Discover the Power Within You

Unity is designating 2012 as the year to Discover the Power Within You, linking with the powerful book of the same name by the late Rev. Eric Butterworth. If you are unfamiliar with the book or with Rev. Butterworth, we invite you to visit for more information on the man and on the book that Oprah Winfrey claimed “changed my perspective on life and religion. Eric Butterworth teaches that God isn’t ‘up there.’ He exists in, around, above and through each one of us, and it’s up to us to seek the divine within.”

Each month of 2012 will focus on a different topic, correlating with the top 12 most requested prayer needs received by Silent Unity. Bookmark this page and check back often for feature articles, meditations, affirmations and other resources (including writings from Rev. Butterworth) to support that month’s topic.


From Eric Butterworth

The Mystery of God in Man—You are the center of the universe, the center of God. There is no limit to God, or to man in God consciousness.

Other Resources

Trust the Spirit Within by Mary L. Kupferle—If you think that your faith is not adequate or your belief not strong enough, start to build that faith and belief with these very words, saying them boldly and firmly: I trust the Spirit within.

Spiritual Understanding, Part 1 by H. Emilie Cady—You may easily grasp with the mind the statement that God is the giver of all good gifts—life, health, love—just as people have for centuries grasped it. Or you may go further, and intellectually see that God is not only the giver, but the gift itself.

Spiritual Understanding, Part 2 by H. Emilie Cady—When you first consciously desire spiritual understanding, you do not attain it at once. You have been living in the external of your being and have believed yourself cut off from God.

God is All by Ellen Debenport—The ideas about God that we held at six will not serve us at sixteen and certainly not sixty.


Janice Campbell, host of Receive Your Life on Unity Online Radio, examines intellectual and spiritual understanding. Why is it that we can have an intellectual understanding of some aspect of our life and yet not be experiencing what we desire? How do we move from an intellectual understanding to a spiritual understanding? Listen.


Lora Beth Gilbreath, host of Unity Online Radio's Hooked on Classics, and other Unity ministers discuss Lesson Eight, “Spiritual Understanding,” in Unity’s classic book, Lessons in Truth, by H. Emilie Cady. Listen.