Monday, March 23, 2009
"New Age Self Help"
Thanks, for being part of the human dream-come-true!
When we help ourselves, we’re helping the world awaken into a New Age, aren’t we?
The famous New Age adage goes: “As without, so within.” Of course, the adage isn’t really new. In fact, it goes back 5,000 at least, to the alchemical classic, The Emerald Tablet!
It’s all about a magical style of thinking (and feeling) that presumes that whatever we’ve got to learn has, first, to be applied to the self. A lot of this has to do with a different view of self than many people have grown up with, however.
From Sigmund Freud’s psychology to Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, the idea that we experience reality as different “selves” has appeared again and again. In any case, it’s safe to say that most systems recognize a mundane self and an expanded self, though there are many names for these and sometimes subdivisions.
One common idea in many systems is that the expanded self holds vast wisdom, which is available to the mundane self, if that mundane self will simply celebrate in the bliss which is the expanded self’s immutable state of being. According to Esther Hicks, through whom we receive the teachings of Abraham, we need only direct ourselves in the direction of the bliss by making it our business to feel a bit better and allow the trend to continue, and the power of the expanded self begins to affect our lives!
Amazing stuff, yes?
And, by applying concepts such as this, New Age self help can raise people’s energies without forcing endless painful regurgitations of childhood traumas (or painful experiences from other lives). Works for me!
Sunshine & Blessings,