by Aves E
What is New Age Spirituality?
New age is the emerging face of the world after the demise of capitalism. Capitalism has its economic system based on consumption as the sole criteria for progress and success. The more a person (or a nation) consumes, the more successful he or she is considered. With no spiritual side to guide it, capitalism has become unstoppable and is rushing to its own end. The world financial system is on its last throws, and people in the western world have become wary of the known ways and doctrines.
New Age spirituality is an insidious movement to seek the Truth on your own. This DIY spirituality trend stems from people’s estrangement from what they believed in during the days of secularism…their governments, their economic and financial systems and their sense of security. With shaken belief in secularism and its sub-systems, many people are turning back to religion. Many others, on the other hand, are skeptical. They believe that they can initiate their own spirituality and go looking for the Truth themselves.
Hundreds, if not thousands of books on new age spirituality tell you a thousand ways to rejuvenate, revive and recharge your spirit. Everything from candles to crystals to stones and pebbles is associated with spirituality. People have supposedly near death experiences and psychic visions and describe the Reality to you in may different version. But how can one know for oneself what the Truth is?
Is Muslim Mysticism the Spirituality for the New Age?
There are two problems with all the “true” spirituality brands that are apparently more popular…namely Zen, Buddhist, Hindu and others.
a) They don’t deliver practical results.All they do is use beautiful words and relaxing techniques. They do things for your mind or body, but nothing really for the spirit. They don’t make you feel one with the Eternal, which is the primary aim of spirituality. They don’t let you see God intrinsically.
b) They don’t have a system of beliefs and practices. They lack the structure that a person looking for guidance requires. They are just stagnant set of rituals, showing you no path ahead that you can follow for continuous spiritual progress. A progress which you yourself know you are making…beyond doubt.
Mystic Islam is the most powerful and the only true set of spiritual practices that make you see the Truth for yourself. Muslim mystics do not require you to believe in any particular faith for starting on the path of spiritual enlightenment. All you need is an earnest desire to seek the Truth.