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How to Survive Divisiveness and Learn to Love Everyone

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 2:40pm
Use the Golden Rule, the first Unity principle, and the “Middle Way” to find relief from your suffering If you are like me, you probably have at least one friend or family member who has opposing political views from you. For More Inspired Reading Subscribe That is not an easy place to be at the moment. First, because you love these people. But also because there...

The Hallway

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 8:00am
When one door closes, another will eventually open—but it can be hell in the hallway. The hallway is that place between jobs, between relationships, during a major illness, or after a permanent change or crisis. Life as you know it has ended, and you’re not sure what’s coming next. Groping through the darkness, you might trip and fall down, or give up and cry. Or cuss. You can’t even begin to...

Can Any Religion Apply to Me?

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 2:51pm
On finding a welcoming message of love and divine acceptance The name of the religious denomination I was born into is of little importance. I have heard stories of others from different faiths who went through similar experiences, just as I have heard beautiful stories of love and connection associated with the religion in which I was raised. Regardless, I was brought up in a religiously...

Ask Yourself This to Improve Your Relationships

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 2:00pm
Trying to change others is a recipe for disaster The Sufis tell the story of a man who in his youth wanted to change the world. He was passionate, and he prayed every day to be successful. But he made no progress. As the years went by and he approached middle age, he changed his prayer. Rather than praying to change the world, he decided to narrow his circle. His daily prayer became: “God, I...

The Day She Disappeared

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 11:55am
From Beyond the Gender Binary Comes a Story of a Two Spirit She walked through the doors of her job for the last time on that cool, breezy autumn day. The sun peeked just above the horizon, and birds chirped their songs of greeting like a welcoming party for anyone walking across the newly paved asphalt parking lot. Coworkers cheerily greeted her, same as every other morning, and she waved in...

Meditation for the Marginalized

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 3:54pm
Remember, these links go to the digital version of the magazine, which is free with your print subscription. You just have to sign up for it here. Unity Magazine—“Self-Empowerment Issue”—September/October 2020 The September/October edition of Unity Magazine presents this year’s New Thought Walden Awards honorees, chosen by seven New Thought organizations working together to highlight 20...

Sharing Our Plenty

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 6:41pm
When we “give wastefully,” we reflect our abundant lives and gratitude Living your life knowing you have plenty changes everything. When you make decisions from a palpable understanding of sufficiency and the infinite reservoir available to you, you can choose to act from a place of power. Living in the knowledge that you have more than enough should be the natural result of your gratitude...

Forgive a Little: People You Know, People You Don’t

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:00pm
How Addressing Anger and Resentment Moves Forgiveness Forward Why do you need forgiveness to reach your Dream? When you’re not forgiving, you’re angry and tight. You’re holding onto old hurts and hugging your rightness around you like a parka against the stinging winds of change. Your arms are crossed and your mind is crossing out possibilities. If you think about it, what we can’t forgive is...

Brace Yourself, Jeremiah! Answering God’s Call with Our Lives

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 6:00am
Biblical call narratives help us to understand and answer the call of our own potential Reprinted from the January 1994 issue of Unity Magazine. Being called to go on a God-journey can be an upsetting experience. When God called Jeremiah to become a "prophet to the nations," Jeremiah cried: "Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth" (Jeremiah 1:6). God replied...

Let Go! Let God Fill Your Need!

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 1:00pm
How the Divine Presence in You Can Dissolve Every Fear and Doubt If you are anxious, tense, or concerned about anything in your life, dear friend, begin now to relax, let go, and let God fill your need. No matter what seems to be missing from your life—be it a much-loved person, a special place, an activity of great value, or a feeling of well-being—know that God is right now filling your need...

For Everything There Is a Season

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 4:00pm
ol li {margin-left: 18px; padding-bottom: 10px;} ul li {padding-bottom: 10px;} The Bible’s Most Practical Lesson for Navigating Change Some of the most quoted words of the Bible are from the Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, verses 1-8: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time...

Let’s Talk About the Pandemic, Race, and Community

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:01pm
Our magazine lead times have finally caught up with the COVID-19 pandemic, so this issue is full of spiritual views on what’s been happening. It’s called the “Conscious Community Issue”—well-timed for this period when the format of being in community may be changing, but the need for it is stronger than ever. Remember, these links go to the digital version of the magazine, which is free with...

What It Means to Be Interconnected

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 7:33pm
Through love, we move from a surface-level life to a deeper state of harmony The Native-American Hopi have an ancient saying: “All dreams spin out from the same web.” Chief Seattle, a Suquamish and Duwamish chief, is credited with saying in 1854: "Man did not weave the web of life—he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." This is the nature of...

Worthy—I Am

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:39pm
One LGBTQ Story of Divine Love, and the Power of Affirmations To say I think I’m worthy today is an understatement. I don’t just think it—I believe it. Most important, I feel it. That definitely wasn’t always the case. I grew up in a blue-collar, Catholic suburb of Detroit. In hindsight, I don’t think anyone felt truly worthy as there was a pervasive feeling of guilt and fear of God. For me,...

Worthy—I Am

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:39pm
One LGBTQ Story of Divine Love, and the Power of Affirmations To say I think I’m worthy today is an understatement. I don’t just think it—I believe it. Most important, I feel it. That definitely wasn’t always the case. I grew up in a blue-collar, Catholic suburb of Detroit. In hindsight, I don’t think anyone felt truly worthy as there was a pervasive feeling of guilt and fear of God. For me,...