A Spiritual Life

When I first found Unity, a close friend shared that she thought I was a very spiritual person. I couldn’t see it. I imagined that spiritual people meditated for hours and knew divine wisdom that I couldn’t begin to understand. Through the classes, books and Sunday morning lessons, I discovered that being spiritual is not what you know, it’s who you are. I learned that we are all connected through a sacred web and that God is in every strand.  Being spiritual is approaching life with this awareness, knowing that every person I encounter is divine.

Before Unity, I was aware of “funny feelings” and “women’s intuition” but I lived in my head so I usually ignored those impulses. Unity taught me that God speaks through those thoughts and feelings – they are the connection I was seeking. Now I am very attuned to this Guidance and I seek it out by taking time regularly to connect with the Divine.

Unity awakened in me awareness that God is everywhere, therefore everything is good. I no longer see things as “bad” -- I look for the good. I know that even when it’s difficult to see, the good is there and this has changed the way I look at tragedies and disappointments.

One of the greatest gifts of Unity has been the people I have met. The members of our community share a deep desire to learn and grow spiritually. We have loving relationships that cut through the superfluous to deep and authentic interactions. It is a great joy to work with my Unity friends on projects that promote our beliefs.

It’s been over fifteen years since I joined Unity and I can truly say that I am a spiritual person. Unity has been a pivotal organization in supporting the growth of my spirituality and my perspective on the world.