Unity's Five Basic Truth Principles

1. God is Absolute Good, Everywhere Present, the One Power & One Presence in the Universe: There is only one power — the power of God the good, the power of Love at work in the Universe. God is the Source and Creator of all. There is not a struggle between two powers of good and evil. Evil as we know it is simply the result of our mistaken belief in separation from God and it emerges from our fears and ignorance.

2. Divinity of Man: Human beings have the spark of God within us, known as our Christ Spirit within. Our intrinsic essence is of God, and therefore our true human-spiritual nature is inherently good. We are created in the image and likeness of God... We are always connected directly to the indwelling Presence of God without needing anyone to intercede for us. Therefore, we can receive guidance directly. We all have the potential to follow the example of Jesus who shows us how to perfectly express our Divine nature just as he did, and thus become a clear conduit for the flow of God's Love in the world.

3. Law of Mind Action: Our minds are connected to the creative Mind of God. Thus we have the power to create our experiences by the activity of our thinking. Everything in the manifest world has its beginning in thought.

Said in other ways: what you put out comes back to you multiplied; thoughts held in mind, produce in kind; what you sow, so shall you reap; what goes around comes around; do unto others as you would have others do unto you. The energy (of thoughts and intentions and actions) that we put out acts as a magnet and draws to us like energies. What we focus on expands... therefore, if we want a life filled with love, we must intentionally extend love to others and to the world.

4. Positive Prayer - Denial & Affirmation: Affirmative prayer is a special process of creative thinking that heightens and aligns our mind's connection with God-Mind and, through that greater alignment, brings forth greater wholeness, abundant good, and enhancement of our life purpose and our full spiritual expression. Thus prayer is not seen as a technique for changing and persuading God, but for expanding and transforming our minds, and thus changing us.

Affirmation and Denial are techniques that we use in prayer to support the Law of Mind Action. Affirmations and denials help us redirect our thoughts from mistaken beliefs in the power of appearances (such as thoughts of lack, limitation, separation), and to affirm the truth of our divine connection to God and all life. This technique helps restructure our subconscious mind and allow us to enter into a special state of surrender, receptivity, and communion with God where we listen in silence for guidance and we experience our divine connection to Spirit.

5. Action: Unity emphasizes Practical Christianity — that is, the importance of actually applying and demonstrating truth principles in our daily thoughts and actions. Reading, studying, and discussing are inspiring but not enough. We must walk our talk daily...keep practicing, without judging ourselves--see our mistakes and start over. Unity teaches us to live and think as Jesus, our Way-Shower, taught us and showed us in his life. Until we experience the power of actually living our truth, our lives will remain unchanged.

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God is Absolute Good, Everywhere Present, the One Power & One Presence in the Universe: There is only one power — the power of God the good, the power of Love at work in the Universe.

Divinity of Man: Human beings have the spark of God within us, known as our Christ Spirit within. Our intrinsic essence is of God, and therefore our true human-spiritual nature is inherently good.

Law of Mind Action: Our minds are connected to the creative Mind of God. Thus we have the power to create our experiences by the activity of our thinking.

Positive Prayer - Denial & Affirmation: Affirmative prayer is a special process of creative thinking that heightens and aligns our mind's connection with God-Mind and, through that greater alignment, brings forth greater wholeness, abundant good, and enhancement of our life purpose and our full spiritual expression.

Action: Unity emphasizes Practical Christianity — that is, the importance of actually applying and demonstrating truth principles in our daily thoughts and actions.