Not everyone will be happy with your spiritual choices in life. When you ruffle the feathers of others it's God's way of saying you are on the right path.
If the New Age Jesus offers unity and tolerance of all legitimate religions that promote oneness and divine love, then sign me up! If the New Age Jesus directs us to our Higher Selves for a transformation from fear to love, then I’ll buy a ticket. If he teaches us to love one another no matter their race, sexual orientation or their religion, then I’m sold. The New Age Jesus has made more sense and symmetry in my life than the man-made Jesus who scares people into fearful submission.
My path and my mission have always been founded on teaching the connective principles between Christianity, Metaphysics and New Age Thought. I have found the elements of each of theses systems of belief to be a perfect fit. It is only when one adds fear and dogma to the mix, that these beliefs become separate from each other, tangling into a senseless argument of who’s on first. The dark side (ego, fear, separation) loves to catapult people into a box, filling their hearts and minds with the lie that their way is the only way. It is in this illusion that the dark side tries to win the war over our souls. If we can become separate from each other, denying oneness and unity, then at some point the separation from own Higher Self is to follow. The dark sides ultimate goal is the separation of souls from God's love.
We can see this very challenge manifesting already on a global scale with the indoctrination of Christian fundamentalism. This is one of the saddest and most tragic movements to infringe on the minds of humanity, especially in the U.S. I was raised in fundamentalism and I thank God that I had the intuitive foresight to hear the true voice of the Holy Spirit leading me out of the trenches to the safety of my own Soul. Eventually I no longer bought into the fear, that my own inner voice was the devil. Fear is something that comes from weak willed or power-hungry individuals who become puppets for the dark side. We can see this ever so clearly by the supposed “born-again” fiasco of popular X new ager, Doreen Virtue. I’m naming names here because I think her public drama is a great educator for all of us that stand in the light and refuse to move. First, we a new agers must realize that not everything is love and light. There is a dark side out there and its hell bent on turning us away from truth and light in its many forms.
As we can see with the example of Doreen Virtue, she turned from a more unity perspective, to a more “my way of the highway to hell” philosophy. This is pure unadulterated Christian fundamentalism in its ugliest form and it’s one of the biggest tools the dark side uses with it's false propaganda machine. So how is this teaching us anything? The simple answer is; stand firm in the light. Fear, if we let it, can sweep us away into a frenzy of confusion, egocentric natures and intolerance. So enters separation. In my humble opinion, Doreen Virtue has become not only a fundamentalist, but she has been possessed by a powerful messiah complex. The funny thing about this is, the messiah in this context has nothing to do with Jesus. It has to do with the dark side’s manipulation of Jesus, his teachings and his ministry of light. I don't feel Doreen loves Jesus at all, she loves the control of Jesus. Let me say here that I absolutely respect peoples right to choose their path, I just don't have to support the way they may go about it.
For many years fear and control has been the culprit for people being “born-again”. Trust me, I have been there myself. I was baptized so many times, I almost grew gills. This has nothing to do with loving Jesus more and making him the prominent figure in my life. I did not want to burn in hell for eternity, so I tried to drink as many cups of the Kool-Aid as I could to bypass it. When I was very young, before I understood the brainwashing effects of fundamentalism, I adored Jesus. The Jesus I knew in my heart was loving, non-judgmental, and full of light. It was not till I started really listening to the teachings in bible school that I began to understand that their Jesus was not the being I had grown to love and adore.
Fear began to set up shop in my young mind and I became scared of Jesus Christ. “He will come like a thief in the night!” bellowed the hot winded preacher of my church, and I squirmed. “You better be ready!” he continued, “…or hell will consume you forever!” As I write this now, I think of the absolute terror I used to be in. Every night, just in case the big JC returned in the night, I’d pray to him to save me from hell. Where was the Jesus I remembered? Where was his love and compassion? I’ll tell you where he was; still inside my heart and soul. He never left. I began to perceive him differently and the fear clouded my connection to his everlasting light within. It wasn’t until many years later that I took my own spiritual search and reconnected to my true Christ. I had many teachers help me clear the webs of fear so that I could return home to that golden temple within my mind that opened to the Christ Light of Consciousness.
So, I take a bit of an offense to X new agers becoming pawns for the dark side's lies of Christ’s true teachings. You cannot put Christ in a box. You can edit his words to fit your own prejudices, but his light and consciousness will always transcend the dark side's manipulations through the hands of man. How do we keep the movement of Christ’s unconditional love going? By standing firm on his foundational message; Love one another. That’s it! If we truly learn to love ourselves and one another we begin to truly understand the love that God has for us. That’s why this amazing divine ultra-terrestrial being incarnated to this planet. Jesus opened the way for God’s love to pour into us without restraint, without sacrifice and without fear. This is in no way a belief system that is supreme in a religious sense, it’s simply a blessed consciousness, a lighted pathway out of fear, out of the dark side's generated matrix.
So, to all those X new agers, I send you love. I also send you thanks for the reminder of how much God loves me and how blessed I am to have awakened the Christ Conscious within me. Thank's for reminding me how much I am thankful to not be ruled by fear or control. May the New Age Jesus always be an example in my life: To love unconditionally, to learn spiritual truths from other mystical paths of light, and to share God’s love with the world…with no strings attached.
© Darrin W. Owens