What is Unity?
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower. In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
The Nature of Humankind
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world.
Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Prayer and Meditation
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts, as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.
Affirmations are life-changing positive statements of Truth.
By affirming, we are lifted into higher consciousness and reminded of our spiritual nature. Each time we pray positively and faithfully, we are calling forth the Divine activity that is always within us. Focus on these affirmations throughout each day. Like exercising a muscle, using affirmations regularly will help your faith grow and your life expand. Give thanks in advance, and claim these statements as true for yourself and your loved ones. Remain open and receptive to the highest good for all.
With expectant faith, I am optimistic and confident.
Centered in peace, I broadcast peace on earth and goodwill to all.
I demonstrate the harmony of love through kind thoughts and acts.
Knowing God is my source, I count my blessings and spread joy.
I celebrate the birth of Christ consciousness within my body, mind, and spirit.
Peace fills me as I center myself in divine love.
I walk in faith, guided by my inner light.
The healing power of God flows through my body. I am whole.
I am open and receptive to infinite abundance.
I hold a vision of peace for the entire world.
I relax and breathe in the peace of God.
As a creation of divine love and wisdom, I am guided in all that I do.
My body is energized by the healing life of Spirit.
I am a channel for the flow of abundance.
Open to infinite love, I practice peace.