New Thought for the New Millennium

0
147

It is at this moment that we have stepped upon the bridge of love which can move through time and space to any place at any moment. It is a mystery but a sweet one, that within such love lies freedom.

What We Believe

the unity of all life with the Divine Energy that is the root and fruit of all being.

7 Basic Beliefs and The Equilibrium

1. We believe in the unity of all life and the unity of all life with the Divine Energy that is the root and fruit of all being.

2. We believe in spiritual evolution. The entire universe is evolving and growing and we are evolving from human self-conscious individuals into complete awareness of our DivineUnity as divine centered people.

3. We believe in the goodness of Spirit and in our innate goodness, because we are made in the image and likeness of the Divine. We believe that through perceiving our DivineUnity we are able to best embody the Divine will. We are worthy and loved.

4. We believe in responsibility and compassion. We take full responsibility for our lives because we are free, spontaneous, and unique individualization’s of the Divine and we embody Divine love through compassionate action.

5. We believe in healing. We believe in using doctors and healers to achieve healing but that any condition can be transformed through affirmative prayer. Where doctors fail, the Divine will prevail.

6. We believe there is truth in all religions. We respect all love based ministries and all compassionate spiritual paths. We believe in harmony among diverse peoples, cultures, families, and life styles of the world rooted in and respecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

7. We believe in spiritual transformation. As we open our minds and hearts to the Divine, and consciously love and serve others, we are transformed into the embodiment of DivineUnity. We choose our lives as spiritual beings with courage and grace.

“What if God is all of us?, like a stranger on a bus.”

The basic premise of New Thought is that which is Divine is Good and Omnipresent. New Thought is based on Universal Spiritual Principles as demonstrated and taught by historical figures such as Buddha, Danika, Lao Tzu, and Jesus the Christ. It is understood there are many “Wayshowers.” The strength of the teaching of a particular Wayshower is demonstrated through the consciousness and actions of the followers of that path. The adherents of each spiritual path are collectively responsible to the rest of humanity and all life to insure that the expression of their path is not abusive or violent nor violates the rights of other beings.

At the heart of our teaching is the wonderful mathematics of compassion which is called The Equilibrium.

The Equilibrium – A Root Teaching

Sometimes called the mathematics of success, the Equilibrium was stated mathematically by John Nash. This wonderful mathematics can be summed up in prose as:

“Do what is good for the group and do not exclude yourself.”

Thus we might rephrase the Equilibrium by saying: “Do what is good for the group and what is good for yourself, do what is good for yourself but insure that it is also good for the group.”

We are reflections of the Divine
The entire universe is included in each moment; and each moment permeates the entire universe. Each moment is a particle of dust that possesses the elements of all lands in the universe, or a drop of water whose essence differs in no way from the vast ocean itself. ~ Nichikan Shonin

In short this is the very root of the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The great challenge of the Golden Rule in the conception of many is that it can lead to ‘meaningless’ self-sacrifice. As opposed to ‘meaningful’ self sacrifice which is found when the fireman rushes into the burning building when others are running out, or when Lieutenant Vladimir Pravik entered Chernobyl to put out the nuclear fire even in the obvious face of a most likely hideous death by radiation poisoning, meaningless self-sacrifice happens all the time when people exclude themselves from the equation.

In contrast to the person who excludes themselves is the person who is only thinks about himself or herself and this results in greed and corruption. This is an obvious spiritual deficit and results in direct and easily observable suffering.

When we observe nature and see the success of ecosystems and interaction of animals to support one another, even the predators are trimming the flock of the old or the weak. We can see this equation working throughout the world in successful systems.

The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Red Five standing by.

In short this is the New Thought, concept of co-creation. This equation allows for us to see the mathematical importance of the concept of co-creation and how this goes hand in hand with the understanding of partnership. This leads us to the deep teachings of Partnership which are perhaps best explained through the works of Riane Eisler. We begin to understand that Partnership is essential both to success and prosperity and in fact the very root of survival for us as a species and for our planet as a diverse and beautiful jewel of ecosystems intertwined across the globe.

Thus it follows from our belief in the Equilibrium that we believe in:

Partnership, Compassion, Forgiveness and Reconciliation.