Every person is a unique expression of God!
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 we may call God Spirit, Love, Substance, Principle or Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus is our Way Shower. He expressed his Divinity by teaching universal truths using unconditional love, peace and acceptance. His teachings show us how to express our Divinity, our oneness with all. In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the Divinity in humankind. Jesus the man was the perfect example of the Christ in expression.
The Nature of Humankind
Each of us are individual, eternal expressions of God. We are naturally good because God’s Divinity is within each and every one of us. As we learn to see the good in ourselves and others, we learn to outwardly express our Divinity. The more we awaken to our Divinity, the more fully God expresses in, as and through us.
Unity 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. Unity also 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.
- Heaven and hell are not places, but states of consciousness; we create our own heaven and hell here and now.
- Through prayer and meditation we can attain conscious contact with God.
- “Christ” is that part of God that is in every person. There is a spark of divinity within all people, just as there was in Jesus.
- Prayer works.
- We are here to love fully and unconditionally.
- We are here to put the truth we know into action and make the world a better place.
Prayer and Meditation
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes releasing things that no longer serve us, negative thoughts about ourselves, others and the world around us. It also includes holding in mind positive, affirmative statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.