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New Thought in the 21st Century: Unveiling the Tapestry of Conscious Creation

"Universal Man'' "Embrace the boundless potential within. New Thought empowers us to shape our reality through conscious creation. In the 21st century, it's a beacon of hope and a path to profound transformation."    Michael Corthell In the tapestry of consciousness, a striking image emerges: a man standing amidst a field at twilight, his gaze locked onto a spiral galaxy in the cosmic expanse. This evocative tableau encapsulates the essence of New Thought philosophy, a spiritual movement that extols the boundless potential of human consciousness and the transformative might of positive thinking. The Cosmic Connection: Microcosm and Macrocosm The man in the image symbolizes not just an individual, but all of humanity. Within each of us resides a representation of the universe - a spiral galaxy. This cosmic emblem within our mind's eye speaks volumes about the profound interconnectedness of all existence. Much like the spiraling arms of galaxies promise gro

Buddhism: What is The Eternal Now and Suchness?

The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength,  elegance, the universe, and mu (the void) "To be fully present in the Eternal Now is to dance in the arms of Suchness, where the magic of life unfolds." Michael Corthell While Buddha was on Earth he referred to himself as the Tathagata , which can mean either "One who has thus come" or "One who has thus gone", and interpreted correctly can be read as "One who has arrived at suchness ". So, just what is this 'suchness' exactly and how does it align with Christ and Christian practice today? 'Suchness' is of itself the highest wisdom. And it shows the highest wisdom which shines throughout the world and the Universe, it has true knowledge with a mind resting simply in its own being. It is eternal, it is joyful and blissful. It is its own self-being and it is the purest simplicity. It is energizing, immutable and it is free. Because it has all these attributes and i

Essay: ''What I want for Me, I desire for Thee''

"True happiness is not solely about our own desires, but also about considering the well-being of others." The phrase "What I want for me, I desire for thee" holds profound meaning and carries significant importance when it comes to understanding human relationships and personal fulfillment. It captures the essence of selflessness, empathy, and the recognition of the interconnected nature of our lives.  This concept reminds us that true happiness and contentment can only be achieved when our desires extend beyond ourselves and encompass the well-being of others. When we embrace the idea of desiring for thee, we can cultivate a deep sense of empathy. It encourages us to not only consider our own wants and needs but also to understand and value the desires of others. By extending our desires beyond ourselves, we develop a genuine sense of compassion, which strengthens our connections and fosters deeper relationships. It reminds us that our own happiness should not be

Life Lessons Taught in The Wizard of Oz

I love this story and watch the movie every year right around my birthday which is in December. It kicks off the Christmas movie marathon for me. (Including, A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, and about a dozen more) To commemorate the 60th year I've viewed this film (I started watching it when I was ten years old!) I've written a brief summary analysis of it. It's my opinion of course, but I think you'll find when thinking about it, especially while watching the movie that you'll agree with me. We're off... by Michael Corthell ''Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man. That he didn't, didn't already have. And Cause never was the reason for the evening. Or the tropic of Sir Galahad.'' -  Dewey Bunnell, Tin Man   Many of us think by running away from negative situations, we will be free of them, but in reality, the very same situations confront us over and over wherever we go. Let's take a look at The Wizard of Oz story kee

When You Wake Up You May Think You are GOD: Alan Watts on ''The Awakening''

by Alan Watts [on spiritual awaking] - So be careful of that. Jung calls it inflation; people who get the 'holy man syndrome.' That I’ve suddenly discovered that I’m the lord and that I am above good and evil and so on. And that therefore I start giving myself airs and graces.  But the point is that everybody else is too. If you discover that you’re there you ought to know that everyone else is. Well, for example, let’s see how in other ways you might realize this. Most people think when they open their eyes and look around, that what they are seeing is outside, it seems doesn’t it that you are behind your eyes. And that behind the eyes there is a blank that you can’t see at all; you turn around and you see something in front of you. But behind the eyes, there seems to be something that has no color, it isn’t dark, and it isn’t light. It’s there from a tactile standpoint; you can feel it with your fingers, although you don’t get inside it. Well than what is it that’s behind yo

Such As It Is

“It is a great mistake to say ”Conquer it,” for we can never conquer nature;  we can only harmonize with it.” ― Gyomay M. Kubose, Everyday Suchness: Buddhist Essays on Everyday Living 'Suchness' is the reality of what is without my opinion of what reality is in truth. My perceptions do not influence anything. Things are as the are. God is not someone or something separate but is the suchness in each moment, the underlying reality  ― Stephen Levine

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