December 7th, 2014
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your Inner Self.
As we approach the end of 2014 (yes, already!), we can take stock of where we are (and also of where we are headed). Our authors (see articles below) can help give you a new perspective on yourself and the life that surrounds you, and perhaps guide you in your introspective process.
We bring you a lot of reading material this week... enlightening, inspiring, mind-blowing, and motivating. We reflect on the ultimate solution to all our problems whether they are imagined or real. We look at "surrendering to what is", with a reminder that in Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting, Acceptance Is Not Approval. Surrender ranges from learning How To Change a To-Do List to a Could-Do List, accepting that Timing Is Everything, and using the Three Sane Choices When Faced with an Intolerable Situation.
The goal to all of this is Playing Our Part for the Planet (and for ourselves as well, of course, since we are all connected). To assist us in this process, Debra Landwehr Engle offers a six-word short-cut to Heal Our Fear-Based Thoughts.
Wishing you Illuminating and Inspirational Reading (and Viewing)... and Insightful Actions!
Marie T. Russell
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by Sam Bennett.
The nice thing about making a list is that I get the to-do chatter out of my head and onto a piece of paper. But there’s no way to prioritize. There’s no indication of how important anything is, how much time each task might take, and the order in which I ought to attack the list.
by Jan Frazier.
Resisting is a tensing-against something. It gets revved up via some kind of mental handling (complaint, story-spinning, denial), leading to emotional distress. Whatever difficulty you’re experiencing in the presence of something you’d prefer hadn’t happened, resistance compounds the challenge...
by Joan Cerio.
Fast-forward about 150 years from Alice’s time and we all find ourselves down a version of her rabbit hole. The Maya call this the lifetime of change. I like to refer to it as the lifetime full of lifetimes of change. How many “lifetimes” have you lived within this lifetime?
by Debra Landwehr Engle.
I realized that peace was the complete absence of fear. It was the feeling of true, pure, untarnished love, the light that shines in all of us, free of any fear-based thoughts or beliefs.So I ask the question: Is it possible to experience that peace on earth? I’m not sure, but I think it’s worth asking for.
by Don Joseph Goewey.
In his book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle writes that people have only three options when they are presented with a situation that is intolerable: they can change the situation, walk away from it, or accept it. I’ve formed these three options into a tool I call Three Sane Choices.
by Sarah Varcas.
This month begins with an opportunity to look after each other and recognise the vulnerability of our shared humanity. We all have our own personal battles to fight, our fears and anxieties, shame and grief. No one is immune to these fundamental challenges...
Are There Better Ways To Measure Human Progress Than GDP?
Are The Suburbs The Happiest Place To Live?
eReaders Aren't Destroying Reading, They're Just Changing It
Hi Tech Mirrors Are A Real Cool Answer To The Air Conditioning Problem
What’s The Silver Lining of Your Worst Personality Trait?
To College Or Not To College, That Is The Question
The Greening of Houston, The Capital of Oil Industry
Weather and Disease Have Dealt A Costly Blow To Worldwide Olive Oil Yield
Which Is The Best Country To Grow Old In?
Why The Poor And Elderly Are The Most Vulnerable To A Warming Climate
Bad News For Hay Fever Sufferers As Climate Change Will Send Pollen Count Soaring
Why That BPA Free Label Might Just Be Slight Of Hand
Four Ways a California Police Chief Prevents Police Violence
Compassion Fatigue Is The Cost Some Workers Pay For Caring For Others
Bankers Lie At The Toss of a Coin But Only When At Work?
What Will The Next Financial Crisis Look Like and Are We Ready?
How A Company Fired the Bosses, Went To A 4-Day Work Week and Thrived
Get Ready for a New Future: The End of The Arctic As We Know It
Why Do We Elect Politicians Who Support Policies That Hurt Our Economic Well-Being?
Can Banks Drain Your Account To Pay For Their Investment Losses?
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 more
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a 20/20 view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
OLDIES BUT GOODIES:
Being Right: I'm Right, and You're Wrong!
Are You Ready to Surrender in Every Moment?
Conflicting Desires: Can You Have Whatever You Want?
Hearts Made Strong Are Aligned with Soul and Purpose
Balancing Life's Choices: How to Be Happy With Your Job
Awareness & Heart-Centered Consciousness Usher in a Golden Age
Healing the Past & Learning from the Future
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