Ascension confusion was on abundant display at the Pathways Expo yesterday. Today’s article will bring my perspective, respectfully offered. As I bring to light seven serious Post-New-Age misunderstandings.
Basically, truth has evolved since during the New Age Years. (From 1980-12/21/12.) Now we’re in The Age of Awakening. Post-New Age, we need different understandings.
Significantly different understandings. Compared with what worked during those transitional years. Seems to me, it’s imperative that caring spiritual leaders adjust better to today’s new vibrational freedom.
One alternative is what I offer in The New Strong. You may find other alternatives, equally good. Today I’ll share the best I know. Countering popular ideas about ascension and more.
Where I’m Coming From, this Post-New-Ager
For decades Pathways Magazine’s Mind-Body-Spirit community has been my main social affiliation. For years I wrote a book review column in the magazine, aiming to promote my fellow indie publishers. More recently I’ve had the honor of publishing a column on Energetic Literacy.
Another honor is speaking at the Pathways Expo, as I did yesterday, along with other leaders of the vibrant Mind-Body-Spirit scene in metro D.C.
Yesterday the Conference Center was buzzing. So many beautiful spiritual seekers! Highly idealistic teachers! Generous energy healers! Dedicated psychics and channelers! Honest and inspired merchants of fascinating products and services!
Yet, with all respect to my peeps… I’ll open up this discussion of seven ideas I encountered there. Popular ideas that really trouble me.
Arrogance is not my intent. Nor is tearing down the life work of my colleagues. Neither do I wish to insult the caring people who thronged the Expo, seeking answers.
Maybe what I’m doing here is more like an intervention. Golly, a Post-New-Age, spiritual intervention!
Why Do I Think Differently, Post-New Age?
Literacy, folks! Moving into the Age of Awakening with decent energetic literacy skills: That’s what has brought me discernment. Building upon knowledge gained through the two following systems of knowledge. (Neither of which associated with any longer.)
- The Transcendental Meditation (TM) program, where I served as an initiator, etc., for 15 years. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi couldn’t have done a better job of preparing me to found Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES). Admittedly, he prepared me indirectly. Still, I’m so grateful to him.
- And Teachings of the Inner Christ taught me to co-create with God. Named me as a lay minister. And graciously lending their support to one of my books for self-healing. Sourced by TIC knowledge but adapted considerably. (You’ll find my acknowledgement, given at length, in “Use Your Power of Command for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection.”
This field I wound up founding, RES, includes four specialties: Energy READING Skills, Energy HEALING Skills, Empath Empowerment®, and Enlightenment Coaching. Curious about any of them? Learn more at the main RES website.
My, How You’ve Changed!
Have you noticed, Blog-Buddies? How much the New Age scene has changed over the decades! Let me refresh your memory with links to these two posts:
Although humanity lives now in the Age of Awakening, most New Agers have not yet become Post-New-Agers. So they’re carrying forward beloved old concepts from New Age.
Except that the truth value has deteriorated. Influenced by ascension confusions like those described in this two-part series of articles
Ascension Confusion #1. Ascension Means Disassociation
Do you believe that earth will ascend? Vibrations will rise (supposedly). We’ll move away from human life and into a more angelic existance, all about energy.
Already I’ve published a blog post that seriously questions ascension ideas like these. Ascension confusion has been growing, of course, since “The end of the Mayan calendar.” Here’s the latest, overheard at yesterday’s Pathways Expo.
Note: In this article, I will give only the gist. Quotes like the one to follow are NOT exact words. Just doing the best I can!
“I’ve woken up to energy. Ever since my spiritual awakening, I do all I can to prepare for ascension.
“By now I feel detached from everything. Like I’m floating above my head. How will this change when the planet moves into ascension?”
This is no sign of ascension. Gladys is living in spiritual addiction. Detachment like this is NEVER a good sign.
Those of you who have read “The New Strong” may recall. I included seven stories near the end of the self-help book.
- One summarizes what happened to an avid New Ager. Her spiritual addiction spiralled out of control. Until she had a nervous breakdown.
- Another story comes from a psychiatrist who also moved into spiritual addiction. However, he healed this before suffering a break with reality.
- The link just supplied will take you to Amazon where you can “Search Inside the Book.” Start on Page 192 to read both these stories.
My Recommendations to Counter this Ascension Confusion
And here I’m talking about Gladys but you. Can you relate to that floaty, detached kind of feeling?
Q. Maybe that detachment is optional. Merely the result of doing what you’ve been told. In order to gain what you’ve been promised.
A. Instead of reading energies all day long, go back to caring about your life. Most noteworthy, you’re leading a human life.
Q. But what if you can’t stop?
A. Book a session of RES Energy Healing with a trained RES expert. Given our skills, we may be able to help. Otherwise, we’ll give you a referral.
Q. Most extreme, what if you know that you’re seriously detached?
A. Run — don’t walk — to a mental health expert. Preferably a psychiatrist. Because I’m not kidding about detachment from reality being a problem.
Given research I’ve done over the years, guess what? Spiritual addiction is a vicious cycle.
If these ascension confusions continue… we may find many people we love doing time in a psych ward.
Ascension Confusion #2. Finding My Purpose
Three different readings at my Expo booth yesterday. Sadly, one same story.
Basically, at my booth, I offered 10 different types of reading. Clients were offered a wide range of choices. Supplementing this, booth helpers were available to explain. Noteworthy in this context, none of these choices was “Tell me my purpose.”
Despite these resources, three sweet people told me this:
“This is the kind of reading I need. I must find my purpose. Tell me my true purpose.”
What happened? I did an aura reading and found exactly the same pattern in each of these three clients.
Ascension Confusion Causes People to Seek a Better-Than-Human Purpose for Living
Reading parts of each client’s aura, I found patterns like these:
Third Eye Chakra Databank for Reading Energies? Overfunctioning, by trillions of miles.
“Finding energies is all that matters.”
Root Chakra Databank for Connection to Physical Reality? Shut down.
“Human life, so boring! Stupid! Trivial! Let me outta here. When is Ascension going to rescue me?”
In short, aura-level indicators of spiritual addiction.
My Recommendation to Counter this Ascension Confusion
Conversation with each client confirmed it. He or she had been given some beautiful experience of spiritual awakening. Following that, confusion resulted from traditional New Age interpretations of those experiences.
Most significantly, these sweet people were encouraged to emphasize energy practices. Like asking spirit guides to tell them what to do.
Opposite to spiritual growth, this brings on… You guessed it. Spiritual addiction.
Ironically, these dedicated believers who requested guidance from me… What did they want? Encouragement to drop out of normal life. Such as abandoning lucrative employment, in favor of doing “sacred work around energies.”
For example, my client Joe was getting ready to dump his day job. Although his family business sure sounded cool to me. Definitely this job sounded both honorable and profitable.
I do hope Joe stops seeking a “higher purpose” that could bring him considerable drama. Like leaving him broke. I’ve seen it happen to other seekers of ascension. (For instance, some of you have read my passionate Dedication to “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.”)
Blog-Buddies, if you’re seeking purpose, I’d recommend doing this. Learn the Program for Easy Vibrational Balance in “The New Strong.” This is a way to build on the spiritual awakening. As a side benefit… Soon you’ll stop obsessing over your sacred purpose.
Is it just a coincidence? After first-time offering a workshop with that Program for Easy Vibrational Balance, what happened. Within a few months, ha ha! Three of the participants moved into Enlightenment.
I’m sure looking forward to results from the annual New Strong Workshop this year, April 22-23. Will more of this be happening?
Well, Comment Away.
Blog-Buddies, let’s stop here for today. Two misunderstandings discussed, five more to go. Awaiting your responses to my — gulp! Controversial ideas. So not mainstream today.
Yet, perhaps, appropriate for this Age of Awakening we’re living in. You know, the biggest news story of the last thousands years. Despite not being covered at all in today’s 24/7 news cycle.
Next blog post, I’ll share more confusions related to awakening. How hard does it have to be, upgrading from New Age to Post-New-Age? What has your experience been?