posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 07:53 AM
It's seems your question stems from your desire (and inability) to understand these other people. In trying to understand them you have used
Stalin's axiom about discovering what they read. So they read books that are classified as New Age. You make the assumption that THEY therefore are
New Age. But they don't want to call themselves that... so what are they?
Well... Annie... perhaps Stalin was wrong about the books thing. He was wrong about A LOT of other things, after all. Perhaps you will never really
understand anyone else until you understand yourself first. And that's okay because it isn't your job to understand anyone other than yourself. And
when you REALLY do understand yourself then, I think you'll find, others become a lot more understandable to you.
And THIS is what the "listening to the heart" thing is actually about.
It seems you are a Christian, no? In that case you will agree that God has placed a part of Himself inside you. This is called the Holy Spirit, right?
Well if you are willing to really LISTEN, then the Holy Spirit leads you and guides you. And since God is Love, the place the Holy Spirit most easily
touches you is in your heart. So, when something is really REALLY right for you, you feel that in your heart. You feel a rejoicing in the Lord when He
speaks to you (even if he uses the mouths of others to do so). Am I right?
Well, when you listen to that and you honor that, then you are "listening to your heart". And that is YOUR job. Listen to your heart because it is
the portal through which the Holy Spirit most easily can touch you.
Okay, so far?
Now what if others are being lead upon journey's that are different from yours when they are listening to THEIR hearts? What then?
Annie, did you know that there are no two things in this whole universe that are the same? It seems to be so! Every single living cell in your body
(and there are perhaps 100 billion of them) is unique. And since there are 7 billion people on earth that's 700 000 000 000 000 000 000 unique cells
on planet earth right now. And that's just the humans!!! Do you get what I am saying? God does NOT create duplicates! Everything in all of creation
is unique and once-off, never to be repeated. So if God is so into variation and uniqueness do you think He intended for us to be the same?
So perhaps, God, in his infinite wisdom, has a plan that allows us all to find Him in the way that is right for us. Perhaps it is okay that you follow
a belief that says "this is the only way" and perhaps it is for you! But perhaps there are many, many ways up the mountain and perhaps all the ways
will get to the top eventually.
As long as we are all doing what is right for us and following the divine instructions we get in our hearts we will all get there.
Perhaps you can agree with that?
Think about it. If you can see things this way it might bring you some peace and relief about these others who may or may not be "New Age"... but
who have the right to call themselves anything they like, no?
Oh... for myself? I also may or may not be New Age. I may or many not be Christian too! There are many things I may or may not be... mostly I just
follow my heart! :-)
I wish you great peace and joy, Annie!