InnerSelf Newsletter: January 24th, 2021

InnerSelf Newsletter: January 24th, 2021
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Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.

This week, we focus on self-healing... Whether the healing is emotional, physical or spiritual, it is all connected within our own selves and also with the world around us. However, for healing to truly occur, we must first acknowledge the cause of the problem. Illnesses, whether physical or otherwise, that are simply cut-out or replaced with "new parts", are not really healed. Until we address the root of the problem, or the cause of the illness and dysfunction, we are not truly healed except at a superficial, and temporary, level.

However, love and compassion are essential for the experience to truly be a healing one. We thus start our focus this week with Julian Reeve sharing his experience of illness and healing, in "One Word Every Perfectionist Needs to Know ". We then move to the next step in the process, with Lisa Tahir and "Medicine for the Soul: Growing Stronger in Broken Places",

There are certain problems that people may think can't be healed, and problems of hearing are sometimes considered as unhealable. However, Anton Stucki, well known in Germany for his hearing recovery system, provides us insight on healing and hearing. Hearing problems, even ones due to physical "damage", can be healed by connecting to the emotional as well as the physical cause of the problem.

Many people are very conscious of taking vitamins for their health. However one vitamin that is not listed in the remedy books is Vitamin S (S stands for silence). Erica Longdon introduces us to "Vitamin S: How Many Moments Each Day Do You Spend In Total Silence?".

We round off our articles on self-healing with an article by Thom Hartmann that shares not so much a remedy as it informs us of a misdiagnosis in "ADHD as a State of Mind, Not A Disorder". 

The body and the mind are truly magnificent systems, and everything can be healed when we are willing to get to the root cause which is often based in past experiences or traumas. A physical ailment is a response to an event, it is a result, not the source of the problem. Thus, this week, I encourage us all to look for the root causes of our ailments, whether those ailments are personal, societal, or planetary. Only by getting to the root of the problem, the cause of the illness, physical or otherwise, can we heal the problems in our body as well as the body of society and of the earth.

Look for the cause and that will lead you to the solution. Everything can be healed. Even our ailing planet, our unbalanced society, our own attitudes and perspectives. We have to be willing to dig into the "why" and "how" of imbalances and illness, in order to find the solutions. Happy healing everyone!

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
editor/publisher,
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One Word Every Perfectionist Needs to Know

Written by Julian Reeve

One Word Every Perfectionist Needs to Know
I’d just conducted a performance of the Broadway musical Hamilton in San Francisco in 2017 when I experienced a heart attack on my way home. Tests proved that my right coronary artery was 90% blocked, and two stents were placed to get me on the road to recovery. I was 43 years old.


Medicine for the Soul: Growing Stronger in Broken Places

Written by Lisa Tahir

Medicine for the Soul: Growing Stronger in Broken Places
Transformation can, among other things, be compared to a fire burning away what once was. These experiences of change are the ones that leave us with deeply etched memories.


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Our Desire to Hear and Feel: Our Ears Connect Us to the World

Written by Anton Stucki

Our Desire to Hear and Feel: Our Ears Connect Us to the World
The ear cannot close naturally; it has no lid, no muscle, no reflex that could consciously create a barrier between our acoustic perception and the outside world. We listen to sounds from the start of life and for the duration of our entire life.


Vitamin S: How Many Moments Each Day Do You Spend In Total Silence?

Written by Erica Longdon

Vitamin S: Silence Sharpens Our Focus
We’re constantly filling our ears with noise, TV and radio news, podcasts, and, of course, the multitude of sounds that we create nonstop in our own heads. Think about it: How many moments each day do you spend in total silence? The answer is probably very few.


ADHD as a State of Mind, Not A Disorder

Written by Thom Hartmann

ADHD as a State of Mind, Not A Disorder
If you are an adult who has experienced chronic issues with restlessness, impatience, poor listening skills, or a difficulty doing “boring” jobs like balancing a checkbook, you already know what it feels like to experience some of the challenges associated with ADHD.


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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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