Let’s complete this guest post by JEM, begun in yesterday’s article, An Alarming New Age Conversation. A guest post by JEM. She recounts a rather extreme version of what is happening to some New Agers since The Shift into The Age of Aquarius. Still, I wonder, have you Blog-Buddies had similar conversations with people in spiritual addiction?
If so, did you say anything back other than the usual spiritually correct encouragement? Such as: “How lovely. You are absolutely perfect in every way.”
- Do you know proud New Agers who are also down to earth and interact well with those who don’t share their beliefs? Or some who are more like Mr. New Age Movement?
- Same with members of organized religions. Are you finding more extremists now than in years before? Or are these folks adapting beautifully to the higher vibes on earth right now?
- Do you know some empaths who consider themselves psychic empaths or intuitive empaths and have likewise jumped off the deep end? Or are those empaths getting skills and living well, rather than freaky?
Please comment below with your experiences with folks who have slipped into The Romance of the Astral. Now, you go, JEM!
My dear friend’s identity had shifted into “Mr. New Age Movement”
In effect, I was not having a conversation with this wonderful young man, who I love and admire so much. I was having a conversation with Mr. New Age Movement, as typical New Age beliefs have been programmed into him. Seems to me, the New Age movement has hijacked him.
If Spiritual Addiction were an archetypal force with its own personality, beliefs, opinions and approaches, it would have been just like the conversation I had with my friend.
Alarming? Painful? Infuriating? Yes, yes, yes. However that conversation was valuable because my memory has been refreshed — in detail — about how damaging and ridiculous a spiritually-addicted persons programmed consciousness is.
In retrospect some of the things Mr. New Age Movement told me during our conversation were interesting. I’m going to summarize the rest of that conversation for you.
Willing to reconsider the much hyped Law of Attraction beliefs?
I told him Mr. New Age Movement about spiritual addiction as I understand it from Roses book about making more money.
I told him how The Secret and Abraham-Hicks influence our systems.
Mr. New Age Movement said he understood and resonated with those concepts.
- I told him about chakras and the chakra databanks of a spiritually addicted person, then went on to describe the chakra databanks of the likes of Bill Gates.
- I talked to him about the importance of our humanity and the physical world.
- I talked to him about analyzing and monitoring ourselves constantly rather than just living.
- I told him about the Three Worlds, and how so much of the astral is subconscious.
- I even told him I had grave concerns that he had taken up dope smoking because of the auric implications.
- I told him it would be a shame to contaminate himself now when hes come so far.
Mellow agreement without actually listening
The New Age Movement replied that I was being fearful and paranoid.
Good move! Any budding initiate who has a moment of sanity and questions something, is met with profound YOURE BEING FEARFUL, NEGATIVE AND PARANOID!! judgments.
Thats a great cult-like way to erode self authority, objective thought and rationality. The premise is that everything everywhere is sweetness and light and that we are energetically invincible as a birthright.
I told Mr. New Age Movement that if he truly believes the astral is real, then being mindful of what he does is the same as being mindful if he was walking down a city street at 3:am. Its not paranoid, its just sensible reality. I suggested that if I saw him about to put his hand in a fire and said “Look out!” he wouldnt consider me fearful, but pragmatic.
Protecting himself energetically, according to Mr. New Age Movement
The New Age Movement went on to tell me, through my friends voice, that really all we have to do is just trust what feels good to us.
Then it said that he is now firmly lodged in Observer Consciousness. So when he is getting stoned, or doing any energy work, he is protected.
I suggested that if Observing Consciousness had really taken over — As if thats desirable! — he might not require marijuana to relax or connect.
Mr. New Age Movement retorted that that was my judgment, my truth.
The premise is there is not a set of actual truths, all is subjective. Anyone who disagrees with you is being “Judgmental.”
To me, Observer Consciousness is a force like gravity. It always acts the same, like gravity does. It certainly has to filter through STUFF, and that can make for unique experiences.
The New Age Movement said, via my friend, that nowadays he would not pick up any STUFF. Because he communicates with all astral energy that approaches him and strikes deals with it.
He sometimes tells things they can share his space but cant invade.
So polite, so civilized!
And gosh, he must be SUPERCONSCIOUS to have the capacity to notice every single astral event, particularly those that take a splitsplitsplitsplitsplitsplit second!
Damaging belief: if we have a little bit of awareness of energy, we must have all the necessary awareness. If we think we can control some aspects, supposedly, we must automatically be fully safe.
Substance abuse combined with spiritual addiction
Mr. New Age Movement also said his intuition told him to smoke dope.
I once knew a professional psychic whose guides told her to drink six cans of Jim Beam a night. Eventually she began drinking alcoholically but “It was alright”, according to her, “Because it was all her guides idea.”
Damaging premise: trust your intuition no matter what. Dont question.
This teamed with a dearth of skills to actually access real intuition sure can result in people believing their spirits are recommending they take drugs.
I got quite frustrated during this convo. Mainly because I care about this guy and can see how his mindset is really hindering him.
All his friends are like him. They all reinforce each other. That equates to dozens of seriously gifted people, enslaved and ineffective.
This is epidemic. It may be just a phase for humanity, however I feel compelled that we must spread the word.
Isabelle will be noticing the wonderful differences of overcoming spiritual addiction. I want that for all of us. Because floating around in spiritual addiction will not really change the world. Ironically, isn’t that often the mission of many New Agers?