Unity's Five Basic Principles

Unity teachings are based on universal spiritual principles that run like a thread through the world’s religions. These are laws that seem to govern humankind no matter where we live, how we view the Divine, or even whether we are aware these principles exist. They have been expressed in many ways through thousands of years, but the essence of them is this, that we are one with the Creator and all things are inherently good since God is good.  When we focus our thoughts and still our minds to the presence of the Divinity within ourselves, the outer world begins to reflect that perfect state of being.

Principle 1: God is the source and creator of all. There is no other power. God is good and present everywhere. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
There is only one Presence and one Power active as the Universe and as my life, God the Good.
God is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
The All-Good God is everywhere equally present.
There is only Spirit.

Principle 2:  We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good. (Genesis 1:27), (1 Timothy 4:4)

We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
We are all created from Spirit.
Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ.
Every human being is an expression of the divine; the Christ Spirit, by whatever name, indwells all people. Our very essence is of God, and therefore we are also inherently good.
The Presence of God dwells within each person.

Principle 3:  We create our life experiences through our way of thinking. (Proverbs 4:23), (Romans 12:2)

We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
Human beings create their experience by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.
Our experience mirrors our thoughts and beliefs.

Principle 4: There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God. (Psalm 145:18)

Prayer, Communion, Connection to God Our Source
There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God.
Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.
Prayer and meditation are the direct link with the Mind/Heart of God.
We feel our connection with Spirit through prayer and meditation.

Principle 5: Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them. (James 1:22)

Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the Truth we know.
Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.
Practicing these principles leads to a more joyous and fulfilling life.
Knowing the laws of Truth is not enough. We must live the Truth we know.