I'm having a hard time listening to my friends who share to me about their lives but who are not Catholic.
One friend told me about how excited she is about this Tantric healing and how she might become a Tantric healer.
Another friend is into hedonism... it's all about partying and experimenting with sex.
The rest of my friends just typically share to me about who they are sleeping with.
They all know how devout I am and I do my best at not judging them and I try to share my faith the best I can. I know how to handle the sexual type of conversations. I try and share with them the beauty of the marital embrace and how serious the consequences can be from pre or extra marital sex. They are pretty obvious and everyone talks about them.
But with regards to the New Age subject, I haven't done in depth research on it. I just know the general advice given to Catholics. Don't engage in it not just because it's a sin but it can open you up to demonic opression at worst or just lead you further into sin at best. The first friend I mentioned today invited me to a cuddle party put on by this Shamanic priestess. I just told her I don't think I could do it based on that I wouldn't be comfortable with strangers. I didn't tell her that the second reason is that I don't want to have anything to do with a Shamanic Priestess because I"m scared to opening up myself to the occult.
I'm conflicted because while I don't want to close the door to our friendship in the sense that this is what her life is about for now, I would like to offer her some sort of direction towards our faith, ie. preach and use words if necessary, yet I'm an anxious person and just knowing that she's engaging in this stuff makes me worry and freak out about her so much. To the point where I'd be happier if she wasn't telling me about this. I don't want to hear about how she's harming herself.
Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions?