New Thought Terms And Their Meanings
by Ernest Holmes - 1942

N - Name, in His ~ nucleus

Name, in His: In compliance with the nature of Reality.

narcissim: (psychological) Self regard; worship of self; centered in self. Infantile.

nature as the great nothing: Term used by Neo-Platonists to express the idea that the visible universe is not a thing in itself; it means that nature is no-thing in itself—it is an effect of that which projects it.

Nature of God forever unfolding: Since Reality is infinite in all of Its aspects and since we are forever discovering new truths, nature of necessity ever unfolds itself to us through our experience.

nature unaided fails: This saying, ascribed to Hermes, means that the laws of nature must be consciously used before they will do definite things for us. This is just as true of the laws of mind as it is of the laws of electricity. God can do for us only what He can do through us. We should cooperate with and specialize the laws of nature.

nature waits on man: Ancient saying in reference to the self-evident truth that natural laws, which also include spiritual laws, may be consciously used only after they are discovered and understood.

negation, do not dwell on: Think of negation only as something which has no law to support it; deny its existence in Reality and turn at once to its opposite, which is the Truth.

negative thinking: Thinking with reference to opposites.

"...Neither do I condemn thee...": The Spirit never condemns, but Its judgment is always correct, since the Law of Cause and Effect is immutable.

nerves as a manifestation of intelligence: In spiritual treatment one works to know that the entire nervous system is a manifestation of Infinite Intelligence, in which there is no irritation, agitation, or inflammation.

nervous disorders: Thinking with reference to opposites.

Neumonon: The Spirit, or innermost essence; the root of anything; that which makes it an individual thing.

neurology: A study of the structure and functions of the nervous system.

neurosis: (medical) A functional disease of the nerves. (psychological) The same as psychoneurosis.

neurosis, compulsive: See obsessional neurosis.

neurosis, compulsive in the family: Certain ieas operating through family life, producing certain compulsory or almost automatic reactions on the part of the entire family.

neurosis, compulsory national: Fundamental ideas held to be true by any particular race, leading to certain mental and physical reactions by the majority of the members of such a race.

neurosis,obsessional: (psychological) Compelling and persistent ideas, together with irresistible impulses toward certain acts which are contrary to the reasoning conscious will of the individual. (Synonymous with compulsion neurosis.)

neutralize fear with faith: Definite treatment declaring for the presence of Goodness, Peace, Joy, etc., until the negative state of fear disappears from the mind.

neutralize—it is possible for one to neutralize his own effort: If certain modes of thinking produce certain results, then opposite modes of thought will produce opposite results. However, we should always remember that true thought overcomes all unlike itself, as light dissipates darkness.

neutralizing thought: Conscious act of mentally erasing negative thought impulses.

never too late: In mental treatment, no matter what the previous experience may have been, a new creation is about to take place in a timeless universe.

New Thought: A system of thought which affirms the unity of God with man, the perfection of all life, and the immortality and eternality of the individual soul forever expanding.

New Thought applied: The conscious use of the laws of thought for the purpose of producing betterment in one's life or in the lives of others.

New Thought Movement: Groups, societies, religious and spiritual organizations built upon the New Thought philosophy, leaving room for ample independent individualism. The principles governing the New Thought Movement are universal but individually and independently applied.

Nirvana: In its broadest sense, a state of bliss.

no life separated from God: Since there is but One Mind, or final Causation, each must not only partake of Its nature, but must actually be Its nature in manifestation.

"No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven": It would be impossible to go to Heaven unless our nature originated in Heaven, and since all Reality is One, and ever present, we are already in Heaven, could we but comprehend Its harmony

"None is good save one, that is God": There is only One Creative Cause; nothing flows from It but goodness. .

no one to convince but yourself: In mental treatment one's entire endeavor is to straighten out one's own thought about the person or the condition one is working for.

no reason for Truth: There never was a time when Truth began to be true. God did not make Truth, since God is Truth, therefore the Truth is that which Is.

norm: (psychological) A normal pattern, standard or value, for a group of persons or for a type.

"Not by power nor by might but by my Spirit": All power is spiritual; all law is Mind in action.

not individual but individualized: Individual would imply separation and disunion; individualized means many points of consciousness in One Mind.

"Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man, but that which cometh out of the mouth": It is not the suggestion which our environment reflects to us, but our reaction to it which does the damage.

"No weapon that is formed against Thee shall prosper": When consciousness functions from the standpoint of spiritual awareness, nothing can destroy its effect.

nothing but what Mind is and what it does: The One Infinite Mind, being all Cause, must also-be all effect. Hence what we call our mind is this Mind in us. This Mind, through our own awareness, is presenting us either with subjective hallucination and objective confusion or with subjective union and objective peace, according to the way we use this Mind. Our world, both mental and physical, is either an outpouring of some adequate concept of the union of all life, or else it is an outpicturing of a misconception of such unity. (See also there is nothing but.)

nucleus: In physical science, a core, or kernel. A center around which matter gathers. In the psychic life a nucleus is created through thought. It may be thought of fear or faith; constructive or destructive; but whatever it is, it will attract like matter to it. It does this if undisturbed, or not neutralized, until an external form, corresponding to the nucleus, comes into manifestation on the form side of life. It is an illustration of the "Law of Correspondences." According to the idea held in mind, which creates the nucleus, the corresponding manifestation appears on the material plane.


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