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 Divine Energy and Infinite Wisdom which is everywhere present and operating through all creation. At Unity Church in Lynnwood, we might refer to God as Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, Universal Mind or That Which is Greater.
We are individualized expressions of God. Our fundamental nature is divine and our purpose is to express our divine potential as demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. We believe that you existed before you assumed your current body and that you will continue to exist after you relinquish it. You are an eternal, spiritual being having a temporary, physical experience!
Unity teaches that Jesus expressed his divine potential to high levels, and sought to show humankind how to do the same. We see Jesus as a master teacher of spiritual truths - as more example than exception. In Unity, we use the term Christ to represent the divine potential within every human. So, Jesus is a great example of the Christ expressed. There have been others.
Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history, allegory, metaphor, art, politic and prophecy and often interpreted it metaphysically as the journey of awakening shared by every human soul. Unity Church in Lynnwood recognizes the Bible as a complex collection of writings, compiled over many centuries and reflective of the cultures from which they emerged, and seeks to engage this valuable spiritual resource intelligently.
PRAYER AND MEDITATION
Prayer and meditation avail us to the spiritual resources which are always at-the-ready.