The New Thought Dilemma: When Law Eclipses Love

BY HARV BISHOP Once upon a time I was an in-the-closet New Thoughter writing for a Catholic weekly newspaper. Catholicism had been the religion of my youth and this paper was strong on covering social justice issues. At the time I was not only a closeted New Thought adherent, but also caught up in Shirley […]

Overcoming the False Belief that Me is Separate from We

BY CONOR MACCORMACK Barring having taken up residence under a rock (the appeal of which I can seriously entertain these days), we have all seen and read the slew of horrific headlines dominating the news and social media. Whether it is the senseless atrocities committed by Islamic fundamentalists, systematic oppression of racial, religious, and sexual […]

No Separation

What does Oneness Mean in a Time of Political Division

BY TIM BOTTA The idea that we are becoming more and more divided and polarized is in the air as the differences between us seem to grow and we are alienated from each other. Some, perhaps alarmists, speculate that worldwide civil conflict is imminent. Is it the destiny of our species to become further divided? […]

5 Steps to Honor our Oneness with the Animal Kingdom

Opening our Hearts to All Life

BY TIM BOTTA Many New Thought adherents believe that animals are a part of the “everyone” in “a world that works for everyone,” but what are some practical steps we can take to make those beliefs real? Here are five steps we can take to honor our Oneness with the animal kingdom. Educate Yourself We […]

Are Animals a Part of “Everyone”?

BY TIM BOTTA Every day, a horror story about cruelty to animals trends on social media. While too many still respond to such stories by stating, “It’s just an animal,” more and more people are demonstrating a growing awareness of human treatment of animals. The universal perspective of New Thought in the progressive era was […]

Dancing in the Glory of All that God Is

Lessons in New Thought, Social Justice, and Mysticism with Dr. Nirvana Gayle

BY HARV BISHOP Gandhi famously said be the change that you want see in the world. Rev. Dr. Nirvana Gayle, a Religious Science minister and one of New Thought’s greatest prophetic voices, says that doesn’t go far enough. Oneness demands that we see that we literally are the world and everyone and everything in it. […]

New Thought’s Blind Spot

The Triumph and Tragedy of Helen Wilmans

BY HARV BISHOP How does a New Thought icon go from writing and living “the conquest of poverty” to wanting to die? The story of Helen Wilmans, the author of the 1899 New Thought classic “The Conquest of Poverty,” is at once one of the most inspiring and tragic stories in our movement. It also […]

Putting Our Heads in The Sand No Longer Works

We Are At War Here

BY EUGENE HOLDEN I have been sitting with this, waiting for the right time, and listening for what the message that wanted to be expressed, regarding the events that have been going on over the last week. I had to sit and process through the pain, the anger and most of all the disappointment. The waiting is over, the […]

Hear Other People’s Pain

A Conversation for Healing

BY CINDY WIGGLESWORTH It is simple, and it’s complex. The simple part: ultimately it’s about being kind to each other and listening deeply The complex part: each human perspective takes effort to understand – and there are many perspectives in our reality Below I hope I am beginning a conversation for healing… for those of […]