“The basic fact is that humanity survives through kindness, love, and compassion. That human beings can develop these qualities is their real blessing.” ~The Dalai Lama
Many have heard of the New Age, but aren’t sure what it’s all about. The mysticism surrounding it is often a little too much for the modern rational thinking mind to bear. That’s why I’ve decided to write something about the New Age philosophy that will appeal and is understandable to everyone. Of course it will require some mental flexibility. After all, if things were to remain the same in the coming times there would be no talk of a ‘new age’.
- Lost in the world of today
The Earth is a living organism. However, it is often regarded as a system. What characterizes the dominant conventional scientific view on life is that it’s regarded as highly sophisticated machinery. In the same way our society runs like a machine and its engineers are politicians and scientists. I personally do have technology in high regard; I think it’s amazing what we have managed to create, but the worshipping of technology becomes dangerous when we lose track of creation itself. The real miracle is life, which is love or consciousness. In the world of today we sacrifice life for technology and this ultimately leads to the destruction of everything.
The proof is everywhere to be seen. The way we treat Earth and all living beings that inhabit it is disrespectful to say the least. Money comes first and everything else second. However, money is not the same as wealth in the same way that technology does not make us sophisticated. Since childhood we’ve been led to believe that our life’s purpose is to be an economical asset to the world and the better we do that the better our lives will be. Good people are breaking their back around the clock, yet we’re in the middle of an economic crisis. Hard working people have lost their homes and pensions. We’re all victims of the money fraud which is amongst the biggest lies in human history.
Another lie is human history itself, or at least how it’s taught in schools, but that’s another story. The point I’m trying to make is that the world of today is just one interpretation among many. It’s merely a possibility, or an experiment if you may. In order to understand the New Age it’s important to realize that anything is possible, and to start thinking outside of the box. When we let the establishment dictate our truths we’ll never be free. It is time for us to start taking our own experience as the ultimate authority, because nothing can be as true to you as your own experience.
- Looking at the world of tomorrow
The New Age is already happening now. I can see how the world is changing and that an ever increasing number of people is taking matters into their own hands. The truth is that we’re all looking for the same things, none of which is money. Some may believe that they’re after money, but eventually it’s all about love. Money really can’t substitute for love, and that’s something we collectively are starting to realize. This is the reason why the monetary system is in decline, because the foundation of trust on which it is built is falling apart underneath.
Our worship of technology is also an illusionary substitute for love. The truth is that social media doesn’t make us any more connected than we’d like to believe. Having friends on facebook can never substitute for the real friendships in your life. When I see people sitting in the train all playing with their cell phones a sense of irony dawns upon me. Isn’t it funny how we think we’re connected to each other, when in reality all I see is people sitting next to each other completely absorbed into their own worlds. Why not start a conversation with someone next time you’re using public transportation and experience how that feels.
It’s not technology which connects us, and by believing it does you’re only blinded from the truth: That we are and always have been connected through our collective consciousness. In fact, it is technology that supresses our natural abilities to communicate, heal, travel, perceive and grow in ways that go beyond imagination. Our internet technology is crude compared to the sophistication of our DNA for example, which actually acts as transmitters and receivers of vast amounts of information. Why would you use a computer to connect to a virtual network when you can use your body to connect to the entire universe?
Don’t get me wrong. Technology fascinates me like anyone else, and the internet gives me the means to write this blog. All I’m saying is that we shouldn’t forget who we are and where we came from. To re-evaluate our values in order to create a healthy society in which everyone feels loved, respected and accepted. Where we treat animals with compassion and re-establish our harmony with the Earth. To be responsible and make use of our abilities in ways that benefit everyone.
- Ascension comes with courage
It is impossible to turn the page of a book when you keep reading the previous chapter. Similarly it’s necessary to distance ourselves from the status quo in order to ascend to a new world. Whatever you hold on to keeps you in place, but when you let go of things you experience freedom. This takes courage, because you’ll have to be willing to leave the comfort zone in order to grow. Yesterday I was talking with my friend Tom about fear. He said that fear allows you to be couragious and therefore is not a bad thing at all. Do you remember how you felt after overcoming your fear in a particular situation? Strong, independent, and fulfilled are words that come to mind.
I feel that there are different movements going in different directions. On one level it seems as if people are becoming increasingly distant and selfish, whereas on another level we’re actually moving closer towards each other and are starting to feel more connected. Both observations are true, and it is a matter of choice in which world you want to live. Those who are too concerned with their self-interest just need more leverage to change their minds. We’re all together in a collective movement, much like fish in a river. The fish cannot change the flow of the river, but they can choose how they travel within the river.
Your existence is a fact, but how you live your life is a choice; we all chose to be here even if you don’t remember. We’re the ones who create the world around us, and in order to change it starts with the person in the mirror. The videos I’ve shared in this post are lenghty, but contain a great wealth of profound knowledge. I’d suggest taking some time for them to watch if this is a subject that catches your interest. After all, it’s about you.