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Unity's Five Basic Principles
- God is the
source and creator of all. There is no other
enduring power. God is good and present
- We are
spiritual beings, created in God's image. The
spirit of God lives within each person;
therefore, all people are inherently good.
- We create our
life experiences through our way of thinking.
- There is power
in affirmative prayer, which we believe
increases our awareness of (and connection to)
of these spiritual principles is not enough.
We must live them.
What We Believe:
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.
The Nature of
We are each individual, external 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.
- Heaven is not a place, but
a state of consciousness; we create our own
heaven and hell here and now.
- We all have an innate
capacity to know God through direct experience.
- The “Christ” is that part
of God that is in every person. There is a spark
of divinity within all people, just as there was
- Prayer works.
- We are here to set a
positive example and be a role model for others.
- We are here to make the
world a better place.
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.
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 the Bible is a complex
collection of writings complied 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.
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. Though meditation, we
experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation
heighten our awareness and thereby transform our
Youth and Family
Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of
family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an
affirming environment that fosters positive
self-image, personal responsibility and unconditional
love and acceptance.
· Beholds all children as whole and perfect
expressions of God.
· Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential
· Teaches children to meditate and pray.
· Invites children to experience a loving God.
· Unity provides a strong spiritual foundation for
Silent Unity Prayer
- The Unity movement was co-founded by Charles
and Myrtle Fillmore in Kansas City, Missouri,
- Unity Worldwide Ministries is a religious,
educational organization based on the
teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Unity Worldwide Ministries is the world
headquarters of the Unity movement. We welcome
all people, regardless of religious
background, and serve their spiritual needs
through prayer, publishing, and education.
- Unity's world headquarters is located at
Unity Village, Missouri, a 1,400-acre
incorporated municipality 15 miles southeast
of Kansas City, MO.
- Unity mails approximately 34 million pieces
of mail each year, including braille
- Unity employs a staff of more than 700 at
- The Silent Unity Prayer Ministry ~ "the
light that shines for you" ~ offers
confidential prayer support 24 hours a day,
365 days a year... continuous prayer for over
- The Unity approach to prayer is affirmative,
based on positive prayers and affirmations
that have universal, interfaith appeal.
- Silent Unity: The Light That Shines for You"
- a light shines in Silent Unity 24 hours a
day, representing the spiritual light
generated by thousands of voices who join in
speaking words of faith and blessing. It is a
light lit by hearts and minds united in the
love of God.
- Silent Unity receives nearly one million
letters and 1.5 million telephone calls for
- Currently, 200 dedicated & well-trained
prayer associates answer 4,000 calls every
day with this greeting: “Silent Unity,
How may we pray with you?”
- Unity Institute provides a 24-month
Ministerial Education Program for ministerial
candidates, leading to ordination.
- Unity offers numerous sessions of adult
curriculum annually through its SEE Spiritual
Education & Enrichment program.
Classes are taught for credit at Unity
Village, online, and in local churches.
- Unity trains lay leaders in its Licensed
Unity Teacher program.
- At least 12 Retreats for adults are offered
throughout the year. Spanish-language retreats
are also offered.
- Unity operates one of the largest religious
publishing houses in the Midwest.
- Unity publishes two periodicals - Daily Word
daily devotionals and Unity Magazine
- along with pamphlets, books, and
audio-visual products to help people in their
About The Unity
wings symbol, the winged globe, appears in
many Unity publications. This ancient symbol
has been recreated in many variations, from
the older pen and ink drawing you see above,
to wood carvings, stained glass, and
co-founder of Unity, adopted this artistic
creation as a Christian symbol as early as
1891 in the first issue of Unity Magazine. In
1923 he gave this explanation of the Unity
"The winged globe or sun
disc...represents the relation existing
between Spirit, soul and body. Soul (the
wings) gives wings to the body (the disc).
Spirit is the (invisible) enveloping
Principle, like the atmosphere in which both
soul and body exist, and from which they
draw their original inspiration."
Fillmore, in Unity magazine, April 1923
In 1956, he
further explained the symbolism of the
winged globe this way:
It is an ancient Egyptian symbol,
but it is found in various forms in the
religions of other races. It represents the
relation existing between Spirit, soul, and
body. Soul gives wings to body. Spirit is
the enveloping principle, like the
atmosphere in which both soul and body
exist, and from which they draw their
The winged globe is also a symbol of the
earth and its soul. The earth has soul, as
have its products of every description. All
exist in the ether, the anima mundi, the
divine mother. When people of the earth lift
up their thoughts to God, and the Animus Dei
or directive Spirit, then the planet takes
wings into a higher radiation of universal
As man develops spiritual consciousness, he
attains the realization of the soul as the
wings of the body. Back of the Soul is
Spirit, which quickens and energizes the
soul; that is, gives the soul wings. Artists
paint their angels with wings representing
in this way their freedom from physical
fetters. But the soul does not have wings
like a bird. The life activity of the soul
is quickened by Spirit until it rises above
the thought of matter and floats free in the
ether of the fourth dimension, which Jesus
called the kingdom of the heavens.
Fillmore, from the Unity publication "Good Business
(formerly known as Association of
Unity Churches International
serves member ministries with
administrative support and materials, used
a variation on the Unity wings theme for
its logo - a seagull and circle:
"The seagull flying in the
center circle symbolizes the lifting of
the spirit of humankind in freedom,
forever enfolded within the infinite
circle of God's eternal love."
It adopted a new logo in 2011, which
incorporates a stylized suggestion of
For more information about Unity and its
principles, please visit www.unity.org.
|1027 SE 'M'
Street, Grants Pass,
233 Rogue River Hwy, PMB 361,
Grants Pass, OR 97527