New Thought

“Energy is the essence of atoms. Atoms are the building blocks of every physical thing. That which creates is the same as the thing created. The cause is the same as the effect.”

- Ernest Holmes

What is New Thought?

Centres for Spiritual Living were founded by Dr. Ernest Holmes and are part of the New Thought movement which developed in the United States in the 19th century, considered by many to have been derived from the unpublished writings of Phineas Quimby. There are numerous smaller groups, most of which are incorporated in the International New Thought Alliance. The contemporary New Thought movement is a loosely allied group of spiritual centres, authors, philosophers, and individuals who share a set of beliefs concerning metaphysics, positive thinking, the law of attraction, healing, life force, creative visualization, and personal power.

New Thought holds that Life, Nature, the Universe, Infinite Intelligence, Spirit, God, is all intelligent, all powerful, and everywhere present. Spirit is the totality of real things, we are all connected and divine, thought is a force for good, the mind has the power to manifest reality, and create one’s life, including peace, love, health, wealth, creativity. Although New Thought is neither monolithic nor doctrinaire, in general, modern-day adherents of New Thought share some core concepts:

Spirit or Infinite Intelligence is universal, infinite, and eternal.
Divinity dwells within each person, that all people are spiritual beings.
Loving one another and teaching and healing one another is important.
Our mental states are carried forward into manifestation and become our experience in daily living.

Who or What is God?

The word God has many interpretations and names in many different faith traditions. We respect and honour all faith traditions and know there is Wisdom therein. We respect and accept Science and people’s decision to not believe in “God”. In Science of Mind, God or Spirit is all encompassing. It is the totality of Nature, Life, Love, the Universe, Infinite Intelligence, Oneness. It is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient. It is all Matter and Energy, combined and interchangeable. We are all It but it is not only us. From Science we know that the Universe is expanding from a Singularity and evolving into a complex, diverse, and abundant Creation.  Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Shiva, Moses, Confucius, Mother Nature, etc are all personifications of the Divine. Know that we honour all paths to the Divine and you are welcome here.  We know that we are all connected and Divine and we are open, inclusive, and affirming of all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, political affiliations, sexual orientation or gender.

What is Spiritual Mind Treatment?

At Centres for Spiritual we use Spiritual Mind Treatment, a powerful method of connecting with Spirit and using positive thinking affirmations, to create the life we desire. Treatment uses thought to set the Creative Process into motion. Similar to cognitive behavioural therapy, it is a powerful method for creating the life you want and for healing any aspect of your life.  It is a direct, focused, and organized method using five steps to get to your desired outcome:

Those steps include:

  • Recognition (Recognizing Spirit is All)
  • Unification (I am One with Everything)
  • Realization (Affirming my desired good)
  • Thanksgiving (Gratitude for this knowing)
  • Release (Trust the Process of the Universe)

You can do positive thinking treatment for yourself or have a minister or practitioner treat for you and help you write your own treatments in your own words. Contact You can also take classes in Science of Mind and learn how to do treatment for yourself and others.