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Radical Wholeness

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:33pm
A Unity minister challenges the idea of what healing and wholeness look like. I was born with a rare form of dwarfism in the 1950s in small-town southern Missouri. The doctors told my parents I was “too deformed to survive” and discouraged them from holding me to avoid getting too attached. I was isolated in the back of the nursery until I was 3 days old, when my daddy demanded to take his...

Silent Unity Caller Granted Wish of a Lifetime

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:47pm
Barbara Mariano visits Unity Village after years of praying with Silent Unity Like many regular callers, Barbara Mariano has been praying with Silent Unity® for decades. Unlike most of the thousands of people who call in every day from around the world, Barbara recently received a personalized tour of Unity Village to see the prayer ministry that has meant so much to her during the years....

Why We Need More “Open Heart” Conversations

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 5:00pm
United Palace of Spiritual Arts invites listeners to connect with the world’s spiritual traditions When Rev. Heather Shea and Rev. Dr. José Román reunited at the United Palace of Spiritual Arts in New York City years after graduating from the same seminary school, they both recognized the importance of having inclusive discussions about spiritual traditions in the modern world. Having seen the...

Why Celebrating Juneteenth Matters Now, More Than Ever

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 2:16pm
The question Why celebrate Juneteenth today? brings into focus the importance of remembering what was and celebrating what is. I posed this question recently to two African-American men whom I’ve known all of my life. Demond is in his early forties and has lived all of his life on either the East or the West Coast. “The plight of African Americans in this country has been minimized,” he said...

Willingness: When a Heart Breaks Open

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:49pm
How Self-Compassion Supports Spiritual Healing For most of my life I did not understand what it meant to feel my feelings. I had emotions and reactions. I would judge and demand, react or act out. The highs were high and the lows were low. However, deeper feelings of grief or loss—feeling small and unworthy because I wasn’t accepted, appreciated, or loved for just being me—stayed locked away...

The Art of Gratitude

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:21am
Affirmation: I am gratefully and wonderfully blessed! There is an art to gratitude. There is a form, structure, a knack for growing it, developing it, and subsequently owning it as a way of life. But why does it matter? Why grow gratitude? Why spend the time developing it? Aren’t there other fun, uplifting, exciting things to do with one’s time? The art of gratitude means there is a way to...

Unity Books Wins Three Nautilus Book Awards

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 3:12pm
Two Books win Best of Small Press, Gold, and Silver for the 2018 season Nautilus Books has recognized books for a better world for the last twenty years. Each year, they honor the books that have contributed to conscious living, social change and social justice, and spiritual growth. This year, Unity Books is delighted to be have been honored with three of the Nautilus Book Awards for the 2018...

Why Observe Ramadan? A Unity Minister Answers

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 8:45am
For Non-Muslims, Fasting and Iftar Offer Connection and Reflection When was the last time you participated in something sacred with 1.5 billion people? The thought of that may sound exciting or possibly a little daunting, but I can tell you it is enlightening and deeply rewarding. I am referring to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims,...

10 Practical Spiritual Tips for Graduates and Their Parents

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 2:18pm
ol li { margin-left: 10px; } The day I graduated from college, I found myself circled by hundreds of people—so many friends and family who loved and supported me. On that beautiful and warm spring day, I remember feeling distinctly alone. Even though I had my plans for work laid out, leaving my school years behind felt terrifying and scary. Major life changes and transitions—like graduation...

Using Nature to Heal the Spiritual Self

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:39pm
The Earth Has Everything It Needs: So Do We Many of us have a tendency to accumulate stuff. We hold on to it. We hoard it. We worry about not having enough of it. We often get caught up in wanting to have, do, or be more. However, when we look outside ourselves to the world around us, we remember that we already have everything we need. Reconnecting to nature is an opportunity to slow down,...

Listening to Poetry: Resonance of Truth, Healing, and Mystical Tradition

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:57am
Writer Annie Finch said poetry distinguishes itself from other forms of art not on its basis of language or thought. It is something humbler: By experiencing poetry, we listen to the “physical resonance of the words of the poem, within the internal space of our own minds.” As a way to reflect and understand how to listen to poetry, we offer some of our most enlightening Unity Online Radio shows...

Spiritual Support for Women Facing Breast Cancer Under 40

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:26am
For Young Women, the Unity-Tigerlily Foundation Partnership Offers Healing When young women are diagnosed with breast cancer, physical health care tools alone aren’t enough to help them heal. While facing a cancer diagnosis, breast cancer spiritual support is just as vital for holistic healing. Cancer and Helplessness Jim Blake, CEO at Unity World Headquarters, dealt with feelings of...

When the Problem Is in Your Mind

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 8:24am
When Depression Hits, Affirmations Return to Wholeness Healing affirmations often work well on physical conditions. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, the Unity founders, both used words of Truth to heal their various ailments, invoking the power of mind over body. But what about mental or emotional disease such as depression? How do you use your mind to assist in healing—by affirming, feeling, and...

Finding Comfort

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:36am
Affirmation: The Christ presence is my guide, my strength, and my comfort. Comfort might feel like a warm blanket on a cold winter day, a place to relax and feel safe. Sometimes it appears in a stranger’s smile, a cup of tea, a hug, or a kind word of reassurance from a loved one. Our souls long for this reassurance, to know they are safe, loved, and part of something greater. Ultimately, the...

BioTech: Sci-Fi Comic Looks at Technology’s Impact on Humanity

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:17pm
Unity has published a wide range of books about spiritual principles and journeys—but none quite like BioTech. The new comic book series takes place in a dystopian future and is based on the Twelve Powers, as written by Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore. The project is cocreated by Unity employees and is proving to be an innovative and engaging way to explore what makes us human. The First...

BioTech: Sci-Fi Comic Looks at Technology’s Impact on Humanity

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:17pm
Unity has published a wide range of books about spiritual principles and journeys—but none quite like BioTech. The new comic book series takes place in a dystopian future and is based on the Twelve Powers, as written by Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore. The project is cocreated by Unity employees and is proving to be an innovative and engaging way to explore what makes us human. The First...

Six Benefits of Spiritual Travel

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:42am
When Tourism Goes Beyond Seeing the Sights, It Can Transform You and the World Travel changes you. It isn’t something people can see, but inside you know you’re different. Having a spiritual experience is much the same. It’s an invisible mark on your consciousness. There was a time I thought going to other places around the world was an ego-based desire—a quest to become worldly and well-...

Preparing a Way: What Lent Is and How to Practice

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:09am
ol li { margin-left: 10px; } First comes the exuberance of Mardi Gras—March 5 this year—then the solemn Lenten season begins the day after. That means Easter arrives 40 days and six Sundays later. During Lent we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter. As we do, let me introduce you to the Stations of the Cosmic Christ that I created and described in a book by that name coauthored by Episcopal...