The Five Principles 1. God is all there is and present everywhere. This is the force of love and wisdom that underlies all of existence. 2. Human beings are divine at their core and therefore inherently good. 3. Thoughts have creative power to determine events and attract experiences. 4. Prayer and meditation keep us aligned with the one great power in the universe. 5. It is not enough to understand spiritual teachings. We must live the Truth we know.