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The Four Levels of Faith

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:31am
How is faith possible during the hardest of times? Learn how to grow your faith, even when change brings fear and uncertainty How strong is your faith today? Where are you putting your faith? Faith is not necessarily believing God will make everything better. Faith is believing that something—anything—is steering the course of your life. You get to choose what that is. A beloved story about...

The Power of a Minute

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:30pm
Take a Minute: Learn About Prayer. Rest in the Presence. Minute prayers are possible for anyone to practice. No matter where you are, you can call upon the presence of God. Take that minute, in spite of anything, in the midst of anything, regardless of the place or circumstance. Take a minute before getting out of bed in the morning. During morning activities, every so often stop for another...

Hopscotch Forever

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:32pm
How to learn to let go and fall into spontaneous play again Have you become too old to play hopscotch with your friends? When I was young, I lived totally in the moment—the ever-present now, enthusiastically playing hopscotch or blindman’s buff with my friends. Time had no bearing, as I was lost in the activity of Spirit, centered perfectly in the now moment. I eventually crossed an imaginary...

20 Ways to Be Happier in 2020

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:09am
How to promote more happiness and spiritual well-being in your daily life It can be tempting to think (or overthink) life’s happiness, especially in terms of the big parts of our journey: family, career, education, and health. But what about the daily pleasures? You know what they often say about the little things, and that’s no truer than when you’re thinking about promoting spiritual...

Compassion: Why It Matters in Healing

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 8:00am
How Empathy Makes Western Medicine More Effective The most profound healing event I personally remember occurred as I was recovering from anesthesia following an appendectomy. The surgery was a rushed-up affair in the Student Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin, when I was a senior student preparing to enter medical school. I never met the surgeon beforehand; he thought it...

What Are You Saying to Yourself?

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 4:00pm
When negative self-talk invades, let affirmations of Truth heal What kind of conversation do you carry on with yourself? What are you saying to yourself right now? You may say, “But I don’t go around talking to myself!” You may not think that you do, but you are continually telling yourself all kinds of things. These inner conversations are, of course, the thoughts you are thinking, the...

Well-Being

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 5:36pm
With spiritual eyes I see God at work in me and in all people. A friend asked me if I noticed how so many people complain for years about the same health condition or life problem, yet nothing changes. “Don’t they want to get well?” she asked. I had to laugh. Hadn’t Jesus asked that question of the paralyzed man at the Pool of Bethesda, according to the writer of the Gospel of John? The meaning...

How to Get the Most out of UMag

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 12:32pm
Welcome to “Reading Unity Magazine: A Resource for Ministries.” This article pairs with the latest issue of Unity Magazine, offering ways you might use its features and columns to deepen connections and open doors to education and growth in your ministry. We hope the magazine is a regular resource to inspire new topics and enrich familiar ones. Two Notes: The article links take you to...

Living in the Love Vibration

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 8:00am
Well into midlife, I've finally discovered that the law of attraction means living in the love vibration. Not only is this the law of attraction, it is the law of life. If we want good to manifest for us, we must commit ourselves to feeling good, being good, doing good. Good is God expressing through us. When we live in the love vibration, our energy resonates at a high frequency and we express...

Five Smooth Stones

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 8:10pm
Unity gives us five smooth stones to use in our overcomings. These are the five basic Unity teachings. Smooth Stone One: The One Presence and Power David, you’ll remember, brought down Goliath with his first stone. So, too, can we overcome any fear when we have developed sufficient skill in using our first stone: There is only One Presence and One Power in the universe: God, the omnipotent...

Curiosity

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 4:07pm
Building Curiosity Into Your Spiritual Practice “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back!!”—Anonymous As this early 20th-century saying implies, an enlivening satisfaction can be had by satisfying curiosity. The abbreviated warning “Curiosity killed the cat” probably never stifled curiosity, because the truth is that curiosity motivated the cat just as curiosity motivates...

How the Kindness Journal Came to Be

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 11:00am
For more than 100 years, Unity employees have enjoyed a “culture of kindness” at work. New employees regularly comment on it. “Everyone is so nice here.” “You can feel how much everyone really cares about us.” “It’s not like other places I’ve worked.” It’s Unity World Headquarters’ culture of kindness. Recently, Unity employees had the opportunity to spread that kindness to the world. In...

The Importance of Prayer and Meditation

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:00am
The most important way to discipline the mind, and thus connect with Truth, is to spend regular time in prayer and meditation. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore knew firsthand what a tremendous difference prayer can make in life. If we all applied ourselves to prayer, we could free ourselves of the ills of humanity. “Prayer is man's steady effort to know God,” said Charles. “There is an intimate...

A Spiritual Practice for Lent

Sun, 01/26/2020 - 12:00pm
During Lent, we fast from unwanted beliefs. We feast on Truth. What are the ways we choose to recognize and “celebrate” Lent? Lent is a season of preparation for Easter, coinciding with spring, the season of new growth in nature. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, we count 40 days plus six Sundays until Easter. Easter always occurs on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon, or the first full...

The Prayer of Faith

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 1:00pm
God is my help in every need; God does my every hunger feed; God walks beside me, guides my way Through every moment of this day. I now am wise, I now am true, Patient and kind, and loving, too; All things I am, can do, and be, Through Christ the Truth, that is in me. God is my health, I can't be sick; God is my strength, unfailing, quick; God is my all, I...

Appreciation

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 6:20pm
What you appreciate appreciates The word appreciate means to increase in value. Some people have a knack for knowing the true worth of things long before their value is revealed. I have always admired my brother’s impeccable taste in cars. In 1978, he purchased a brand-new Buick Park Avenue, which he has maintained in mint condition inside and out for more than four decades. It has 74,000...

Service Was Always Part of the Journey

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Myrtle Fillmore, Healing, and the Unity Fifth Principle Myrtle Fillmore is the cofounder of Unity, a movement founded on prayer. As the story is told, she was diagnosed with a group of chronic symptoms, often called tuberculosis in her day, and given a poor prognosis. However, in 1886, she attended a lecture that introduced her to the idea of the capacity of the mind to heal. Not just “heal...

God Is Healing You Now

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 3:00pm
God is healing you now! It is occurring at this very moment whether you know it or not. You need not have some mystical experience. You need not feel any unusual physical sensation. You need not even be aware of how it is happening—you need only to relax, to let go, and to be assured that it is being done. If you are facing a healing challenge of any kind, you can be sure God's healing power...

A New Year To-Do List

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 10:04am
Tools for planning and affirming your spiritual journey As a new year unfolds, I find myself not only reflecting on the year that just ended but also looking ahead with great expectation. I find myself wondering what will emerge and how will this spiritual journey of being and becoming unfold. Here’s a to-do list for each one of us for the new year. It focuses on cocreating a world that works...

12 Powers for the 12 Days of Christmas

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:32am
A practice to develop your spiritual powers and inspire the year ahead At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of our divine identity. Our newborn awareness must be nurtured and nourished, our spark kindled, so that we may be the blazing light of the world that is our spiritual birthright. Our spiritual powers are inherent. They are as natural to us as our human capacities. Each of the Twelve...