoring The Deadly Extreme Weather of 2020?

by Chloe Brimicombe et al

The year 2020 will no doubt go down in history for other reasons, but it is also on target to be one of the warmest on…


How Your Metabolism Influences How Many Calories You Burn Each Day

How Your Metabolism Influences How Many Calories You Burn Each Day

by Terezie Tolar-Peterson

It’s a common dieter’s lament: “Ugh, my metabolism is so slow, I’m never going to lose any weight.” But does the speed…


Vaccines May Soon Make Travel Possible Again, But Will Travel Be Forever Changed?

Vaccines May Soon Make Travel Possible Again, But Will Travel Be Forever Changed?

by Joseph M. Cheer et al

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be…


A Year of Blursdays: How Coronavirus Distorted Our Sense pf Time

A Year of Blursdays: How Coronavirus Distorted Our Sense of Time

by Ruth Ogden

Does it feel like 2020 went on forever? Did lockdown drag, and can you even remember how you spent your time when you…


7 Resolutions That Will Help Strengthen Your Relationship In The Year Ahead

7 Resolutions That Will Help Strengthen Your Relationship In The Year Ahead

by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr.

The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the 74% of Americans in one survey who…


People Who Vape Are More Likely To Report Mental Fog

People Who Vape Are More Likely To Report Mental Fog

by Susanne Pallo

Two new studies find an association between vaping and mental fog. Both adults and kids who vape were more likely to…


5 Ways To Help Your Child Develop A Love For Reading

5 Ways To Help Your Child Develop A Love For Reading

by Isang Awah

A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general…


How To Stop Checking Work Emails on Holidays

How To Stop Checking Work Emails on Holidays

by Dan Caprar and Ben Walker

Finally, the holidays are here — the break you’ve been waiting for. You want to leave work behind, kick back and enjoy…


The Less Equal We Become, The Less We Trust Science, and That's a Problem

The Less Equal We Become, The Less We Trust Science, and That's a Problem

by Tony Ward

In mid November 2020, South Dakota emergency room nurse Jodi Doering tweeted her experience of caring for dying…


Charles Dickens Wrote About The Diphtheria Crisis Of 1856 – And It All Sounds Very Familiar

Charles Dickens Wrote About The Diphtheria Crisis of 1856 – And It All Sounds Very Familiar

by Leon Litvack

A strange and frightening disease is killing people across the world. Medical opinion is divided and it’s very…


Why We Are More Likely To Do Stupid Things On Holidays

Why We Are More Likely To Do Stupid Things On Holidays

by Denis Tolkach and Stephen Pratt

As the COVID pandemic took hold in March, Ohio’s Brady Sluder went to Miami for spring break, despite urgent calls for…


Quantum Philosophy: 4 Ways Physics Will Challenge Your Reality

Quantum Philosophy: 4 Ways Physics Will Challenge Your Reality

by Peter Evans

Imagine opening the weekend paper and looking through the puzzle pages for the Sudoku. You spend your morning working…


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Humans Learn From Mistakes — So Why Do We Hide Our Failures?

by Ben Newell

A few years ago I had the pleasure of listening to the highly-influential legal scholar Cass Sunstein speak in the…


5 Historical Romances To Escape Into During A Pandemic

5 Historical Romances To Escape Into During A Pandemic

by Diana Wallace

Georgette Heyer kept only one fan letter. It was from a Romanian political prisoner who had raised her cell-mates’…


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The Icy Backstory To That Clink Clink You'll Hear When Raising a Toast to the End of 2020

by Tulasi Srinivas

If ever there was a year to toast drawing to an end, it’s 2020. Over the festive period, people around the world will…


How Dads Falter At Talking To Daughters About Body Image

How Dads Falter At Talking To Daughters About Body Image

by Pate McCuien

Fathers often feel uncomfortable discussing body image and health with their daughters, a study indicates.


Astrological Journal for the Week

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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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Is What You Do in Alignment with Who You Really Are At Your Core?

Is What You Do in Alignment with Who You Really Are At Your Core?

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Re-Weaving Our World in a New Era of Equality, Balance, Partnership, and Union

Re-Weaving Our World in a New Era of Equality, Balance, Partnership, and Union

by Sharron Rose

As the pressures of our modern world lead us away from fundamental spiritual values such as truth, love, and…


Worried You Can't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? Try Being Kind To Yourself

Worried You Can't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions? Try Being Kind To Yourself

by Kristin Neff

Why is it so hard to stick to resolutions that require us to make effective or lasting changes? I would argue the…


The Very Best New Year’s Start

The Very Best New Year’s Start

by Pierre Pradervand

There are many wishes people make for family and friends at the start of a new year: for health and success, for love…


The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions

6 Helpful Tips based on the Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions

by Mark Griffiths

Research has shown that about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions. However, fewer than 10% manage to keep…


The New Year Lays Gifts Upon The Altar Of Your Heart

The New Year Lays Gifts Upon The Altar Of Your Heart

by Alan Cohen

The beginning of a new year offers a poignant opportunity to set the priorities that will carry us through the year. We…


Happy New Year! It's A New Day! A New Choice!

Happy New Year! It's A New Day! A New Choice!

by Marie T. Russell

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Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You Admire

Extraordinary Reflection: Recognize Your Potential and Your Value

by Dr. John F. Demartini

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Recharging, Connecting to Others, and Contributing to Making Life Better

Recharging, Connecting to Others, and Contributing to Making Life Better

by Eve A. Wood, M.D.

When most people are asked what they want to be remembered for, what matters most to them in life, or how they'd spend…


Attaining Peace Must Be The Cause of Every Individual

Attaining Peace Must Be The Goal of Every Individual

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Busy, Busy, Busy... Why Are We So Busy?

by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf

It seems like "not having enough time" is a recurring theme... We spend our waking hours doing things on our list of…


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by Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D.

Grieving is not something done to us, but rather something we do. Thus, grief demands a response from us, one other…


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