Wednesday, February 4, 2009


+ The Amazing Journey continues: Breathe + Pray + DailyZen + DailyLectionary

+ What do we mean when we say we are The New Church for the New Age? Church simply means a community of people who are called by God. The New Church understands that the old church often put the will of human beings ahead of the will of God. The New Age is a metaphor for an era when humanity will move beyond the limitations of the past and embrace wisdom from all over the planet.

So, belonging to the New Church for the New Age means that we have developed an intention to accept God’s invitation to make all things new, to create a glorious new realm of abundance, joy, wisdom, beauty, love, truth, peace, justice and freedom.

Sooner or later, those who accept God’s invitation realize they must engage in a variety of time-tested purification practices which are needed to attain these heavenly characteristics. These practices are stillness, silence, solitude, simplicity, detachment, discernment, devotion, delight, humility, healing, holiness and heavenliness.

It is the intention that matters. The old church for the old age got hung up on creeds and dogmas which blocked the sacred intention to do God’s “new thing,” to create heaven on earth. That’s God’s will. That’s what it’s all about. That’s where we can find common ground because all of the wisdom traditions are united in this sacred intention.

The foundation for all of our wisdom traditions is the Perennial Philosophy, or Mysticism. It is not easy to describe the Perennial Philosophy but Aldous Huxley did a fantastic job in his book, The Perennial Philosophy. He wrote an excellent brief summary of the Perennial Philosophy in an introduction to a translation of the Bhagavad-Gita.

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