New Thought is based on Universal Spiritual Principles

which undergird all spiritual paths and religions. New Thought recognizes that the driving force which serves as a crucible for personal transformation is “as we change our thinking, we change our lives.”

The 1914 book Message of New Thought defines New Thought spirituality as “a term used to convey the idea of growing or developing thought. In considering this subject, the word ‘New’ should be duly and freely emphasized, because the expression ‘New Thought’ relates only to what is new and progressive.”

While there is some wonderful folklore regarding the origins of New Thought, New Thought is a spiritual path or movement formed primarily by Suffragettes and Abolitionists guided by Core Concepts which include: co-creation, human rights and scientific thinking.

There are many wonderful New Thought organizations with diverse root texts and a variety of approaches to those texts and distinct methods of teaching.

Visit a variety of wonderful New Thought Communities

Explore different New Thought beliefs and choose the approach that best suits you. While we are aware that the majority of people who choose New Thought as a spiritual path and way of living do not find a New Thought Community that suits their sensibilities, we encourage you to visit the different centers listed in the Universal New Thought directory system websites such as  Readers should be aware that quite a number of New Thought Centers are unable to sponsor updates or upgrades to the listings pertaining to their centers.

Their leaders “tithe” to their parent organizations thus when it comes to Universal New Thought Resources such as which support the journey of new seekers, they prefer to subsist on charity.

The basic charity listings within the Universal New Thought Directory system have the name and address of each New Thought Center or organization.  So if a listing is neglected meaning that no one at that community has stepped up to be the responsible steward of that listing, copy and paste the name of the center into a search engine, get a phone number for that center and call before you visit.

When you visit a New Thought Center we trust you find:

  • warm and welcoming people;
  • joyful, participative events celebrating life, love and compasssionate action;
  • a sacred space for prayer;
  • support for you wherever you are on your spiritual path;
  • inspiring messages;
  • Spiritual Directors who listen;
  • high-quality, contemporary, high-energy music ministry;
  • children are welcomed;
  • a variety of fun, engaging classes, workshops and activities;
  • a center that is constantly evolving, learning and transforming as you evolve, in a loving process within a compassionate community.

After your visit, share your experience

Keep in mind that if you in the United States, there may also be financial reason that a New Thought Community does not update or upgrade the listing pertaining to their center.  The U.S. is not an advanced capitalist economy like Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark or Austria in which the people have high wages, Universal Health Care and proper retirement.   Tourists who visit the USA are aware of the fact that most Americans have very little disposable income.  While Great Britain and the United States share low wages and living standard below the above mentioned nations, the United States is exceptional because of the fact that in U.S. a single health care emergency can mean bankruptcy for the average American.

It is not unusual for New Thought Communities to be small groups of 40 to 60 people and for the average age to be above 40.   If you find a community that you enjoy, you can always help them demonstrate a higher level of prosperity consciousness by becoming their community sponsor.   It is a fully anonymous system so it is within your power to share your compassionate action or not.

One of the benefits of being a sponsor is that as you discover the wonderful people within a community.  As the sponsor you can direct the button links within the listing to the people at that New Thought Community who you feel best embody the New Thought values you love.


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