These five principles constitute the core teachings of the Unity spiritual movement founded in 1889 by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore:

  1. God is absolute good, everywhere present.
  2. Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ Spirit within. Their very essence is of God and therefore they are inherently good also.
  3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.
  4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.
  5. Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.

Our Twelve Divine Powers

Power for July: Understanding
Apostle: Thomas
Area of Body: Front of the Brain
Color: Gold
Understanding: The ability to know, perceive, comprehend and apprehend.
Affirmation: My understanding of Truth deepens and directs my life.