In every moment each of us has a choice, we can either move toward God or away from God. In "This Life is Joy," Roger Teel shares how each moment offers vast opportunities for our soul's growth. The new book is a welcome addition to New Thought work and an excellent guidepost for spiritual living.
New Thought Philosophy
My introduction to "New Thought" philosophy changed my life. When I think about life before I began studying spiritual law, and now, I recognize that when we practice spiritual principles our life shifts and becomes the reflection of our state of mind. When I ponder situations of love, joy and peace, the canvas of my life responds in a corresponding, and beautiful way. Whereas, when I wallow in feelings of shame, fear, and anger, I am catapulted into a chaotic world.
Ernest Holmes is one of the leading teachers of New Thought philosophy and the founder of the Religious Science Movement. He is the author of "The Science of Mind" and dozens of books that serve as a foundation for New Thought and Religious Science. His writing, however, is often challenging, arcane, with outdated examples. "This Life is Joy" by Roger Teel offers a fresh approach to New Thought philosophy that any newcomer or anyone interested in ramping up their spiritual practices can benefit.
"This Life is Joy" by Roger Teel
"This Life is Joy" is divided into three sections; the first is a short story portraying the spiritual journey. His second section, the Seven Pillars of Truth, shares seven universal spiritual principles: love, light, consciousness, the idea as substance, Oneness, surrender, and joy. The last section, Nine Portals of Transformation, takes on experiences that offer transformative powers. Teel tackles topics of difficulties, such as fear, problems, judgment, forgiveness, disease, change, uncertainty, desire, and risk; revealing how challenges are opportunities to move forward and grow.
In "This Life is Joy" Roger Teel teaches that mastering life begins when living a heart-centered life. Teel says, "By opening your heart to the glory seeking to unfold through and as you, a desire will well up that is the portent of its own fulfillment." It is no secret that to live purposefully, with the intention of fulfilling your soul's purpose, is the key to a joyful life.
In this day and age, people need to know how important they are to this world. They need to understand that their gifts are meant to be shared. They need to realize that they are not only loved, but are Love. Today, more than ever, there is a need to teach the truth about who you are; a powerful being here to live joyously and change the world. "This Life is Joy" reveals how important you are in this world.
"This Life Is Joy: Discovering the Spiritual Laws to Live More Powerfully, Lovingly, and Happily" is Roger Teel's first book and published by Tarcher; available in hardcover and Kindle. Dr. Roger is the senior minister of Mile Hi Church, the largest New Thought Church in the United States, based outside of Denver.
Who Am I?
Who are you? And why are you here? Enjoy this message from Dr. Roger; remember that your Light is needed in this world.