When one reads New Thought books, listens to talks or enjoys conversations with wonderful New Thought souls, we often hear the word “co-creation.” This is all about cooperation and partnership. New Thought teaches that the Universe is variously: “Divine Mind,” “Divine Body,” “an idea within Divine Mind,” and we are all reflections of the Divine. When we are in partnership with the Divine, this truly means we are working together toward common goals which align with highest good.
The work of Riane Eisler illuminates the fact that the Partnership paradigm is essential to peace and prosperity for all humanity. Eisler’s teachings are also an essential part of New Thought 3.1 whose adherents are often surprised when encountering New Thought practitioners, teachers or ministers who have not apprised themselves of her insights.
Co-Creation is a core concept of New Thought
Adherents of Old Thought religions would go to war because of splitting and splintering of their religious organizations. This is characteristic of cultures and societies limited by Dominator dogmas in which there is no room for Freedom of Thought.
The most obvious example of the result of Dominator dogmas is the violence centered within disputes of those adhering to Abrahamic Thought.
When we examine the last three quadrants of Abrahamic Thought: Christianism, Islamism and Mormonism, we find that they all essentially believe the same thing including espousing a common belief in which a female gives birth through the act of parthenogenesis to a male who is an exceptional spiritual being.
Yet these schools of Abrahamic Thought have historically battled each other asserting a claim of absolute truth, not to mention attacking adherents of the original schools of Abrahamic Thought.
We are all interdependent
While New Thought leaped ahead with the publication of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and began surfing into the future despite divergent waves crashing upon the shores of the universe, some Old Thought religions still struggle to apprehend this higher truth. In particular, adherents to various forms of Old Thought Abrahamic Religion, place all life on earth in jeopardy through angry insistence of being the only legitimate path.
While some New Thought leaders become extremely upset by the splitting of their organizations, this is simply a regrettable clinging to fear based dominator dogmas.
When they make the leap to the Partnership paradigm, this type of thinking fades into oblivion. Interestingly enough in an attempt to paper over the differences that resulted from an amalgamation, at least one New Thought denomination commissioned a cultural transformation study with the goal of ameliorating the problems created by the forced reunion of two diverse organizations that had evolved distinct cultures.
New Thought is a love based Spiritual Path.
The greatness of New Thought is not within any particular school of thought but rather within its evolution. We encourage readers to attend local New Thought Centers. If you find a New Thought Community has the kind of atmosphere, leadership, and uplifting spirit that appeals to you, join and have fun!
Unlike the lost souls clinging to faith based systems of thought ensconced within ancient (and at times decadent) religions, thoughtful seekers find a love-based spiritual path in New Thought Spirituality.
One of the great New Thought leaders today teaches that “New Thought can be called Progressive Thought because by building a spiritual practice then ‘practicing it’, we unveil the higher truth of ourselves progressing to personal fulfillment and spiritual enlightenment.”
Keep in mind that a number of New Thought adherents find community through caring Yoga teachers who go beyond the asanas of Hatha Yoga to explore the other four Padas of Patanjali. It is not uncommon for Yoga teacher’s to explore the dharmas (spiritual teachings) through the vehicle of New Thought since it enables easier communication to spark awakening to higher consciousness.
If you don’t find a New Thought Center where you feel truly happy, perhaps they are part of an organized religious group in which you don’t feel at home. Wherever you find love, and shared spiritual community it is good.