Who have we come here to be?
Our Core Values
Be Love, Be Spiritually Grounded, Be Authentic, Be Inclusive, & Be Of Service
Centered in God, we celebrate harmony, love and abundance in the world.
We inspire and empower people to transform their lives by awakening their Christ-Consciousness.
The Unity wings symbol, the winged globe, appears in many Unity publications. It has been re-created in many variations, from the older pen and ink drawing to wood carvings, stained glass, and modernized drawings. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, explained the symbolism of the winged globe this way:It is an ancient Egyptian symbol, but it is found in various forms in the religions of other races. It represents the relation existing between Spirit, soul, and body. Soul gives wings to body. Spirit is the enveloping principle, like the atmosphere in which both soul and body exist, and from which they draw their original inspiration.The winged globe is also a symbol of the earth and its soul. The earth has soul, as have its products of every description. All exist in the ether, the anima mundi, the divine mother. When people of the earth lift up their thoughts to God, and the Animus Dei or directive Spirit, then the planet takes wings into a higher radiation of universal life.As man develops spiritual consciousness, he attains the realization of the soul as the wings of the body. Back of the Soul is Spirit, which quickens and energizes the soul; that is, gives the soul wings. Artists paint their angels with wings representing in this way their freedom from physical fetters. But the soul does not have wings like a bird. The life activity of the soul is quickened by Spirit until it rises above the thought of matter and floats free in the ether of the fourth dimension, which Jesus called the kingdom of the heavens.
~ Charles Fillmore, from the Unity publication “Good Business,” April 1956
Humankind is both human and divine. Since all of creation began in the Mind of God, we, then, are first spiritual beings. That spiritual essence entered the realm of the physical, thereby, secondly allowing us to have a human experience. Somewhere in this process, humanity has fallen into a sleep and therefore must awaken to what I refer to as spiritual amnesia; we are in the process of “re-membering” our divine identity and heritage, while working toward the full expression of our divinity in and through our humanity.
Jesus is our Way Shower, our Example, and our Elder Brother. We are to become what he is by doing what he did. This is difficult for many to comprehend because it is such good news. Jesus is the prototype of the new race, demonstrating the full potential within each of us, through Christ. Jesus is the outward expression of the abundance of life that is available to all that “believe on [truly follow] him; greater works than these shall you do…” (John 14:12).
The celebration of what happened to Jesus over two thousand years ago, is an unfailing promise of new hope and life. Jesus arose triumphantly and victoriously, and as we follow him, allowing the mind of Christ to develop in us as it did in him, (Philippians 2:5) we too, will rise in triumphant victory. The Bible is the record, our story, of the development of man’s consciousness in the Mind of God.
Come join us in worship, study, spiritual growth and community at 11 am, on Sunday mornings at:
Unity Southeast Church in Kansas City, 3421 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132
Rev. Gloria Lilly-Holt