Our God is love, our race is human, our faith is oneness. Unity!
Spiritual not Religious?
Do you say you are spiritual not religious? If you are llike me, you are spiritual and still very much want to feed and nourish the divine within you.; but you want to do so in positive, practical, loving and relevant ways. As we are deepening our spirit-awakening work together, some of you have asked about the Unity faith.
A practical spiritual path
I was ordained as a Unity minister in 2000 and have studied and practiced the universal spiritual principles taught by Unity for more than four decades. Unity truly offers a life-transforming way to live; a practical spiritual path. You can read more about Unity at http://www.unity.org/.
World religions and philosophies
Recently, Rev. Jim Gaither, author of The Essential Charles Fillmore (Unity House, 1999) and The Hidden Realm of God: The Historical Jesus and His Healing Philosophy (available through Amazon) shared a workshop here in Sacramento in which he offered the following comparison of world religions and philosophies to the Unity faith. I hope you find it as informative and inspiring as I did. I hope you find some clarity about what you believe and what feeds your spirit.
There may be many paths to God, but there in only one God. Rev. Gaither’s summary confirms for me whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever faith tradition you follow (or don’t follow):
Our God is love, our race is human, and our faith is oneness. Unity!
Unity: A Practical Spiritual Path
- Like Taoism, it offers a teaching on the Way of the Universe & how to align with It
- Like Hinduism & Buddhism, it offers a path of meditation that promotes inner peace and consciousness of Oneness
- Like Kundalini Yoga, it offers a teaching on concentration on inner power centers
- Like Zoroastrianism, it offers a path of “right thought, right word, and right deed”
- Like Judaism, it offers a spiritually based way to prosper & like Essene & Kabalistic Judaism, it offers an inner spiritual interpretation of scriptures
- Like Islam and other religions, it has a daily prayer practice
- Like Christianity, it affirms a morality rooted in love and forgiveness
- Like “Primitive Christianity,” it offers a way of spiritual healing
- Like most religions, it has a teaching on immortality
- Like Western Philosophy, it offers a theory of metaphysics
- Unity has a spiritual psychology akin to Jungian psychology
- Like Science, it has a method of experiential verification
- Unity has a holistic perspective (epistemology)