In Charles Fillmore’s metaphysical classic The Twelve Powers, he delineates twelve inner creative faculties with which each one of us is divinely endowed. Among these are the powers of love, faith, imagination, understanding, wisdom and will. We also have powers of strength, order, renunciation, zeal and life. The last of these twelve powers is the power… Read More
This is the ninth and final installment in the “Walking the Unity Talk” series exploring how to live the Unity Principles in our lives. In this article, we conclude with an exploration of Unity’s Fifth Principle, which I style as the call to action principle.
Last week’s blog article, “Affirmative Prayer and the Power of Yes” closed with a focus on the creative power revealed when we engage in meditation and affirmative prayer. For many, walking a labyrinth is the equivalent of meditation.
In this 8th installment in the “Walking the Unity Talk” series, we conclude our exploration of Unity Principle #4, which focuses on the creative power found in silent meditation and affirmative prayer. In this week’s installment, we focus on the value of using affirmative prayer as a vehicle for creative thinking, and the means for… Read More
In this 7th installment of the “Walking the Unity Talk” series, we begin exploring Unity Principle #4, which focuses on the creative power found in silent meditation and affirmative prayer. In this week’s installment, we highlight the value of time spent in silent meditation. Next week, we will conclude our look at the Fourth Unity… Read More
It could be said that the main purpose of A Course In Miracles [ACIM] is to teach the lessons necessary for us to learn how to teach only love. ACIM does not aim to teach the “meaning of love,” which it maintains is “beyond what can be taught.” However, it does aim to teach us… Read More
The word “life” is used 145 times in the English translations of the Christian scriptures. The earliest Greek texts, however, use two distinct words for life: bios and zoe.
In this 6th installment of the “Walking The Unity Talk” series, we continue exploring Unity Principle #3, while linking it to the popular ideas of emotional and spiritual intelligence that are increasingly influencing Unity and New Thought teachings.
In this fifth installment in the “Walking the Unity Talk” series, we explore the historical origins of Unity Principle #3, which focuses on the creative power of the thoughts and feelings we hold in mind.
This is the fourth installment in the “Walking the Unity Talk” series exploring Unity Principles. In this week’s article, I review and summarize the first and second principles, while setting the stage for the exploration of Unity’s third principle. In the introduction to this series (which you can read here), I stated that the entire series… Read More
This week, I continue the blog series “Walking the Unity Talk” with this third installment titled “In The Image And Likeness,” which explores Unity Principle #2. As before, I will compare UCOH’s statement of this key truth principle with the one articulated by Rev. Ellen Debenport in her book, The Five Principles: A Guide To… Read More
In his book, Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das writes about four fundamental daily reflections in Buddhism, known as the Four Mind Changers. These daily reflections are intended to train the mind, to shift away from a focus on the relative world of sense consciousness to a focus on the inner enlightenment of spiritual consciousness.
Last week, I introduced a new blog series I am calling “Walking the Unity Talk.” In this second installment of the series, I explore Unity Principle #1, which states, “There is only One Power and One Presence in the Universe and in my life. God the Good, Omnipotent.” Specifically, we will take a look at… Read More
Over the next couple of months or so, I will be exploring Unity’s five principles in a series of articles titled “Walking the Unity Talk.” This week’s article serves to introduce the series and to set the intention for the articles that follow.
In Unity, we are encouraged to read, to listen, to seek and to question. Unity teachings invite us to expand our heart’s understanding, to know for ourselves that God’s Truth is within and being revealed to us on an ongoing basis. When Charles and Myrtle Fillmore were teaching, they looked on points of disagreement merely as opportunities for everyone to be free to find Truth for themselves.