Another important facet is making this process practical. In Unity we practise different techniques to help us ‘release our inner splendour’, as Robert Browning wrote. To live the truth we know, we use the teachings of Jesus as our guide and example. Historically, we have called our movement ‘Practical Christianity’. For we all need tools to support us, and spiritual community to connect within, so that we can become the change we seek. Jesus, who expressed the Christ energy, is the best example we know to follow.
At Easter, we celebrate this; and our Easter Service on Zoom is a great way to come together, to honour and give thanks for the Christ energy we are learning to express and live more effectively.
During the pandemic, our online presence grew and expanded into a community of new friendships as we offered spiritual and practical support to help all of us through the challenges experienced. This is what Unity does best.
Now, having moved through lockdown, we can once more meet in person and offer opportunities to come and share the love, laughter and wisdom that we generate together.
We are delighted to hold two retreats this year, where we will move into subjects that will include:
- ‘Peace begins with me.’ We will share tools to practise experiencing deep peace within us, to then live and witness in the world.
- ‘The Father and I are one.’ These powerful words of Jesus, who knew the deep, abiding love of God, will guide us into this experience for ourselves. Instead of separation, we know connection, through which all healing happens.
- Many have found themselves in change and transition, often unexpected and difficult to deal with. Using the writings of Robert Brumet, Unity author and minister, we will share tools and practices to guide us through change, to live our full and true potential, individually and creatively.
- The practice of presence is perhaps the greatest teaching we can share. For Eckhart Tolle, Unity author and minister Jim Rosemergy, myself and many others, this is transformative.
- At our May retreat, we will focus on God’s grace that is ever giving, loving and welcoming us home. We will explore what this means to us: To awaken into our Divine Self and live more deeply from here.
- At our August retreat, we will look at tools and practices that free us from old beliefs about ourselves so we can truly know, and abundantly live, the truth that sets us free.
If any of this excites you, join us in London or Yorkshire on retreat. Still not sure? Check out the comments shared from previous retreats.
Any questions, email me
We are grateful for Unity and this spiritual community that we are building together. We invite you to dive in and join us and be part of it in any way that serves and supports you.
We offer our prayer ministry, Silent Unity that offers affirmative prayer that helps you awaken to the truth that you are.
We offer Daily Word, our bi-monthly devotional booklet, full of daily readings to inspire, encourage and support you on your spiritual journey.
We hold daily online meetings on zoom, to help us connect through prayer, meditation and stillness.
And monthly services, a book discussion group, retreats, workshops and much more.
The intention in all we do is to help us connect with our inner truth, our spiritual light, all that we came here to be, know and do together.
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Have you noticed how you are changing? That you are responding to life in a different way, a more holistic way? I invite you to stop for a moment and think about this.
I believe that we are seeing this much more, through all the support and help being offered by many people so generously, in many different ways, as we respond to what is happening in our world. We are seeing how connected we all are, and how what happens in one part of the world impacts us all.
I believe that the light is coming into the world and impacting all of us. We are not waiting for one saviour but recognising we are the ones we have been waiting for.
It is up to us to allow ourselves to be changed in a positive way, for the light is coming in and through us and we are being changed.
Our role is to not resist the light and the changes, but run with them. This light, at a physical level and a spiritual level is changing us for the good.
The light is coming into the world, and the darkness cannot overcome it. (John1:5)
As we let the light change us, we also know that the light is changing others. We see war and fighting where this light is resisted. Some do not want change but want to revert back to the old ways of doing things. However change cannot be resisted and is happening.
Can each of us respond in a healing, wise and strong way, with whatever we see going on outside of us, so that the light shines as us, and we no longer see darkness.
Rev Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
We practice prayer in Unity as praying 'from the awareness of God', rather than to the experience of God that is seen outside of us.
This means, instead of praying for peace, that is seen as not here or visible and is somehow in the future, we connect with the 'peace that passes all understanding' that is right now within us.
Praying as peace, we extend the peace we know and recognise that is here within all people, no matter how they are living or what they are experiencing.
This is our focus in Unity. We are praying as strength and peace, in support of all the people of Ukraine, Russia and the neighbouring countries and we invite you to join us.
Let each of us be grounded in strength, grace and peace, and know this for everyone.
Let us also know divine light as our light that guides us, and now guides all the world leaders to come together as one, in strength and wisdom. Within us all lies this invincible power that is here equally for everyone.
Rev Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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In Unity's Daily Word Magazine, some of the Affirmations, the key words at the top of the page, are included every month, or at least in most months' issue of the magazine.
One of these slogans is 'Divine Order....I must have repeated it over, sometimes without giving a thought to what it means for me at that time.
But recently, I was wondering what to share about in these monthly Musings. I picked up an old Daily Word and found that I had marked a certain page with a paper-clip. The topic was Divine Order so I read it carefully and found that it relates Divine Order to those little Serendipities, the odd Coincidences that many of us experience from time to time....."
In this episode Rev. Ken Bradley, interfaith minster and Unity teacher, explores the concept of Divine order.
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