As more and more people pull away from traditional religion and begin to question the organizations they were raised with, the New Thought movement has steadily grown into a solid core of nearly1,000 centers worldwide teaching positive consciousness and common sense. New Thought, not to be confused with New Age, is more than a century-old, practically-oriented spiritual faith which promotes fullness of all aspects of living.
Center for Conscious Living is Carroll County's Only New Thought Center. They are joining in the festivities. The Center is part of the Centers for Spiritual Living-a 501C3 non- profit. New Thought is a teaching which embraces positive thinking, listening to one's inner voice, affirmative prayer, meditation, and other ways of realizing the presence of Spirit within. New Thought, which began in the mid-1800s in America. The branches include: The Association for Global New Thought, Unity Worldwide Ministries, Centers for Spiritual, Living, Affiliated New Thought Network, Agape International Spiritual Center, Hillside International Truth Center, Center of Truth, and Universal Foundation for Spiritual Living. The teachings and rituals are very similar within each branch. The New Thought organizations participated at the 2009 Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia under the banner of Global New Thought. The Center for Conscious Living, like all other New Thought Centers, has no dogma or creed but has affinities to idealistic philosophical traditions of all ages and places. Its roots are in Christianity but it is not limited or bound by it. New Thought is not a static or fixed belief system.
Ernest Holmes, founder of the Centers for Spiritual Living, once said, "It is a Spiritual Science which is a correlation of laws of science, opinions of philosophy and revelations of all religions. It is the wisdom of the ages, with the essence of the world's great spiritual traditions offering a universal key to well-being which can be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time." Some of the more well know New Thought followers include, but are not limited to: Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, Rhonda Byrne (of the Secret), Della Reese and many more. New Thought honors and respects all people of all faiths who believe spiritual equity and human rights belong to everyone. They honor and respect all faiths, cultures, creeds, and races and learn from those who believe the presence of God is within all people, places and things. All are welcome.
The Center for Conscious Living, meets for their Sunday Celebration of Life service each week at 10:30am at the Masonic Freedom Lodge, 2253 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg 21784. They offer Sunday services, a Funday school program for children, socials, spiritual movie nights, classes, workshops and all types of opportunities to connect and grow and live a more fulfilling life. Our celebrating continues through April as we celebrate friendship month. All are welcome to join at any of our offerings which include: spiritual movie night, annual yard sale, a labyrinth walk and a pizza party. Spiritual Movie Night will take place on April 13, and will feature a film: What is New Thought? A great opportunity to learn more about our history and our impact in the world. Details http://www.ccccl.org or 410-318-8877