Mindy’s journey into the new age begins innocently enough, with a relaxation ritual at a work meeting. But curiosity about meditation soon takes her down a path into putting the law of attraction and a belief in the ability to manifest things by her own will into practice.
Practices and beliefs known as “new age” are so much a part of our culture these days, we often dabble in them without even realizing what we are doing. Many of us check our horoscope in the local paper or online, or attribute personality traits to our astrological sign. We watch ghost story reality shows on tv. Some of us even visit mediums or psychics, or have tarot cards read “just for fun.”
Resources on guided meditations, practicing the law of attraction, and manifesting things in our lives are mixed in with books, videos, and web pages about maintaining a healthy diet and sleep schedule and setting goals.
New age thought has even crept into our everyday speech, with the words “positive” and “negative” replacing pretty much everything else. We proudly proclaim ourselves to be “ridding our lives of negativity” or “spreading positivity” without realizing using those words in that way stems from the belief that we can create or generate different types of energy on our own from a neutral universe.
But what are we really connecting ourselves to when we delve into new age practices?
Come along with Mindy as she follows the new age path all the way to….the end in Attracting Virtual Reality the fourth installment in a series of stories of forty to sixty something Utica artists.
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