The common misconception of the term "New Age" comes from some selective groups and persons that for one reason or another have not researched what this wonderful movement is all about. There are fears of the unknown that ironically causes information to stay unknown, so let me say first what "New Age" is not. It is not a religion, a religious sect, a cult, or a collective group with even the same belief system. It is not a group that has claimed to be God or their own Higher Power. It is not a collective group that means anyone harm, wishes to bring harm to others or themselves. The key here is that I believe it is not a group at all. I believe it to be a movement.
"New Age" is just what it implies. It is a SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT towards awareness in this new and wonderful age of the Universe. A search of and belief that there are alternative spiritual, emotional and physical forms of healing and growth. It includes many facets of positive religious and spiritual belief systems and most do not follow the same teachings. It includes religious sects from all over the world, it includes groups that come together within the framework of earth based belief systems, it includes individuals not associated with any sect but searching for truths and spiritual awakenings, it includes those with open minds marveling at the spiritual miracles that happen daily, people opening themselves for spiritual enlightenment and walking a sacred path to a closer consiousness and connection with the Spirit Guardians and Creator. It includes people striving for just a simple, healthy, stress free life. It includes people who just want a little piece of serenity in this chaotic world. Heard anything frightening yet?
The "New Age" movement is inclusive of new freedoms, new forms of worship, a new way of listening, a new way of asking, a replacing of old fears with new faiths and a willingness to gain knowledge through miraculous experiences.
The inspiration of this movement is in the ability of these many varied groups and individuals, following different practices and beliefs to have collectively found a common bond. Spirituality and a growth forward in it and maybe the most important a bond of mutual respect for each persons individual journey and positive belief system. This is a "New Age".
Can you imagine people of all race, color, creed simply agreeing to disagree, respecting each others spiritual experiences and keeping an open mind to ever learning and changing towards new spiritual awarenesses and growth? This is a "New Age"
From all walks of life, religious and non-religious backgrounds, people world wide taking responsibility for their spirituality, for the earth, for their environment, for their health. Understanding and knowing that there are answers to age old questions and all they need to do is ask. In this "New Age" they are just asking for answers from a higher level then they used to. They are willing to cross physical boundries and investigate other spiritual frameworks and then give them a try to improve their own environment and spiritual connection.
Actually, this concept is not new at all. There are just many more who are embracing it.
THIS IS "NEW AGE" AND ISN'T IT REFRESHING!.
THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AS WE KNOW IT AND ALL IT'S RELATION IS RISING TO MEET THE OTHERSIDE. EMBRACING SPIRIT, OPENING DOORS TO NEW AWARENESSES AND IDEALS. IT EVOLVES AS WE BREATHE AND SPEAK. .
CREATE, PURIFY AND MAINTAIN YOUR SACRED SPACE.
PEACE, BLESSINGS AND PLEASANT JOURNEYS
Note to the readers: There are those who have deemed it necessary to use this as an opportunity to increase their monetary prosperity or to enlarge their egos, instead of their spirituality. We will pray for these and move forward in our own growth.
This reflects my opinions and thoughts on New Age and I understand and respect that this may differ from your own.