The New Thought Philosophy is based on the scientific principle that as we change the way we think, we can change our experience. In any moment, we can have a new thought and because we do, the wheels of causation turn in another direction, creating a new path and a new demonstration called our life. Please don’t confuse this with lack of commitment. When I choose to have a new thought, I have merely decided that my old way of thinking isn’t serving my life in a good way.
For example, I had a thought in the past that I was not intelligent. I didn’t think I could speak intelligently, nor did I think my opinion about anything was worth listening to. I grew up with this thought, which was based in the belief that I was unworthy. All thoughts are based in our beliefs.
I changed this belief when I came to understand this new philosophy that I was embracing called the Science of Mind and Spirit. I came to understand that the very Intelligence that created the Cosmos was my intelligence. It was thinking, living and breathing me, Rita. I am a Divine Idea in the Mind of God and what could be more worthy than that!
I didn’t change my belief over night. It took me a while because I had been thinking the other way for most of my life. However, with persistence in prayer and study and reaffirming the new thought to myself, meditating on it and contemplating it, I began to think differently. My belief was changed. My mind became changed and I began to look out with new eyes. Because of this change, I began to act differently,and my experiences reflected a person who was intelligent and worthy.
This is just one example of how having a new thought assisted me to change my life experience. I work on this scientific and spiritual principle daily. I am a work in progress and I know that this progress creates a person who is not becoming anything different, but being more of her true identity.
Some people think they cannot change their thoughts or beliefs. They think that something is thinking them that they have no control over. They buy into race consciousness and only judge by appearances. Then, they tell me that “this stuff doesn’t work.”
Well, I’m going to be truthful. It doesn’t appear to work because that is what you believe about it. If you want it to work, then it has to work through you, as you. This can only occur when you realize that you are not your thoughts. You are the thinker.
If you have not sufficiently tried this scientific principle for yourself and persisted in it, then I invite you to look at your life. If you are satisfied with the things that you are experiencing, then all is well. However, if you want to experience something differently, know that in any moment, you can change your thinking and then change your life. I know, you’ve heard this before. Many people have said it, and they know it is the truth because they have proved it to themselves.
You are no different then they are. We all have the same opportunity, the same intelligence, the same power. The question is: how are we going to use it.? How are we going to use our greatest possession – our mind?