The five basic ideas that Unity sets forward as its main belief system are:
"God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere."
"We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good."
"We create our life experiences through our way of thinking."
"There is power in affirmative prayer, which can increase a person's connection to God."
"Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. People must live them."
Unity aims to demonstrate that the teachings of Jesus Christ can be lived every day. Its followers believe that the true "Church" is a "state of consciousness in mankind." Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God, that each person is sacred, and each person is worthy. Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in people's experience, and encourages taking personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, holding that when people do this, they experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Looking beyond any religious denominational differences, the Fillmore's intent was to create a vehicle of spiritual support for anyone seeking a closer union with God. It was important to avoid becoming a religious denomination or "church," in order to acknowledge and honor the numer . . . more