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.
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
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (Minnesota) was the owner and chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide, the world's oldest and largest metaphysical publisher. He played a seminal role in the rise of Wicca and Neo-Paganism in the 1960s and ...