What is Unity?
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower. In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
The Nature of Humankind
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world.
Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Prayer and Meditation
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts, as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.
Unity of Stockton
Are you are looking for a community that is spiritual but not necessarily religious? Are you looking for “something more” in your life? If you are one of millions of people who have begun their own unique spiritual journey, Unity of Stockton will feel like you are coming home.
You are welcome at Unity of Stockton, where we support the universal truth, energy and life found in all faiths. Unity supports your exploration and growth right where you are. We find that we are all much more alike than different! When we let go of “ours is the only", or "ours is the best” way and simply explore what is true for us, we find the Unity and Oneness spoken of in all traditions.
We are Unity, a spiritual movement that honors the spark of Divinity in each of us. We explore practical methods for spiritual development in our lives. Unity has been described as a practical, positive, progressive, and supportive spiritual community that honors all paths and all religions. Practice is a key word! We are here to practice what we learn.
We choose to see our lives as opportunities for affirming spiritual possibilities. We are not victims in our lives. We always have choice. Life is our opportunity to develop and practice our spiritual principles in human form. We accept our creative responsibilities with enthusiasm and joy.
Our spiritual values are Happiness, Joy, Love, Wisdom, Inspiration, Compassion, Forgiveness, Deep Listening, Non-Violence, Responsibility, Peace, and the list grows from here. You are invited to visit our spiritual community where our goal is happiness. We celebrate Light, Love, and Inspiration. Together, we make a difference in our world.