Unity's Five Principles

Unity’s Five Basic Truth Principles

1.      "God Is."

God is Absolute Good, everywhere Presence.  God is not an entity that is present; God is the very presence of all life.  We can count on (and therefore trust) God as principle of good: eternal, infinite, and unchanging.  As Charles Fillmore writes, “The fundamental basis and starting point of practical Christianity is that God is principle.  By principle is meant definite, exact, and unchangeable rules of action.”

2.      "I AM."

Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ Spirit within.  Their very essence is of God and therefore they are also inherently good.  This is our experience of God as personal.  Jesus’ one commandment was to love.  Therefore, we embrace God as divine love within each of us.  We are the Light and Life of God in expression.

3.      Law of Mind Action (LMA) / "I Think."

Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.  Everything in the manifest realm has its beginnings in thought.  Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.  We do not manifest every thought we have – only those thoughts that we hold in thought and infuse with our power of faith and imagination. 

4.      Affirmative Prayer / "I Pray."

Prayer is the most creative form of thought; prayer heightens the conscious connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, wholeness, prosperity and everything good.  Prayer does not change God!  Prayer changes us – by expanding our consciousness towards the Christ consciousness.  Therefore, when we pray, we affirm that which is Truth so that we move closer to accepting that Truth.

5.      Living the Truth / "I LIVE!"

Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough.  A person also must live the Truth that she or he knows.  This is basis of practical Christianity – the ability to live the Truth.