Why Observe Ramadan? A Unity Minister Answers

For Non-Muslims, Fasting and Iftar Offer Connection and Reflection When was the last time you participated in something sacred with 1.5 billion people? The thought of that may sound exciting or possibly a little daunting, but I can tell you it is enlightening and deeply rewarding. I am referring to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims,...

10 Practical Spiritual Tips for Graduates and Their Parents

ol li { margin-left: 10px; } The day I graduated from college, I found myself circled by hundreds of people—so many friends and family who loved and supported me. On that beautiful and warm spring day, I remember feeling distinctly alone. Even though I had my plans for work laid out, leaving my school years behind felt terrifying and scary. Major life changes and transitions—like graduation...

Using Nature to Heal the Spiritual Self

The Earth Has Everything It Needs: So Do We Many of us have a tendency to accumulate stuff. We hold on to it. We hoard it. We worry about not having enough of it. We often get caught up in wanting to have, do, or be more. However, when we look outside ourselves to the world around us, we remember that we already have everything we need. Reconnecting to nature is an opportunity to slow down,...

Listening to Poetry: Resonance of Truth, Healing, and Mystical Tradition

Writer Annie Finch said poetry distinguishes itself from other forms of art not on its basis of language or thought. It is something humbler: By experiencing poetry, we listen to the “physical resonance of the words of the poem, within the internal space of our own minds.” As a way to reflect and understand how to listen to poetry, we offer some of our most enlightening Unity Online Radio shows...

Spiritual Support for Women Facing Breast Cancer Under 40

For Young Women, the Unity-Tigerlily Foundation Partnership Offers Healing When young women are diagnosed with breast cancer, physical health care tools alone aren’t enough to help them heal. While facing a cancer diagnosis, breast cancer spiritual support is just as vital for holistic healing. Cancer and Helplessness Jim Blake, CEO at Unity World Headquarters, dealt with feelings of...

When the Problem Is in Your Mind

When Depression Hits, Affirmations Return to Wholeness Healing affirmations often work well on physical conditions. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, the Unity founders, both used words of Truth to heal their various ailments, invoking the power of mind over body. But what about mental or emotional disease such as depression? How do you use your mind to assist in healing—by affirming, feeling, and...

Finding Comfort

Affirmation: The Christ presence is my guide, my strength, and my comfort. Comfort might feel like a warm blanket on a cold winter day, a place to relax and feel safe. Sometimes it appears in a stranger’s smile, a cup of tea, a hug, or a kind word of reassurance from a loved one. Our souls long for this reassurance, to know they are safe, loved, and part of something greater. Ultimately, the...

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