of the Writing Spirit
as any work is affected by
influences upon its creator, the growth of spirituality can deeply shift
a writer’s perspective. Those
writers who embrace beliefs of the New Age will often notice their style
change. They find their
focus has narrowed while treatment of that focus expands greatly.
For instance, people whose spirituality is touching or has
imbedded itself in the metaphysical examinations of this Age of Aquarius
see many of life’s larger issues in a different light.
Birth, death, love, children....these pieces of
the human condition are viewed in very different ways as older
beliefs are shed either rapidly or more subtly.
basic foundation of much of what we call the New Age is very simple in
its essence. As with most
conceptual philosophies of our history, the principle common to “branches” of new age thought is the principle of
in the larger picture of the contemporary
view of karma we find many other basic laws that teach
essentially the same thing - the native expression... walk
a mile in your neighbor’s moccasins;
the wiccan rede...and it harm none, do what ye will;
the Christian tenet...do
unto others as you would have them do unto you.
meaning of the word “karma” teaches a rather generalized
principle of knowing that what you put out into the universe comes back
to you. (Some believe times
three...others times ten, etc.) But
in its basic form, karma teaches the same lesson as the examples shown
said that, try to imagine a writer who’s perspective has shifted to
one of karmic balance. Their
work could change as drastically as a member of the NRA throwing weapons
away and joining ranks with a group of animal rights activists.
On the subtle end, a writer may employ more debate, balance and
non-judgment. They may
become capable of presenting both sides of an issue or discussion much
more comfortably. Of
course, the true magic of balanced spirituality and a sense of peace may
very well lie in the self-confidence a writer gains as a result of this
new perspective. Believing
him or herself to be one with the universe, of being a part of a much
greater Force can imbibe the work with a different kind of
“magic”. A flow;
a course following an independent line in reasoning.
A continuity that might otherwise be inhibited by
rhetoric and more rigid dogma.
Learning to view the world in terms reciprocal energy flow opens the
writer to a whole universe of new thought processes, new behaviors and
new perspectives. The writer in this New Age has at their fingertips, an
entirely new overview from which to draw material.
for the spiritual writer’s cannon.
Copyright - J.