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InnerSelf Magazine April 19, 2021
This week we reflect on resilience. When I think of resilience, I think of standing strong in the face of adversity or challenges. However, when I looked up synonyms for resilience, an interesting twist revealed itself. One aspect is indeed strength and hardiness, but another aspect is flexibility and adaptability. This adds a whole new dimension, and an important one, to resilience. Whenever we face a challenge, we may tend to dig in our heels, as if facing a strong wind, to make sure we don't get toppled over by adversity. However, as seen in nature, the trees and branches that best survive the storms are the ones willing to bend and adjust. So it is with us... We need to be strong and flexible, hardy and adaptable. Another way of saying this is that we are best served by accessing both the masculine and feminine aspects of our consciousness. Through the connection to, and the use of, both aspects (left brain and right brain) we find ourselves "in the flow" rather than resisting life. We then dance with life and the changes that come our way. So we jump into our journey this week with "Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters". Peter Ruppert writes about our choice of perspective between a fixed mindset and a growth mindsets. We then continue our travels into resilience with Stacee Reicherzer who shares suggestions for you "If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward". Bill Plotkin then invites us to participate in "Awakening to the Dream of the Earth and Loving the World". This plays a major part in transitioning from the current state of the world, and its inhabitants, to a more loving reality. Mary Cronin focuses on the young people in our lives in "How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience". And of course, suggestions made for children and young adults, usually can be applied to us as well, as we mostly still have some unresolved child issues within us... so, in some aspects, we're still children too. We complete our featured articles this week with "4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career" written by Paula Caligiuri. While this article focuses on career building, its 4 suggestions apply to all areas of life. For example, increase your mindfulness, or slow down your decision-making, two of her four methods. We become more resilient as we become more mindful, slow-down, adopt a growth mindset, adapt to change, and ask ourselves "what does it mean to love the world?" And then, we start to put all of that into practice. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it... and that somebody is you, and you, and you, and me. Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the additional new 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. May you be strong and flexible in your day-to-day experiences. Marie T. Russell editor/publisher, InnerSelf.com "New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
04:53
April 19, 2021
Astrological Overview: April 19 - 25, 2021
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) MON: Mercury enters Taurus, Mars sesquiquadrate Saturn, Sun enters Taurus TUE: Venus semisquare Neptune THU: Mercury semisquare Neptune, Venus conjunct Uranus FRI: Mars enters Cancer, Ceres conjunct Eris, Mercury conjunct Uranus SAT: Venus square Saturn SUN: Mercury square Saturn, Mercury conjunct Venus GREAT UNKNOWNS lie before us. We are aware that life as we once knew it has changed, based on what our physical eyes and minds observe. But there is also a deeper shift underway, one that we sense intuitively and recognize at a soul level, even if we can't yet put it into words. And yet those shifts register on other levels as we leave the past behind and open to the new. Emotionally, we may feel nervousness or excitement, extending sometimes into fear, or we may have episodes of unexplained sadness and depression, even a sense of deep loss. Physically, we may experience symptoms such as upset stomach or digestive issues, a fluttering in the chest, sinus pressure or headaches, or a sense of being ungrounded, with wobbly legs and tripping feet. Mentally, it can be hard to focus our attention for long, the right words can elude us in conversation, and dreams and meditations can be vivid or profound. ASTROLOGICALLY, the planet Uranus is a strong... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years.
10:60
April 19, 2021
Win the Battle In Your Head: Perspective Matters
ritten and narrated by Peter G. Ruppert Early in my eighth-grade year, my dad suggested that I attend a large, all-boys high school across town from where we lived. Although I definitely wasn’t excited at first—especially at the prospect of leaving my friends and not having girls in my school—he left the final choice up to me. Ultimately, I decided to go, largely because the all-boys school had a highly successful basketball program and basketball was my favorite sport. In an ironic twist, I got cut from the basketball team that first year. I was extremely disappointed and lost. I seriously considered going back to my previous school where I knew I already fit in and could easily make the team. That would have been the simple and easy route. But I also wondered if I could dig deep and overcome this obstacle. Was I going to believe that I wasn’t good enough to compete at my new school? Or, could I find a way to dig deeper, work hard and make the team next season? We all experience positive and negative self-talk like this on a regular basis. Whether you realize it or not, you’re probably... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About The Author Peter Ruppert is founder and CEO of i-Education Group, which operates over 75 Fusion and Futures Academies for grades 6-12 in one student, one teacher classroom environments. A 20-year veteran of the education industry, he’s opened over 100 schools and acquired more than 25 others. He’s been president and CEO of organizations in the private school, charter school, and early education industries, and sat on his local public school board for 5 years. He lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
14:45
April 18, 2021
If You’ve Contracted COVID: Healing and Moving Forward
Written and narrated by Stacee L. Reicherzer PhD If you’ve contracted COVID, you not only had health problems that may have been life-threatening, but perhaps also experienced the aftermath of people distancing themselves from you, even shunning you and treating you like a pariah. The physical symptoms were bad enough, and you may not yet be fully recovered even months later. According to the Mayo Clinic, some “long haulers” are reporting continuing symptoms like respiratory issues, fatigue, trouble with concentration, and loss of taste and smell. As sick as you got, the harder part still may have been in the way that people treated you as a result of having COVID. Another word for this is being "Othered". You experience a sense of being outcast, the "Other" who contracted this virus; untouchable in your sickest and most vulnerable moments... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Stacee Reicherzer, PhD, is a Chicago, Illinois-based transgender counselor, educator, and public speaker for the stories of the bullied, forgotten, and oppressed. The San Antonio, TX, native serves as clinical faculty of counseling at Southern New Hampshire University, where she received the distinguished faculty award in 2018. She travels the globe to teach and engage audiences around diverse topics of otherness, self-sabotage, and imposter phenomenon. She is the author of The Healing Otherness Handbook (New Harbinger, April 2021). Visit the Author's website at DrStacee.com/
11:18
April 17, 2021
4 Ways to Build Your Tolerance of Ambiguity—and Your Global Career
Written by Paula Caligiuri. Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Do you feel comfortable—and even thrive—in settings that aren’t predictable? Do you view ambiguous and unknown situations as exciting rather than stressful? If you answered “yes” or “maybe” to either of these questions, working in other cultures or collaborating with international teams may be the perfect career fit. People with a high tolerance of ambiguity are built for discovering new cultures, foods, world views, and foreign languages. They’re more able to navigate surprising and often-unspoken cultural assumptions and reactions—what a culture views as good or bad, right or wrong, appropriate or inappropriate. Additionally, research has connected traits such as tolerance and openness with many positive life outcomes, including happiness, creativity, and a motivation to learn. Even if your tolerance of ambiguity is lower, there are proven ways to build this important cultural agility competency. Start with one or two of the following strategies and practice them until they become part of your routine or lifestyle. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Paula Caligiuri is a D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business at Northeastern University and president of TASCA Global, a consulting firm that specializes in assessing and developing culturally agile professionals. Her new book is Build Your Cultural Agility: The Nine Competencies of Successful Global Professionals, and she offers a (free) cultural agility development tool at myGiide.com.
10:23
April 14, 2021
Taking Radical Responsibility: Personal Healing is Global Healing
Written by Roy Holman. Narrated by Marie T. Russell. The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space. ---  Eckhart Tolle Responsible means able to respond, answerable for, trustworthy. Most of us would probably say we are responsible. But it is often the wrong response! Frequently, we are tempted to take responsibility for others, as in changing or healing them. As a peace activist, I know this one quite well. To me, doing human rights work in Central America actually seemed easier than doing the inner work, taking responsibility for myself. My ego loved focusing on educating others and urging shifts in U.S. policy. That somehow seemed more doable or important than taking responsibility for my own pain, my own mind, and my own unloving thoughts. While Gandhi was in prison, a man wrote to him asking how he could help heal their country, to which Gandhi replied: “Do not burden yourself with the responsibility of emancipating the country. Emancipate yourself, this burden is good enough. Begin applying all principles to your life, considering that you are India. In this rests the salvation of your soul. In this rests the salvation of India.”   -- Gandhi We may say, “If I could just change that other person (or country), my life will be better. If they would change, I would be happy.” Again, when we focus... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Roy Holman is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor who has been teaching personal growth and Earth stewardship for over ten years and has been leading retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Sedona, and in his home state of Washington. Roy also spent several years abroad doing human rights work in Central America. In July of 2018, Roy was certified as a HeartMath Coach. HeartMath offers simple tools and techniques to help us move some of the energy out of our busy mind and to access our heart intuition and intelligence. Visit his website at www.holmanhealthconnections.com.
09:00
April 14, 2021
How To Use Family Stories To Build Young People's Resilience
Written and narrated by Mary J. Cronin, Ph.D. After a year of closed schools, canceled activities, and missed student milestones, there is finally good news about COVID vaccines and a return to normal. Even as they welcome visiting grandparents, school sports, and in-person birthday parties, however, parents are asking themselves if the kids really will be all right.  Remote learning and social isolation have taken a toll on school-age children, especially adolescents. It there anything parents can do to rebuild their children’s resilience and self-confidence? One approach that addresses the challenges families face today comes down to a familiar but often overlooked tradition — sharing stories about older relatives and their experiences.  According to Dr. Marshall P. Duke, a professor of psychology at Emory University, this activity correlates with children developing “higher levels of self-esteem, a belief in one’s own capacity to control what happens to him or her, better family functioning, lower levels of anxiety, fewer behavioral problems, and better chances for good outcomes.” It turns out that these much-desired outcomes can be obtained from simply sharing stories of older family members’ lives with young people. This regular sharing of family stories has profound and long-lasting consequences that benefit children and adolescents at every stage of life... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Mary J. Cronin, Ph.D., is an advisor for Write the Family, an intergenerational family storytelling program affiliated with Write the World. She is a Research Professor at Boston College School of Management, and the President of 4Q Catalyst. She serves as a nonprofit director of the Boston Authors Club, the Encore Boston Network, and the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs, and has authored 12 books on managing digital innovation and social impact.
07:50
April 13, 2021
Transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius
Written by Ray Grasse and narrated by Marie T. Russell. The Age of Pisces: The Water Element (1 A.D. to 2100 A.D.) Among the manifestations of the Piscean Age was the rise of a global religion centering primarily on symbols of water: baptism, walking on water, changing water into wine, and so forth. Indeed, for the student of astrological symbolism, Christianity offers a mother lode of correspondences in connection with Pisces. For example, Christian scripture speaks extensively of fishermen, wine, helping the downtrodden and outcasts of society, and the washing of feet -- all traditional symbols of Pisces. One of the defining miracles of Christ's ministry was the feeding of the multitude with two fishes and five loaves of bread. More subtly, the eating of fish on Friday by Catholics is linked by some to the fact that Friday is governed by Venus, the planet that is "exalted" (i.e., attains its optimal expression) in Pisces. Were such correspondences intentional on the part of the Church fathers, or was their emergence purely synchronistic? Scholars disagree on this point, so we may never know for sure. But either way, we can study these symbols for what they reveal to us about the archetypal dynamics of the time. Viewed as a whole, they tell us that humanity was learning to relate to the divine and the world-at-large through a more emotional filter. In its more constructive aspect, this brought about a newfound element of compassion and faith in society, especially within Christian society. We see the emergence of a spiritual sensibility that spoke of "turning the other cheek" rather than the smiting of one's enemies. This was a shift from Roma to Amor, one might say. In a more negative vein, this same emphasis on emotionality ushered in a spirit of dogmatism and persecution in the emerging religions. Pisces is intensely concerned with... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Ray Grasse is a Chicago-based writer, musician and astrologer. He worked on the editorial staffs of Quest Books and Quest magazine for ten years, and has been associate editor for The Mountain Astrologer magazine since 1998. He received a degree in filmmaking from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1974 under experimental film pioneers Stan Brakhage and John Luther Schofill. From 1972 to 1986, he studied extensively with two teachers in the Kriya Yoga tradition, and in 1986 studied Zen meditation at Zen Mountain Monastery in New York. He has lectured internationally on the topics of astrology, synchronicity, meditation, and hypnosis, and maintains an active astrological practice with clients around the United States and abroad. Visit his website at RayGrasse.com
22:58
April 11, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine April 12, 2021
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. Life can be challenging... And as much as we try to control it and make sure everything is nice and safe and predictable, along comes the proverbial curveball when life's events curve off into a direction we didn't expect. Most of us have had experiences of life's curveballs, either through disease, the death of a loved one, not getting the job or promotion that we were certain was coming, a child or spouse behaving in ways that we just don't understand, etc. Of course, the experience of life changing in an instant has come to the forefront of our consciousness due to the apparition of the coronavirus in our day-to-day reality. Curveballs are just a part of life, whether we like it or not. However, while we can't avoid the challenges, we do have a choice as to how to deal with them or how to respond. So this week, we start off our introspection into this topic with Jason Redman who offers ways to "Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set". Jason shares some of his experiences and insights as a Navy SEAL team member facing the unexpected. Children also come face to face with unexpected challenges... whether their... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Written and read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay
05:47
April 11, 2021
Horoscope Week: April 12 - 18, 2021
Narrated by Pam Younghans. Current week Astrological Overview: April 12 - 18, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) TUE: Mars sextile Eris, Sun conjunct Eris, Sun sextile Mars WED: Venus enters Taurus, Mars semisquare Uranus THU: Sun sextile Jupiter FRI: Sun square Pluto, Mercury conjunct Eris, Mars trine Jupiter SAT: Mercury sextile Jupiter, Mercury sextile Mars, Mercury square Pluto, Mars quincunx Pluto SUN: Sun conjunct Mercury STORM CLOUDS have been building over the past few days, both environmentally and socially. There is increasing potential for dramatic events as we head into the coming week, due to the Aries Sun and Mercury both being conjunct the combustible dwarf planet Eris and also squaring catalytic Pluto in Capricorn. Adding even more dynamic energy to the tempest, Mars in Gemini is sextile Eris and quincunx Pluto. Together, the Sun, Mercury, and Mars are triggering the effects of the long-term Pluto-Eris square, which is one of the planetary forces behind much of the social turmoil we are experiencing these days... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
06:48
April 11, 2021
From Dirt to Soil: Life's Manure Makes For Excellent Growth Potential
Written by Alan Cohen, and narrated by Marie T. Russell. I met a man who was a devotee of the miracles that took place near the town of Garabandal, Spain. They began one night in 1961 when four children were awakened and mystically drawn from their separate homes to a small glen on the outskirts of their village. There they beheld an apparition of Mother Mary, who gave them prophetic messages. This extraordinary phenomenon continued for four years and over two thousand apparitions. Eventually people from all over the world visited the site, where many miraculous healings have occurred. The devotee, Joe, was so moved by this inspiring phenomenon that he dedicated his life to sharing its message. One evening Joe came to my study group, where he showed a film of the events and offered his narrative. When Joe opened the floor for questions, I asked him how he got into all of this. “As a young man I liked to attend parties, where I developed a reputation as a teller of off-color jokes,” he explained. “Eventually I was invited regularly to lots of men’s clubs and banquets where I recited my risqué stories. Since I had been rather shy before all this occurred, the positive response I received built my confidence and I gained public speaking skills. “When I learned of the Garabandal miracles my life changed and I shifted onto my spiritual path. After a while I gave up... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About The Author Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books including A Course in Miracles Made Easy and his new illuminating guide, The Master Keys of Healing. Become a certified holistic life coach through Alan’s life-changing training program beginning in September 2021. For information on this program and Alan’s books, videos, audios, online courses, retreats, and other inspirational events and materials, visit AlanCohen.com
07:07
April 10, 2021
Adapt to the Unexpected with the Overcome Mind-Set
The only thing that makes life unfair is the delusion that it should be fair.                                                   -- Steve Maraboli Guess what? Life is unfair, and combat is unequivocally unfair. Crazy things happen in combat that you don’t expect and can’t plan for. A bomb could blow up, killing everyone around you, while you escape without a scratch. The best soldier in a platoon could be wounded in action, while the worst goes unscathed. There’s no rhyme or reason. SEAL instructors want to prepare you for that from day one, and in training, they’re looking for individuals who can deal with heavy doses of bone-crushing, unfair punishment and still drive forward to get things done. Even something as simple as a room inspection is an opportunity to learn “fairness,” or the lack thereof. Before room inspection, the instructors will tell you exactly how your room needs to be cleaned. It’s not rocket science. You clean your room perfectly. When the room inspection begins... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Jason Redman is a retired Navy Lieutenant who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL, and almost ten years as a SEAL officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons. After being severely wounded in Iraq in 2007, Jason returned to active duty before retiring in 2013. He is the founder of the Combat Wounded Coalition, a nonprofit corporation that inspires warriors to overcome adversity through leadership courses, events, and opportunities. He speaks about motivation and leadership across the country. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Trident.
11:27
April 10, 2021
The Healing Power of Imaginative Play
Written and narrated by the author, Carmen Viktoria Gamper. Just as adults benefit from talking about their challenges with friends or a therapist, many children benefit from processing upsetting experiences during pretend play. Perhaps you’ve noticed that when children freely play with blocks, stuffed animals, dolls or action figures, they frequently create pretend worlds. They craft exciting tales that are a mix of recognizable real-life events, movies and shows, and completely invented stories. During this kind of pretend play, children frequently experience the “flow state,” which is a deep state of focus that allows them to balance their thoughts and emotions in alignment with their stage of development. This kind of play is an innately healing activity that provides children a way to safely re-experience events they perceived as confusing or frightening within a context that makes sense to them. Children’s inner tension can stem from challenging real-life events, such as a doctor’s visit; or from overhearing a parental conflict; or from virtual events, like seeing something scary on TV. In fact, “playing out” frightening screen content is particularly important because it allows... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Carmen Viktoria Gamper has worked internationally as an educator, advisor, coach and speaker for child-centered education. As founder of the New Learning Culture program, she supports parents, homeschooling families and schools in safely offering child-directed, flow-rich learning environments. She is the author of: Flow to Learn: A 52 Week Parent's Guide to Recognize and Support Your Child's Flow State - the Optimal Condition for Learning (New Learning Culture Publishing, March 27, 2020). Learn more at flowtolearn.com.
07:09
April 8, 2021
Reducing the Influence of the Ego... For Our Highest Good
Written and narrated by Lawrence Doochin. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?"                                                                             --  JESUS We each have a choice, and let's be clear what that choice is. Will we set our intention and our personal will to promote unity, healing, and a collective greater good? Or will we set it to benefit ourselves and certain individuals or special interest groups we belong to? Martin Luther King Jr. told us that: "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." If we choose the ego and self-interest, we are operating from a very limited perspective. It may temporarily appear that we have won and that we have accumulated all of this wealth or power and control, but we have really lost. We have lost the opportunity to fulfill the purpose of what our higher self came here to do, because it didn't come here to make a lot of money or to have people put us on a pedestal. These things may be the vehicles through which we learn and remember, but they are only a means to an end. We have also lost an opportunity to be a light for and in service to others... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Lawrence Doochin is an author, entrepreneur, and devoted husband and father. A survivor of harrowing childhood sexual abuse, he traveled a long journey of emotional and spiritual healing and developed an in-depth understanding of how our beliefs create our reality. In the business world, he has worked for, or been associated with, enterprises from small startups to multinational corporations. He is the cofounder of HUSO sound therapy, which delivers powerful healing benefits to individual and professionals worldwide. In everything Lawrence does, he strives to serve a higher good. His new book is A Book on Fear: Feeling Safe in a Challenging World. Learn more at LawrenceDoochin.com.
11:02
April 7, 2021
Horoscope April 5 April 11 , 2021
Written and narrated by Pam Younghans. Astrological Overview: April 5 - 11, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) TUE: Venus sextile Mars, Jupiter semisquare Chiron WED: Sun conjunct Ceres FRI: Mercury conjunct Chiron, Mercury semisquare Jupiter, Mars square Neptune, Venus conjunct Eris, Saturn trine North Node SAT: Mercury sextile North Node, Mercury sextile Saturn, Venus sextile Jupiter SUN: New Moon 7:30 p.m. PDT, Venus square Pluto WE ENTER, on Sunday April 4th, the Last Quarter phase of the Moon. This coming week, leading up to next Sunday's New Moon, is a time for reflection, release, and acceptance. We are letting go of what has been, to clear the way for what may be. It is also the transition phase between the Pisces lunar cycle that is ending and the Aries lunar cycle that will soon begin. At this time, we benefit from being in a place of surrender and trust, with a willingness to let go of the need to control outcomes. It is also a time to sense with our hearts instead of trying to know with our minds. We may find it easiest to be in tune with those Piscean directives during the hours that the Moon makes its monthly transit through the twelfth sign, from 1:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, through 11:11 p.m. PDT on Friday. ONE OF THE MAIN EVENTS on this week's planetary agenda, a Mars-Neptune square, advances similar themes of trust and faith. Although the aspect doesn't perfect until Friday, we will be feeling this influence throughout the week. For the most part, Mars and Neptune are uncomfortable dance partners... Continue reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
07:60
April 4, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine April 5, 2021
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. As I write this, it is Easter weekend. Also the period of Passover. And we've just had the Spring equinox, and before that, the Chinese New Year. All of these are about rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings... but also the ending of something else. We get a "minor equinox" every morning when we wake-up as that is also a new beginning, and the end of night. Yet there is strength in numbers, and the natural energies present in Springtime, and Easter, and Passover, as well as any "new year", also encourage us to start anew. Much of the changes that we need to make, or choose to make in these times of growth, are focused in attitudes, perhaps more than on physical changes. Even if the goal is physical, such as losing weight, the attitude is what has to change first. So this week, we present articles that focus on transitions from one state to another... whether emotional, attitudinal, spiritual, or physical. We start with... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay
06:04
April 4, 2021
10 Reasons Why Men Suffer
Article written and read by Barry Vissell. I recently finished leading an online men's retreat. Although I long  to lead an in-person retreat, it was surprisingly powerful. Every one of  us got deeply vulnerable and, because of this, shared a profound love  and brotherhood. There emerged a kind of kaleidoscope of men's issues,  each one of us speaking a fundamental issue that was very relatable to  all of us. Each one of us shared pieces of the puzzle of why men suffer. Of  course, most of what I will share can apply to women as well. But many  of these issues are particularly relevant to men. What follows are not,  of course, all the ways men suffer, just a sampling. 1. "I'm not good enough!" So  many men suffer with this belief. So many of us have been told this in  our formative years by often angry parents, teachers, older siblings, or  friends. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by the author, Barry Vissell Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author(s) Joyce & Barry Vissell,  a nurse/therapist and psychiatrist couple since 1964, are counselors,  near Santa Cruz CA, who are passionate about conscious relationship and  personal-spiritual growth. They are the authors of 9 books and a new  free audio album of sacred songs and chants. Call 831-684-2130 for  further information on counseling sessions by phone, on-line, or in  person, their books, recordings or their schedule of talks and  workshops. Visit their website at SharedHeart.org for their free monthly e-heartletter, their updated schedule, and  inspiring past articles on many topics about relationship and living  from the heart.
11:25
April 2, 2021
Chakra Healing Therapy: Dancing toward the Inner Champion
Written by Glen Park.  Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Flamenco dancing is a delight to watch. A good flamenco dancer exudes an exuberant self-confidence that we, the audience, absorb. The whole dance has a quality of proud self-assurance and glorification of what it is to be a human being in motion. The classical flamenco stance is one of the best artistic examples of an expanded solar plexus area, demonstrating a robustly confident third chakra, a tribute to the “city of jewels,” the Sanskrit name for this chakra. We delight in watching this spectacle of self-glorification because it is something we all long for. We would all love to feel that good about ourselves! Philip was training to be a flamenco dancer. He came to me for Alexander Technique lessons because his dance practice was causing him to... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Glen Park has taught workshops in the Alexander Technique and chakra healing therapy for more than 30 years in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. She has presented at conferences for Alexander Technique International and the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She is also the author of The Art of Changing. More books by this Author.
13:36
March 31, 2021
Spirit Touching Briefly into Form: Wisdom from a Damselfly
Written by Nancy Windheart.  Narrated by Marie T. Russell. It’s spring in the desert…and that means it’s finally warm enough for the first swims in the magical creeks that give the Verde (“Green”) Valley its name. I am blessed to have Oak Creek just a short walk away from my home…and on Sunday, I went for the ceremonial “first swim of the season.” The cottonwood trees are “snowing,” creating a magical fairyland of pollen in the creek and in the air. As I waded into the cold water, I noticed the body of a blue pond damselfly floating on the surface. I picked her up, and held her gently in my hands…at first... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Nancy Windheart is an internationally recognized animal communicator and interspecies communication teacher. She teaches courses and training programs in interspecies communication for both lay people and those who wish to practice professionally. Nancy also provides animal communication consultations, intuitive and energy healing sessions, and professional mentoring for clients worldwide. She is also a Reiki Master-Teacher and a certified Yoga teacher. Nancy’s work has been featured in television, radio, magazine, and online media, and she has written for many digital and print publications. She is a contributor to the book, The Karma of Cats: Spiritual Wisdom From Our Feline Friends. For more info, visit www.nancywindheart.com.
04:60
March 30, 2021
Horoscope March 29, 2021
Written and Narrated by Pam Younghans. Current week Astrological Overview: March 29 - April 4, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week: All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) MON: Sun conjunct Chiron, Mercury conjunct Neptune TUE: Venus sextile Saturn WED: Mercury semisquare Uranus, Sun sextile Saturn THU: Mercury semisquare Saturn, Mercury sextile Pluto SAT: Venus conjunct Ceres, Mercury enters Aries SUN: Jupiter sextile Eris **** THE MOON still appears mostly full as we begin this new week. But with Sunday's lunation behind us, we have entered the waning half of the lunar cycle, a two-week period when we are meant to reflect on recent events and glean what learnings may be possible. The Sun has been traveling in ever-closer proximity to Wounded Healer Chiron since the Equinox. Over the past two weeks, the Sun has been highlighting the wounds represented by Chiron in Aries, which can manifest as irrational anger and even violence. The wound beneath the anger may have many central causes, but with Chiron in Aries, the fear of loss of identity is often at the root. Extreme actions then become the way that a damaged psyche proclaims its existence and demands that its needs be met. SUNDAY'S FULL MOON was tightly opposing Chiron, shining even more light on that Aries wound and its emotional impact. The Sun and Chiron will finally... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Pam Younghans. Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
05:37
March 28, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine March 29, 2021
Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. As we all know, there is no day without night. There is no butterfly without a caterpillar weaving a cocoon and later escaping its shell. There is no growth of a plant without the seed breaking-down and becoming something completely new. Leaves must fall from trees in autumn and decompose, and thus provide fertile ground for new life. In the same way, our own self and our society go through these periods of moving from light to dark and back to light again. The yin-yang symbol is a great example of that. Within the darkness there is light, and within the light, there is darkness. Within us as well, we have light and dark, otherwise known as the shadow. Unfortunately, light and dark have been given two other names, good and evil, which makes us think darkness or the shadow is "bad". This week we explore different facets of life... the dark, the transition from one to the other, and the healing presence of light (and of darkness). Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Written and Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay
07:47
March 28, 2021
Letting Go Into the Healing Journey with Cell Level Meditation
Written by Patricia Kay, M.A.  Narrated by Marie T. Russell. “May all things move and be moved in me and know and be known in me. May all creation dance for joy within me.” ~Chinook Psalter Cell Level Meditation is a vehicle for finding our way “home.” We take the breath to our cells, offering them our deepest desire to be happy and healthy and strong. In some way, they hear us and respond. (Or maybe we hear them asking for the breath!) This meditative form is a gift that helps the mind and the body come into healing, which in turn, helps us be ourselves in fullness. In the Odyssey, the great mythological journey told by Homer, the hero, Odysseus, spends years trying to get home. To get there, he goes through all kinds of trials and tribulations. He must use every kind of skill and every clever device you can imagine. He always has to have his wits about him because something new and different is always coming up, and he has to have the courage of his creative response for each ordeal. Of course, this is the archetypal human journey we all are on in one form or another. We are trying to find out who we are and how to be full in that. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author PATRICIA KAY, M.A., CCH, CSD, is a homeopath, teacher, writer, and retired midwife. She studied Cell Level Meditation with Barry for 15 years and currently works as a spiritual director, guiding people to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment using his teaching. Visit her website at patricia-kay.com/
12:46
March 27, 2021
The First Rule for Meditation Success: Don't Be Ruled by What Others Do
Narrated by Marie T. Russell.  Image by Sven Lachmann How long should you meditate? The first rule is, Don't be ruled by what others do. What works well for them may not work for you. Accept that in certain ways you are unique. Intensity of effort is far more important than the time spent in meditation. Here are a few general guidelines: Enjoy Your Meditation Practice Never meditate to the point of mental fatigue, strain, or boredom. Enjoy what you do. Enjoy every aspect of your life -- not an easy thing to do if one thinks about the aspects individually, but not so difficult if you concentrate on enjoying the inner Self. If you feel joy in meditation, stop meditating when the joy begins to diminish. One rule for right eating is to leave the table a little hungry. Apply this rule to meditation. In that way, you'll always look forward to your next time for meditation. On the other hand... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About The Author Donald Walters, 1926-2013, (Swami Kriyananda) has written more than a hundred books and pieces of music., He has written books on education, relationships, the arts, business, and meditation. For information about books and tapes, please write or call Crystal Clarity Publishers, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA 95959 (1-800-424-1055.http://www.crystalclarity.com. Swami Kriyananda is the founder of Ananda. In 1948, at the age of 22, he became a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. He bought property in Northern California in the late 1960’s and started Ananda Village. Now there are several more communities, including one in India and one in Italy, and many more centers and meditation groups. To visit the website of Ananda, visit www.ananda.org.
12:25
March 26, 2021
Daily Inspiration: March 26, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration The focus for today is:  I have the courage to look into my soul and follow my conscience. When we think of courage, we tend to think of someone performing heroic acts, such as pulling someone from a burning building, or some other feat of bravery.  However, there are many other forms of courage, such as: Standing up to a bully, or perhaps choosing not to respond to an insult with anger. Choosing to stand up for our beliefs, even when they are unpopular and could be misunderstood. Standing up to the boss, or other voice of authority, even at the risk of losing our job, our popularity, or our standing in the community. All of these are acts of courage. Anytime we go against the grain of the status quo, that takes courage. Anytime we speak up, for ourselves or for someone else, that takes courage. Anytime we resist the pull of any type of addiction, that takes courage. Courage is not only of the medal-receiving variety. Every time we look into our soul and follow our conscience, that's an act of courage. Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article: Courage for Our Times: Discovering Numerous Types of Courage Written by Caroline Kennedy Read the original article... This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of having the courage to follow your conscience (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we have the courage to look into our soul and follow our conscience.
02:35
March 25, 2021
Life Is A Journey Through Heaven and Hell
Narrated by Marie T. Russell and Will T. Wilkinson Advancing the Human Experiment: Life is a journey through heaven and hell. The terms “heaven” and “hell” have come to mean the place you want to be and the place you don’t want to be. But every good story, including our human journey, includes both. The hero is typically forced to leave his familiar life and plunge into the underworld where he is challenged to confront the dark aspects of himself, to learn and grow, and finally defeat the villain (who symbolizes the worst of himself) to emerge in act three with the elixir to heal his kingdom. There would be no story of interest without the tension between “good and evil.” But some of us have looped for decades on what’s known as the “spiritual bypass.” It was 21 years for me, enjoying an amazing international spiritual community that celebrated “divine light” but was conspicuously silent on valuing “earthly dark.” Are you afraid of the dark? Many spiritually-minded folks  (my hand up) tend to avoid... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com and the Activation was narrated by Will Wilkinson. Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Will Wilkinson co-founded the Thriving Leadership Academy in Ashland, Oregon. He has authored, co-authored, ghost-written, and contributed to over 30 books, designed and delivered personal improvement programs in seven countries, hosted a variety of inspirational television series, and is now developing a new spiritual practice for advanced students of life. He founded The Noon Club, a free member alliance that focuses intentional prayer every day at noon to uplift human consciousness. For more information, visit willtwilkinson.com
13:53
March 25, 2021
Stressful Things and How To Deal with Them
Written by Jude Bijou. Narrated by Marie T. Russell This  month I'm going to discuss three topics that have at their roots our  unexpressed fear: stress, taxes, and sleep, or lack thereof! Got Stress? What do you stress about? Pandemic? Taxes? Teaching kids at home?  Work? Financially strapped? Relationships standoffs? Politics and the  deep divide in our country? Fake news? If you are usually at  least mildly obsessed with something, anything, and find it hard to  truly let it go, your thoughts have taken over and are now driving you.  You aren't driving them. You don't have control over where your mind  goes and can't stop the thoughts. You're in a hostage situation. Regardless of our circumstances and our worries, the underlying emotion being triggered is FEAR... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, California and the author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and  started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began  teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult  Education. Visit her website at AttitudeReconstruction.com/
13:56
March 23, 2021
All The World’s A Stage... Which Role Would You Like To Play?
Narrated by the author, Marie T. Russell. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely Players; They have their Exits and their Entrances,   And one man in his time playes many parts…                                         -- Shakespeare, As You Like It We  tend to take life seriously… all the problems, challenges, crises… all  of these seem to be like life and death situations, and in some cases  they are. Yet as Shakespeare told us years ago, all the world is a  stage, and we are all players or actors upon this earth. We are  all acting in a huge play, yet this play has no script. It is strictly  an improvisation. We make up the lines as we go along. We also can make  up our character as we go. Some days we play the villain, others the  lover. Some days we play a character consumed by anger and fear, other  days we are kind and considerate. Some days we play the stressed out  family member, other days the casual relaxed neighbor. Perhaps if  we saw our daily actions and interactions simply as participation in  improv theater, we might become less mired in actions, reactions, habits  and attitudes. After all, in improvisational theater, while there is a  main theme to the play -- as there is in the play called "Life on Earth"  -- all actors are free to make up their role as they go along. Each  response from another actor can send the whole play careening in a new  direction, with all the other actors making up their responses as they  go along. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabayvda About The Author  Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio show, Inner Power, in the 1990s which focused on themes such as  self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on  transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity. Marie currently is editor and publisher of InnerSelf.com
08:46
March 22, 2021
Horoscope March 22 to 28, 2021
Astrological Overview: March 22 - 28, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) TUE: Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto, Mercury semisquare Pluto, Mercury square Mars WED: Mercury square nodal axis THU: Sun conjunct Venus FRI: Mars conjunct North Node SAT: Venus semisquare Jupiter, Sun semisquare Jupiter SUN: Venus conjunct Chiron, Full Moon 11:48 a.m. PDT **** IN THE NOW, we are adjusting to the Sun's ingress into Aries and the impulse of energies that accompanied that event. As always occurs at the Equinox, the specific tilt of the Earth enabled cosmic winds to more directly interface with our planet's energy fields. This resulted in some spectacular auroras in the higher latitudes. Since we are living within the Earth's energy field, these cosmic energies of course also affect each of us, and on many different levels. As a result, we may be feeling a little unsteady right now. That unsettled feeling also shows up in some of this week's planetary aspects, especially in the first part of the week.... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Pam Younghans Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
08:13
March 21, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine March 22, 2021
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. I suppose that every week, we could say that the articles we bring you on InnerSelf are about self-empowerment and about creating your reality... because everything in life is about that, really. But this week, our focus is a bit more specific, providing practical and easy methods to create and attract health and well-being on all levels. We begin with Nancy Yearout who presents us with "Seven Ways to Achieve Balance This Spring", Of course, these seven ways are valid for any day and every day of the year, not just in  Springtime. But since Spring is the time of new leaves, perhaps it's a good time for us to "turn over a new leaf". It's amazing how just seven simple things can make a big difference in our lives. We continue with Fabiana Fondevila who suggests that you "Let The River of Your Imagination Flow: Playing to Create". She opens her article with the famous quote from Alice in Wonderland where the Queen tells Alice to believe in the impossible... Our imagination is a powerful tool in creating a future than does not yet exist, except perhaps as a seed or vision in our imagination. From a shamanistic perspective, Serge Kahili King continues this exploration with "Daydream Techniques That Can Help Create Your Future". You may have been told at various times in your life to stop daydreaming and be practical. However as Serge demonstrates, daydreaming is practical. It is a tool in our 'bag of tricks' to create the life we desire. He presents various methods to do so. One area of our life where we may need assistance in creating a better situation is our health. Author and healer, Tjitze de Jong, explains how "Cancer Can Be Cured: On The Road Towards Self-Determination". He introduces us to various pioneers on the road of cancer cure discoveries and welcomes us into the world of healing ourselves of cancer (or anything else). We round off our journey of featured articles with Constance Kellough who invites us to reflect on our life, in "Where Are We Now? Quick Tools to Regain Inner Peace". All of the above featured articles have an audio and video version for your enjoyment. Each article also gives an estimated reading time, so you can opt to read it, or you can listen to it if you would prefer to be away from your screen. The video versions are created in such a way to be relaxing while having the benefit of the article read to you. A win-win situation. 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, InnerSelf.com "New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
03:54
March 21, 2021
Cancer Can Be Cured on the Road Towards Self-Determination
Narrated by the author, Tjitze de Jong.  Image by Ajay kumar Singh. Video version Pioneers of all types are often met with disbelief, ridicule, harsh judgements, and lack of cooperation and support. If the establishment feels threatened by novel ideas and theories, this can have severe consequences for the pioneer and their work, leading to economic and/or political action against the pioneering initiative. The same happens with regard to cancer and the search for solutions to the worldwide spread of the disease. New horizons are being explored continuously by many individuals, be they scientific researchers linked with universities, such as Dr. Raymond Royal Rife; medical doctors linked with hospitals, such as Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer; or individuals who feel motivated to move beyond the familiar and acceptable, such as documentary maker Ty Bollinger in his 2018 series of documentaries The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest, or practitioners like myself working with energetic cellular healing. I wish to introduce... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by the author, Tjitze de Jong Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Tjitze de Jong is a teacher, complementary therapist, and energy healer (Brennan Healing Science) specializing in cancer, with more than 20 years’ experience in his field. In 2007, he founded Tjitze’s Energetic Cellular Healing School (TECHS), sharing healing skills with practitioners around the world. The author of Cancer, A Healer’s Perspective, he is based within the spiritual community of Findhorn, Scotland. Visit his website at tjitzedejong.com/ More books by this author.
18:51
March 20, 2021
Seven Ways to Achieve Balance This Spring
Spring is a time of growth, of new beginnings! The time of year when the flowers bloom and the rains wash away the old and reveal the new. Days show signs of Spring as the daffodils and the tulips peek their heads up towards the sun for their natural nourishment of growth and balance. We humans are the same. We need certain things to help us grow and feel renewed. And most importantly a sense of balance in our lives. As the weather warms and the days grow longer, we feel a sense of renewal. Some call it Spring Fever! Each year we all get that same feeling of... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Nancy Yearout is an Energy Healer, Intuitive Life Coach, Author, and Inspirational Speaker. Her religious and spiritual work has enabled her to help many people to live the life they desire! Her motivation and drive come from Source/God. Nancy's formal training came through invaluable religious and spiritual teachers, in New Mexico, Michigan and California. Throughout the years her intuitive abilities have strengthened through meditation and prayer, thus obtaining many invaluable tools for life. Her schooling encompasses hands on energy healing with an Aztec healer from Mexico as well as energy healing. Her gifts include intuitive card readings using the oracle and Angel cards for guidance. Visit her website www.NancyYearout.com or her Podcast www.Highroadtohumanity.com
05:43
March 20, 2021
Daydream Techniques That Can Help Create Your Future
Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Image by Meryl Katys. It’s easy to oversimplify daydreaming by saying that all you have to do is imagine something, but for the budding Dream Technician I’m going to give some very useful exercises and practices. For practical purposes I divide daydreams into two types, using the Hawaiian words hua and nalu. vThe word hua comes from the root hu, meaning “all kinds of movement, especially upward and outward.” Hua means “the seed or egg of something,” as well as “the fruit or result,” and so can be used to mean “producing” or “yielding.” In short, and for my purposes, it refers to the type of daydream in which you actively cause things to happen, note the results, and initiate more activity. Another common word for this is to fantasize. In a hua daydream, you are the director, so the first exercise is simply to make up some daydreams. An easy way to do this is to take stories you know from books, movies, or television, and make up your own variations of them. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., is the author of many works on Huna and Hawaiian shamanism, including Urban Shaman and Instant Healing. He has a doctorate in psychology and was trained in shamanism by the Kahili family of Kauai as well as by African and Mongolian shamans. He is the executive director of Huna International, a non-profit worldwide network of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit his website at http://www.huna.net/
15:59
March 20, 2021
Daily Inspiration March 20, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration The focus for today is:  "Impossible" is just something we haven't yet attained. We know that things are constantly changing and evolving, however we may have assumed that certain things were impossible. Some of these things are vital if the human race is to survive -- things like world peace, the eradication of world hunger, the transition to a sustainable world, a world of true democracy, etc. Yet some would say these things are impossible, just because they haven't happened yet. It was impossible to sail around the world when it was believed the world was flat. It was also impossible to go to the Moon, never mind Mars. It was even impossible to fly, or speak wirelessly at great distances. Yet all these "impossible" things have come to pass because someone refused to accept that they were "impossible" and kept looking for ways to make them possible, sometimes even at great risk to themselves. In the same way, we must realize that world peace, the eradication of world hunger, the transition to a sustainable future, living in a truly soul-centric world, are all possible. We have to set our sights in that direction and take the necessary steps to attain these so-called "impossible" goals. Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article: How Do We Move From Egocentric to Soul-Centric Eyes of the Future? by Bill Plotkin, PhD. Read the original article... This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of knowing that a better future is possible (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we remember that "Impossible" is just a goal we haven't yet attained.
02:49
March 19, 2021
Writing A Letter To Your Guardian AngelWriting A Letter To Your Guardian Angel
Written by Joanne Brocas. Narrated by Marie T. Russell. The angels can channel greater amounts of information and inspiration to you through the process of light channeling. To be able to channel information from the angels in this way you will first need to shift your awareness into an altered state of consciousness also known as the alpha state. This is a very light form of trance and is equivalent to a meditative state or a daydreaming feeling. Channeled information can flow through your mind very quickly and so one of the best ways to gain full advantage of what you receive is to write it down as it flows to you. The following exercise will help you to lightly channel information in this way from your very own guardian angel in the form of an angel letter. Writing A Letter To Your Guardian Angel An angel letter is a powerful technique that enables you to receive higher spiritual guidance... Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Joanne Brocas is a professionally trained medium, angel expert, intuitive healer, Reiki Master/teacher, and best-selling author with more than two decades of experience in afterlife communication and healing. During her childhood, Joanne communicated with her guardian angel and has maintained a very strong, clear connection with the spirit world and angelic realm throughout her life. Joanne is the founder of Chakra Medicine School of Energy Healing and Intuitive Development, helping to teach others how to develop their intuitive awareness, connect with the angels, and ignite their own healing power. Born in South Wales, Joanne now lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and teaches board approved healing programs and workshops nationally. Her website is:  JoanneBrocas.com/
08:06
March 18, 2021
Let The River of Your Imagination Flow: Playing to Create
Written by Fabiana Fondevila.  Narrated by Marie T. Russell. “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” The Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” -- Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Many people regard the imagination with suspicion, as something that has no place in adult life. In contrast, the wisdom traditions teach that the imagination is one of the most important, most direct channels to the divine, and probably one of the oldest. In The Evolution of Imagination, Stephen T. Asma, a specialist in the philosophy of the natural sciences, describes the imagination as “the eye of ancestral man” and considers it a human skill acquired before language. Thomas Moore in Care of the Soul, speaking from a spiritual perspective, proposes: “The key to seeing the world’s soul, and in the process wakening our own, is to get over the confusion by which we think that fact is real and imagination is illusion.” Another scientist, the never mediocre Albert Einstein, defies convention when he asserts: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Let’s look at some of the many ways we can explore this fantastic river and see what surprises it can offer us. Continue reading the article on InnerSelf.com (also access the audio/mp3 version) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Fabiana Fondevila is an author, storyteller, ritual maker, activist, and teacher from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fabiana’s seminars weave together nature exploration, dreamwork, mythic consciousness, archetypal psychology, social work, and essential emotions such as awe, gratitude, and enchantment. For over a decade, she has led year-long courses (both online and face-to-face) which take students on a personal and communal adventure of growth and discovery, challenging themselves to come ever closer to being the change they wish to see in the world. Fabiana also leads an online campaign to highlight and combat exclusion and discrimination and, since the pandemic began, has given regular Sunday talks (in Spanish, via Zoom and social media) to share a message of hope, resilience and her embodied, earthy approach to spirituality. She is the author of a dozen children’s books, a Young Adult novel which in 2017 won second prize in Sigmar’s Children’s and Young Adults’ Literary Award. In 2018, she published her first book for adults, “Donde vive el asombro”. The above article is excerpted from the English version, “Where Wonder Lives. Practices for Cultivating the Sacred in Your Daily Life”, Visit her website at FabianaFondevila.com/english
11:10
March 18, 2021
Where Are We Now? Quick Tools to Regain Inner Peace
Written by Constance Kellough. Narrated by Marie T. Russell. The journey to higher and higher consciousness is endless. However, it bears asking ourselves, “Where are we now?” Are we feeling more hopeful, more peaceful? Do we have some awareness of what we need to do to bring ourselves inner peace? Do we know what impedes our inner peace and how to go beyond these impediments? Have we come to a better understanding of who we truly are, the One Self? Anything that is not of peace is not of our true Self. To move into an abiding state of peace takes as long as it takes. The good news is that we have likely already made significant progress. At times, we will feel the quiet bliss of peace. At other times, this inner peace will elude us. This is to be expected. It is challenging to be predominately peaceful when those we love are suffering and we look outside of ourselves and not see a peaceful world. We need to heal ourselves in order to be of greater service to others, and to help heal our world so we experience world peace, we need to extend our inner peace to others. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Written by Constance Kellough, Namaste Publishing. Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Constance Kellough is the president and publisher of Namaste Publishing, the original publisher of the book "The Power of Now" by now well-known author Eckhart Tolle. Since 1997, she has gone on to publish more groundbreaking, inspirational books by such authors as Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Michael Brown and Dr. David Berceli. She has authored two books of her own; The Chronicles of Bizah, Student of Truth (published 2020)  and The HOW to Inner Peace (published 2021). For more info, visit NamastePublishing.com
07:37
March 17, 2021
Horoscope March 15 to 21 2021
Astrological Overview: March 15 - 21, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.) MON: Sun semisquare Saturn, Mercury enters Pisces, Venus semisquare Uranus TUE: Sun sextile Pluto WED: Venus semisquare Saturn, Mars sextile Chiron THU: Mercury conjunct Pallas Athene, Venus sextile Pluto, Mars semisquare Eris FRI: Saturn sextile Ceres SAT: Sun enters Aries/Equinox 2:37 a.m. PDT SUN: Venus enters Aries, Mercury sextile Uranus, Mars trine Saturn, Mercury semisquare Eris **** WHERE WE BEGIN this week, energetically, is a far different place than where we will find ourselves at the end of this seven-day period. Yesterday, we experienced a strongly Piscean New Moon, which may have untethered us slightly from reality. As a result, we may be feeling either expansive or withdrawn, either trusting or wobbly-legged, depending perhaps on our ability to maintain some sense of being grounded while working with such other-worldly energies. Continue reading the Astrological Journal at InnerSelf.com About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
08:47
March 14, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: March 15, 2021
InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. One thing everyone can agree on, regardless of their religion, race, gender, etc., is that life comes with its set of challenges. I don't think that anyone goes through life without challenges, also known as lessons, problems, or learning opportunities. That seems to be included in the nature of this earthly experience. We have various options as to how we deal with these challenges, whether individually or collectively. We can react with fear, anger, even hatred, or we can seek the higher path... the one of love, compassion, and understanding. And, at InnerSelf, we endeavor to assist our readers in choosing the higher path, since the other choice is fraught with pain and delusion. This week we share insights into the navigation of life's challenges. We begin with... Continue reading the InnerSelf Newsletter...
06:02
March 14, 2021
Loving Ourselves Back to Life with The New Moon in Pisces
rrated by Sarah Varcas All dates and times are UT so may vary in your time zone. 13th March 2021 (10:22 a.m. UT) – New Moon in Pisces Conjunct Venus and Neptune This new moon in Pisces is gentle as a feather and soft as a summer breeze. Like a flower, she opens the heart to suffering, applying nectar to heal division and unite us with those people we would otherwise avoid. This moon reminds us that anyone’s life can change in the blink of an eye: the mighty fall, the rich lose everything, the healthy become sick and our greatest loves can be lost to us. How we respond to the calamities of life dictates our current character and future choices. It can be all too easy to judge another on who they are today without knowing the journey that brought them here: the aching disappointments, devastating losses and bitter regrets. We all have a back story – a path which has led us to now. No one is immune to the vagaries of life. It is this truth which connects us all. The remedy is love With four planets currently in the sign of the fishes... Continue reading at InnerSelf.com (also access to audio/mp3 version) About the Author Sarah  Varcas is an intuitive astrologer with a passion for applying planetary  messages to the ups and downs of everyday life. In doing so she aims to  support people in their personal and spiritual development, making  available celestial wisdom which may otherwise be inaccessible for those  without astrological expertise. Sarah has studied astrology for over thirty years alongside an  eclectic spiritual path spanning Buddhism, contemplative Christianity  and many other diverse teachings and practices. She also offers an  online (via email) Self-Study Astrology Course. You can find out more about Sarah and her work at www.astro-awakenings.co.uk.
10:58
March 12, 2021
Understanding the Challenges of Our Life’s Journey
Written and Audio read by Lawrence Doochin. Most of us had an idea where we thought this journey of life was taking us, and this has likely been at least partially uprooted by the coronavirus crisis, probably significantly. The word “thought” is italicized because I want to emphasize that we actually didn’t know where life was taking us — we only thought we knew. An uncertain future has revealed the falsity of believing we were on a certain track, and some are handling this fear of the unknown better than others. There are gifts inherent in every crisis. Everything in life can and is meant to be used for a higher understanding. A large gift of the coronavirus crisis is to help us realize that we have an addiction to and a belief in what is false. Sometimes people with an addiction voluntarily go to treatment, but often an intervention is required by loved ones. Because we are collectively in this together, God and the Universe are forcing an intervention because we are headed off a cliff. How we have been treating each other, our spirits, and the planet isn’t sustainable. We need a radical course alteration. Continue Reading at InnerSelf.com (plus audio/mp3 version of article) Narrated by Lawrence Doochin Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Lawrence Doochin is an author, entrepreneur, and devoted husband and father. A survivor of harrowing childhood sexual abuse, he traveled a long journey of emotional and spiritual healing and developed an in-depth understanding of how our beliefs create our reality. In the business world, he has worked for, or been associated with, enterprises from small startups to multinational corporations. He is the cofounder of HUSO sound therapy, which delivers powerful healing benefits to individual and professionals worldwide. In everything Lawrence does, he strives to serve a higher good. His new book is A Book on Fear: Feeling Safe in a Challenging World. Learn more at LawrenceDoochin.com.
10:54
March 10, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 9, 2021
The focus for today is:  I choose to enjoy the beauty of creation with joy, love, and spontaneity. Every day, and actually every moment, we choose what energy  we radiate, what energy we nurture in our heart. We can choose to enjoy love, spontaneity, and the beauty of creation. We can choose to let those energies be alive and vibrant in our heart. Joy is wherever we are, for joy is the light, love, and union with all that is. Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article: Resisting the Desire to Change? Replacing Restriction with Connection by Carolyn E. Cobelo. Read the original article... This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of choosing joy, love, and spontaneity (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for my Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we choose to enjoy the beauty of creation with joy, love, and spontaneity.
01:50
March 9, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine March 8, 2021
Narrated by Marie T. Russell. Image by Anette Hallstrøm Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. As I looked at the featured articles for this week's newsletter, in preparation for writing my introduction, I saw that the titles of the two articles at the top both started with the words "How To Recognize...", I realized  that this is a key part of our personal empowerment: learning to recognize, or be aware of, what is around us and what they really are. Sometimes a thing or person has a certain appearance, but the inside is completely different from the outside. Some foods are like that. A ripe coconut has a coarse brown almost impenetrable shell, yet the inside is sweet. A pineapple is prickly yet the insides of a ripe pineapple can be divinely soft and sweet. Often in life, we can be fooled by the externals. Some "store-bought" tomatoes for example, taste nothing like a garden-ripened tomato. An organic carrot tastes completely different than a conventionally-grown carrot. The organic is much sweeter. In the same way, some people who look "picture-perfect' on the outside, may be... Continue Reading (also on that page: audio/mp3 version)
06:11
March 8, 2021
Horoscope March 8, 2021
Astrological Overview: March 8 - 14, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) MON: Mercury semisquare Ceres TUE: Venus square nodal axis, Mercury semisquare Chiron WED: Mercury sextile Eris, Sun conjunct Neptune SAT: New Moon 2:21 a.m. PST, Sun semisquare Uranus, Venus conjunct Neptune **** Continue Reading About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
09:06
March 8, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 8, 2021
The focus for today is:  I am evolving and changing and remembering my oneness with all. "We all feel it. Something unique is happening. Everything seems to be changing, and so quickly! The very nature of our thoughts and our established reactions to things seem suddenly so different. Our fundamental truths about life are being questioned at all levels. We are faced with a fundamental search for the truth about who we are. "We are at the beginning of a global transformation of consciousness that we cannot understand with the 10% of our brain/mind that we currently depend on. We are evolving towards a full utilization of our mind/brain that will give us undreamed of capabilities. "There is a hidden mind that we all share. The goal of the new millennium is to discover this new mind and to acknowledge that it is our own. As we identify with this shared mind, our focus on bodies and individual differences will diminish, and we will remember our oneness, our eternal safety and our joy." Today's Focus was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article: Global Transformation and the New Millennium by Jerry Levinson. Read the original article... This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of remembering your oneness with all (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for my Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we are evolving and changing and remembering our oneness with all.
02:28
March 7, 2021
We Create Our Own Reality By How We See and Interpret Things
May I learn to discern the perfect plan behind all events of my life. May I see that every single thing that happens in my life is a  gift     from Providence to enable me to  grow and flourish and expand. May I bless those who curse or harm me, those who gossip     or spread lies about me, as Life’s tools to enable me     to grow in integrity, detachment and strength.” -- 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World, Pierre Pradervand For 25 years I have been corresponding with an African American inmate from a very modest background, Roger McGowen. He has spent 35 years in jail (25 of which on death row) for a crime we are absolutely convinced he did not commit. Continue reading article at InnerSelf.com (also access audio/mp3 version) Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About The Author Pierre Pradervand is the author of The Gentle Art of Blessing. He has worked, travelled and lived in over 40 countries on five continents, and has been leading workshops and teaching the art of blessing for many years, with remarkable responses and transformational results. For over 20 years Pierre has been practising blessing and collecting testimonies of blessing as a tool for healing the heart, mind, body and soul. Visit his website at https://gentleartofblessing.org
04:38
March 6, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 5, 2021
The focus for today is:  I look for the answers I need within my Self. Take a good look at what you are feeling, what you are experiencing, and ask your Self (your Higher Self) what the message is... what you need to know and what you need to do. You may immediately get a 'flash' as to what this is about for you. Or it may require some introspection, reflection, and listening to your Inner Voice. We are never faced with a problem to which we do not hold the key. Make your choices! There's no need to run away, or run to others for answers. Close your eyes and talk to your Self... the way will be revealed to you. Today's Focus was inspiered from the InnerSelf.com article: You DO Take It With You... It's Your Script and Your Story Written by Marie T. Russell Read the original article... This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of tuning in to your Self (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for my Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we look for the answers we need within our Self.
01:50
March 4, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 3, 2021
The focus for today is:  I treat myself with respect. People often confuse a strong ego with high self-esteem. However, one does not necessarily lead to the other. An over-inflated image of self. leads the ego to project that whatever they do is OK, even though it can violate another person's space. Doug Thorburn, author of "Drunks, Drugs, and Debits" writes the following: "Acknowledging one's flaws, admitting one's wrongs and paying amends to others in truly penitent fashion require ego deflation. Taking responsibility for one's behaviors, living consistently with one's values and core needs, while getting (and staying) honest, begins the process for the restoration of self-esteem." To free ourselves of the negative ego's grasp, we must build up our self-esteem based on truths, not delusions. It requires looking deep within ourselves, acknowledging our flaws and our good points, and putting our good character traits in the forefront of our behavioral choices. And accepting and respecting the totality of who we are. This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of accentuating your positive character traits (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for my Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we treat ourselves with respect. Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article: Defeating Addiction by Deflating the Ego and Embracing Self-Esteem and Responsibility Written by Doug Thorburn Read the original article...
02:30
March 4, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 4, 2021
The focus for today is:  I choose acceptance, happiness, and serenity. When we think of greed, we usually think about money and material possessions. However, greed can apply to so many things in our life. Greed can translate into over-consumption... And this of course applies to food, but also applies to other things such as technology, clothes, sex, Facebook friends and likes, success, relationships, and even spirituality. We can be greedy in anything we do or have. And as with everything, we always have a choice. We can choose addiction, grasping for more, and endless suffering as we experience a belief in "not enough", or we can choose acceptance of what is, happiness with what is, and serenity about what is. This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf.com, wishing you a day of serenity (today and every day) Join me again tomorrow for my Daily Inspiration and focus of the day. Today, we choose acceptance, happiness, and serenity. Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article: How Does Greed Affect Your Life? And How To Let Go Written by José Luis Stevens, Ph.D. Read the original article...
02:30
March 4, 2021
Vaccination or No Vaccination? That Is Not the Question Here...
Written by Joyce Vissell This is not an article about the benefits of getting a vaccination. Nor is it an article about not getting a vaccination. I am writing about following one's heart and having respect for others' decisions. There is so much tension right now about a person's decision to either vaccinate or not. We need to have respect for one another. The decision to get vaccinated was not difficult for me. Right away, in my heart, I knew this was the right decision for me. I have had Covid-19 and I was really sick with it, and I also know how lucky and blessed I was that I never had to go to the hospital. I do not want to get Covid-19 again or any of the variants. I did not even have to think about this decision. My heart directed me very clearly. But just as clearly, people are being directed by their hearts to not get the vaccination. Continue Reading Joyce & Barry Vissell, a nurse/therapist and psychiatrist couple since 1964, are counselors, near Santa Cruz CA, who are passionate about conscious relationship and personal-spiritual growth. They are the authors of 9 books and a new free audio album of sacred songs and chants. Call 831-684-2130 for further information on counseling sessions by phone, on-line, or in person, their books, recordings or their schedule of talks and workshops. Visit their website at SharedHeart.org for their free monthly e-heartletter, their updated schedule, and inspiring past articles on many topics about relationship and living from the heart.
07:48
March 4, 2021
Using The Power of the Infinity Symbol for Healing, Decision Making, and Relationship Harmony
Written by Barbara Heider-Rauter What is the infinity sign really about? There was a time when knowledge of the power of symbols was the preserve of initiates only and it was passed on in secret. The infinity sign, or lemniscate, is one such fascinating symbol and produces its power regardless of whether we believe in it or not. In this article you will discover how it has been used in many different cultures and how we can make use of this powerful symbol today. Let us immerse ourselves in the magical world of ancient symbols. I wonder, will we feel its force straight away? We all know what the infinity symbol – the sign that represents the immeasurable and the boundless – looks like, but very few of us know what power it holds. It has been highly prized for centuries, used for protection and the bringing of harmony and balance to opposing entities in many cultures. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source The Power of the Infinity Symbol: Working with the Lemniscate for Ultimate Harmony and Balance by Barbara Heider-Rauter In this accessible, hands-on guide, Barbara Heider-Rauter explores the spiritual world of the infinity symbol in a personal and practical way, allowing each of us to benefit from its positive influence for balance and harmony in ourselves, our relationships, and the wider world. She details simple exercises to reconnect the two halves of the brain, the analytical and the emotional, and she teaches how to use simple visualisation, physical exercises, and directed drawing of the symbol to achieve practical results in our daily lives. Beautifully illustrated in full color. About the Author Barbara Heider-Rauter is a qualified educator and therapist with many years’ experience. One of the leading aura-soma experts in the world, she leads meditation evenings, seminars for personal development, and spiritual journeys. For more than 15 years, she has run a specialist spiritual shop in Salzburg, where seekers can meet kindred spirits. Visit her website at www.barbara-heider-rauter.com
08:42
March 2, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration March 2, 2021
The focus for today is:  I develop my sense ability In a book entitled "Sense Ability", Doris Wild Helmering  tells the story of a man who enters a coffee shop, and who ignoring the people in line for coffee, cuts to the front of the line demanding a coffee. The server gently tells him that she will be with him shortly. He waits a very short time before exclaiming loudly that he has better things to do than stand around waiting for coffee, and ignoring his wife, who is trying to calm him down, he storms out of the coffee shop. He had no awareness of anyone else's needs but his own... not his wife who was embarrassed by his rudeness, not the server who he treated rudely, and certainly not the other customers who were waiting in line patiently for their turn for coffee.  He was completely tuned out of any awareness of sensing the other people around him. He was only focused on his own needs and desires. Now, we may all have had situations in our life where we experienced anger or impatience with others and neglected their feelings at all. Opening up our sense ability allows us to tune in to the needs of others, and to empathize and work with them rather than against them. This is our goal... to become in harmony with those around us by being open to, and being considerate of, not just our feelings, but theirs as well. Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Discovering Sense Ability and Fully Utilizing Our Sense of Awareness Written by Doris Wild Helmering Read the original article...
02:47
March 1, 2021
Daily Inspiration March 1, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration The focus for today is:  I choose to take an active part in my healing process. I'd like to read you something from the book: White Buffalo and the Rainbow Warrior Sometimes our conscious intention is overshadowed by our unconscious desires. Because I believe that we do create a large part of our personal realties, I decided to take an active part in my healing process. To be sure that all parts of me wanted to proceed with ending my suffering, I closed my eyes, took a few long, slow deep breaths, and asked my own subconscious, "What might be the benefits of hanging on to this pain?" The answers that come from the various aspects of self may seem very illogical, or just really silly! It's important to let all of your emotional thoughts and beliefs be expressed. The whole point is that if you don't know what's inside of you, how can you work with yourself to create your dreams? If part of you is holding you back, communicate with it and offer alternatives and solutions that appeal to all of those little, but important aspects of your Self. Excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article: How To Heal A Broken Heart With A 7-Step Heartbreak Recovery Program Written by Elisha Gabriell Read the original article...
02:33
February 28, 2021
Horoscope March 1 - 7, 2021
Written by Pam Younghans Astrological Overview: March 1 - 7, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) MON: Sun semisquare Pluto TUE: Mercury trine North Node WED: Venus sextile Uranus, Mars enters Gemini THU: Venus semisquare Eris, Mercury conjunct Jupiter FRI: Sun square nodal axis SAT: Venus semisquare Pluto **** Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
07:60
February 28, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine March 1, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. While  change is inevitable, it is also sorely needed.. and dreaded at the  same time. However, change can go in two directions... growth or decay,  and they both serve their purpose. Some things must decay in order for  something else to be birthed, and then grow. To read the newsletter and subscribe
06:07
February 28, 2021
Attaining Balance Between Left and Right-Brain by Nourishing the Solar Plexus Chakra
Written by Glen Park The ideology of industrial capitalism is dominated by the values of Achievement Consciousness, left-brain thinking, and the Solar channel of the third chakra. Aspiration and achievement, power and success, and fame and fortune are presented as highly esteemed goals in our education systems, our workplaces, the media, and the social fabric of modern societies. The unique individual is emphasized over the family or tribe. An economic theory that contributed to modern society’s espousal of the values of Achievement Consciousness was Herbert Spencer’s theory of “survival of the fittest.” This was Spencer’s interpretation of Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, which Darwin accepted. Darwin, however, also emphasized the importance of cooperation as a survival strategy in the natural world. Under capitalism, in principle although less often in practice, anyone with initiative, competitive spirit, and determination could become successful. The individual achiever was glorified. The negative aspect of this ideology was that people who were less successful, especially the poor, were blamed for their poverty and seen as deserving of it, even when that poverty was largely the result of problems in the larger public arena, such as lack of work or inadequate pay. This ideology is still the dominant cultural story in today’s capitalist world and acts as a powerful influence on young people. It is embodied in our education systems, which encourage development through left-brain thinking and Achievement Consciousness. Many young people emerge from their education with left-brain dominance even if they began school with balanced or right-brain dominance. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Chakra Healing Therapy: Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds by Glen Park In this in-depth guide to working with the chakras, author Glen Park draws on her decades of experience as a Chakra Therapist to explain how the chakras can be understood as an embodied map of the psyche, with each chakra representing a different stage of development from infancy and childhood through adulthood, with the Heart Chakra playing a central role in awakening the spiritual potential of the upper chakras. The author examines each chakra individually on the physical, psychological, psychic, and spiritual level, as well as through the lens of the solar (masculine) and lunar (feminine) channels. She shows how the connections between the chakras and developmental stages are paralleled in the findings of Western psychology and neuroscience and how our collective expressions of the chakras influence cultural trends in society. About the Author Glen Park has taught workshops in the Alexander Technique and chakra healing therapy for more than 30 years in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. She has presented at conferences for Alexander Technique International and the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She is also the author of The Art of Changing.
15:36
February 27, 2021
The Condor, The Eagle, and the Return of Divine Feminine Wisdom
Written by Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D. As I reflect upon my life, I cannot help but be in complete amazement at how Spirit has moved and worked within it. Looking back, I can see how each step of my life (both positive and negative) has been used to support me in being where I am today—connected to the vision of the bigger picture and tethered to the path of my sacred purpose this lifetime. I truly believe there are no accidents in life. There is only the magic and mystery of Spirit, and when we open ourselves up to this infinite energy and say “yes!” to our holy longings, Spirit moves in our life in ways that we could not even begin to imagine. A New Journey..... Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Shamanic Mysteries of Peru: The Heart Wisdom of the High Andes by Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf Ph.D. The Andes Mountains of Peru are rich with ancient shamanic traditions, sacred places, and heart wisdom passed down from the Inca and safeguarded for generations by the Q’eros nation. In this experiential guide to the wisdom and practices of the Andean people and their sacred land, Vera Lopez and Linda Star Wolf take you on an intimate journey through the sacred sites, temples, and power places of Peru, including Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuamán, Písac, Lake Titicaca, and more. They show how each of these powerful sites holds an ancient wisdom--an initiation left behind by the Inca--and they share initiatory rites and shamanic journeying practices to allow you to integrate and embody the wisdom of each sacred place. About the Authors Vera Lopez is the founder of Spirits of the Earth, a travel company specializing in spiritual journeys to sacred sites. She is a transformation teacher, shamanic minister, and Andean priestess, who has received direct initiation from shamanic elders in several traditions, including the Q’eros of Peru. Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D., is the founding director and president of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Venus Rising University. The creator of the Shamanic Breathwork process, she has led countless workshops and certified hundreds of Shamanic Breathwork facilitators around the world. She is the author of several books, including Soul Whispering and Shamanic Breathwork.
15:43
February 26, 2021
Changing Your Nightmares or Fearful Dreams Into Pleasant Experiences
Written by Serge Kahili King The following sentence is the most important thing I have to say about dreams and dreaming: AFTER A DREAM IS OVER, IT BECOMES A MEMORY! This is the key to mastering your dreams. From A Nightmare To An Adventure The essential element that makes a dream a nightmare is the sense of helplessness in the face of events that you have no control over. If you become able to do something about these events that removes the helpless feeling, then the same dream becomes an adventure, rather than a nightmare. A nightmare only occurs when you are under heavy stress of some kind, and stress translates into the body as muscle tension. When tension is strong enough it can interfere with body functions, and this may evoke a kind of visceral fear that produces a nightmare or even a series of nightmares. When the tension is relieved by any means, the nightmares cease. If enough tension recurs, even by recalling the nightmare, then the same or different nightmares may happen again, or may produce fear and helplessness in the waking state. Can You Banish Nightmares? Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Dreaming Techniques: Working with Night Dreams, Daydreams, and Liminal Dreams by Serge Kahili King Dreams can change our lives in profound and tangible ways. In this guide to mastering the art of dreaming, Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., explores techniques to harness the power of dreams for healing, transformation, and changing your experience of reality. Drawing on his analysis of more than 5,000 of his own dreams as well as those of students and clients from his almost 50 years of clinical work, he examines the types of night dreams we have, how to remember them better, how to make use of them to improve our health and well-being, and how to interpret them. The book also explores daydreams in depth, including fantasy, guided imagery, meditation, visions, and remote viewing and provides techniques for using daydreams for healing, insight, and creativity. About the Author Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., is the author of many works on Huna and Hawaiian shamanism, including Urban Shaman and Instant Healing. He has a doctorate in psychology and was trained in shamanism by the Kahili family of Kauai as well as by African and Mongolian shamans. He is the executive director of Huna International, a non-profit worldwide network of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit his website at http://www.huna.net/
12:15
February 25, 2021
Daily Inspiration February 25, 2021
The focus for today is:  I am willing to manifest my soul's desire. Sometimes there is an inner battle inside us between the desires of our soul and the desires of our ego. Well, actually the ego is the only one battling, as it often feels that if it doesn't get its way, it may die However, it's important for us to be willing to bypass the fearful and grasping desires of the ego, and move on to the desires of our highest self, our soul's desire. This is the path to our fulfilment, the path to mastery:  being willing to step forth and make the choices that support our true destiny, our true purpose. It's important to remember that the Universe will give us everything we ask for, so we must be aware of what it is we're really asking for, whether consciously or unconsciously. The stakes are very high and we hold the key. Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: The First Step in Spiritual Mastery: A Short Course in Manifestation Written by James F. Twyman Read the complete article... russell_bio
02:02
February 25, 2021
How To Get from Cheesy Relationships to a Gourmet Banquet
Written by Alan Cohen Narrated by Marie T. Russell In the early 1900’s a European man named Frederic had a dream to travel to the United States. At that time, air travel had not been developed, so he booked passage on an ocean liner. Such a trip required all of his savings, but it was worth it. Considering that he could not afford the luxury meals the ship offered, Frederic brought with him a supply of cheese and crackers. While the other guests sat in the ornate dining room enjoying lavish multi-course meals, Frederic sat on a bench on the deck, rationing out his simple meals for the duration of the cruise. One day another passenger passed Frederic eating his Spartan meal. “Why are you sitting out here eaten cheese and crackers?” the fellow asked. “I can’t afford the dining room meals,” Frederic answered. The passenger laughed. “Don’t you know  that..... Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About The Author Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books including A Course in Miracles Made Easy and his new illuminating guide, The Master Keys of Healing. Become a certified holistic life coach through Alan’s life-changing training program beginning in September 2021. For information on this program and Alan’s books, videos, audios, online courses, retreats, and other inspirational events and materials, visit AlanCohen.com
07:12
February 24, 2021
Making Peace with Our Relationship Status
Written by Jude Bijou Most all of us know the Rolling Stones' line, "You can't always get what you want." That's definitely true about our relationship status. Regardless of whether we're on our own or partnered up, with or without children, we need to accept our situation and embrace it. Complaining won't change it. Neither will feeling hopeless or helpless. These crummy attitudes are guaranteed to keep us in the emotions of sadness, anger, and fear. Our best strategy is to find pleasure in our status and relish the moment, because as is abundantly clear, life is fragile and fleeting. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, California and the author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Visit her website at AttitudeReconstruction.com/
10:27
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 23, 2020
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf The focus for today is:  I choose to stop taking myself so seriously. A lot of us think of meditation as something austere or serious... definitely not something we'd do for fun. That  may be because we have tended to think of anything that is connected to  spirituality or religion as very serious. After all, laughing in church  - at least not in "serious" churches - was not allowed. But while  we need to be sincere, we do not need to be serious. And, a lot of  troubles in the world are based on various people taking themselves, and  their beliefs, way too seriously. Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Can Meditation Be Fun? Or Does It Have To Be Serious by Alan Watts. Read the complete article... About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
01:48
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 22, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf The focus for today is:  I choose to believe in myself and I embrace my potential. It  is said that anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple, but only  God can count the number of apples in a seed. Actually, there are an  infinite number of apples in a seed; how many actually come forth is a  result only of cultivation. At this  moment there are infinite number of ideas and talents within you, ideas  that can change your life as well as that of millions -- who knows,  maybe the whole planet. Perhaps that  book you've been playing with in your mind; that song, or that painting,  or that labor-saving device, is not some random thought, but a  divinely-inspired vision. Perhaps every great invention or seminar  started with just one little seed thought, and the difference between  living a life of struggle or fabulous success and service, is simply  that some people believed in their idea, and others didn't. The focus for today was inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Sprouting the Seeds of Greatness by Alan Cohen Read the complete article... About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
02:09
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 21, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf The focus for today is:  I give myself permission to change easily and happily. Once  you begin to accept change, you can do numerous things to help keep you  on the path of change. You might want to start singing any of a series  of songs (or make up your own) which affirm that every little thing is  gonna be alright! Or you could remind yourself on a daily basis that you  are willing to change and to create a better life for yourself. Or that  things are better than they seem. You  can use such affirmations as: I am safe. All change in my life is for  the good. I welcome change and give myself permission to change easily  and happily. Change equals growth. All is well. If  you do that, you won't get caught up in fear in the midst of change...  or at least, you'll be able to see the fear for what it is... just an  illusion, a projection, a thought. Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Change Is Inevitable So Don't Freak Out! Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf Read the complete article... About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
02:02
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 20, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf The focus for today is:  We are all teachers and students. How  else do we learn except by being exposed to a different perspective, to  information we were not familiar with? We are all teachers and  students. I learn from you and you learn from me. In the same vein, you  learn from the people in your life, and they have the opportunity to  learn from you as well. Sometimes we  learn from people's mistakes, sometimes from their examples (good or  bad) but always we have the opportunity to look around us and see  "little mirrors" of ourselves. We are all in the same boat and if we  start learning from each other and sharing what we have learned with  others, perhaps we can get to where we're going faster. If  everyone lives isolated behind their safe little boundaries, then each  and every one of us has to reinvent the wheel... rather than benefiting  from the fact that someone else discovered the concept and we get to  apply it to our lives. Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Boundaries: Holding Back From Revealing our "True" Self by Marie T. Russell Read the complete article... About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
01:59
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 19, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com The focus for today:  I choose to be aware of the judgments I make. When  we accept things the way they are (accept what is), we feel more at  peace with the world around us. The weather is neither good nor bad --  it simply is what it is. Your opinion or beliefs are not good or bad,  they simply are what they are -- possibly even the opposite of mine. And  that does not mean that one of us is right and the other wrong. It  simply means we see things from two different perspectives. If my  favorite color is blue and yours is red, does that make one of us right  and the other wrong? Let's play at  eliminating some words from our vocabulary (or at least from our  concepts.) Ask your mind to alert you each time you catalog something as  good or bad, right or wrong, etc. You might be surprised at how often  we evaluate and judge things as acceptable or not acceptable. It's a  mind opening experience in itself to simply be aware of the judgments we  have been making. And that's not good or bad -- it simply is! Inspired from the InnerSelf.com article: Is It Good or Bad? And Are We Qualified to Judge? by Marie T. Russell Read the complete article... About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
02:15
February 23, 2021
Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration: February 18, 2021
Written by Marie T. Russell Image by Herbert Aust. Narrated by Marie T. Russell. I  woke up this morning to grey skies. The wind had been howling all  night, and everything was wet. The wind was still blowing though the  rain had stopped. My first thought was "Uh, a grey day!" followed by "I  think I'll skip my walk this morning". Thankfully, I remembered my  promise to myself to take a walk each morning regardless of what the  weather looked like. My experience is that though the weather "looks"  icky, oftentimes, once I'm out walking, the beauty of Nature and the  peace and pleasure of walking override the preconceived notions I have  about grey skies and rain. Continue reading About The Author Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida  radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes  such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus  on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and  creativity.
01:52
February 23, 2021
Horoscope February 22 - 28, 2021
Written by Pam Younghans Astrological Overview: February 22 - 28, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) WED: Mars trine Pluto THU: Venus enters Pisces, Sun sextile Uranus FRI: Jupiter trine North Node, Sun semisquare Eris, Mars square Pallas Athene SAT: Full Moon 12:17 a.m. PST **** THE EFFECTS of last week's Saturn-Uranus square reverberate for a while, as always occurs when there is a major astrological event. We have gained the first peak on this journey through 2021, but we are still on the mountain and navigating some bumpy terrain. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
11:35
February 23, 2021
Transformation: Taking Back our Power from People and Parasites
Written by Vir McCoy and Kara Zahl Let’s begin by exploring the question: What is a parasite? Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines a parasite as: A person who exploits the hospitality of the rich and earns wel­come by flattery. An organism living in, with, or on another organism as in parasitism. Something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return. If we look at parasites objectively, we see that they suck or feed on others for their nourishment. Parasites increase their life force by draining energy from their host. Here are a few important questions to consider: Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Liberating Yourself from Lyme: An Integrative and Intuitive Guide to Healing Lyme Disease (Updated Edition of Liberating Lyme) by Vir McCoy and Kara Zahl In this medical intuitive approach to Lyme, the authors share their personal Lyme journeys and their integrative healing protocol that bridges the scientific and the spiritual. They explore the peculiarities of Lyme disease, including how Lyme is often misdiagnosed, giving it time to establish itself deep within the body’s organs and nervous system, and examine in detail new and standard remedies, with thorough scientific references. About the Authors Vir McCoy is a teacher, healer, author, lecturer, musician, and ecologist who works both as a bodywork healer and as a field biologist and botanist focusing on endangered species. Kara Zahl is a healing arts practitioner, yoga instructor, and intuitive counselor with a bodywork practice combining massage and energy work modalities.
16:16
February 23, 2021
Giving Away Your Power? Going From Fear to Empowerment
Written by Lawrence Doochin “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.” -- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. True power is used for the benefit of everyone because it comes from a unitive perspective and an understanding that we are all in this together. Ego power is fear-based and is used solely to benefit the person or group in power. It arises from a separatist perspective based on domination of others and the hoarding of wealth and resources. Fear-based ego power rarely serves even the interests of a specific constituency, and certainly not the interests of humanity as a whole. This type of ego power and control is central to our world today and operates through most monetary and political systems such as democracy, fascism, monarchy, capitalism, communism, and socialism, as well as many religions. In theory many of these systems sound ideal, but in practice they are corrupt and controlled by individuals seeking wealth and power. Since our world operates from this type of ego power, it is way out of balance. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source A Book On Fear: Feeling Safe In A Challenging World by Lawrence Doochin Even if everyone around us is in fear, this doesn't have to be our personal experience. We are meant to live in joy, not in fear. By taking us on a treetop journey through quantum physics, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and more, A Book On Fear gives us tools and awareness to see where our fear comes from. When we see how our belief systems were created, how they limit us, and what we have become attached to that creates fear, we will come to know ourselves at a deeper level. Then we can make different choices to transform our fears. The end of each chapter includes a suggested simple exercise that can be done quickly but that will shift the reader into an immediate higher state of awareness about that chapter’s topic. About the Author Lawrence Doochin is an author, entrepreneur, and devoted husband and father. A survivor of harrowing childhood sexual abuse, he traveled a long journey of emotional and spiritual healing and developed an in-depth understanding of how our beliefs create our reality. In the business world, he has worked for, or been associated with, enterprises from small startups to multinational corporations. He is the cofounder of HUSO sound therapy, which delivers powerful healing benefits to individual and professionals worldwide. In everything Lawrence does, he strives to serve a higher good. His new book is A Book on Fear: Feeling Safe in a Challenging World. Learn more at LawrenceDoochin.com
12:19
February 23, 2021
Using Our Intuitive Gifts in The Age of Aquarius
Written by Nancy E. Yearout For most of my life I did not have a name for my abilities. I figured that I had really good intuition and was psychic, I just knew things. Today this gift is referred to as Claircognizance. This is one of my gifts, a clear knowing of the future. Growing up, the afterlife, angels, astrologers and psychics fascinated me. I often times saw my Grandmother with a book about the afterlife in her hands, she was a big fan of Edgar Cayce and had some psychic abilities herself. I can remember my mom and aunts gathering around the dining room table on a Sunday afternoon to use the Ouija board, as they were all fascinated by the afterlife and psychics too. I must confess that I used the Ouija Board a few times with a friend when I was in my twenties. Sherry was my neighbor and our kids played together. While sitting at my kitchen table, hands on the Ouija Board, Sherry became chilled and I would overheat as the pointer moved across the board. I feel as if we were conducting the energy through us. I am not sure who or what we conjured up over twenty years ago but the answers that board gave us came true. Scary stuff. And no! I do not recommend conjuring things up with the board. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Book by this Author Wake Up! The Universe Is Speaking To You: Learn to Use Universal Energy by Nancy E Yearout. What if you were given the ability to change your life for the better” To create what you want for yourself? Most people are not aware that God has blessed us with that Energy to design the lives we desire. All you need to do is pay attention to what the Universe is showing you. Wake Up! You can tap into the Universal Energy to enhance your love life, your career, anything that you wish. This Energy was created for our use and it’s free! I explain in this book that there is an entire realm of Energy here on earth for us to access. It is the Energy that God intended for us to use. My wish is that discovering these Universal laws will change many lives for the better. About the Author Nancy Yearout is an author, a spiritual life coach, inspirational speaker, and psychic tarot card reader, as well as a Christian and a member of the Baptist Church. Nancy has been fortunate to acquire hands-on energy-healing skills from an Aztec healer from Mexico, and she has helped many balance their energy fields. She has received guidance from religious and spiritual teachers along the way, resulting in the development of her skills as an intuitive, a tarot card reader, and a life coach. Visit her website at https://nancyyearout.com/
06:28
February 18, 2021
Know Thy Enemy: Evolving Beyond the Status Quo
Written by Gwilda Wiyaka Though our current society served us in the past, it is unable to stand in the increasing velocity of the evolving age. Like a bi-plane trying to break the sound barrier, it is losing integrity, starting to shake apart, and its ugly underbelly is being exposed. If we are to embrace the new world at hand, we must be willing to disentangle ourselves from the old, which requires a parasitical cleanse of sorts. To free ourselves of parasites, it is important to understand how they function in all their various forms and stages. Know thy enemy. Yet, just like a parasitical infection, the enemy is within you as well as around you. Know thy self. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source So, We're Still Here. Now What?: Spiritual Evolution and Personal Empowerment in a New Era (The Map Home) by Gwilda Wiyaka So, We're Still Here. Now What? takes you beyond the end of the Mayan calendar and into the predicted New Era, helping you rearrange your life so you can shift more easily with the ongoing changes that lie ahead. The book delves deeply into the hidden principles behind effective shamanic practices that were used long ago to steward people through times of change, and it teaches you how to use these principles to navigate through today's disruptions. The concepts Wiyaka offers have been field-tested in her thirty years of private practice as a shamanic practitioner. The book was the First Runner Up in the COVR Visionary Awards: Alternative Science Division. This is a solid reference volume that belongs in every serious seeker's private collection. About the Author Gwilda Wiyaka is the founder and director of Path Home Shamanic Arts School and she is the creator of online shamanic classes for children and adults, designed to support spiritual evolution and personal empowerment through understanding and applying the shamanic arts in daily life. Gwilda is also a preceptor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she provides instruction to medical doctors on the modern interface between shamanism and allopathic medicine. She is the host of MISSION: EVOLUTION Radio Show, broadcast internationally through The “X” Zone Broadcasting Network, www.xzbn.net. Her past episodes can be found on www.missionevolution.org. An experienced spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker and singer/songwriter, she conducts workshops and seminars internationally. Find out more at www.gwildawiyaka.com and www.findyourpathhome.com
13:58
February 16, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: February 15, 2021
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. As  I write this, it is Valentine's Day, a day that is associated with  love... usually romantic love. However, since romantic love is rather  limited in that it, usually, applies just to the love between two  people, I feel that we need to expand the outreach of Valentine's Day --  and every day -- to include not only romantic love but love for all...  in all its forms. This week, we look at Love from a broader perspective. We start off with Will Wilkinson who asks: "How Do We Create World Peace? We CAN Get There From Here" for what is more loving than world peace? That truly is love by all and for all.  We continue our discovery of all aspects of love with Turīya who recommends "Releasing the Judgement -- of Everything"  because, obviously, if we are judging something or someone, there is no  room for love. We cannot hold two thoughts or two emotions at once, so  it's either love... or other attitudes and things... Continue Reading InnerSelf.com
01:21:51
February 15, 2021
Horoscope Week: February 15 - 21 2021
Written by Pam Younghans Astrological Overview: February 15 - 21, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) MON: Mercury semisquare Ceres WED: Mars semisquare Chiron, Saturn square Uranus THU: Sun enters Pisces, Venus semisquare Chiron FRI: Venus square Mars, Jupiter semisquare Ceres SAT: Mercury stations direct SUN: Venus conjunct Pallas Athene **** A MAJOR TRANSITION POINT is reached this week. The energy for this shift has been building since late December, when Saturn entered Aquarius. Since then, Saturn and Uranus have been slowly moving into position for their rendezvous by square aspect. They will be precisely square – separated by exactly 90 degrees – on Wednesday, February 17. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
09:46
February 15, 2021
Opening The Gate of Forgiveness: Making Love and Redemption Possible
Written and narrated by Robert Simmons The goal of spiritual alchemy is to become whole, and to then unite the human self with the Divine Self in a spiritual partnership which can ultimately serve -- in the words of Paul Levy, to “redeem the entire cosmos.” As we grow up, our egos become more complicated. We grow to resent (both consciously and unconsciously) the judgments we have suffered, and we try to avoid them. Our Inner Judge learns to project our resentment onto others and to denigrate them—whether openly or secretly. This toxic pattern is repeated endlessly at all levels of human social organization and interaction. Nations behave as irrationally as their fragmented citizens and leaders, often with catastrophically violent results. The projection of evil onto other nations (whether it is “deserved” or not) can lead to terrible consequences. And it comes out of the same inner fragmentation that makes us as individuals so sensitive to criticism and so ready to judge and condemn others. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source The Alchemy of Stones: Co-creating with Crystals, Minerals, and Gemstones for Healing and Transformation by Robert Simmons The Alchemy of Stones presents an inspired breakthrough in Robert Simmons’ thirty-five year career of exploring and revealing the spiritual qualities and potentials of minerals, crystals, and gemstones. This holistic, Earth-based framework for understanding stones and their energies initiates readers into an alchemical worldview that leads to spiritual healing, transformation, and transcendence. Lavishly illustrated, The Alchemy of Stones is an invitation to a journey of enlightenment, transformation, and spiritual metamorphosis aligned with the path of our living, conscious Earth. About the Author Robert Simmons has been working with crystals and stones for over 35 years. He is the cofounder of Heaven and Earth, a company offering gem and jewelry creations for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development. The author of several books, including The Book of Stones and Stones of the New Consciousness, he lives in New Zealand.
15:59
February 14, 2021
A Fight for Life and a Love Story: Saturn Uranus square Feb. 17 2021
Written and narrated by Sarah Varcas February 17th 2021: Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus Saturn squares Uranus three times this year (February, June and  December). This square is therefore a defining factor in the events of  2021, especially at a collective and societal level. Saturn is the planet of discipline, calendar time, karma and  responsibility. Uranus is the planet of liberation, individuality,  freedom and innovation. Far from natural bed fellows, these two cosmic  heavyweights now embark upon a dance that will see much disruption and  unpredictable twists and turns. If you think you know what happens next, think again. If you’re  certain in your world view, let the edges begin to blur for much is not  as it seems. When Saturn squares Uranus we’re all tasked with building a  future from the wisdom of experience, potentised by openness to new  possibilities. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Sarah Varcas is an intuitive astrologer with a passion for applying planetary messages to the ups and downs of everyday life. In doing so she aims to support people in their personal and spiritual development, making available celestial wisdom which may otherwise be inaccessible for those without astrological expertise. Sarah has studied astrology for over thirty years alongside an eclectic spiritual path spanning Buddhism, contemplative Christianity and many other diverse teachings and practices. She also offers an online (via email) Self-Study Astrology Course. You can find out more about Sarah and her work at www.astro-awakenings.co.uk.
14:23
February 14, 2021
Thank You For Coming, My Immigrant Sisters and Brothers!
Written by Pierre Pradervand Article narrated by Marie T. Russell Download From InnerSelf's InnerPower.net It is most regrettable that most politicians, even at the highest level, ignore the very basics of demography! For instance, the average number of births per women needed to keep a stationary population is just above two in our countries. However, the birth rate in the USA and Great Britain is 1.8 (down from 2.12 in 2007 for the USA) and in my home country Switzerland it is a very modest 1.5. Without the welcome arrival of immigrants, our countries would slowly empty themselves of their population. In Germany, thanks to the massive and very recent increased influx of immigrants and refugees, the birth rate shot up from a low of 1.39 in 2010 (at the time one of the lowest if not the lowest in the world) to 1.5 in 2016. But that is the purely material side of the picture. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com About The Author Pierre Pradervand is the author of The Gentle Art of Blessing. He has worked, travelled and lived in over 40 countries on five continents, and has been leading workshops and teaching the art of blessing for many years, with remarkable responses and transformational results. For 20 years Pierre has been practising blessing and collecting testimonies of blessing as a tool for healing the heart, mind, body and soul. Visit the website at https://gentleartofblessing.org
06:57
February 13, 2021
How Do We Create World Peace? We CAN Get There From Here
Written and narrated by Will Wilkinson Download At InnerSelf's InnerPower.net How do we create world peace? Einstein advised that we can’t solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them. He also defined insanity as “doing the same thing and expecting a different result.” Our human habit is to identify a problem and then try to fix it. That must change. But what’s the alternative? Examining how G.P.S. works gives us some clues. First, we enter our destination. The system identifies where we are and begins to guide us. There are three necessary elements here: destination, starting point, and guidance. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com About the Author Will Wilkinson co-founded the Thriving Leadership Academy in Ashland, Oregon. He has authored, co-authored, ghost-written, and contributed to over 30 books, designed and delivered personal improvement programs in seven countries, hosted a variety of inspirational television series, and is now developing a new spiritual practice for advanced students of life. He founded The Noon Club, a free member alliance that focuses intentional prayer every day at noon to uplift human consciousness. For more information, visit willtwilkinson.com
07:05
February 13, 2021
Do You Wish To Keep Love Alive? Here's How...
Written by Linda & Charlie Bloom Quite a few people have bought into the widely held myth that-long term relationships eventually become flat and boring. This belief, if unchallenged can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy that will eventually create the reality that we fear. Possessed by the expectation that the future is bleak, it’s not surprising that many couples can begin an inexorable downward trajectory that all too often ends in separation, divorce, or a flat-lined relationship. While it is not possible to prevent periods of doubt from ever occurring, it is possible to strengthen a relationship in a way that minimizes their impact and diminishes the frequency of those occurrences. Not just a little bit, but to a very significant degree. What’s Required? Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Authors Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been married since 1972. Trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, they have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA and they have offered seminars throughout the world, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, India, Brazil, and many other locations.. Their website is www.bloomwork.com.
07:43
February 11, 2021
Releasing the Judgement -- of Everything
Written by Turīya I loved my work as a computer consultant designing software, coding, testing, and training the end users. I also made a ton of money and was able to pay off all my student loans and credit card debt. I even bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle straight off the assembly line. That was fun, to get exactly what I wanted. But life doesn’t always give us what we think we want. Losing A Decade of My Life My body went haywire, and slowly everything I built was destroyed. I lost not only my job, but my career and identity as a computer consultant. I lost friends, and I nearly lost my boyfriend. But he stuck around and our relationship grew into something new, something stronger. (He’s now my husband.) I lost an entire decade – my 30’s –spending the majority of my time being sick in bed. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Unreasonable Joy: Awakening through Trikaya Buddhism by Turīya Unreasonable Joy: Awakening through Trikaya Buddhism, points the way towards Enlightenment and liberation from suffering. We suffer through tragedies and the daily grind of eat-work-sleep, chasing happiness but finding fleeting pleasure. Built on the foundations of ancient wisdom, a new school called Trikaya Buddhism promises freedom from the suffering of this wearisome cycle. About the Author Turīya is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and author who, despite living with chronic pain, founded the Dharma Center of Trikaya Buddhism in San Diego in 1998 to share her path. For over 25 years, she has taught thousands of students how to meditate, trained teachers, and helped people discover the unreasonable joy of our true nature. For more info, visit dharmacenter.com/teachers/turiya/ as well as www.turiyabliss.com
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February 10, 2021
Does Your Young Child Need a Screen Intervention?
Written by Carmen Viktoria Gamper It's completely understandable when parents give their young children their iPhone or iPad to help them wait at a doctor's office, sit at a restaurant, or allow the parent to simply catch up with household errands. But after it happens, their children may continually ask to play with the device. He or she can't seem to be content playing with blocks or puzzles, dolls or play cars. Crafting or tinkering no longer have any appeal. While it's true that children can experience a focused flow state while on electronic devices, they are then usually depleted after screen time. To process that screen time, they need ample time to be active and run around. By contrast, after a good playground or nature session, kids feel happily tired, fulfilled and joyful, and can often naturally conclude with that experience. Phones and other devices scream "More, more!" even when the children are exhausted. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Carmen Viktoria Gamper has worked internationally as an educator, advisor, coach and speaker for child-centered education. As founder of the New Learning Culture program, she supports parents, homeschooling families and schools in safely offering child-directed, flow-rich learning environments. She is the author of: Flow to Learn: A 52 Week Parent's Guide to Recognize and Support Your Child's Flow State - the Optimal Condition for Learning (New Learning Culture Publishing, March 22, 2020). Learn more at flowtolearn.com.
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February 9, 2021
Horoscope February 8 to 14 2021
Written by Pam Younghans Astrological Overview: February 8 - 14, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) MON: Sun conjunct Mercury TUE: Sun conjunct Pallas Athene, Sun semisquare Chiron WED: Mercury square Mars THU: Venus conjunct Jupiter, Aquarius New Moon 11:05 a.m. PST FRI: Mercury conjunct Venus SAT: Mars sextile Neptune SUN: Mercury conjunct Jupiter **** OUR PERCEPTIONS of reality are shifting, as circumstances compel us to become more introspective. In this time of great transformation, the familiar forms wash away, and we enter a void. We can either try to fill that often uncomfortable space, quickly and indiscriminately, or we can allow it to exist and see what unfolds. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
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February 8, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: February 7, 2021
Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self.  There are certain traits of humankind which are commendable, and, fortunately, we can emphasize and increase those tendencies in ourselves. We are evolving beings. We are not "set in stone" or stuck at any particular stage of our life. What may seem like being stuck may simply be a time of preparation for the next step. Reflection, openness to change and to other perspectives, will help smooth and guide our way. A rigid tree or branch will break, while one that bends with the wind and with the stresses of life, will go on to grow into a stronger experience of life. This week we focus on things we can change within our own self... Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com or article authors Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay
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February 8, 2021
Food as Friend or Foe? An Ayurvedic Perspective
Written by Vatsala Sperling When I was growing up in Jamshedpur, India, we lived a life based on Ayurveda, an ancient system for understanding disease and health that considers food that is grown, cooked, and eaten with reverence as both nutrition and medicine. Our parents taught us to talk to the plants that grew year-round in abundance in our front and back kitchen gardens as well as on our rooftop and ask for the plants’ forgiveness before cutting, plucking, pruning, or necessarily uprooting them. We were trained to thank the plants for providing us with fruits, vegetables, and flowers and to take only as much as we needed at any given time; thus harvesting was a daily process. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Book by this Author: Conscious Confidence: Use the Wisdom of Sanskrit to Find Clarity and Success by Sarah Mane Drawing on the timeless wisdom of Sanskrit, Sarah Mane offers a practical confidence-boosting system derived from the deepest meanings of Sanskrit concepts, complete with practical exercises. She outlines the fourfold energies of Conscious Confidence and shows how to discover a steady inner source of compassion, self-direction, and self-empowerment. About the Author Sarah Mane is a Sanskrit scholar with a particular interest in the wisdom of Sanskrit as a practical means to life-mastery. Previously a teacher and school executive, today she is a transformational and executive coach. Visit her website: https://consciousconfidence.com
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February 6, 2021
How To Grow Into Dignity -- The Hallmark of a Great Soul
Written by Sarah Mane "Dignity is a quiet strength which reflects your deep honour and self-respect. It ... portrays a calm awareness and generosity of spirit regardless of the environment or circumstances."   -- Susan C. Young Think of someone you know, or know of, someone with a quiet self-assurance, a person with a strong moral compass, who is not swayed by passing fancies, a man or woman who sets a clear direction for their lives, who is dependable and trustworthy. Who doesn't give his or her word lightly, but having given it, always follows through. This is a person whom others go to for advice or comfort. These are people who set an example for others, who people think of when presented with a problem. I was reflecting on people like this and how, when you encounter one, the meeting is to be treasured. Even when they are public or historical figures – Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Viktor Frankel – and a personal meeting is not on the cards, a meeting of hearts and minds is certainly available. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Book by this Author: Conscious Confidence: Use the Wisdom of Sanskrit to Find Clarity and Success by Sarah ManeDrawing on the timeless wisdom of Sanskrit, Sarah Mane offers a practical confidence-boosting system derived from the deepest meanings of Sanskrit concepts, complete with practical exercises. She outlines the fourfold energies of Conscious Confidence and shows how to discover a steady inner source of compassion, self-direction, and self-empowerment.
07:30
February 5, 2021
Intuition and Spirit: You Can Connect With Your Built-In Ability
Written by Terri-Ann Russell We all have the ability to intuitively know things. It’s just something you feel or even see. The ability is built-in; intuition is a sixth sense of the nervous system, used to sense energy, and with experience, you learn to trust it. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda from Star Wars repeatedly tell Luke Skywalker to use the Force and trust his feelings. And you might have noticed it takes a while before this lesson sinks in. Trust takes time. Love and Intuition Go Hand-in-hand Without love you can go no further, so if you are blocked from your intuition, begin by opening your heart to love. Love is the Force that holds this universe together, present in everything and everyone, and it expresses itself in you through your actions. Remember that. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source From Death To Life: The Incredible True Story of Anthony Joseph by Terri-Ann Russell Terri-Ann Russell takes us on a journey of loss, love and finally acceptance of the death of her treasured son, Anthony Joseph in her debut book. She leads us on a voyage of self-discovery, as she can now understand and feel what her clients have experienced for decades. About the Author Currently the owner and founder of Sassy Soul Energy Healing in Sedona, Arizona, Terri-Ann Russell was guided to the area while meditating on a hiking trip to the famous Airport Mesa Trail. She soon found herself guided to the Sedona Soul Sisters, an organization of gifted professional psychics who “welcomed her home” with open arms and with whom she is now associated as a member of the staff. Considered a multi-dimensional healer, Terri-Ann works through angels such as Archangel Michael and Mother Mary, as well as with other galactic beings. Her training is extensive in Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki, Theta healing, Quantum healing, and Energy Transfer Reset, as well as her own modality: Soul Matters Activations.
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February 4, 2021
Causes of Migraine Headaches: What Are Your Personal Triggers?
Written by Sue Dyson Anyone who has ever suffered from migraine will be only too aware of the effects of the illness on daily life. According to the National Headache Foundation -- an organization set up to help migraine and other headache sufferers -- American industry loses around $50 billion from absenteeism and medical expenses, all linked to headache pain. In fact, headaches account for about 157 million lost working days in a year. But we are not just talking about inconvenience and economic difficulties; the cost in terms of individual suffering is infinitely higher. Apart from the practical problems they face, sufferers and their friends and families are often in a state of anxiety and bewilderment, particularly in the days following initial diagnosis. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Migraines: A Natural Approach  by Sue Dyson Sue Dyson, afflicted with migraine headaches since early childhood, writes from personal experience, explaining what a migraine is, why attacks occur, and what can be done naturally to stop them. Featuring information on traditional treatments and natural alternatives, she explains the link between migraines and diet, shows how to identify trigger foods, and ties together diet and lifestyle changes that allow sufferers to create a personal program to live free from future attacks. About the Author Sue Dyson is the author of several books including "Changing Course" and "A Weight Off Your Mind". She also writes for various women's magazines and contributes to health programs for the BBC. She lives in Bedfordshire, England.
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February 4, 2021
Survive and Adapt: 8 Keys to Career Survival in the Age of Acceleration
Written by Jane Finkle Looking ahead to the future, it’s impossible to say what tomorrow’s work­place will bring—what transformations will occur from new trends, tech­nology, or other forms of corporate culture. How you navigate your career moving forward will primarily depend on your willingness to adapt. You Can’t Fight Off The Future The survival of your career will depend on your ability and willingness to accept the rapid pace of change in today’s work world. Layoffs happen, unexpected firings occur, and organizations modify and morph. Your job description can change like a chameleon, you may shift jobs like seasonal clothing, and your organization’s managers may come and go. There is still no escaping this inevitable flux whether you are an entrepreneur or working for a startup. Like sharks in continuous motion, businesses must keep moving to stay alive, quickly shifting and transitioning as they expand and grow. If you adhere to the following keys to survival, your career can outlast the speed of change. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up by Jane Finkle In today's fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one's ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. If you question your ability to perform and succeed in this extroverted work culture, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide is custom fit for you. In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Finkle shares the keys to navigating each stage of professional development--from self-assessment and job searching, to survival in a new position and career advancement. About the Author Jane Finkle is a career coach, speaker and author with over 25 years of experience helping clients with career assessment and workplace adjustment. Jane served as Associate Director of Career services at the University of Pennsylvania where she created and led the Wharton Career Discovery seminar, and served as liaison to recruiters from major corporations. Her newest book is The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up. For more info, visit www.janefinkle.com.
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February 3, 2021
The Spiritual Life and The Ultimate Spiritual Challenge
Written by Barry Vissell There are many important things we do here in this life, like loving and being loved by others, or finding meaningful ways to help people and the planet. But the most important thing is our spiritual connection, our relationship to our Source, our higher power, divine love, the life-force of the universe. If you don't like the word, "God," choose a word that works for you. A Human Beloved Will Never Be Enough The important thing is knowing you are not alone, knowing you do not have to do everything by yourself. Even being in a relationship with another person cannot fulfill this spiritual need. Another person cannot show you love all of the time, just like you cannot be completely present with your partner all the time. I couldn't imagine a more loving person than my wife of over five decades, Joyce. But I can't expect her to be present with me all the time. I can't look outside of me for something that has to come from inside of me. \ Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author(s) Joyce & Barry Vissell, a nurse/therapist and psychiatrist couple since 1964, are counselors, near Santa Cruz CA, who are passionate about conscious relationship and personal-spiritual growth. They are the authors of 9 books and a new free audio album of sacred songs and chants. Call 831-684-2130 for further information on counseling sessions by phone, on-line, or in person, their books, recordings or their schedule of talks and workshops. Visit their web site at SharedHeart.org for their free monthly e-heartletter, their updated schedule, and inspiring past articles on many topics about relationship and living from the heart.
10:41
February 2, 2021
How You Can Remove Heavy Metals and Toxic Chemicals from Your Body
Written by Debra Lynn Dadd While toxic chemicals can be eliminated by passing through your body's detox organs, there are also methods by which you can remove toxic chemicals from your body more directly. The following methods will work even if you do nothing else, but the best results will come from reducing toxic exposures, supporting your detox system, and strengthening your detox organs as well. The following are some tried-and-true methods for removing toxic chemicals from your body, which will help relieve your body's toxic burden. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health & Home from the Chemicals That Are Making You Sick by Debra Lynn Dadd. There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But how do we protect ourselves, and where do we start? In Toxic Free, Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed by The New York Times as the "Queen of Green," discusses the hidden toxic chemicals already present in our homes, their varying degrees of danger, and precise, proven methods for eliminating them from our lives in a cost- effective, environmentally friendly way. About the Author Debra Lynn Dadd (now Debra Redalia) brings more than thirty years of research and real-life experience to her work as a an internationally recognized consumer advocate specializing in identifying products that are safe and environmentally responsible. She works as a consultant, lecturer, and writer to promote healthy living. Her books on household toxics have been continuously in print in various editions since 1984. Visit her website at https://lifelyforlife.com/
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February 1, 2021
Horoscope February 1 to 7 2021
Written by Pam Younghans Astrological Overview: February 1 - 7, 2021 Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart. Highlighted Aspects for This Week All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 8 hours.) MON: Sun square Mars, Venus enters Aquarius THU: Venus semiquare Neptune FRI: Venus conjunct Saturn SAT: Venus sextile Chiron, Venus square Uranus SAT: Mercury conjunct Pallas Athene Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay About the Author Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail pam@northpointastrology.com, or leave a message at 425.445.3775. For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit northpointastrology.com or visit her Facebook page.
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February 1, 2021
InnerSelf Magazine: January 31, 2021
Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell Welcome... Our InnerSelf welcomes your inner self. While the beginning of the year is behind us, each day brings us a new opportunity to start again, or to continue along our "new" journey. Every action, and every thought, leads us to the next thought and the next event in our life. Each breath brings us a new chance to change direction, or readjust our focus. So this week, we bring you articles to support you on your continuation of the "new chapter" of your story, chapter 2021, that began on January 1st. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay
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January 31, 2021
Cleansing Your Home and Environment with Incense
Written by Draja Mickaharic While incense can be used to cleanse a place or fumigate a person, the range in effect varies from very mild to exceptionally strong. Some of the stronger kinds of cleansing incense can actually have a detrimental effect upon those who are unskilled in their use. These incenses will not be mentioned here. We will concern ourselves with using incense to safely cleanse spaces and fumigate individuals. These can be very potent aids to maintaining spiritual purity and cleanliness in a home. To some extent, we might compare burning incense to sending up a beacon or flare to attract those spiritual forces we wish to call. Each odor appeals to a particular force, and the "force" answers the call. Once the forces come to where the incense is burning, they manifest their nature; thus we obtain the effect we wish in the place to which we call them. Continue Reading At InnerSelf.com Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay Article Source Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection, ©, by Draja Mickaharic. This bestselling Weiser classic is a spiritual first aid manual filled with hundreds of recipes, rituals, and practical ways to rid your home, office, and self of negative energy. Spiritual Cleansing, now in a new paperback edition, is a guide for anyone who wants to keep their lives and their environment spiritually clean and protected. About The Author DRAJA MICKAHARIC is also the author of: Century of Spells and Practice of Magic: An Introductory Guide to the Art, both published by Samuel Weiser Inc.
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January 31, 2021