What is New Thought?
Updated: Apr 23
Metaphysical Mystical Ministry is based on Metaphysical Science, a New Thought spiritual philosophy and theology.
The contemporary New Thought movement is a loosely associated group of religious denominations, authors, philosophers, and individuals who share a set of beliefs regarding metaphysics, positive thinking, manifestation, karma, healing, life force, visualization, and personal power.
New Thought philosophy teaches that every person is an individualized expression of, and inseparable from, the Life of God. Christ Consciousness is a mystical and spiritually evolved state of being resulting from enlightenment and founded upon Universal Truth. God is Spirit, the loving Source of all that is, the one power, all good, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient in nature. God is Divine Energy, forever creating, expressing and sustaining all Creation. God is Infinite Intelligence and the Collective Unconscious. God is Love!
Jesus is the Master Teacher and Way-Shower. New Thought believers have adopted a non-literal, symbolic, metaphysical, profound and mystical interpretation of the Bible and also contemplates other enlightened master teachers through the ages such as Buddha and Krishna. New Thought embraces the accumulated wisdom from both Eastern and Western philosophies.
Healing is accomplished by the affirmation of Oneness with God. Divinely attuned thought is a positive force for good and healing. At the heart of this belief is that right-thinking promotes a healing effect.
"Universal Intelligence, being the Creator of all things, thus lives and exists in all things, which can be thought of as the existence of an Ultimate Unity. Unity symbolizes love, and love is the spirit of Universal Intelligence, or God."
— Dr. Paul Leon Masters
The following excerpts are credited to Dr. Paul Leon Masters.
What is Metaphysics?
Metaphysics acknowledges and respects the beauty in ALL of God’s Creation.
Metaphysics is religion without dogma.
Metaphysics does not explore religious beliefs and laws created by man, but rather, it explores the immutable laws of nature, set by The Creator, God/Universal Presence, in the creation of the Universe.
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that studies the ultimate nature of existence, reality, and experience without being bound to any one theological doctrine or dogma.
Metaphysics includes all religions but transcends them all.
Metaphysics is the study of ultimate cause in the Universe.
Metaphysics is the only science capable of inquiring beyond physical and human science.
In an absolute sense, we like to think of metaphysics as dealing with the basic questions of life, such as the relationship of man, mind, and the Universe, which leads to answers to the age-old questions of anyone who has truly paused to reflect on life by asking the most fundamental questions of all – “who am I; what am I; where have I been, and where am I going?”
Belief in a Supreme Universal Intelligence or God.
Belief that there is a divine purpose to life as created by God.
Belief that human beings are happiest and most fulfilled when they have found the purpose for their souls’ existence according to the Will of God.
Belief that human suffering is as a direct result of failing to find and do the Will of God for one’s life.
Belief that every person, whether they are conscious of it or not, is an individualized expression of God’s Universal Presence.
Belief that the Christ manifested through Jesus is a model of God individualized in human form or, in the Biblical phrase, “The Spirit made Flesh.”
Belief that all religions have a purpose and were allowed to be created by God to bring some degree of spirituality or belief in God to peoples of all cultures, races, and origins.
Belief that those who follow either the exoteric or esoteric teachings of Christ will live eternally.
Belief that there is an afterlife existence and that there are many levels or realms of that existence from the ungodly to the heavenly.
Belief that God’s Mind, Spirit, and Presence lives as the life force/natural intelligence within the body and consciousness of every human being.
Belief that human beings can gain direct access to God’s Presence within themselves through Christ consciousness; access gained through Transcendent or Mystical Meditation.
Belief that access to God’s Inner Presence awakens the intuitive channels of the mind to influence one’s conscious mind. Such influence provides direct divine guidance from God which can be applied to improving major human concerns of life: love, relationships, income, health, personal fulfillment, lasting happiness, creativity and – above all – one’s God Willed purpose for having been born to this life.
No one religion is right and all others wrong. Each exists to serve whatever level of spiritual evolution its leaders and followers have attained.
The ultimate purpose of religion is to reunite a person with God’s Presence within, and in the process to improve one’s life. This is the current, present and daily purpose of Religious Metaphysics.
There ultimately is but one life in this universe, God the Creator, individualized and seeking expression through all creation.
The Universal Life Presence of God exists in all living things, as the creating and life sustaining force within its creations.
The Presence of God can be directly contacted. This has been the assertion of mystics through the ages.
Divine revelation is possible, in all ages, by members of any faith, at any time in history.
The Bible and the teachings of Jesus are correct if rightly interpreted, which can only be done by evolved souls with mystical awareness.
Prayer produces results when rightly understood and practiced. Prayer is most successful when in tune with Divine Will and the Soul’s purpose for this life.
The teachings of Buddha and Krishna and others of mystical awareness and comprehension can give spiritual insight, leading to improvement of human life.
Human Beings have not been born sinful by nature. If there is that which may be deemed sinful, it occurs through separation from God due to lack of contact between the human level of the mind and the Divine or God level.
The appearance of bad or evil is not caused by any kind of devil, but by separation from God. This causes division between people and subsequent wrongdoing is the result.
The finding of spiritual truth begins with intuitive recognition of the intellectual reality of spiritual truth. This is only an individualized reality when mystically accepted and experienced as the first priority of one’s life.
Spiritual healing or health maintenance is possible through the practice of spiritual science. We do not oppose medical science and prefer to work with it spiritually for the health of people.
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle