by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
(Article originally published in The Llewellyn Journal.)
In many ways what we used to call "New Age" is really the everyday continuing creation of "New Worlds"that bring far-reaching change and new perspectives to our lives.
One of these "New Worlds" involves understanding the connections between the Body, the Mind, and the Spirit in our everyday lives. No longer do we see the mundane world and our spiritual life in separate boxes, but instead realize physical health and well being as having their origins within our spiritual selves. We need to strengthen and clarify the channels between Body, Mind, and Spirit and see them as bidirectional.
One way to look at this is to think of our spiritual "Higher Self" as providing the plan or "matrix" for this life, while acknowledging that in living we have created many blocks to the communication between Higher Self and the lower self of body and personality.
Unfortunately, we become attached to these blocks and think of them as necessary. Methods of "Self-Help" provide ways to clear them away as we provide new visions of health, success, and happiness to manifest our true will and destiny.
In our New World we are changing the way so many see these connections, freeing not only our own selves from old baggage but providing new visions for other people as well. As we think and become, so do we create New Worlds to replace the old patterns of conflict and limitation.
It is important to seize this opportunity to create New Worlds, replacing the old world of so many destructive patterns and energies. It is important to see our role as co-creators for these New Worlds, for it is within our power to change "reality" from formulas of war and terror to those of peace and universal law, from images of pain and disease to those of health and vitality, and from visions of limited resources to visions of infinite energies.
The promise of Self-Help is not limited to personal welfare but is one of interaction, building new opportunities for others within our communal "sphere of influence." As we act to improve our lives, we affect the lives of those around us and beyond. In this New World we accept that responsibility as a matter of self-expression.
Self-Help techniques become part of your true road to greater spiritual fulfillment as you makeover the vehicle of your self for spirit to manifest through you. Each positive step forward strengthens you.
- Sacred Paths for Modern Men, by Dagonet Dewr
- Sail into Your Dreams, by Karen Mehringer
- The Secret of Letting Go, by Guy Finley
- The Secret Wisdom of a Woman's Body, by Pat Samples
- Unlocking the Healing Code, by Dr. Bruce Forciea
- You Are the Answer, by Michael J Tamura
With all good wishes for the next coming months, that they may lead into a Great New Year, as you start your own program of Self-Help.
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Article originally published in The Llewellyn Journal. Copyright Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007. All rights reserved.
"Life happens. Life in the flow."
We learn over time that nobody can solve our problems, but someone can guide you how to solve the problem. You may receive guidance through a teacher, a guru or even strangers that you run into every day. As we practice yoga we learn that the more we know, the less we truly know. Every day I am reminded how much I truly do not know; a very humbling experience.
Yoga teaches me to be present. To just live for being and enjoying life as it is right NOW. Not ten minutes from now, no five days ago, but right now. We are taught to get out of our heads, to release worries and fears of the past or the future and to only live for this very moment. Presence.
"Lead me from untruth to truth, lead me from darkness to light." ~ Buddha
Through yoga we are reminded that we do have a dark side as well as a light side. We are not to repress the dark side, but embrace that side of our Self. We are the yin and the yang. We ultimately cleanse the dark stuff we hold inside. We shine the light on this. We must make friends with dark side. Both positive and negative balance out the whole. Daily practice refines and improves our inner vision to see our Self more clearly. We no longer need to run from fears. Face them and say I'm not running from you anymore. So much is in our heads, so much dark is only in our heads, self-doubt judgment betrayal. Yoga grounds the body so that the light and dark sides of ourselves become clear. So much is truly untrue. But as we diligently practice we are able to find the middle ground and walk our centered balanced line in life. We gain balance in centered lightheartedness. We can have harmony in both light and dark.
"Yoga tells us that the world is actually a projection of our own thoughts and we can modify our inner world to manifest into our outer world. When our inside realm is at peace and in harmony, our outer world shines this projection back at us." ~ David, Jiva Mukti Yoga co-founder
Yoga is observation.
We can observe our world and see what part that is in us is begin reflected back to us. We can then see what part of us needs modification or adjustment in order to have our outer reality reflect back to us the peace, happiness and love we so greatly desire and deserve.
Yoga is already inside of you. Happiness is there. Yoga helps you peel away the onion layers to get to the core. To freedom. The deepest Divine connection to the Ultimate Light Source.
Come out of wanting and back into acceptance and Joy. A yogi or yogini can turn any situation into bliss. That is a yogi. Yoga is being now. Ultimate yoga is meditation. Just BE.
Yoga is love.
"Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Through a dedicated practice of all forms of yoga we can participate in the world with a sense of freedom, unaffected from trauma, depression, anger, etc. The freedom is balance in both.
Maggie Anderson is a Yoga & Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master Instructor, Soul Coach®, Past Life Coach, Magnified Healing® Master Teacher and Angelights Messenger. She is the author of How I Found My True Inner Peace and Divine Embrace. You can contact Maggie at SpiritualCompassConnection.com.
"Follow Your Bliss. It's Your Spiritual Compass."