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Our Deepest Gifts: The Four Themes of Advent

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 10:07am
Excerpted from the Advent devotional booklet: Christmas in My Heart, Christmas in My Hands As the holiday season approaches, we often hear the language spoken of “preparing the way.” Traditionally, Advent is a time of reflection and affirmation, with each week represented by a theme. Unity has historically viewed the season of Advent as an inner search of mind and heart. Cofounder Charles...

Holy Dreams

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 9:47am
From the July/August 2018 issue of Unity Magazine. Profound guidance often comes when we are fast asleep “Are you the God-lady?” a man at our local market asked me. Admittedly, I was startled. Without waiting for a reply, he said, “My father died last week. He’s been showing up in my dreams. Dad looks young, healthy, and seems to be telling me he’s okay, that we’ll see each other again. But...

Tuning in to Our Energy

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 4:55pm
How sound healing can promote emotional healing and physical well-being When Joshua Inacio first realized the power of how sound can affect your feelings, it wasn’t with singing bowls or gongs or flutes—it was with Michael Jackson’s album Bad. It was this ability to use music to feel a certain way that led him to start composing music as a teenager. By the time he was in his 20s, he was tuning...

Staying Spiritual in Stressful Times

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 12:41pm
10 ways to shift your thoughts when life makes you depressed and anxious. It hurts to turn on the news most days, doesn’t it? For years, I urged people not to ignore the news, to stay engaged with what’s happening in the world so they could make a difference. As a former reporter, I also reminded them to keep it in perspective. News by definition is what’s out of the ordinary, what doesn’t...

The Power in Forgiveness

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 6:00am
When despair and anger set in, learning to forgive others—and yourself—can set you free I had visualized this happening time after time for years: I was behind the wheel of my car, stopped at an intersection. Then the very person who had ruined my life walked in front of my car. With a terror-stricken face, he turned to look at me, just as I hurled the car forward at full throttle. Now—right...

The Power in Forgiveness

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 6:00am
When despair and anger set in, learning to forgive others—and yourself—can set you free I had visualized this happening time after time for years: I was behind the wheel of my car, stopped at an intersection. Then the very person who had ruined my life walked in front of my car. With a terror-stricken face, he turned to look at me, just as I hurled the car forward at full throttle. Now—right...

A New Voice of Creative Power

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:37pm
Rev. Jacquie Fernández is the new host of Unity Online Radio’s Voices of Unity Unity—and the New Though movement—is full of diverse and poignant voices. That’s why Voices of Unity has been a favorite Unity Online Radio show for exploring New Thought philosophy. And now it’s adding a powerful voice to its chorus: Rev. Jacquie Fernández is the newest host of the program, leading the conversation...

A New Voice of Creative Power

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:37pm
Rev. Jacquie Fernández is the new host of Unity Online Radio’s Voices of Unity Unity—and the New Though movement—is full of diverse and poignant voices. That’s why Voices of Unity has been a favorite Unity Online Radio show for exploring New Thought philosophy. And now it’s adding a powerful voice to its chorus: Rev. Jacquie Fernández is the newest host of the program, leading the conversation...

Tips for Preparing for the Prayer Vigil

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:19pm
When entering into the prayer vigil, you may find that preparing yourself and your space allows you to have a more meaningful and sacred experience. Here are some tips and techniques offered by our prayer vigil ministry. Create your own sacred space. Have an area all to yourself, where you can be uninterrupted for at least 30 minutes. Wear comfortable clothing and sit in a manner that allows you...

A Manifesto! The Time Has Come!

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00am
Bishop Spong’s powerful statement on LGBTQ acceptance and the Christian right I have made a decision. I will no longer debate the issue of homosexuality in the church with anyone. I will no longer engage the biblical ignorance that emanates from so many right-wing Christians about how the Bible condemns homosexuality, as if that point of view still has any credibility. I will no longer discuss...

A Manifesto! The Time Has Come!

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00am
Bishop Spong’s powerful statement on LGBTQ acceptance and the Christian right I have made a decision. I will no longer debate the issue of homosexuality in the church with anyone. I will no longer engage the biblical ignorance that emanates from so many right-wing Christians about how the Bible condemns homosexuality, as if that point of view still has any credibility. I will no longer discuss...

The First Step in Spiritual Healing

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:00pm
The first step in spiritual healing is to recognize our own needs for healing. With physical illness these needs may seem obvious. In other situations, the needs may not be so obvious. Some conditions of suffering seem to involve other persons or external circumstances. If we are blaming other persons or circumstances for our suffering, then we are not seeing the need for our own spiritual...

The First Step in Spiritual Healing

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:00pm
The first step in spiritual healing is to recognize our own needs for healing. With physical illness these needs may seem obvious. In other situations, the needs may not be so obvious. Some conditions of suffering seem to involve other persons or external circumstances. If we are blaming other persons or circumstances for our suffering, then we are not seeing the need for our own spiritual...

10 Techniques for Abundant Living

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Unity emphasizes practical interpretations of Jesus’s teachings The following excerpt is from Eric Butterworth’s book Unity: A Quest for Truth. Unity is not simply a church to join or a creed to espouse. Unity is a study of religion as a science of living. It is an interpretation of the teachings of Jesus Christ with prime emphasis on practice. Obviously, it will hold no interest for those...

10 Techniques for Abundant Living

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00pm
Unity emphasizes practical interpretations of Jesus’s teachings The following excerpt is from Eric Butterworth’s book Unity: A Quest for Truth. Unity is not simply a church to join or a creed to espouse. Unity is a study of religion as a science of living. It is an interpretation of the teachings of Jesus Christ with prime emphasis on practice. Obviously, it will hold no interest for those...

Praying for Others

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:00am
To Help Others Through Prayer, Release Judgment, and Harness the Power of Love Most of us have found ourselves wanting to help someone else through prayer. This is understandable, for it is natural, since love and caring are built into our hearts, to want to help those who appear to be going through a difficult time in their lives. But how do we do this? … While things such as "being there" for...

Praying for Others

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:00am
To Help Others Through Prayer, Release Judgment, and Harness the Power of Love Most of us have found ourselves wanting to help someone else through prayer. This is understandable, for it is natural, since love and caring are built into our hearts, to want to help those who appear to be going through a difficult time in their lives. But how do we do this? … While things such as "being there" for...

On Releasing Stress

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:00am
When tension starts, one surefire practice will help you get centered again One of the most widespread problems of modern times is what is often called the “pressure syndrome.” Certainly most of us are all too familiar with the high-level tension seemingly built into life and work, causing stress and all sorts of compound problems of mind and body. Why Stress Feels So Significant There are...

On Releasing Stress

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:00am
When tension starts, one surefire practice will help you get centered again One of the most widespread problems of modern times is what is often called the “pressure syndrome.” Certainly most of us are all too familiar with the high-level tension seemingly built into life and work, causing stress and all sorts of compound problems of mind and body. Why Stress Feels So Significant There are...

10 Rules for Healthy Friendships

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 8:36am
It takes effort to maintain healthy, long-term relationships with our friends Research continues to show how important strong relationships are—and how detrimental loneliness can be to our overall health and well-being. In an age of constant connectivity through technology, our deeper and committed relationships can suffer as we spend more and more time screen-to-screen instead of heart-to-heart...

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