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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

September 15-16-17, 2023

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

The lessons I need are presented when I am ready.

Today's inspiration was written by Marie T. Russell:

The School of Life is not without its ups and downs, its lessons as well as its rewards. Some of the teachings come through joy, such as the birth of a child which brings the teaching and experience of unconditional love, gratitude, and wonder.

However, some lessons come harshly, and it can be difficult to find the joy and the blessing within them. Yet as we allow the process to continue, they will reveal their gifts. When we open our eyes and take in the teachings coming to us, we awaken to the messages that are being presented. They come in their own perfect timing, even though we may not see it that way at first, if at all.

Ask for guidance and help, and let the teachings of each lesson take you into new territory. Trust and know that the lessons you need are always presented when you are ready.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Living in Harmony with Reverence for All
     Written by Marie T. Russell,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of trusting that you are ready for whatever comes your way (today and every day)

Our focus for today (and the weekend): The lessons I need are presented when I am ready. 

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RELATED BOOK & CARD DECK: The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards

The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux
by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis.

cover art of The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis.This book and beautifully illustrated deck draw on the ancient Lakota ritual of healing and purification known as the sacred Inipi, or sweat lodge ceremony, which has existed in the Lakota culture for thousands of years.

The cards and accompanying book comprise a self-contained and highly original system that will help you harness creative energies to deal with issues that are of concern in your life. Used for self-discovery rather than divination, the cards gently guide you toward inner growth and self-knowledge in the time-honored tradition of the Lakota people.

Publisher: Destiny Books, an imprint of Inner Traditions Intl.
For more info and/or to order this card deck with guidebook, click here

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.

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