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How to Use a Burning Bowl Ritual to Release the Past

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00pm
Updated November 2020 Anytime you want to clear out unwanted memories and conditions from your life, a burning bowl ritual offers a sacred and powerful way to release negativity. The goal of the burning bowl ritual is to make space for new beginnings. It can be done at any place, at home alone or in a gathering with others. Each January, Unity invites all to join in a nondenominational burning...

God and the Trinity in Unity

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 3:45pm
This excerpt from The Essential Charles Fillmore captures two of the most important Unity teachings: the interpretation of the Trinity and the understanding of the divine nature of human beings. Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore founded Unity in 1889, and the revised edition of this book captures his fundamental beliefs. The original writing is from a chapter titled “Being’s Perfect Idea” in...

A Prayer for Children: Inner Peace

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:48am
Three spiritual tools for helping young people reduce anxiety Today we set an intention for inner peace. In moments of uncertainty and concern, children often struggle to know how to react or communicate how they feel. They may feel frightened. They may believe that they can’t do much to feel secure and protected. Even as teens, personal and body changes can cause them fear and anxiety....

What the Dalai Lama Teaches Us About Resilience

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 5:51pm
Your radiant spark is there to make your life a work of art. It was an unusually warm, sunny day as my friend David and I left San Francisco early to get across the Bay Bridge. We were on our way to see His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. He would be speaking at the University of California, Berkeley. Anticipating a huge crowd, we wanted to be sure we could get good seats at the enormous Greek Theatre...

Buried Spirituality

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 4:53pm
Coming out gay in the 1970s leads to a journey of both physical and spiritual healing I learned at a very young age that it was not safe to be myself. When I was 11 years old, Time magazine had a front cover with the title, “The Homosexual in America.” I saw the magazine when it came into our house and asked my mother, “Who are those men?” She told me they were very sick and disgusting people...

Centered on Faith

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 5:40pm
No Matter What Comes Your Way, Trust in the Unknowable—and Let Life Gain Its Purpose “Everything happens for a reason” has been tossed around so much that it has nearly become a meaningless cliché. But think about it. If you chose to look for the reason in things you’d prefer were not happening, imagine all you could learn. How would that shift the way you move through challenges? How would...

Awakening in a Time of Crisis

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 2:27pm
Called the Awakening Issue, this edition of Unity Magazine includes articles about meditation and mantras, yoga and the spirituality of food, and revelations found in travel. There’s heavy emphasis on the convergence of science and spirituality. And many of the writers ruminate about finding meaning and purpose—now and for the future—as events seem ever more chaotic. Unity Magazine—“...

Be a Center of Love

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:00pm
When you expand the circle of your love, you become an instrument of world peace Expand Your Healing Love Request Now When the world around you is in turmoil, you may be confused as to where you should stand. When social issues become polarized and politicized, people may demand to know, “Are you for us or against us?” It is important to know that you need not...

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...