FAQs

The answers to the questions below come from New Age Philosophy and are filtered through my own thought process and are based on my experience and my studies of the subject over the last five years. Some of the answers come from what other New Age authors have written.  I do not subscribe to or endorse any organized religion or faith system. The answers are a culmination of all the above perspectives. These are my opinions and none of these answers should be taken as definitive. If any of them make sense to you, you will know it. Take what you will; reject what does not work for you. Many of the questions have been asked of me over the years or have been emailed to me.
 
 
 
   

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Table of Contents

  1. What is New Age/New Thought?
  2. What is the core belief behind New Age?
  3. What is the purpose of Life?
  4. What is the soul?
  5. Are we God's children?
  6. Does New Age have a God?
  7. Is God male or female?
  8. Is there a Heaven or Hell?
  9. What happens when I die?
  10. What is Karma?
  11. What is Karma Debt?
  12. Will God Punish Me?
  13. Will I be rewarded for living a Good Life?
  14. Is there such things as good and bad?
  15. Do I have to relinquish my beliefs to adopt New Age?
  16. Do New Agers have meetings or places to worship?
  17. How do I meet people that have a New Age philosophy?
  18. What is Holistic health?
  19. What is Holistic healing?
  20. Can terminal illnesses be cured?
  21. What is manifesting?
  22. Can I manifest anything that I want?
  23. What is the purpose of praying?
  24. What is meditation?
  25. Do I have to Tithe?
  26. Why do people get sick?
  27. Why is life such a struggle?
  28. Why do bad people seem to get all the breaks?
  29. How do I maintain good health?
  30. What is unconditional love?
  31. Why do people go to war?
  32. How do we stop war?
  33. Is having sex OK?
  34. Is lying a sin?
  35. What is reincarnation?
  36. Does God have feelings?
  37. Will God judge me when I die?
  38. Can I believe in more than one religion?
  39. Which religion is the best?
  40. Does God punish Gays?
  41. Is it a sin to be gay?
  42. Should gays be allowed to marry?
  43. Why do innocent victims get hurt or killed?
  44. Do I have to be baptized to go to Heaven?
  45. What is the path to enlightenment?
  46. How can I cure my friend from cancer?
  47. Do I have to be poor to be spiritual?
  48. Will the world end?
  49. Is suicide a sin?
  50. Is abortion a sin?
  51. Do I have to have a religion to be spiritual?
  52. Does New Age believe in the Bible?
  53. Who Will Judge Us?
  54. Is Faith Required to be Spiritual?
  55. Do I have to Pray?
  56. Are religious symbols important?
  57. Is it really that important to give?
  58. Why do I feel guilty?
  59. Is honesty the best policy?
  60. Who can I trust?
  61. I don't like people, is that wrong?
  62. Why are there so many names for God?
  63. Was there always religion and God?
  64. Is God electricity?
  65. Is having oral sex OK?
  66. What is the Greatest gift I can give to Mankind?
  67. Selfishness (Can I consider myself without being selfish?)

What is New Age/New Thought?

New Age/New Thought are simply more steps in the evolutionary advancement of man's awareness of who he is, and what his purpose is in the physical world. It is none organized and an ongoing advanced stage of awareness. 

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What is the core belief behind New Age?

The essence of life is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. The creator is in and around all that is and is unconditional love. 

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What is the purpose of life?

There is no purpose to life other than the purpose you give it. If life did have a purpose other than to be, it would then be conditional love. 

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What is the soul?

The soul is the essence of life that is in and around the body. It is the matrix in which the body moves. The soul is not confined by the body. The soul is the individualized piece of the creator that is manifested in ego or body in the physical world. 
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Are we God's children!

Metaphorically we are God's children. We are individualized pieces of the whole. We are not children in the sense that you were born a child of your parents. We are pieces of God with all the characteristics and attributes of the whole, individualized as a soul in the ego (body). As souls or children of God we are permanently connected at some level of consciousness.

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Does New Age have a God?

New Age believers accept that there is a one conscousness that has created us. This consciousness may be called and has been called many things; God, Adonai, Allah, Elohim, Hare, Jehovah, Krishna, Lord, Kama, Vishnu, Yahwey to name a few. New Age does not believe that God is an anthropomorphic entity, but a mass of energy or consciousness without physical emotion or feelings. Because humanity is focused in the physical world it is natural for us to project human attributes to all things, including God.

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Is God Male or Female?

God is all there is, so in this matter God is both and neither. Male and Female genders are a fact of physical life only.

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Is there a Heaven or a Hell?

There is a Heaven and a Hell, but only in the minds of those that believe there are. Heaven and Hell are simple metaphors for a condition of being part of the whole or being separated from it.  We as human beings are creating all the circumstances of our existance, be are not victims of them. Whatever we believe we will experience during life and after it, until we know longer believe in the circumstances.

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What happens when I die?

Death is both an ending to your present circumstances and the beginning of your next ones. For a period of time you will experience what you have created in your mind while you were alive. If it is experience of Heaven that you have believed in or an experience of Hell, that is what you will create. The higher your awareness at death, the higher will be your experience after death, until you become aware of something else. You created the circumstances of your birth before you were born, you also created the time, place and circumstances of your death and the new life you will experience later in the next incarnation.

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What is Karma?

Karma is the law of cause and effect. Whatever you cause you will also experience.

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What is Karma debt?

Some believe that whatever you cause in this lifetime you will experience at some other time. If you have not experienced it in this lifetime you will have built up Karma Debt and it will follow you into the next lifetimes until there is a balance between what you have caused and what you have experienced.

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Will God punish me?

Retribution fits in with Karma Debt or bad Karma. It is self inflicted and not a punishment of God per se. New Agers believe that God is unconditional love. Unconditional love, is unconditional freedom. Freedom to do anything that you desire. Why would God give you unconditional freedom so that he could punish you. God is almighty and powerful, it is insanity or vanity to believe that any one of us could hurt God in anyway. If God is all there is, then there is nothing that he lacks. God has given us the power to make the same mistakes over and over again, until we have enough awareness to move away from what we are doing that we or others think we should be punished for, this is by far the greatest example of unconditional love. Punishments go with breaking conditions and therefore does not fit into the New Age belief system.

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Will I be rewarded for living a good life?

There are no punishments or rewards for living any kind of life, whether you believe it to be good or bad. You are hear to experience life, not to learn lessons. If you feel you need to be punished you will punish yourself. If you feel that you need to be rewarded, that is what you will experience. The notion of good and bad, reward and punishment is humanities way of controlling itself and keeping individuals in check. Free will cannot carry with it a punishment or reward, that would be interference and not unconditional love. Only mankind punishes and rewards, God does not! If you feel that returning to the whole or getting back to God is a reward, then that will happen the moment you become Godlike, in that respect you would be rewarded.
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Is there such things as good and bad, right and wrong?

The concept of good and bad is a human convention . Good  more closely be aligned with being rewarded and bad more towards being punished. Both terms are poor words. More enlightened humans do not live within these conventions, but have replaced the words with terms like, that which works for me and that which does not. Neither one of these terms suggests punishment or reward. When one does something that works well for them, the action is its own reward, and is deserving of nothing else.

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Do I have to relinquish my beliefs to adopt New Age?

New Age is the best of the best. It is an add-on to what you already know to be true. Truth changes, as does life. New Age celebrates humanities differences, it does not try to assimilate. New Age could not exist without all the other beliefs. It is relative to them and built upon them. It is another step along the path to enlightenment, it is not definitive or absolute, it is as liquid as the water that surrounds this planet.

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Do New Agers have meetings or places to worship?

New Age is not organized. New Age cannot be put into a box, because it is always growing and changing. This makes it very difficult to describe New Age. New Age is as individual as the solitary trip that you are on. It can be shared with others, but never experienced. Setting conventions for New Age would destroy it. It would simply become another religion. Those that are ready to move further are attracted to others with the same thought and are drawn to them. That is why you are reading this now. This is how our believe system is spread. It is you that is seeking New Age, New Age does not seek you.

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How do I meet people that have a New Age philosophy?

They will find you. Do not try to meet anyone. Let your words and your actions be the symbols of your new belief and others will be attracted to you automatically. If you lock yourself in the basement, no one will find you. Demonstrate you new thoughts in public. Be careful not to go out and preach what you have learned. Hang out your shingle and welcome all those that come to learn.

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What is Holistic health?

Holistic health takes in the welfare of the whole body as well as mind and spirit. When one treats holistically, the whole being is considered.

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What is Holistic healing?

A holistic practitioner treats the whole body, mind and spirit at the same time. Because all is connected, when one part suffers, the rest suffers as well. When one part is cured the whole being is cured. If I am suffering with an infection or ailment, I envision my whole being as being healthy and give no notice to the ailment. I do not fight the suffering, but give energy to feeling well or being whole.

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Can terminal illnesses be cured?

Illness, albeit terminal or minor is an error in thought. All illness is psychosomatic. For anything to manifest into phsyical reality there has to be a thought behind it. You may or may not be aware of what that thought is. But it is the root thought that is creating the illness. All illness can be reversed once the root thought of it is discovered. This thought may be offensive for someone that is suffering a terminal illness, but it simply means that they have not yet discovered why they are sick. You must look inward for a cure. It can never be cured, if you think it can't!

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What is manifesting?

Manifesting is creating something from nothing. Manifesting starts with a thought, it is then declared by the spoken word and then created into physical reality. The steps are easy to understand, but in practice are some of the most difficult things to actualize on a conscious level. Humanity manifests very well at a subconscious level. Yet it is the same mind that says it can't be done, that demonstrates his inability to create at will what he desires.

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Can I manifest anything that I want?

It is simply waisted energy to try and manifest something that you already believe you cannot. If you are doing it to try and prove that you cannot do it, you will not be disappointed. You cannot create matter, it already exists. In manifesting, all probabilities already exist at the same time in space. You simple choose from and endless list of possibilities to create what you desire. You cannot try to make anything happen, that will be your experience, one of trying.  This is why humanity manifests very well at a subconscious level, he/she doesn't have the conscious mind getting in the way. The fastest way to get what you want is to know that you already have it. Wanting simply gives back the experience of wanting. Prayers, affirmations and meditation are physical ways to connect with the power that is in all of us to create what we desire.

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What is the purpose of praying?

Praying is a physical tool that you can use to create what you desire in your life. The most effective prayers, are prayers of gratitude. Gratitude is recognition that you already have what you desire and the fastest way to get what you desire is to know that you already have it.

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What is meditation?

Meditation is a physical way of communicating with the spirit that is in all of us. One should never meditate to recieve something, because this distracts us from our purpose. By communing with spirit, it will already know what you desire and create it. The ego commands, the spirit obeys. It is exactly because of this arrangement that humanity most often finds itself off its path. When the ego moves in harmony with what the spirit desires, things move easily, without effort. While on the phsycial plain the ego controls the body and is in charge of it's physical manifestations. Meditation brings us closer to spirit.

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Do I have to Tithe?

You don't have to do anything. Tithing is simply a symbol of where you place the most importance for you. In the phsyical life we have got it all backwards. The people that can do us the most good are paid embarrassing low salaries, will entertainment is seen as our ultimate priority. Educators, health workers, teachers and others live near poverty levels, while sports figures, actors and actresses are paid outragious wages. There are many ways to support what you belief in. Paying hundreds of dollars to sit in the bleachers of a stadium says something of where you place your priorities.

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Why do people get sick?

Refer back to #20 (Can terminal illness be cured?)

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Why is life such a struggle?

Life was never meant to be a struggle. It may have become a struggle because of free will. When an ego moves out of harmony with what the soul wishes to experience in the physical life, it becomes difficult. It is because you have freedom, that you choose to wonder off your path and experience other things. Once you are back in tune with spirit, your life takes a turn for the better and moves more easily. It is always appropriate considering your model of the world and how you see yourself in relationship to it, that you are in the right time and place for you to experience what you desire. You life is perfect the way it is. If you do not like it, simply change your thoughts about it, and your life will follow suite.

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Why do bad people seem to get all the breaks?

These people have learned how to manifest effectively. They know that they can have anything that they want, and that thought is manifested into physical reality. God had given mankind absolute freedom, the system is in place for anyone of us to create what we desire, just by thinking about it. If God had a will as such, it would be for his individualized parts to experience what they desire. In this he has no emotion or power over mans will. Good or bad does not exist in the realm of the absolute. So called bad people can manifest better because they are not confined by the same conventions as good people. A bad person knows that he/she can have whatever he wants, simply by taking it and not getting caught. The good person has to go through a more complex and restricted thought process, that gets in her way. There is equal opportunity in manifesting, it has nothing to do with your thoughts about someone being good or bad. The bad guy simply knows that he can have what he wants, the good guy does not.

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