An Ode to Unity

One of the greatest gifts of my life (and there have been many) was the day I found a spiritual home in Unity Church of the Hills. Raised a Catholic, I had long ago left organized religion behind, though in some ways I was still stuck in the reasons why I did so. Finding Unity has been a reconciliation on so many levels.

Just recently, I found I needed to ask my church for help. Typically more comfortable with giving than receiving, I have been changing that dynamic in my life in order to live in greater balance, and because receiving is equally as noble and worthy as giving. So I reached out through Unity’s prayer line on behalf of someone near and dear to me who is crying out for help. The staff at my church has come through brilliantly. I have heard from a number of them individually, and each time I do, I’m in tears again. It’s difficult to describe just how much it means to have a spiritual home where I am honored for who I am, exactly how I am, and where I am considered family.

Some of the basic tenets of this non-denominational church are: “We believe in our common unity with all life and in the community of all human kind empowered by love…We believe that all people are created with sacred worth…We are spiritual beings, ideas in the Mind of God, created in God’s image and likeness.”

I thought I’d share this with you today. You don’t need to be a member of Unity Church in order to understand how profound these simple tenets are, and to receive the healing that comes from just reading their words. Unity means “oneness of mind.” That speaks of our connection to Source—that we are one with our creator. And for that, I give thanks.

Healing Facilitator