Over the years I have studied New Thought as well as attending services at Unity Church and Science of Mind.
New Thought, sometimes known as Higher Thought, promotes the ideas that Infinite Intelligence, or God, is everywhere, and that spirit is the totality of real things. Furthermore, New Thought sees that true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and “right thinking” has a healing effect.
Although New Thought is neither monolithic nor doctrinaire, in general, modern day adherents of New Thought believe that “God” or “Infinite Intelligence” is “supreme, universal, and everlasting”. They believe that divinity dwells within each person, that all people are spiritual beings, that “the highest spiritual principle [is] loving one another unconditionally … and teaching and healing one another”, and that “our mental states are carried forward into manifestation and become our experience in daily living”.