Yesterday I viewed the video from Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday interview with Maya Angelou. In the interview, Dr. Angelou talked about, with tears of joy I might add, how important her peace and joy with her life was through her association with Unity. If you are not aware of Unity, it is the organization that professes the spiritual philosophy based upon the teachings of Jesus. We believe in the power of prayer, that God is all good and only good, that thoughts create our world.
I say we because I too have been transformed through the teachings of Unity. So much so, that I went through the training to become a licensed teacher in Unity.
The founders of Unity, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, believed that their teachings could be an addition to Christian teaching that folks received in their churches. That is why, originally, churches and ministers were not part of their plan. Eventually, they were encouraged to begin training ministers.
Another testamony to the power of Unity’s teaching was the interview, again with Oprah Winfrey, with Jason Collins, the professional basketball player. He stated that a Daily Word reading is, in part, what encouraged him to take the steps to come out as being gay. Daily Word is a publication of Unity Worldwide Ministries.
And Oprah herself, has noted that the book, “Discover the Power Within” changed her life and how she looked at spirituality. The book was written by Eric Butterworth, a very well known Unity minister and writer,
I often wish that there was some way I could tell everyone the power of the truth I, and many others, have found through the New Thought philosophy. I am putting my life’s work toward that goal as I hold my classes here in the Rehoboth Beach, Delaware area. If you are in the area and want to know more, please contact me. If you are not in this area, there are Unity churches and centers all over the world. Maybe it’s time to contact one of them.
Peace to you all.