When one looks through and through, and examines very meticulously, one will discover that Toledo is a place for new beginnings. A new beginning is different from an old one in that old beginnings repeat a cycle (when the cycle is ended, a new one begins) and new beginnings break a cycle. Toledo is fertile ground for the New Age and its consequent thought processes. True, housing in Toledo is relatively inexpensive; how this translates into New Age thinking is by drawing fellow and like New Agers to the Toledo area to practice their arts freely and without the heavy financial burdens that often accompany other cities supposedly more conducive to cosmic energies.
Toledo, as it stands, is very liberal. Though very religious, Toledoans are relatively open-minded and very tolerant of different modes of thinking. A depressed city as it stands; new ways to approach problems and solutions are always welcome and encouraged. In spite of the popular belief that like begets like and that a depressed society is a cesspool of negative thinking, New Age approaches coupled with Light and Love serve to uplift (regardless of the sad state of affairs people feel).
Toledo is in a prime location for new beginnings. As the New Age method applies, Toledo’s location is ideal for New Age types of working. Built upon the ancient Great Black Swamp, the energies of the swamp absorb and are conducive to the process of reflection. Ideally, all new beginnings should start out with reflection and deep thought. Taking a visit to any of the remnants of the swamp facilitates provocation and inspiration.
Freshness and vibrancy characterize new beginnings. What good would freshness and vibrancy be in an area rife with freshness and vibrancy? It would seem somehow overcrowded and less welcome. Toledo is full of old ideas, thoughts and methods—freshness and vibrancy thrive in such environments. Toledo dwellers need welcome sights; they need new perspectives and new takes on old subjects. The New Age method coupled with New Age topics and subject matter continue to thrive in the Toledo area because the people who live in Toledo and in its vicinity need the energies attached to the New Age. As decaying matter tends to be great for fertilizer, Toledo’s decay and attachment to the old tends to be a great fertilizer for new ideas and new beginnings.