New Aged Views??? Or Nah

What's been up people? I must admit that I'm a hippie or whatever the new term is for those like me who are nature loving, fashion conscious, aura reading, preferably eats organic urbanite! It's only natural that I would raise my kids to have similar beliefs as myself but lately I've questioned if I may have done them a disservice by not exposing them to church or a steady religion. My eldest is turning 21 in 2 days and it got me to thinking. I didn't raise my kids to be overly religious however we do believe in GOD. Although I grew up attending vacation bible school every summer I didn't feel the need to expose my children to church as I've never felt that attendance at a church was necessary to express my faith for my creator.We all know people who attend church and have questionable views and some even use it as a way to feel superior to others with differing views. Honestly I'm quite proud of my family as we're all really good people and we all possess a great morale compass which in lacking for so many in today's society.  Needless to say as far as religion goes, I am not really religious but I do pray and we treat other people with respect and appreciate differences. I speak with my creator often  and show gratitude for my spiritual guides.In addition to honoring my creating I also practice a holistic practices for unknown forces and occurrences that me may not know exist but I don't believe it's disrespectful to my belief in God to do so. I do what is consider "new age" practices such as smudge cleansing my home, earthing which is basically exposing your barefoot in grass to ground your energy naturally and a few others. It may be new age to some but for me it makes perfect sense to be to maintain a positive energy!

The practice of  what's considered "new age" has nothing to do with ones spiritual beliefs. God is ever presence but so are forces that we may not understand so I take a little extra precaution and teach my children to be aware of the unknown. However not all people share my beliefs. Recently my daughters boyfriend called the idea of smudging witch craft which sort of bothered me a bit. She offered to smudge his new apartment to clear the energy and he got offended. LOL That also got me to thinking... if you're dating someone is it okay if you have different views and self healing practices? My thoughts have always been to do what you like and practice whatever you need to make yourself happy. My husband doesn't believe in my new age practices but he isn't bothered by them either. He damn sure doesn't see them as witch craft or at least he's never said that to me. I appreciate my eclectic taste and views as I believe they add to the appeal that is me! You know.. that "Je Ne Sais Quoi". Okay for those that may not know what that means it the "appealing quality that cannot be described or expressed" or your mojo. I teach my kids to follow their own paths and to do what feeds their soul and to also make sure they show gratitude to the spiritual realm and our creator. They're also encouraged to seek knowledge so that they can form their own conclusion as to what is best for them. So I'll take the hippie title and my grounding, sea moss eating self and blissfully keep pressing on. 

What are some of your self love practices? Do you follow any rituals that may be considered "new aged"? I recently went to a outdoor festival and noticed that I definitely wasn't alone in my ideas on smudging. Below is a shirt that I thought was super cute as well as a picture of my soon to be 21 year old "hippie" daughter. And that's me in the top... SUN BATHING! You know to get all that good energy and glow from the Sun while she's out and warm. 

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