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What is new age spirituality? Our new age spirituality is not at all new. While it is claimed that it was a trend started in the 1970s, the philosophies go far back to ancient wisdoms. In short, new age spirituality includes any form of personal connection to the divine that comes from one’s search outside of main-stream religious doctrines. Psychic, esoterica, paganism, and holistic approaches to body, mind and spirit are the mainframe of new age thought. These days most people with New Age beliefs no longer refer to them as “New Age” and just think of themselves as spiritual rather than religious.
Whether you have actively crafted a spiritual path for yourself or not, our beliefs can have a profound effect upon our lives. There are many avenues to go down when it comes to exploring what is new age spirituality but finding the right one can encourage you to reach peace within yourself and experience a greater purpose in life.
How do you explain spirituality?
It is hard to apply a concrete definition to spirituality, as its very nature means that it can mean different things to different people. New age spirituality arouses strong opinions, beliefs and emotions for different people, however it is generally defined as a feeling that there must be “something else” beyond our physical bodies and our day-to-day affairs.
What does it mean spiritual but not religious?
Although spirituality is often associated with religion, your own personal spirituality can be developed outside of religion, and while the two concepts are similar and work hand in hand with each other, it is perfectly normal to be spiritual with no belief in any religion at all.
What makes you a spiritual person?
We are spiritual beings having a human experience, but many of us have simply not explored that fact or learnt to understand it. There is not one set way to ‘find’ your personal spiritual connection, and it can be a long path but be patient. It is best to allow it to happen gradually rather than constantly seeking it out.
How can I explore my spirituality?
Take time to understand new age spirituality and what it means to you by talking to others on the path, take part in meditation or learn about opening your 7 chakras. You may not even be aware of it happening but the more you learn about yourself, the further down the spiritual path you will go.
Getting to have a spiritual journey can help you in so many areas in your life. You may want to achieve clarity in your relationship or simply find general contentment in your day-to-day life. You could restore peace and well being to your work life or even unearth hidden talents.
A psychic reading may be able to guide you along that path, allowing you to connect with your ‘true self.’
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