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New Thought: A Transformative Influence on 21st Century Spirituality

"New Thought is rooted in transcending self-imposed limits and harnessing the mind's creative power. It has reemerged as a transformative force in 21st-century spirituality, reshaping how individuals approach personal growth and enlightenment." Michael Corthell The emergence of New Thought , a philosophical and spiritual movement rooted in the power of positive thinking and the creative potential of the mind, marked a significant departure from traditional religious doctrines. Originating in , the late 19th century, it gained momentum through influential figures like Phineas P. Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy and was further developed by luminaries such as William Walker Atkinson , Ernest Holmes , and Neville Goddard . This essay delves into the history of New Thought, exploring its potential to shape the spiritual landscape of global society in the 21st century. The Roots and Foundations of New Thought The roots of New Thought can be traced back to the Transcendentalist m

The Golden Universal Precept of Love for Others

'' Love for others is a fundamental principle found at the core of almost every major religion. It entails desiring the same positive things for others as we do for ourselves. Not loving others attracts negativity into our lives - it is as simple and straightforward as that.'' Michael Corthell The idea of loving others and treating them with kindness and compassion is indeed a common theme in many major religions and ethical systems. While the specific wording or emphasis may differ, the underlying principle of caring for others and promoting their well-being is widely recognized. In Christianity, for example, Jesus taught his followers to love their neighbors as themselves and even to love their enemies. In Islam, the concept of "Ihsan" encourages Muslims to do good and show kindness to others. Buddhism promotes the idea of "Metta" or loving-kindness, which involves cultivating a compassionate and loving attitude towards all beings. Similarly, other

What Does Having a Spiritual and Personal Relationship with God Really Mean?

The Law of Devine Oness is the first of the universal laws, in that it's the one upon which all the others build. This law states that we are all connected through creation. Every single bit of matter that makes you, is connected to the entirety of the Universe, making each individual a form and function of it, or one with the All.   by Michael Corthell Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices. Usually with a worldview, a sacred book, or books, it may have holy places, its own ethics, and/or its own societal organizations. Religion will often relate humanity to what one anthropologist has called "an order of existence" or a reason to exist.  ''The purpose of religion is not building grand temples, but cultivating positive human qualities like tolerance, generosity and love .'' —Dalai Lama That is a description for a textbook. What is its purpose? What is the purpose of all belief systems? I am going to describe what I

In Eternity: Neither Male, Nor Female

by Michael Corthell While the gift of sex and procreation is a very important part of this earthly life, many religious teachings including those of Jesus say that neither of these will play a role in the afterlife (or the 'beforelife') because our souls and our spirits, which are the essence of who we really are as created beings have no gender. Our biological packaging is for procreation and gives most of us either a male or female gender assignment at birth, but it is increasingly recognized in the society today that not all of us fit neatly into gender assigned categories, either physiologically or psychologically. The truth is, that human beings are a combination of masculine and feminine energies (yin-yang balance). The physiological representatives of these energies is manifested in the hormone testosterone, and estrogen, we all have some of each in inverse proportions(normally). Generally speaking those who are male at birth would have more testosterone t

[The Spirit] And the movement of...

''The purpose of religion is not building grand temples, but cultivating positive human qualities like tolerance, generosity and love.' ' —Dalai Lama We are all connected; To each other. To the earth. To the entire universe. That's quantum-ness, that's holiness! “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spirit's Choice

  “And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children. And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet The saddest part of life was, and is, that science gathered knowledge faster than society gathered wisdom. That is about to change, shift. And when that shift takes hold humanity will experience the paradigm shift I have been writing about . “Electricity was a reality in the universe when Moses led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This is true of all natural laws; they have always existed but only when understood may they be used.” ― Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

For Your Spiritual Integrity

  The emotion of love is more than a feeling, it is more a state of awareness  —  the realization that all is one .