Each week our messages at Unity of Fort Pierce are based on us awakening to our spiritual oneness. Awakening us to deepen and trust our interconnection and interdependence. Yet how is this awareness relevant to our lives? How do we apply and live this awareness?
Our co-founder, Myrtle Fillmore often spoke on how to apply these Unity Principles. Both she and her husband, Charles, felt that if these principles were not applicable they were of no use to anyone.
Our Fifth Unity Principle is “Live the Truth you know.”
Our Unity teachings are about Identity. What you identify with, you become. If you identify that you are a sinner and need saving, your eyes tend to look outward for a savior. If you identify that you are the Divine in expression, that awareness brings about a sense of wholeness, a sense of humility, a sense of love and gratitude surfaces.
To Live the Truth we know is to Listen Lowly for our inner guidance. That Inner Connection reveals we understand our interconnection and the next highest step for all comes into view. Each of us have been given skills (swords) to sharpen and share, (plowshares).
I am reminded of Isaiah 2:4 “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. The war that is raging everywhere are the thoughts that swirl in our own head, its an inner war. The ego is in full control as the battle rages on. A way to stop this inner war is to choose to shift from complaining and criticizing, to looking for possibilities for what is good; Notice how the ego goes silent.
To Live the Truth we know is more about Being than Doing. It is to Stop, Listen Lowly and Live from a consciousness of Spiritual Oneness, with ego in service to our Soul. This does not mean we do not Do anything. We Do actually more, yet what we are Doing comes from an awareness of Oneness and our actions are based on Love.
Consider the Scripture from Matthew 7:12 “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you…”
Blessings, Rev Janice