Well certainly more and more people are turning to “New Age” remedies to assist them in their lives. There has been a rise in people’s psyche that maybe “getting back to the old ways” and using old long-established curative methods could help them in their stress-filled lives. Old wives tales and “mother knows best” may have a deeper meaning than pure words after all.
Although “New Age” is a Western spiritual idea it draws on a mix of East and West using both holistic and “self-help” methods of doing things, many of which date back centuries
There is an acceptance that Mind, Body and Spirit are inter-related and a balance must be achieved in all three to ensure that we are “wholly” well.
When you are not properly balanced in all areas there will be a “Dis- Ease” and many see western drugs and manufactured medication as not working for the good of the “whole” due to the various reactions that can then cause side-effects. So ancient practices that work towards balancing the Mind, Body, Spirit as a whole are of great interest to many. Such practices, once possibly considered “magic” or “voodoo” include current day studies such as Homeopathy, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Bach Remedies, Acupuncture, Reiki, Shiatsu, Massage, Yoga and Pilates and many others. All are on the increase in terms of acceptance and even being used as “comlimentary” medicines -and rightly so in my estimation!
My own contribution to this is to work with the Universal Life force through Reiki channelling and also Tarot and clairaudience. My experience in these areas has been a positive one for myself, as well as in helping others to heal themselves, by tuning into the life force of the universe and spirit.
Everyone can tune into themselves and the universe – we only need to train ourselves to listen more – and to HEAR what we are listening to. That is a hard thing for many people as most are still living their lives to a external schedule, often self-induced, even when they no longer have a work schedule imposed on them.
It seems to be human nature to continue to do things to form and habit -the unknown is after all unsettling and thus any routine is a habit hard to change. However, by changing one routine for another we can improve our quality of life & our health without causing harm to others.
One way in which I like to formulate new habits is by doing at least ONE new thing every day – it may only be that I walk a street I never walked before, or I drank a cup of water before my morning coffee. At any time, one of those small changes can bring enlightenment and a shift within. So maybe we should all observe each day one thing we have never done before and enjoy the revelation.
Whatever changes you experience I wish you all a Merry Christmas, however you choose to spend it.