I used to be a somewhat new age type of person about 20 years ago. Lately I have been having difficulties communicating with some of the new age people.
The first difficulty lies in the fact that it is rather tough for me to find a common ground, a common reality to interact on. They are talking about planets and energies and chakras and universal laws…, and I am having a hard time to connect with that, to really grasp what they are trying to get across to me. And to stay focused, active, interested. On the other hand, what I want to share about myself and my life seems to be of no interest to them whatsoever.
Out of these reasons we do not bump into each others too frequently so I would not call it a problem in my life at all. However, the other type of difficulties in my communication with the new agers actually does drive me crazy sometimes.
It appears to me that, at least some of them, can not stand life being in any other colour than pink, orange or yellow. Everything needs to be great and cool and beautiful and OK all the time, with everybody, everywhere. Now, with some people with such values I am joined in certain organizations or gatherings of some sorts and it drives me crazy when I want to share, in a conversation, something about me, which is not all that beautiful. For example some troubles I am having, or melancholy, frustration, sadness, irritation…
And what I get from them on occasions like this is an instantaneous attack, trying to put me into certain boxes, define me, analyse me, judge and evaluate me, diagnose me, explain all the possible reasons for my lack of spiritual perception and give me prescriptions. What I should do now, right now, to become more spiritual. It is like talking to some sort of heavy duty religious radicals: “We will straighten you out in not time, don’t worry. Just sign here and here.”
It is always an immediate reaction, they cannot even stand me finish the sentence if it is going to be an non-spiritual sentence, like for instance: “I feel so damn tired of this life and feel no energy to….. “, immediately they jump in, putting their but(t)s into my face: “…, yeah but but but but, you need to be aware that everything is perfect already now and you just need to realize it and so you are running away from it all because you are afraid to be strong and happy….”
Thank you sooo much for communicating with me!
I have a strong need to be seen the way I am. And to express what is inside of me NOW, whatever that is. This is me, this is me being alive and this is what I need to be accepted, appreciated and respected. Or, if none of the above meets other people’s needs, than I would just humbly request to at least be left alone rather than tried to be changed in accordance with the new age standards.