A teaching, a philosophy, a way of life
This philosophy is a culmination of ancient wisdom and new thought ideas. The basic premise of this teaching is that we are connected with everything around us - that God, or Spirit is the interconnectedness of all life. We believe that this presence and power is within us and that we can tap into it. We recognize the creative power of our thoughts and our beliefs, so we know that spiritual living is an ongoing practice of dispelling the beliefs that hold us apart from the life that we want to live and clarifying our vision for the life we want.
We also know that as our consciousness expands and our lives improve, the world around us is made better as well. As we create light, love, peace, power, beauty, and joy in our own lives there is a ripple effect out into the rest of the world. A life of magnificence is our birthright and we can remove the blocks that keep us apart from our natural state of wellbeing. There are spiritual tools that can be used in all areas of our lives - our physical health, our loving relationships, our creative expression, and even in our financial situation.
Sometimes referred to as Science of Mind or Religious Science, this is a teaching that is open at the top. This means that as we evolve and greater wisdom is discovered, we expand our understanding to encompass new ideas.
Below you will find more information and history about this new thought teaching.
Where it all began
Author and speaker, Ernest Holmes, founded a movement called Religious Science. His manifesto called Science of Mind is a culmination of great truths from ancient wisdom along with insights from new thought philosophy.
Ernest Holmes wrote The Science of Mind in 1926. It teaches about the power that resides within us; it clarifies what the power does; it explains how it works; and outlines how we can use it.
The Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna is a part of the new thought movement. New Thought originated in the early 19th century. Its main premise is that the divine is indwelling in every person and that our thoughts create our reality.
The Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna is a part of a large network of Centres throughout the world. These Centres are supported by a parent organization - Centers for Spiritual Living - located in Golden, Colorado. Read more about this organization - you might just recognize a familiar face on their website.