New Age Versus NOW Age? Well, yes.
Last day, first week, of 2017, this educational blog is moving forth boldly. I’m tackling differences between New Age versus NOW Age with a little Think-About-It Series. Ooh, controversy alert!
New Age Versus NOW Age?
Seems to me, in many respects, some great-sounding New Age ideas, no longer work so great. Definitely, they worked just fine back in the day. Now these same sweet ideas might get us into trouble.
If you’re into protecting yourself energetically, or simply having a better life, take a look at what follows. What doesn’t work in this NOW Age, The Age of Awakening?
So many profound ancient ideas were discovered — and rediscovered — during the New Age Years. (BTW I’d peg that transitional time period lasting from 1980 until December 20, 2012. Afterwards came The Age of Awakening.)
Many beautiful spiritual seekers think, “Let’s keep it all. New Age beliefs still apply. Maybe we can add a few different updates and then we’ll have Now Age.”
I don’t agree. They’re radically different. Thinking New Age versus NOW Age could help you more than thinking “It’s all so pretty. And really, it’s all the same.”
- Granted, most people don’t yet appreciate anything much about this time since The Shift, this so-called “Age of Awakening.”
- And admittedly, I don’t understand it all yet, either. However, I’ve got some ideas, tested through teaching and helping clients for sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES).
- Looking back over 2016, seems to me that entire year was mostly devoted to publishing a practical book about how to thrive during THIS time, this NOW Age, this Age of Awakening. Bringing through knowledge, helping folks adjust better to our new vibrational freedom. In ways that New Age thinking couldn’t do for us.
So there’s no animosity in my “Versus.” Merely the desire to bring clarity and appropriate discernment.
“Choose Love Over Fear”
Today I’ll share with you a guest post submitted by BERT. Gorgeous spiritual writing with New Age flair. And it contains so much truth. Seems to me, though, a great deal is left out.
What’s left out?
Really important parts, if you’re interested in thriving in this Age of Awakening.
NOW Age ideas. Sometimes they outright contradict the New Age-flavored ideas.
Accordingly, you’re invited to take a look at the following and give it a think (as our British Blog-Buddies might say).
New Age versus NOW Age… Today, what are we to make of inspirational ideas like “Choose love over fear”?
Here are BERT’S thoughts, so beautifully put, and written in such a heartfelt manner. Gee, why could Rose possibly think that much of this could get a person into trouble? Any ideas? (Please comment below. Especially before I share my own views, in our Part Two of this short series.)
(And yes, I wrote the topic headings, just to give you’ all some hints.)
Choosing Love over Fear in a Dangerous World
Its common knowledge among those who are awake that life is always a choice between love and fear.
In todays world, however, it appears to be a bit more complicated than that.
- What if we discover that there are unseen entities that can influence us, entities that resonate with and amplify our fears, and feed off of that fear?
- What if we discover that some of the most prominent people in the world are in thrall to such entities astral entities, ET astral entities, and all manner of icky beings?
- And worse, what if those people develop a mass of followers and admirers who give them energy, and these icky beings feed off that energy and leave the followers ripped off?
Doesnt that make the world a dangerous place, a messed-up place, a place that needs to be fixed before we can feel safe?
New Age Versus Fear
Well, actually it doesnt. This is nothing new. Life has always been symbiotic and multifaceted. Knowingly or not, unseen life forms have always influenced us.
Its sort of like discovering that there are more bacteria in our gut than the total number of human cells in our bodies. And these bacteria feed off of us.
- The good ones help us to digest our food, and produce nourishing output. The bad ones produce rotten output.
- If we eat junk, the nasty bacteria grow and multiply.
- If we indulge in negative emotions, this creates a chemical environment in our gut that favors the nasties, and they multiply more. They produce more poisons.
- Whats worse, they release chemicals that make us crave more junk. Thus, the downward spiral continues.
New Age Good Choice Versus Bad Choice
We have a choice, though. If we eat healthy food and engage in healthy emotions and actions, the good bacteria grow and multiply.
They release healthy substances that foster well-being. Our tastes shift more and more towards what is genuinely good for us. We become stronger and healthier, which nourishes the good bacteria.
More and more feel-good nourishment is produced. We enjoy life more.
A New Age Equating Astral Beings to Negative Emotions
The same principle applies to unseen (or seen) entities of all types. There are indeed negative entities who feed off of fear, hate, anger, and revulsion: Stuck spirits, E.T.s, and all manner of ickies.
Not surprisingly, they are fearsome, hateful, and loathsome. We may not see them, but we can feel them.
They embody– and are designed to engender — the emotions that they feed on.
When we have fear or hate or anger, they resonate with it, amplify it, and feed on that energy.
Assuming that Astral Entities Are Motivated By Human Emotions
Some astral beings are tricky.
They influence leaders, even spiritual leaders, and feed on the energy of their followers.
The negative emotions may not be so obvious as terror or anger or revulsion.
Ego also comes from fear fear of not being loved, not being worthy, being abandoned, etc.
Some movements and leaders appear at first glance to have a positive message, but ultimately it is about feeling unworthy, unattractive, unsuccessful, unloved, unrespected.
What happens when the message is The world is a mess and we need to fix it or You are a mess and you need to fix it? All this is fear based, and the fear-eating entities feed on it.
New Age Creating Fear Versus (See Part Two of this Series)
Unknowingly, many well-meaning teachers, teachings, and movements are creating more fear in the world.
Then the followers must try to rectify the situation by doing or buying or thinking what the leader or movement is peddling.
All that is fear based, and the fear-eating entities feast on it. Resonating with insecurities, amplifying fears of the followers. Feeding off that energy. Gathering more followers in the circle of those affected.
Sounds like a dangerous world, a world that needs to be fixed before we can feel safe, right? In reality, no, not so. We have a choice. We have free will.
Comparing Astral Beings to Humans
The first thing to recognize is that unseen entities of various stripes stuck spirits, Extra-Terrestrial beings, even astral beings living in a celestial heaven (not in an incarnation) all of these are really a lot like people.
- Humans who indulge in fear, hatred, and anger will find themselves surrounded by other people who embody these same emotions. (Low self-esteem, negative self-image, ego, and trying to look better by degrading others are in this realm too.)
- When we fill our lives with love, joy, and delight, and share all that, we are surrounded by people who embody these realities.
So it is with unseen entities. Like humans, they fly with birds of a feather. The demons cannot grab you and drag you down to Hell. They can only resonate with you and amplify your negative emotions if choose to go there of your own accord. They can also push you to find evidence that that downward spiral is the best (or only) choice you have, always because of some external circumstances.
The angels wont pull you through the gates of Heaven on Earth. They only resonate with the love, joy, and delight you create in your life. Create love, radiate love, delight in life, and the beings who live on love and delight will be attracted spontaneously. They will love basking in your radiance. In turn, you will get to bask in theirs. You will nourish them, and they will nourish you. Sing a celestial song, and the angels will sing along.
Given This New Age Model, What’s Our Choice?
We will always be surrounded by unseen (and seen) beings that feed off the energy we create. The choice we have is what kind of energy to create in life. That will result in the kind of beings who hang out with us.
We can always find someone to love, someone to appreciate, someone to enjoy, someone to share our delight.
Im talking about humans here.
We can always find something to delight in, something to enjoy.
We can always find a way to share that joy and delight.
In so doing, well attract not only humans who love living this way, but all the celestial beings who are nourished by the same.
Adding a Related Choice, Still From a New Age Perspective
Back to the ickies for a moment.
We dont have to pretend they dont exist.
If we show only compassion for the entities that feed on fear, anger, and hatred, they cannot touch us. They have no sway over us. We dont give them anything to feed on. Theyll go looking for another feeding trough.
Their fearsome appearance and vibes dont work on us if we choose love and delight in life. In this case choosing love doesnt mean we have to like them or even pay attention to them only that what little attention is paid comes from compassion, not fear.
Are Humans Just Part of a Flow of Entities?
Its not like we were here first, and then these entities showed up and started interfering with our lives.
Entities of all kinds, and worlds of all kinds, existed before we were born and before the earth was born.
We live in the middle of our own world in time and space, but we only appear to be at the center of the universe from our own limited point of view.
Recently the unseen world and the entities that populate it have become much more visible to many more people. But the astral world and its inhabitants have been there all along. So have the celestial world and its inhabitants. Humans and the energy they create have always been food for various kinds of unseen beings, whether they be bacteria or astral entities or whatever.
The choice we have is what kind of beings will hang out with us and feed on our energy. If we choose love, well always be nourishing the angels.
Love Versus Fear, From that New Age Perspective
Choosing love over fear means recognizing that the universe is a well-organized place.
Everything functions according to natural law. There will always be darkness and light, love and fear, up and down, good and evil.
We dont have to live in fear and trembling that the baddies will take over our lives or take over the world or gain control of the universe. That only feeds the fear-eating entities.
We have a choice. We can always choose to create the energies that attract and nourish the beings of light, including ourselves.
What Makes No Difference? (Again, from a New Age Perspective)
The choice of love or fear does not depend on the environment or circumstance.
Sure, the world of today looks much scarier than it did in the past. We now know more and see more of all manner of fearsome negative entities. In reality that makes no difference. We have free will. We can always choose love over fear.
If you are a candle, or a beacon, or a supernova, it doesnt matter how dark the surroundings are, there will always be light where you are.
You will always attract beings of light who resonate with your radiance and are nourished by your energy.
Beyond that, you will always resonate with the radiance of the beings of light you attract, in the human and all other realms.
They will always nourish and sustain you, and share your delight in life.
Even in this messed-up world, choosing love over fear is really just as simple as that.