A New Age Christian,
How can this be?
But here I am…
And more like me.
Yearning for connection,
Seeking to be whole,
To know God’s Love and Law,
And peace within our soul.
Should we be so bold?
After a long hiatus from blogging, I am now prepared to speak out for the legitimacy of New Age Spirituality. An umbrella term for all seekers of truth, we are a varied lot, from all walks of life, from all beliefs and faiths. Our commonality is a longing for peace and inner knowing, and for healing of mind, body, and soul.
The first forty-nine years of my life were spent as a traditional Christian. The past forty-three years have been as a seeker of Truth, following an Inner Light. This has been my personal quest, to know more of who God is and who I am as a creation of God.
Truth seekers best describes those of us who are consciously walking our spiritual path, “asking, seeking, knocking at the door of Wisdom.” As uniquely different as our paths may be, we are all part of the New Age—A phenomenon whose time has come.
My identity as a seeker of truth might never have occurred had I not faced a crushing mid-life crisis that brought me to my knees. In an instant a radiant Light/Energy entered the crown of my head and swept through my entire being in wave after wave of surging, pulsing Light. Powerful, yet also warm and loving, I felt embraced by a Holy Presence.
Once this Energy subsided, I rose and walked into my breakfast room. Still shaken, I wanted to remain in this soft afterglow, to stay with the feelings of being cleansed, healed, and blessed. It was then I noticed that the pain in my swollen, fevered, arthritic hands was gone, and so was my despair. Without forethought, I heard myself say, “Wherever This Light takes me, I will follow. Whatever I have to give up to follow This Light I will give up.”
Naturally wanting to share this incredible experience with my husband, my minister and my closest friends, I did. Sadly, none were able to comprehend something so surreal and ‘other-worldly.’ Disappointed and alone, with no one to share my joy, I tucked it away in my heart and set forth in search of greater spiritual knowledge and understanding.
Finding nothing in my Church Library, I rummaged through public libraries for several days before finding the book I didn’t know I was looking for. It didn’t actually come off the shelf in my direction, although that’s how it seemed. Rather, I felt mysteriously drawn to its title and an author I had never heard of. The book was The Science of Mind by Dr. Ernest Holmes. Inside was a clear map and guidebook for my journey.
Dr. Holmes gave me a larger vision of God—as Infinite Spirit, Divine Mind, Creator of all life….All-Knowing, All-Loving, All-Powerful, and Everywhere Present. He also gave me a larger vision of myself and all humanity as beloved children of a Loving, Forgiving God.
The healing power of prayer is a theme throughout his book, with 138 pages devoted to meditations on the teachings of Jesus.
Until next time,