Five Principles to Change Your Life

I loved our discussion of the five Unity principles these past several weeks. They are a good reminder of the key beliefs that set Unity apart. (You can listen to the audio recordings of the talks on the five principles here. The five principles are:
  1. God is absolute good, and everywhere present. (In Unity, God is not regarded as a judgmental superbeing in the sky, but an omnipresent energy that is good and the substance of all that is.)
  2. Human beings are in essence Divine. Our essence is of God, and therefore we are inherently good. (We are spiritual beings having a human experience, born in original blessing.)
  3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.(We create our own reality through the thoughts we choose to think.)
  4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.(Prayer is communion with God, and takes many forms, including time in the Silence.)
  5. Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows. (We must walk our talk, putting our spiritual understanding into action.)
The simple formula for remembering the five principles is:
*God is
* I AM
* I think
* I pray
* I act
This Sunday I’ll discuss an idea for a sixth Unity principle floated by Rev. Ellen Debenport after she finished writing The Five Principles: “Mind Your Own Business.”
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