There’s been an overemphasis on manifesting goodies and material stuff coming from a skewed view of the Law of Attraction. Much of the New Age movement has become like the primitive religions of old. People desperately want a lot of things. They want a male child. They want to be healed. They want riches. This is all good. The problem comes when people use New Age Movement’s principles as another form of idolatry. These principles become automatic formulas to get what they want in their little day to day life, avoid unpleasant emotions, and not have to pay the price for their choices. In this sense, it has missed the mark of its founders’ intentions.
The basis of the New Age Movement is that there is an underlying spiritual reality that infuses everything in the Universe. This life is one of many. We don’t have to act in desperation as if it is our first and last. Not believing and trusting this, people want to hack into life’s secrets by grabbing onto any belief system that calms their fears and also promises to bring them stuff they like. The New Age movement provides systems that show how our thoughts influence our health, those around us, and how peaceful and happy we are in our lives. It goes much deeper than merely manifesting a bunch of good stuff that we are keen on having at the time.