Sunday, January 22, 2012


An essential belief of New Thought is that the universe is an intelligent creation of an intelligent Mind. This Mind is God. Older theologies have proclaimed God as the Creator, but have not always given a logical or intelligent outline of the method by which the Creator becomes the created.

The New Thought Movement, with its understanding of God as Mind, explains creation as a logical result of the Divine Mind giving birth to ideas, which ideas take form. This process is an eternal one, for creation is never complete; it is forever going on.
This spiritual process by which the cosmic system has come into being is based upon divine law, a law of mind action. The conditions, limitations, and possibilities of each of us are dependent upon the ideas our consciousness projects into form.
We are created in the “image and likeness” of the Universal Mind, and, as Jesus said, have been given all power and all authority to be the Light of our own world.

This indwelling power and authority consists in our ability to grasp the spiritual ideas of the God-mind and to think those ideas into form. We are spiritual beings living in a spiritual universe governed by spiritual law.

If our experience doesn’t seem to bear witness to this fact, it is due to our own misuse of ideas.

Jesus Christ redefined our oneness with Spirit. God is Spirit and we are made in the image and likeness of that Spirit. Jesus came to inject into our consciousness the idea of our own divinity. He assured the individual that everything the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth accomplished could be accomplished by the Christ of each individual.

The indwelling Father to which Jesus referred is the universal Christ Principle in every son and daughter of God. As students of the Truth we apply our knowledge of our inherent perfection as spiritual beings to human needs and thereby heal the sick, prosper the poor, and bring peace to confused minds.

The healing of body and affairs is the natural result of spiritual causation operating through the mind of man. Health, happiness and prosperity are the inevitable result of our thinking the thoughts of God after Him.

A perfect Cause doesn’t produce an imperfect result. As our thought turns to Spirit as the “cause”, medium, and effect” in our life; as we recognise our oneness with God and therefore with all of attributes of God, realising that nothing unlike Perfection can belong to the Christ of man, we bring forth into our life; “the fruits of the Spirit,” some of which are happiness, health, and prosperity.

These great benefits, resulting from the immutable Law of God (which is always the Law of Good), are impersonal and omnipresent. They work for one and all. Creed, race, and personality have nothing to do with this immutable law of mind in action.
Heaven and hell are the results of our use of ideas. If we turn to the indwelling Christ Mind and draw our ideas from that Source, we live in heaven here and now. If we turn to the external world and the opinions of others, we build for ourselves a hell here and now.

New Thought affirms that we are in heaven here and now and are as spiritual as we ever will become. As we turn from the race beliefs in sin, sickness, lack and death, to the living ideas of Jesus Christ (which are life eternal, opulence, radiant health, and permanent harmony) we will create for ourselves a wonderful world in which we will live as intelligent spiritual beings.
New Thought is not so much a religion as is an approach to spiritual Truth. It does not tell us what to do; it tells us who we are, and we, by perceiving our own spiritual nature, automatically begin to change our attitude of mind.

With the adjustment of our thought, outer conditions in our life are changed accordingly.

The New Thought Movement is proving, in the life of every sincere student who applies it , the practical results of thinking with the Christ Mind and loving with the Christ Heart.