We recently successfully and I must say, joyfully completed a Unity study course on metaphysics, with eleven students joining from seven different countries and backgrounds, including Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.
One might think that with all these different cultures, upbringing and languages, there may have been a problem connecting and understanding each other. Let alone agreeing with each other!
However, what became inherently clear was that we all wanted the same thing: we were seeking God as a real and personal experience to help us live a transformed life.
Charles Fillmore, Unity co-founder, said that everyone is looking for God.
If we take the word ‘God’ out of the sentence and insert goodness, love, wisdom, joy, fulfilment, peace, which are the ways in which we experience God in our midst, we would probably all agree. For inherently we are all the same – we all want to have loving relationships, fulfilling lives, live in freedom not fear, live with abundance instead of poverty, live in harmony with nature and life around us.
When we can understand that God as Presence or Pure Awareness is constant, unchanging, available to everyone all the time to connect us with our true abiding selves and therefore our good, as we explained in our metaphysics class, we find we are united.
We are all the same. We are all one within the One. Let us find our common ground. Let us seek to connect with each other and see the similarities not the perceived differences. Together, we experience our good.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft,
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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