Two of Wild Resiliency’s Keystone Processes were conceived through a reaching for means to help us have conversations that will make a difference in who we are, and so make a difference in the world of our creation. It seems so challenging for us to hold our own beliefs up to the light that creates too our own shadows.
Today’s turbulent times, from climate change to business failures to wars…, arise largely out of that shadow world, out of disconnects between our perceptions of ‘the world as it is’ and … the accuracy or inaccuracy of those perceptions—The Power of Our Arrival. This juncture is today felt as a knife’s edge as globalization integrates and blurs the interests and distinctions between business, politics and religion.
In this era of political and religious fundamentalists clashing and vying for world dominion, of the old world orders dying even as new sprouts and visions celebrating wholeness and diversity arise, it is heartening to see so much vitality rising up around us. I’m one to be cautious of any and all things religious, and some movements are worth noting and supporting. Here are some folks tracing the rooting of the aspen grove, if you will, back into the shared unity of birthright and ancestral wholeness.
Following is a vision of integration, wholeness and vitality from the spiritual and religious front, from The Association for Global New Thought. William James, by the way, is recognized as an early father of the positive psychology movement.
“Once called the “religion of healthy-mindedness” by the philosopher, William James, the New Thought movement was born almost 150 years ago as a revolt against the negative dogmas so prevalent in the churches of that day. The early New Thought movement was driven by the discovery that physical healing was possible through the power of mind and spiritual awareness. As that initial idea unfolded into successful application, practitioners of New Thought began to see that the power of an uplifted consciousness could also bring healing to negative circumstances and conditions in one’s personal life. As it evolves today, twenty-first century New Thought is driven by a far broader intention. Planetary healing through self-realization is emerging as the new promise of these teachings.”
“The Association for Global New Thought’s vision of planetary transformation is based on the conviction that there are universal spiritual truths which represent the emerging spiritual paradigm for the new millennium. The principles of universal spirituality are a statement of this paradigm and the essence of New Thought. They reflect the core teachings of the world’s great spiritual traditions. …”
“The Principles of Universal Spirituality
There is one infinite, all-inclusive, creative, living Intelligence beyond and within the universe.Whether we call it God, Brahman, Allah, Spirit, or some other name, It is the Great All in which all things exist and of which all things have been made.
Our essential nature is spiritual. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and as spiritual beings, we share in God’s essential nature.
We have a creative relationship with our experience of life. The spiritual universe operates according to spiritual laws, which allows us to co-create our life experience consciously. Through right alignment with spiritual law and conscious contact with the Creative Intelligence within, we can achieve happiness and fulfillment.
Life is a spiritual journey toward an awareness of the true source of our being. The ultimate destiny of every individual soul is to awaken to the true source of its being–God Itself.”