New Thought Vocabulary

“Lid est laborum dolo rumes fugats untras.” This quote makes no sense because it consists of words that have no meaning. A paragraph, a page, even an entire book full of such non-sense would not provide the knowledge you seek, no matter how many times you read it. To make sense of a sentence the words must have meaning, a meaning that you understand. However, understanding what others have written requires more than your personal interpretation of their words. Words that have meaning also have a definition, a connotation and implications that are only apparent in context. For example, it is written that Jesus taught: “love your enemies” and “agree with your adversary.”  What utter non-sense; unless, you know what it means to love, to find agreement, and who your adversary is. Without an understanding of the meaning of his words, Jesus’ teachings are easily misconstrued. Likewise, New Thought teachings are misunderstood when the meaning of a word is lost upon the student.

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Fundamentals

ldeas / Words / Attitudes / Beliefs / Self-concepts / Perception / Inspiration

Change Your Mind

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Rom. 12:2
We can’t change our life if we don’t change what we think and speak about ourselves, others, and Life.

Principles

Cause = Effect / Sowing = Reaping / Giving = Receiving / Forgiving = Forgetting

The Way Life Works

It works for you by becoming what you believe to be true of you. It responds by corresponding to your consciousness: like attracts, opposites align, seeds bear fruit, and that which is hidden is revealed. We experience as much of Life as we express, embody and accept. God helps those who help themselves to life.

Practices

Meditation / Affirmation / Giving / Forgiving / Self-expression / Self-acceptance

The Way We Work With It

“…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phil. 4:8

Philosophy

New Thought is a Life affirming, positive thinking, transformational spiritual teaching

What We Think About Life

New Thought teachings are drawn from the wisdom of meta-physicians and physicians, mystics and physicists, as well as the transcendental and transformational teachings of spiritual idealists throughout the ages. Ours is a philosophy of one eternal Life, to be lived fully and freely, here and now.

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The Fundamental Assumption

One point on which science, religion and philosophy most often agree is that reality is infinite. This is an assumption supported by well-founded reasoning and evidence. However, some choose to believe in a finite reality, a duality, or even a multiplicity of realms rather than one, infinite, reality. Most claim to believe in an infinite God (omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, etc.) while continuing to believe that they live apart from God, and that there are powers, places, and deities that exist in opposition to God. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I accept that everyone may believe as they choose when trying to understand the nature of existence. I choose to believe in the existence of one fundamental essence. I believe in an infinite Life. There are many living beings, but one Life. If I were to frame my belief in religious terms then I would profess a belief in one, infinite God. There are a few logical necessities required by this fundamental assumption.

The first of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord: (Mk. 12:29)

QUOTES

There is, at the surface, infinite variety of things; at the centre there is simplicity of cause.
R. W. Emerson
For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.
R. W. Emerson
“I and my Father are one.” Jn. 10:30
Jesus of Nazareth
“God is the Infinite Spirit, the Limitless Conscious Life of the Universe; the One Infinite Person, within whom all people live … The One Indivisible Whole.”
Ernest S. Holmes
“We comprehend the Infinite only to the degree that It expresses Itself through us, becoming to us that which we believe It to be.”
Ernest S. Holmes
“Try to sense the Infinite Life around and within you. This Life is already fully expressed and complete. This Life is your life now and the life of all that you do, say or think.”
Ernest S. Holmes