Ideals are realities, and all primary causes are internal forces.
Mind is primary and causative; matter is secondary and resultant.
We are, now and always, spiritual beings -- living souls; we are spiritual citizens of a divine universe.
The only true remedy for all defect and disorder is metaphysical, beyond the physical plane, in the realm of the mental and spiritual.
God is imminent, indwelling Spirit, all wisdom, all goodness, present in the universe as a warm and tender love.
Sin and evil are expression of a selfishness that is ignorant of the Presence and Power God available as good in every situation.
Spiritual truth is universal; it is not the property of any religion. Systems do not grow; spiritual understanding does.
Truth is revealed progressively and we stand on the shoulders of great leaders who have gone before us, and who went beyond our own level of human awareness, pulling us forward into new possibilities.
We can be free of disease, poverty, every limitation and all evil. These are not part of God's plan, but a result of human forgetfulness and misunderstanding.
The purpose of life is to practice the immanent presence of God, and to surrender to God as Divine Law and Love everywhere present in the universe and within us.
The results of this practice -- and the birthright of every person -- are joy, health and abundance, freedom from lack, limitation, disease and death, recognition of the truth that we are all one, joined in our spiritual dimension ("The Oversoul") and sharing together a life experience the purpose of which is to allow us to create and enjoy together the conscious expression of God that Jesus called the kingdom of heaven.
There is no future punishment. We reward and punish ourselves according to our understanding of and surrender to Eternal Law. The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
TWELVE PRINCIPLES OF NEW THOUGHT