Unity Spiritual Teachings
Unity teachings are based on universal spiritual principles that run like a thread through the world’s religions. These laws seem to govern humankind no matter where we live, how we view the Divine, or even whether we are aware these principles exist. They have been expressed in many ways for thousands of years.
Shame & Guilt
Shame and Guilt are not tools for transformation.
Peace & Happiness
There is more than one way to find your own Inner Peace & Happiness.
You Are Worthy of Love
You are worthy of love regardless of your race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.
Heaven Is Not A Place
Heaven is not a place but a state of consciousness; we create our own heaven and hell here and now.
We Can Know God
We all have an innate capacity to know God through direct experience.
A Spark of Divinity in All People
The “Christ” is that part of God in every person. There is a spark of divinity in all people, just as in Jesus.
We are here to make the world a better place.
Set a Positive Example
We are here to set a positive example and be role models for others.
Unity & You
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 & 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, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.
Unity & Jesus
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 Christ in expression.
Unity & The Bible
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. 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.
The 5 Basic Unity Principles
1 - God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
2 - We are spiritual beings created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
3 - We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
4 - There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God.
5 - Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.