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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

January 15, 2024

The focus for today is:

I choose to invest my creative imagination in ways
that enable me to heal, evolve, and wake up.

Today's inspiration was written by Paul Levy:

It is noteworthy that the meaning of the word catastrophe in ancient Greek is “a turning point.” We have reached a point of necessary transformation in the evolution of our species. As quantum physics points out, due to the uncertain, indeterminate, and probabilistic nature of our experience, the choice is truly ours regarding how things transpire.

It is within the realm of the possible for enough people to snap out of their self-limiting spell so as to come together in lucidity and dream up a more grace-filled world that better reflects, and is in alignment with, who we are discovering ourselves to be relative to—and as relatives of—each other.

The revelations emerging from quantum physics undeniably imply that it is crazy to not invest our creative energy into envisioning that we can “come together” so as to turn the tide of self-destructive madness that is overtaking us, and just as crazy to imagine that we can’t. If we aren’t investing our creative imagination in ways that enable us to heal, evolve, and wake up, then what are we thinking? As always, the real solution gets turned back onto—and into—ourselves.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Quantum Medicine for These Times and Beyond
     Written by Paul Levy.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of using your creative imagination in a positive and healing way (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
We need to retrain ourselves to think in "I can" rather than "I can't"... and that applies to our expectations of others as well. We need to allow for the possibilities of wonderful changes and results. If, as quantum physics has shown us, our expectations make a difference, then it is imperative we change our expectations to positive, fulfilling, and healing ones -- both for ourselves, others, and the planet.  

Our focus for today: I choose to invest my creative imagination in ways that enable me to heal, evolve, and wake up.

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Wetiko: Healing the Mind-Virus That Plagues Our World
by Paul Levy

book cover of Wetiko: Healing the Mind-Virus That Plagues Our World by Paul LevyIn its Native American meaning, wetiko is an evil cannibalistic spirit that can take over people’s minds, leading to selfshness, insatiable greed, and consumption as an end in itself, destructively turning our intrinsic creative genius against our own humanity.

Revealing the presence of wetiko in our modern world behind every form of destruction our species is carrying out, both individual and collective, Paul Levy shows how this mind-virus is so embedded in our psyches that it is almost undetectable--and it is our blindness to it that gives wetiko its power.

Yet, as the author reveals in striking detail, by recognizing this highly contagious mind parasite, by seeing wetiko, we can break free from its hold and realize the vast creative powers of the human mind.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Paul Levy, author of Wetiko: Healing the Mind-Virus that Plagues our WorldPaul Levy is a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence and a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for more than 35 years. He has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. He was the coordinator of the Portland chapter of the PadmaSambhava Buddhist Center for over twenty years and is the founder of the Awakening in the Dream Community in Portland, Oregon. 

He is the author of The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis (2006), Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil (2013), Awakened by Darkness: When Evil Becomes Your Father (2015) and The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality (2018)

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