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Shadow Self: Embracing Your Inner Darkness. 21 Signs You're Experiencing "Soul Loss" How to Discover Your Deepest, Darkest "Core Wound" How to Change Your Core Beliefs in 9 Steps. Our core beliefs are at the very center of who we are, what we believe about ourselves, what we think of others and how we feel about life as a whole.

How to Change Your Core Beliefs in 9 Steps

They determine how connected we feel with other people, how happy we feel with ourselves and even how successful we are in self-actualizing our deepest dreams and goals. There is no doubt that discovering what your core beliefs are is an essential part of the journey of involution; of the healing process of inner growth. In my last article I wrote about the process of identifying your core beliefs, and in this article I will explore how to change your core beliefs. This is such a downplayed and underrated part of our spiritual journeys through life, but in my experience it is one of the most essential for true, deep healing.

How to Change Your Core Beliefs That Control How You Think and Feel Once you have discovered your core beliefs, the next step is to actively replace them. 1. 2. 3. Often our core beliefs sound completely ridiculous. What Is Involution? 100 Wonders: The Temple of Damanhur. What Really Is the Law of Attraction? Over the past few years there has been a lot mentioned about the "law of attraction" to the point of making it a cheesy, fluffy and often annoying concept.

What Really Is the Law of Attraction?

The law of attraction is a funny thing; it's been around since man developed a desire to find depth, wholeness and inner peace. It's such a simple thing that its own simplicity is its pitfall for people who live trapped in the complex labyrinth of the mind. Eventually we stop paying attention to it. Then after a while someone "rediscovers" this secret to happiness and everyone gets excited about it until it's old news and gets forgotten again.

Getting Personal: The Uberification of Learning — The Synapse. Getting Personal: The Uberification of Learning In a recent, thought-provoking blog post, entrepreneur, Zack Kanter predicted that Uber’s autonomous cars will destroy millions of jobs and reshape the global economy by 2025.

Getting Personal: The Uberification of Learning — The Synapse

Kanter offers some ambitious forecasts. He tells us, for instance, that, “PriceWaterhouseCoopers predicts that the number of vehicles on the road will be reduced by 99%, estimating that the fleet will fall from 245 million to just 2.4 million vehicles,” and that, “a Columbia University study suggested that with a fleet of just 9,000 autonomous cars, Uber could replace every taxi cab in New York City — passengers would wait an average of 36 seconds for a ride that costs about $0.50 per mile.” Because driverless cars do not need to park, Kanter also anticipates that traffic problems will ultimately vanish and parking lots will become extinct.

Passports Were Once Considered Offensive—Perhaps They Still Are. A passport belonging to Russian-born American ballet dancer Adolph Bolm.

Passports Were Once Considered Offensive—Perhaps They Still Are

(Photo: Library of Congress) The Danish Anarchists Who Inspired SantaCon Could Not Have Imagined Its Bro-Hell Future. SantaCon hits New York City's subway.

The Danish Anarchists Who Inspired SantaCon Could Not Have Imagined Its Bro-Hell Future

(Photo: Jason Eppink/flickr) A sea of red and white coats rancorously swarm down thousands of streets. Hundreds of people, dressed as Santa Claus, scream and sing as they drink heavily, form impromptu dance parties, and crowd public transportation. So goes the scene in various videos of SantaCon, a yearly world-wide celebration where anyone is welcome to dress in a Santa Claus suit en masse. Approaching the 21st anniversary of its conception in the United States, the event thrives despite controversy; in some communities and local governments there have even been battles to get the celebration banned.

How a Famed New Age Retreat Center Helped End the Cold War. Boris Yeltsin strikes a pose in his Moscow office in February, 1989.

How a Famed New Age Retreat Center Helped End the Cold War

(Photo: Ted Thai/Getty Images) Early one morning, in September 1982, hundreds of young Russians were waiting in a Moscow TV studio for an image of Southern California to appear on a giant screen. The Ties That Bind Jihadists. Jonathan Krause for The Chronicle Thomas Hegghammer has spent the past 14 years studying jihadist groups.

The Ties That Bind Jihadists

As director of terrorism research at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Hegghammer has, like most scholars of radical Islam, focused on the groups’ military tactics and political statements, their doctrines and leaders. Blues on Wheels. After taking a personality test online and another exam consisting mostly of questions evaluating the sharpness of my memory, I was granted a five-minute interview and hired as a city carrier assistant (CCA) for the United States Postal Service.

Blues on Wheels

The CCA position, akin to a contract letter-carrier, was created in 2013 to save the USPS money and shift higher-paid transitional employees (TEs) into lower-paying jobs. Or, as one district supervisor screamed at me: “YOU EXIST TO REDUCE OVERTIME.” TEs, who were making over $20 an hour—with no benefits, no retirement, and no path to becoming a “regular”—had a short window to either take a $5 per hour pay cut and become a CCA, with the promise of making regular in the vaguely defined near future, or quit. The 7 Primal Archetypes of the Awakening. By Christina Sarich, Waking Times Are you playing the innocent child, full of unsullied love for t... by Christina Sarich, Waking Times Are you playing the innocent child, full of unsullied love for the world, the jackal-like jester who laughs at others’ expense, the witch who has had her heart-broken so many times that she becomes cold and aloof, separating herself from society?

The 7 Primal Archetypes of the Awakening

Or how about the inventor and scientist, the visionary who brings ‘new’ information to the world’s consciousness through their uncanny ability to lead the pack? Hopefully, you are also the hero, having battled all the monsters, most of them arising from your deepest, darkest, tossed-aside self, who has slain the villains and having seen the world for what it truly is, arrive home again, wiser and more conscious than ever before.[1] There are literally thousands of archetypes that we utilize to evolve spiritually, but there are seven that are so common it is beneficial to understand them. The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the Myth of “The One” and the Unsettling Secret of Lasting Love. By Maria Popova “What is love but acceptance of the other, whatever he is,” Anaïs Nin wrote in a letter to her then-lover, Henry Miller.

The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the Myth of “The One” and the Unsettling Secret of Lasting Love

And yet that acceptance is a “dynamic interaction” which we seem to be increasingly unwilling to acquiesce, going to excessive lengths in our stubborn quest to avoid compromising. But as crappy as compromise can feel at the moment it is made, anyone in a long-term relationship can attest that it is the fertilizer of romance. Three years before the release of his provocative compendium American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics (public library), writer and It Gets Better Project creator Dan Savage answers a reader’s question about romance deal-breakers and, in the process, offers some of the most important relationship advice you’ll ever get:

Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822. Love is perhaps the most fertile subject of literature, music, and all the arts. Kurt Vonnegut believed you’re only allowed to be in love three times in your life. It has been described as a matter of bravery, a limbic revision, the greatest insurance against regret.

For Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, it is simply, sweetly walking hand in hand. Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction. Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.” But among the dualities that lend love both its electricity and its exasperation — the interplay of thrill and terror, desire and disappointment, longing and anticipatory loss — is also the fact that our pathway to this mutually refining truth must pass through a necessary fiction: We fall in love not just with a person wholly external to us but with a fantasy of how that person can fill what is missing from our interior lives.

Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips addresses this central paradox with uncommon clarity and elegance in Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life (public library). Phillips writes: James Thurber on Longing, Unrequited Love, and the Power of a Kiss. By Maria Popova “The person you fall in love with really is the man or woman of your dreams,” psychoanalyst Adam Phillips wrote in his magnificent treatise on the paradoxical psychology of how we fall in love. “You have dreamed them up before you met them; not out of nothing — nothing comes of nothing — but out of prior experience, both real and wished for.” Ada Lovelace on the Nature of the Imagination and Its Three Core Faculties. By Maria Popova The human imagination is the seedbed of everything we know to be beautiful and true — it created the Mona Lisa’s smile and recreates its mystery anew with each viewing; it envisioned the existence of a strange particle and sparked the myriad scientific breakthroughs that made its discovery possible half a century later in the Higgs boson; it allows us to perform the psychoemotional acrobatics at the heart of compassion as we imagine ourselves in another’s shoes.

And yet the essence of the imagination remains elusive and opaque even to those most endowed with this miraculous human faculty. Perhaps the finest definition of what it is and how it works comes from Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, better known as Ada Lovelace (December 10, 1815–November 27, 1852), who is commonly considered the world’s first computer programmer for her collaboration with Charles Babbage on the first computer. How the Secret Government Works: The Most Explosive Exposé by Dr. Greer. How Memory Turns You Into A Battery for the Matrix. Memory is the greatest artificial construct that keeps us bound to the matrix that we have co-create...

Memory is the greatest artificial construct that keeps us bound to the matrix that we have co-created with the ego. Are We Food for the Moon? Is Your God a Devil? Why the Right to Vote in the United States is a Fraud. By PL Chang Next year, many Americans will be preparing themselves to go vote at the next president... In Conversation With Brian Eno — How We Get To Next. Access Denied. Earlier this year a young employee at a celebrity magazine explained to me a problem.

The magazine was doing reasonably well, as was its website. But both were publishing photos taken from Instagram with increasing frequency. Scott Weiland: 'This Is My Life, a Cautionary Tale. Maybe Somebody Can Learn from It.' 12 Simple Rituals To Help You Release 2015. Priceonomics. Cindy Gallop never intended to get into sextech.

Maps of the Earth's Most Cursed Destinations. 6 Ways You Can Overcome Shyness. Does Renting into Your 30s Make You a Giant Failed Adult Baby? This post originally appeared on VICE Australia. The anxiety that you'll never own a house and will hence die in abject poverty increases considerably as you move through your 20s. You might find it's triggered by Facebook photos of high school acquaintances' starter homes or passive aggressive emails from your parents. Or maybe it's the fact that everywhere you turn, someone is telling you you're an idiot for renting. This Is How You're Going to Get Laid in the Future. Forgotten Rituals and Magical Practices in Ancient History.

Hypnotized Subject Talks About the Shift and the New Earth. The haunting link between two mass shootings.