Practical Spirituality
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About Unity of Melbourne

What is Unity?

"Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought."

People often ask "What is Unity?". Where do we start from?

First of all, it is a world wide organization more than a century old. It really is Ancient Wisdom which is eternal, beyond the rituals robes and creeds of the past and present and welcomes people of all races, genders and cultures, who at some point feel that there is more to life than what appears around them in their present circumstances.

We believe we are spiritual beings here in a physical body, and we see life here as a way of learning how to express more of and live in harmony with that "Great Spirit" or "Universal Intelligence" which some call "God". We see God not as a physical being in the sky, but as the one and only unifying spirit, everywhere present, expressing through all things visible and invisible. We learn how Our Mind is the connecting link with this Divine Mind, and how our thinking (which is spirit in action) affects our body and the circumstances of our life.

One of the greatest discoveries of all time (which is not a new discovery) is the power of our thoughts. Our life at the moment is a result of our past thinking - whether we are aware of it or not. There is only One Power and Presence and we are that Presence in action. At Unity we learn to employ certain techniques which have been used since ancient times (by those in the know) which include meditation, prayer, visualization, contemplation and affirmation. The value of "the silence" and other tools to help us demonstrate in a practical way the results of their use. If we want to change our life for the better, we change our thinking - which can change our life.
We see the spiritual wisdom in all Holy Books and we use these books to interpret Metaphysically the meaning behind the stories and people involved. Every character in the Bible for example, from Adam (man of the dust-earth) to Jesus (Man of Christ) portray a step in the Ever Evolving Consciousness on our way to fully expressing Spirit in line with our Creator.

Spiritual Action
In Unity, we feel a sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our communities and our world.

The Five Unity Principles


1. There is only one presence and one power in the Universe, and in my life and affairs, God the Good, Omnipotent.

2. I have a spark of divinity within me, the Christ spirit within. My very essence is of God, and therefore I am also inherently good.

3. I create my experiences by the activity of my thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens my connection with God-Mind and therefore brings wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.

5. Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. I must also live the truth I know.

Click here to hear and find out more about the Unity movement at Unity.FM.
 

The Unity Values


Core values are the foundation of the organization and vital for it to be successful;
Spirit-led: We are centred in God. Spirit leads our thoughts and actions as we co-create a world that works for all.

Integrity: We act from a place of wholeness and are ethical in all our actions. We keep our word.
Diversity: We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. We promote greater understanding among people in a spirit of unity.

Transformation: We are a dynamic movement on the cutting edge of spiritual evolution. We teach universal spiritual principles that change lives.

Abundance: Living in the infinite flow of God's good, we draw from God's inexhaustible supply and wisely use our rich resources to serve the world.

Individuals grow spiritually when they are part of a supportive community, a church, of like-minded believers.


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Unity of Melbourne
4 - 6 Renown St, Burwood
VIC, 3125 Australia

03 9889 8503



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