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Spirituality: Many Lenses, Many paths

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Unity of Fort Collins

The Five Principles Thursdays, October 20 to December 8, 2022

No Class on Thanksgiving

Facilitator: Rev. Sharon Bush

Zoom # 623 974 6443 Password 6239746443

Welcome to The Five Principles class.

The Five Principles book was written to provide tools for daily living and suggests answers to the great questions of existence. These principles reflect the laws of the universe that apply to everyone, all the time. They show up in every major religion and in the teachings of Jesus. These Principles are the basic principles of Unity. They are presented in a clear and concise language. You are invited to see them as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of spiritual basics, to seek to discover how to apply them in your life, as you move into a deeper insight of your own spiritual journey.

Assigned reading in the book, The Five Principles, by Ellen Debenport: Week One - Principle One…………………………………Pages 1 to 33 Week Two - Principle Two…………………………………Pages 35 to 55 Week

Three - Principle Three.………………………………Pages 57 to 81 Week

Four - Principle Four.………….…………………….Pages 83 to 105 Week Five - Five - Principle Five...…………….…………………Pages 107 to 129 Week Six- History of the Christian Church Discussion Week Seven- World Religions Discussion

You are encouraged to spend time during the week with the class guide for each of the Principles. This will add to the class discussion and perhaps will assist you in clarifying your thoughts and beliefs about the Principles. 2 Unity of Fort Collins

The Five Principles Class Guide - Principle One “There is only one Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life, God the Good.” 1. By what name do you call God and how does God show up in your life? 2. What, if any, spiritual traditional were you raised with? What of that tradition have you released as no longer serving you? What traditions do you still embrace? 3. In your life today, what spiritual path do you most closely identify with and why? 4. If you had to describe your current belief in God, what would you say? 5. Why are you taking this class and in what areas would you like to expand your consciousness? What was you moment closes to God this past week? 3 Unity of Fort Collins

The Five Principles Class Guide - Principle Two “Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence is called the Christ.” 1. What do you think and feel when you are told that you are the expression of the Divine and that your essence is of God? 2. What did Jesus mean when he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 3. If God is all good and God is present in all people and things, why do bad things happen? 4. What is your understanding of evolution? 5. Are we sinners who need to be saved? What was you moment closes to God this past week? 4 Unity of Fort Collins

The Five Principles Class Guide - Principle Three “We are co-creators with God, creating our reality through thoughts held in mind.” 1. Do you believe that you are connected to God and can tap into the power, wisdom, and guidance of the Divine? Give an example of how this works for you. 2. Explain the Law of Attraction, the Law of Mind Action, the Science of Mind, the Art of Allowing and the principle of Cause and Effect. Are they the same or different? 3. Does the principle of Cause and Effect apply to those who don’t believe in it or God? 4. Do our feelings have anything to do with creating our experience? 5. Do our judgments get in the way of our ability to create what we desire? What was you moment closes to God this past week? 5 Unity of Fort Collins The Five Principles Class Guide - Principle Four “Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart and mind with God.” 1. If we are already creating whatever shows up, then what is prayer? Why pray at all? . 2. Does God make bad things happen to teach us lessons? 3. What is affirmative prayer? 4. Why is it taught that we should never state a negative after the words “I am”? 5. What is the meaning of surrender to God? What was you moment closes to God this past week? 6 Unity of Fort Collins The Five Principles Class Guide - Principle Five “Through thoughts, words, and actions, we live the Truth we know.” 1. Why is it important to spend time being still? 2. What does to live the Truth, as you understand it, mean to you? 3. Are you more comfortable “being” or “doing”? 4. How do you make choices, day in and day out, to be in alignment with principles? 5. You are invited to set an intention to do your best to live these principles. How will this show up For you? What was you moment closes to God this past week?

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