The ‘New Age’ is not something I associate myself with. I’ve seen countless people fall into this gnostic false light trap, where a tiny element of truth is wrapped in a world of dogmatic nonsense. It’s then repackaged and sold with different content with the underlying flawed foundations.
However, one of the new age principles that isn’t ‘new age’ is the realisation of God’s presence. The idea that Divinity is one’s very own nature is found in ancient spiritual texts worldwide.
For thousands of years, monotheistic religion has put God ‘out there’. It has created the need for clergy to act as the middleman between man and God.
This has created control structures and inorganic hierarchies, which have deviated their respective religions further from the truth, which is shown in the degeneration of religion.
There have always been mystical sects of religion which usually get banished to the sidelines, such as Sufism in the Islamic tradition. These branches are not as dogmatic and rigid as mainstream religion and have a more mystical approach to their spirituality.
Notice how the mystical sects of these religions point to the same thing:-
“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
“I looked for God. I went to a temple and I didn’t find him there. Then I went to a church and I didn’t find him there. The I went to a mosque and I didn’t find him there. Then finally I looked in my heart and there he was.”
“With each experience we grow and become more aware of the inner beauty that lies within us. Ultimately we are truly our own leader. We lead the connection and flow of life that is our inheritance.”
Ancient Indian Scripture (Hindu)
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
– Chandogya Upanishad
The Divinity within is our true nature. Writing these words doesn’t make it so – only interaction with life and deep introspective work can reveal this reality to you.