Creating the Health We Desire

In the first installment of this healthy lifestyle series from Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D., we will learn what led her down the path of healthy living and how it influenced her career. You can accomplish anything if you do not accept limitations … whatever you make up your mind to do, you can do.—Paramahansa Yogananda At 17 years old, my grandmother Fritzie taught me to live a sacred...

Listening in With … Catherine Ponder

.s1,.s7 {color: #14b2be;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;} .s2, .s3,.s4, .s8 {color: #a2ce4a;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;} The name Catherine Ponder has long been synonymous in Unity circles with studying the laws of prosperity. Ponder was a young widow and single mother working as a legal secretary when she began reading about prosperity. She was ordained in 1958, the same year...

Developing Superpowers

In the many years I’ve had my consulting practice, I’ve been privileged to listen to all sorts of people in a very intimate context. I’ve recognized that many of them feel very powerless and overwhelmed by the state of their lives, not to mention the state of the world. They’re demoralized, feeling like there’s nothing they can do, and they’re sort of giving up...

Unity Archives Features Three Influential Men of Unity

With a nod to Father’s Day, Unity Archives turns its focus on three of the most influential men of the Unity movement, with historic snapshots of Charles Sherlock Fillmore, Frank Blenlarry Whitney, and Wilfred Eric Butterworth. Charles Sherlock Fillmore, born August 22, 1854, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, was 10 when he broke his hip in an ice-skating accident, an injury that gave him physical...

History: Association of Unity Churches/UWM

Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore were convinced that their teachings would be so profound when launching the Unity movement that religious denominations would come to acknowledge the importance of their instruction. When this did not happen, Unity followers eventually migrated into groups that became known as “Unity Centers.” Becoming a proper instructor of the Unity...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Simon, Thaddeus, and Judas

This is Part 4 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Jesus Speaks to Simon Like John, I smile a Cheshire grin when I look at you Simon, and even if you’re not around, and someone mentions your name, a chuckle...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Thomas, Matthew, and Alphaeus

This is Part 3 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Jesus Speaks to Thomas Thomas, Thomas, Thomas … such a reputation you have. Did you know most people see your questioning as a lack of faith? I don’t believe that...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: John, Philip, and Bartholomew

This is Part 2 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. I look at you, John, and I smile, chuckling inside for just a moment. You have sometimes seemed least like the others in our little group. I know that sounds odd, because after all...

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Peter, Andrew, and James

This is Part 1 of a four-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day, three disciples who were present at the Last Supper will be highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. I am sitting here imagining the Last Supper. It is first-century Palestine, in a room with a simple, wooden, rectangle table where Jesus and 12 disciples are seated. There are no...

Faith: Something Coming Out of Nothing

Sometimes we forget that everything that exists first began as an idea. When we become upset at not getting the assistance we need, we fail to recognize that we cannot see it only because it hasn’t yet appeared out of the invisibility of things. This happens in dramatic detail with the coming of each spring. It is so simple, but it is crucial. When we recognize that what is visible must...

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