Spirituality has remained an important and ever-present factor in humans lives since the beginning of time. Over recent years the “New Age” revolution has grown more in the lives of milennials. From crystals to tarot cards, to yoga and astrology, New Age has become a sort of combination of many religions and ideologies. By combining Hindu, Buddhist, and more, this creates a respect factor for many different religions. This combination of religious dogmas and spiritual practices allows for a greater understanding of religion and its effects on us as human beings in society.
Thanks to these increasingly popular practices, there are now loads of companies and products that are jumping onto this trend. Anything from crystal-infused water to bras with special pockets to keep your crystals close to your heart!
So how do crystals work? Some believe that in our energetic universe, crystals carry an electromagnetic field and that this field vibrates at a frequency that can help to bring abundance, love, peace and more into your life upon matching the crystal’s frequency.
Since the 70’s in America, the style of crystals has changed from crystal adorned tables and blankets at Grateful Dead concerts, where bare feet ruled, and the smell of patchouli hung in the air, to current trendy gemstone sales online or at metaphysical stores.
Fortune telling, tarot or oracle cards have gathered more of a recent following since their medieval origin. Sold at Barnes and Noble, these cards once again possess an energy that relays a message to the card reader and can offer insight or clarity to current situations in one’s life.
Although yoga has been popular for a long time in our society, it continues to rise and gain more of a following each day. Stretching along with meditation, have gathered more and more attention and usage in everyday life. A 2009 Pew study of nearly 4,000 adults over the age of 18 found that almost a quarter viewed yoga as a spiritual practice, and over a quarter believed in the spiritual energy of entities like mountains or forests.
The owner of popular Los Angeles based crystal store, Crystal Matrix, stated that in recent years her clientele has switched from middle-aged women to a younger crowd. This rise in popularity has inspired many new products like crystal skin care and an overall gain in interest in metaphysics.
Celebrities have added to this trend like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who gave out crystals at 2018 Spring New York Fashion Week. I even saw Waka Flocka at a crystal store here in Atlanta, last week! Other crystal stores and brands have reached out to celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, Adele and more.
Among spiritual thoughts, many rappers and artists have been deemed “woke” thanks to their art or thoughts posted on social media. Young artists like Jaden and Willow Smith have increased awareness of metaphysics and quantum physics through their art.
Although Kanye’s tweets recently are sometimes controversial, his messages of love are very real and relevant to the “DIY” spirituality that has become popular in recent years. This type of spirituality gathers bits and pieces from lots of religious or spiritual practices and allows people to mix and match with what works for them and helps them along their spiritual journey.
Is this spirituality just a hoax and a trend that millennial’s are hopping on? Or is there something greater happening that could benefit all of humanity to raise our frequency and become entities of unconditional love?