Unity’s co-founder, Myrtle Fillmore, was a nature mystic and she experienced Oneness with all creation in the midst of a sermon. This experience of Oneness convinced her, as she wrote in How to Let God Help You, “…that there is almost a universal lack of understanding of the Truth of Being.
I recently saw a marquee on a church that reads: “Joy is not the absence of difficulties, joy is the Presence of God.” This awareness is what our Unity teachings are about. What I love about Unity is its inclusiveness. In Unity we are open to using tools and methods that work to create a space for Oneness to be experienced.
I was reading an article on the benefits of meditation and in this article they were warning against certain types of meditation not being good for you, but if you follow Christian Contemplative meditation, reflecting on the names of Jesus or the Saints, that is permitted. The Human condition uses the threat of fear, violence, and eternal condemnation in order to keep the minds, if not hearts of their people into conforming with dogmas and creeds so they shy away from self-inquiry.
But when non-separation or Oneness is touched, the reflective frontal lobes (heart center) become more active and the parietal lobes, (where rational reasoning resides) become lessened. In the Bible this is spoken of as John the Baptist saying, “He must increase but I must decrease.” (John 3:30)
Myrtle Fillmore wrote in her first letter to Charles, “I am decidedly eclectic in my theology, is it not my right to be?” It is our right to be eclectic and to use all the Tools we can to experience the Truth of our Being which is Oneness with Spirit and all creation.
This Sunday after our service we welcome Nancy Heins who will share with us a Oneness meditation and Blessing, also known as a Deeksha Blessing. This is a transferring of energy supporting us in opening our heart so we can experience Oneness.
In preparation for this Sunday I invite you to meditate on these words written by Myrtle Fillmore in 1897.
I do not believe in evil. I believe in Good.
I do not believe in sin. I believe in Truth.
I do not believe in want. I believe in Abundance.
I do not believe in death. I believe in Life.
I do not believe in ignorance. I believe in Intelligence.
There are no discords in my Being.
Being is peace.
My faith, understanding and love are becoming one.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Blessings, Rev Janice