I have always been sort of a "New Ager". Always been interested in UFOs, out-of-body experiences, etc. My mother was a Jehovah's Witness FANATIC. (Think of the movie Carrie and her religious fanatic mother and you have a good example, and I am not exaggerating on that point) so, needless to say, I was turned off by Christianity, though I did do some church-hopping and decided that as far as Christian religions go, the Unitarian church was best because they are very open and accept all people and beliefs; but nonetheless, I'm still "New Agey".
When I first came on this site in approximately 2010, I BELIEVED EVERY SINGLE PREDICTION. Needless to say, none of these predictions came true (in my opinion). You hear a lot of "the energies are rising...the portols are opening,.." sounds like a SLOW orgasm to me. So I came to the conclusion that I would only pay attention to 12/21/13. And, as far as I'm concerned, NOTHING HAPPENED, except for the continuing "portals are opening...energies are rising.." or so they SAID. Also, they also talked about all these "ascention symptions". I may have had some of these "ascention symptons", or I may have been just sick or out of sorts too. (More B.S.?) I am also waiting for these "disbursements" of money. Needless to say, I need them (as I'm sure many others do too). Nothing happening on that, as far as I can tell, just a lot of PROMISES and dates that never materialized. .
I believe that everyone needs to believe in SOMETHING, I believe that it is a human NEED. Now, I don't know what I believe. (Maybe I should go back to Jesus?) I would really appreciate your comments/opinions on the New Age movement, this site, your beliefs, etc. Thank you.
Tally: Thanks for you input.
... and also to the "All in Alls"... : )
darkstar ... if your Mom is like the Mother in Carrie, does that mean .. that you are like ... CARRIE !! .. Lol ..
~A good topic Darkstar... & while you will undoubtably ignore my response given some of our past interactions, the core frustrations that you are feeling affect us all, to one degree, or another. Nonetheless, laying these type of issues at the feet of the so-called 'New Age' movement is shortsighted. From where I stand, the 'New Age' is referencing Multidimensional processes... there's the Astrological aspect, with our recent entry into the 'Age of Aquarius', the Planetary aspect, with the completion of the 'Christ-Grid', & infinite access points for the 'Mind, Body & Spirit'... for the 'individual' to navigate to a deeper understanding of Unity-Consciousness. The core of the New Age is about a "Spirituality Without Borders"... so in that sense, if you find more comfort in doctrine with tighter boundaries, perhaps 'returning to Jesus' as you say, would serve you better.? 'Channeling, Ascended Masters, Galactic Ancestry, Astrology, UFOs, ESP/Telekenetic abilities, etc... cover an incredibly fast arena of data, only a small fraction of which has actually been represented on ACC. In effect, those giving power to their frustrations, anger, depression, or sense of 'free-fall', by trying to marginalize an 'Expansive Spiritual Movement' (that by it's definition can't be bound by 'belief')... are missing the point. It isn't to say these feelings & challenges aren't valid... far from it. They are a very 'real' part of the final birthing pains of the new paradigm. Projected timelines & potentialities merely make up an ultimately small section of the Works that are in 'play'. 'Channeling' is a piece of the Multidimensional puzzle... nothing more, nothing less. Inaccuracies ultimately creep into ALL of our affairs on the 'Earth-School'... it's an intricate part of our 'human experience' with duality... it's how we continue to 'learn' from the Divine Process of Life. I would also recommend Theosophy... or the equally profound, Anthroposophy, as potential meaningful literature to investigate. Bottom line though... Let Go, Let God. Expectations are resentments under construction. It's ALL happening right Now! The path toward Self-Realization can be accessed at all times, regardless of what title one gives oneself. For me, the 'New Age Movement' is about Action... 'Faith without Works is dead! Stand strong,Darkstar... Seek & you shall find. Wherever you go, there YOU are. ~InLight555
“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”... “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.” ~Juan Matus
~Faith without Works is dead!!!... 'New Earth Project' is just one shining example of the 'Action' many unsung heroes are taking around the globe to help 'Co-Create' the new paradigm. For those feeling that New-Agey circles have somehow been muddied by an over-saturation of convoluted data... simply unplug from the web for a moment & get involved. Make no mistake about it, the Tribes are gathering... & help is needed! There are many projects already in play that will immediately rightsize 'one's' doubts about the integrity of the Movement. The Time Is Now! ;-)
YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A PERSONALITY TRANSFORMATION CRISIS, AS SATURN IN SCORPIO IS TRANSITING OVER OR NEAR YOUR NATAL SUN IN SCORPIO POSITION.
Please be careful with any rounds of depression, conflicts with older men in powerful positions (especially work or government related), or health problems problems concerning arthritis, joints, bones, or your "climbing equipment: (from an anatomical perspective, i.e. upper and lower extremities).
Your personality is changing, and it will definitely not be the same after 2014. You will say "thank God it's over" but also "thank God it happened."
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF NEED FOR CHANGE. You're gonna be alright, because you're not fighting the dramatic change that's about to take place. You're asking questions instead.
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
your welcome darkstar-Messengers by Francisco C Xavier is uplifting
Funny, it seems to me just how different people can be. For example, I would address the last bit of your post, 1 darkstar in that I think that nobody has to believe in anything. If fact, I believe that untill one can practice complete discernment in matters of belief. i.e., believing nothing whatsoever, one has little chance of true progress on any path of enlightenment, knowledge-seeking, "ascension", or whatever you want to call it. Only by absolute rejection of anything that one doesn't know and understand completely, can one even begin to think about really learning anything. "Suspend one's conclusions as long as possible". Every conclusion closes a little bit of mind. That is why faith-based religion is such an "opiate for the masses". You can reject God, Jeezus, Budda, Babbaji, etc. They really won't mind unless their fakes to begin with. Then they want your belief so they can control you. Reject it all! Don't believe anything! Then you can begin to search for truth.