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If I were to choose one word to summarize this week's featured articles, I would choose "within". We are being encouraged to look within to find solutions to our world's ills and to discover inner peace and happiness.
And when I reflect on the reluctance that we may have about going within, trusting our inner guidance, and being true to our highest self, I am reminded of the well-known quote from Marianne Williamson (which has at times been attributed to Nelson Mandela):
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Mark Thurston encourages us in this process by asking "What Are Your Talents and Strengths?" Barbara Berger writes "Does Everyone Have An Inner Compass?" and Nancy Windheart shares "How To Know When Telepathic Animal Communication Is Real". Meg Beeler, author of Weave the Heart of the Universe into your Life, writes about "Expanding Your Connection with Nature and the Cosmos". To gain insight on all of these topics, one must go within.
I encourage us all this week to let our "brilliant self" shine and express itself and thus participate in the healing of humanity. Dr. Naeem writes in his article, Expanding the Healing Process: It's Not Just About You
"...we are all connected. This connection permeates to the deepest levels of who we are, and any change in our own inner state will naturally realign those of others in our immediate environment. They, in turn, will effect similar changes in other people in their surroundings in a healing chain reaction."
Thus our light, our joy, our healing, helps birth the same process in those around us. We are the butterflies whose fluttering wings are felt across the globe. Fly free and let your love light shine!
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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Written by Barbara Berger
How do I know that everyone has an inner compass? To answer this question, let's start by taking a look at what’s really going on. Let's take a look at the world, at reality.
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Written by Nancy Windheart
It’s vitally important to learn to differentiate between our own human ideas and thoughts and telepathic communication which comes directly from the animal. This kind of differentiation requires practice and experience; however, there are some...
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Written by Meg Beeler
Your body “knows” connection with nature when you hike, garden, watch the moon rise, or collect stones and shells. Your heart remembers your own and your children’s joy in climbing trees, swimming in creeks, catching polliwogs. Yet you’ve mostly forgotten how to sustain your relations with mountains and trees from day to day.
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Written by Mark Thurston, PhD.
You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have emerged naturally—abilities that simply are second nature for you. However, many other strong points have required some work or training...
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Written by Nauman Naeem MD
Healing is not just about you. It is about healing the whole of humanity, which is currently suffering in unprecedented ways. The burden of humanity’s suffering includes the growing gap between the world’s richest and poorest people, which leads to severe economic disparity around the globe and poverty.
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