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What is Unity?
Unity is for people who might call themselves spiritual but not religious. It is for those who sense the depths of their own being and celebrate the awareness of a power greater than themselves.
At Unity of Fort Collins, our building and our people are casual. while there is a feeling of steadfast love. With different perspectives, we recognize and cherish our connectedness. We learn lessons from Unity teachings, many New Thought teachers, from one another, and from other religions. We honor the individual spiritual journey. We are here because we love the sense of community that happens when we sing and laugh together.
We are a progressive spiritual community that emphasizes personal growth, living consciously, and making a positive difference in the world. As part of New Thought, and the worldwide Unity movement, we are a vibrant, open, and affirming community that includes people of all races, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
The teachings in Unity bring together ancient wisdom with new interpretations of what it means to be alive and human. Unity inspires different ways to think about the force of love and intelligence that many people call God.
Some of what you’ll find in Unity might sound familiar and other parts brand-new. Although the principles of healing and prosperity taught in Unity have now been scientifically explained, the ideas must have seemed radical when they were put forth by founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore beginning in the 1880s.
What are the unity teachings?
Unity has no dogma. The Fillmores were reluctant even to issue a statement of beliefs. They wanted to remain in constant exploration.
Throughout the years, they pulled together teachings of Truth that flow through all the world’s great religions. Later, leaders of Unity boiled them down to five basic principles.
The Five Principles
1. God is all there is and present everywhere. This is the force of love and wisdom that underlies all of existence.
2. Human beings are divine at their core and therefore inherently good.
3. Thoughts have creative power to determine events and attract experiences.
4. Prayer and meditation keep us aligned with the one great power in the universe.
5. It is not enough to understand spiritual teachings. We must live the Truth we know.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Acceptance in Unity
Together we embrace our individuality. We celebrate our uniqueness with full acceptance of all people, including every expression of the Divine. We come together with love and compassion to be a light for all. We stand together in Unity.