On the last birthday of the blog (which happens to be my birthday as well) I talked a bit about how the blog started and what it had become. This year, I want to talk about what keeping this blog has done for me.
When I started The New Age Review in August 2010, my life was very different than it is now. I had just made a difficult and traumatic career transition and money was in short supply. People close to me were either largely absent, frequently unwell or going through their own personal traumas. And I felt very much alone.
While I knew that something was missing, traditional religious practice just wasn't filling the void.
And then I found New Age spirituality. It offered something no other spiritual practice had. In embracing it, I found the freedom and tools which made defining my own path to spirit possible. For this, I will be eternally grateful.
This blog became my way of focusing on what I was learning and my way of sharing what I found resonant. It held me accountable. It helped me to grow. It allowed me to clarify my beliefs and chart my own course. And somehow, over the course of that, I became a better person than I had been before.
I have a long way to go. But I do understand where I want to be and much of what I need to do to get there. In the coming year, I will continue to review contemporary New Age materials but there will be other posts as well. Many of these will address a personal and experiential spiritual practice and my own focused metaphysical studies. This is where I feel quite sure I'm being led and I am eager to share it.
My spiritual practice is coalescing around meditation, dreamwork, journaling, manifestation work, out of body work and mediumship. My metaphysical research seems to be running in the direction of ancient mysteries and sacred texts. The current which facilitates the integration of the two is a synthesis of the work of the many wonderful contemporary New Age and Spiritualist authors I have read (and met) and the seemingly limitless generosity of spirit.
Today I am 56. It is an eleven year and I am expecting a great deal of it.
I will talk about the astrology behind it as it was so clearly explained to me through my wonderful reading with astrological counselor and Spirit Radio co-host Anna Swora at some point next week.
Happy Birthday to us <3