The New Spirituality brings with it a new vista of awareness. In order to operate successfully in the new environment, you have to apply the new principles which come with that expanded vision, with that greater vista of reality.
This empowers you to awaken to your expanded potential and to manifest it.
Metaphysics is a philosophy of being, a study of the underlying principles of existence. The holistic approach to metaphysics provides a philosophy based upon an integrated foundation of mind, body and spirit. This spirit-inclusive approach is essential in order to understand the wider vista of consciousness which the New Spirituality presents.
Without the spiritual component of metaphysical philosophy, the mysteries of life remain forever mysteries. Life did not evolve accidentally from a pool of prehistoric sludge; it was brought into being by the precise intention of a Creator. The key to understanding the grand design of life is, therefore, to seek to understand more about the workings of its designer.
If, for example, you had never seen a jet aircraft and, suddenly, one flew overhead, you might wonder if it was propelled by that awful noise that it makes. The real answer, however, can be better found in the designers’ office at the aircraft factory, and so it is with life. If you think about how the designer of the universe could have achieved something, then you will find answers much more quickly than if you wonder how such an 'accident of evolution' could have happened.
Why did the original Creator, Infinite Being, create life as we know it? How did it go about that task? What underlying principles that we can learn from this? The greater vista of the New Spirituality enables us to clearly comprehend principles which, before, were mysteries.
Here are ten such principles which will help you appreciate the expanded vista of consciousness offered by the New Spirituality:
All is one
Everything in Creation is an expression of Infinite Being. Infinite Being is the all-encompassing consciousness from which the universe was created. Everything in the universe is made of consciousness. We are all aspects of Infinite Being.
The world is experiencing a spiritual transformation of human consciousness. It may take decades, even centuries, to complete, and, when it does, it will bring an end to global strife and suffering. This new era of civilization will be achieved by a widespread awareness of the underlying unity of all people. The world is changed when you bring about spiritual change within yourself. This occurs automatically as you constantly share who you are, and all that you have become, within the common atmosphere of the global mind.
Purpose in life
Just as each snowflake is unique, so is each person. Your primary purpose in life is to experience life from one individual, unique point of view. You are an expression of Infinite Being as it experiences itself from all possible viewpoints.
Life reflects who you are – your beliefs, your thoughts and your feelings. This is the basic principle behind the teaching of karma and the fact that you reap what you sow. Reflectance is often delayed while your circumstances adjust to allow appropriate reflections to manifest.
You create your own reality and take personal responsibility for it. Your life is a reflection of who you are and the experiences that you, as a soul, planned for this life.
Life after 'death'
From the point of view of your true, inner personality, passing away from the physical realm is like stepping out of a suit that you have worn for a while. The suit is not the real you. In your spirit body, you move into the spirit realm, which is a place of joy and healing. After meeting friends and relatives who have passed on before, you start work on resolving the issues which caused inner conflict in your physical life. Then, as you move into the higher realms, remembering more about who you really are, you experience reunion with the rest of your immediate and extended soul families.
Reincarnation exists to provide a variety of experience, so that life-skills may be gained, and so that, while in a human body, you can rediscover your spiritual source within.
Truth is everywhere
The ultimate truth is to be found within, yet the study of a variety of sources of information helps you to reawaken and remember your inner truth.
Unconditional love and the acceptance of all life puts your awareness into a higher place, allowing understanding and compassion to develop. This love and acceptance of others is a recognition of the spiritual light within those people and is not dependent upon their outward behavior. Unconditional love includes a respect for the beliefs of others, regardless of how much they may, or may not, align with your own beliefs.
Inner connection and insight
Inner connection with your spiritual source promotes spiritual transformation and the achievement of your true potential. Developing intuition, both in men and women, provides an essential insight into life’s experiences.