Unity attracts spiritual seekers who believe that we as humans are more than a physical, thinking, feeling being.
Unity principles are based on science, psychology and spirituality, and on the teachings of Jesus as far as we can know them. Our teachings are compatible with the latest understanding of how the brain works. They can be understood by children and adults alike.
We don’t believe in a superhuman God up in the sky with a big stick in one hand and a magic wand in the other, nor do we offer a magic key, a formula, or the right words to make everything in life fall into place. Spiritual understanding helps us deal with life and to live it fully, it does not save us from it.
Making a Difference
We are created good and all-good is available for us, and on our ability to live in that knowing. Our collective consciousness determines the consciousness of our communities and ultimately humankind. As we grow in consciousness, we contribute more positively to our world.
Only by developing our own spiritual awareness can we “let our light shine” to encourage others to become more spiritually aware. Only by establishing our own health and wholeness do we have what it takes to help others. Through centering ourselves in prayer we hold others in prayer, releasing them to their highest good whatever that may be. Peace, love, and joy all start within, and express in our lives as wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good. The vibration we send out offers unity to all.
Unity began in the nineteenth century, when spirituality leaned on religion for its vocabulary. In 21st century Australia, we are moving with Unity globally to bring the language into the current age, using more inclusive terms than old male-centric language, and avoiding “traditional Christian” terms that cause confusion until redefined.
Terms such as God, Sin and Christ, (to name a few) are so commonly used it is hard to separate them from traditional assumptions about them. We are attempting to use language that is free of “baggage” from the past, or, when we use such terms, to redefine them in line with spiritual understanding.
To quote an example from Paul Hasselbeck in his excellent Unity textbook, Heart-Centered Metaphysics – A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings: “Unity believes what Jesus taught: The kingdom of heaven is within and the Christ is within. The teaching is really that the kingdom of heaven is a state of consciousness. The kingdom of heaven is within consciousness and the Christ within is within consciousness. Neither can be separate from us.”