Year of Abundant Living

Welcome to the Year of Abundant Living

Unity is proud to designate 2011 as The Year of Abundant Living. Each month this online resource center will offer new feature articles, podcasts, videos, music and other resources around a specific theme—all designed to help you create and live a meaningful and abundant life. 

This month's theme is “Live Your Dreams.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I design my life in cooperation with the Divine.

Feature Articles

Manifesting Destiny by Toni Lapp
The first step in achieving your goals is to visualize them. Treasure maps, also known as vision boards, are tools you can employ toward that end.

Great Expectations = Great Success by Judy Zerafa
What we expect in our lives is almost always what we get. The good news is that you can change your expectations.

Your Thought is Your Life by Rev. Art Holt
Like the signal from a radio or television station, our energy is not visible, so we live our lives unaware of the power that resides within and around us.

Say Yes to What Really Matters in Your Life by Martha Lynn
When we listen to our higher self, choices, decisions, thoughts, feelings and actions take on a whole new realm of possibility.

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Answering the Call to Greatness from
Spiraling Consciousness With Rev. Kelly Isola

Birthing a Greater Reality with Robert Brumet from
U Wake Up! With Rev. Crystal Muldrow

Discover the Power Within You from
Hooked On Classics With Rev. Lora Beth Gilbreath

The theme for February is “Above All, Love.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I freely express love and compassion.

Feature Articles

Be a Center of Love by Eric Butterworth
When the world around you is in turmoil, you may be confused as to where you should stand. … The important thing to be for is the way of love.

Love: The Heart of Wholeness by Robert Brumet
Love is the power that integrates, balances and actualizes the soul. Hatred wounds and separates us. Love heals and unites. And love is the natural expression of wholeness itself.

A Bond of Love by Elaine Meyer
Love is a bond that will always keep us together, and continue on in the generations to come.

Love Holds the World Together by Mary-Alice and Richard Jafolla
If we open ourselves to love, we see that it certainly has to be the strongest attracting power in creation. It binds us all together in one great and marvelous union ... God is love.

The theme for March is “Get Healthy!” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: In partnership with Spirit, I move step by step toward wellness.

Feature Articles

The First Step in Spiritual Healing by Robert Brumet
The first step in spiritual healing is to recognize our own needs for healing. With physical illness these needs may seem obvious. In other situations the needs may not be so obvious.

Get Rid of Your Crutches by Eric Butterworth
Excessive dependency is a common ailment. It may be in the form of leaning on friends, teachers, doctors or ministers. … We have been misled with the belief that we come into life as empty creatures who must find fulfillment in the world.

God Is Healing You Now by Mary L. Kupferle
God is healing you now! You need not even be aware of how it is happening; you need only to relax, to let go, and to be assured that it is being done.

Spiritual Healing Can Take Many Forms by Robert Brumet
Spiritual healing manifests itself in as many ways as there are individuals manifesting it. Spiritual healing is a movement toward a greater wholeness of being. This can take many forms.

The Healing Stream by Eric Butterworth
Once you catch the idea that you are a whole creature, a child of the universe, the very self-livingness of a universal stream of life, you will never again be satisfied until you find improvement in health.

Think Yourself Thin By Eric Butterworth
When you crave certain foods, it is because your mental attitude has created a demand for the food that will make your body reflect the image of yourself in consciousness.

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Wake Up to Your Dream Life from
Spiritual Healing Works! With Rev. Scott Sherman

Healing After a Betrayal from 
The Heart of the Matter With Rev. George Whitton

My Heart Has Wings from 
Music Speaks Louder Than Words With Revs. Dale Worley and Christy Snow

How Sounds Heal from
Spiritual Coaching With Rev. Carla McClellan

Welcome to Unity's Year of Abundant Living! This month's theme is “Step Out in Faith.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I am strong, positive and powerful.

Feature Articles

What is Faith? by Robert Brumet
Faith, like wholeness itself, is a divine idea. A divine idea exists beyond the domain of time and space [and] … has infinite possibilities for expressing itself within the realm of time and space.

In Everything, Have Faith in God! by Mary Kupferle
Today is the day to keep on having faith in God. In everything, have faith in God's love and wisdom at work in your life. [Know] that God is present and in control of all details. 

My Pillar of Faith by Rev. Richard Maraj
One day, I happened to pick up a little magazine [Daily Word®]. … As I read, I had an overwhelming feeling that someone had written that message just for me. It was on forgiveness—how the person who forgave is always [the] first to be blessed. 

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Essentials of Christian Faith from Metaphysical Romp with Rev. Paul Hasselbeck

Spiritual Practice from The Prosperous Life with Dr. Chris Michaels

 

 

Welcome to Unity's Year of Abundant Living! This month's theme is “Change Gracefully.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: Through the grace of God, I am being led to my highest good.

Feature Articles

Saying Yes to Change: The Anatomy of Spiritual Transformation
by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Many people are fearful of change, both the expected and unexpected they need to experience in order to live life with greater freedom and happiness.

Give Others Room to Grow and Change by Wendy Craig-Purcell
Do you hold people hostage to their last mistake or their worst fault? Are you as bad as the worst mistake you've ever made? Of course you aren't. There's much more to you than the worst mistake you've ever made or the prickliest part of your personality. 

How to Turn Your Life Around by Eric Butterworth
If you are not happy with the things that are repeatedly happening in your life, or with the direction in which you seem to be moving, you can turn it around. 

Change by James Dillet Freeman
James Dillet Freeman (1912–2003) was an internationally acclaimed poet, author, and lecturer. In this poem, he shares, “…Once I accepted life and was not loath to change, I found change was the seed of growth.”

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

How Much Stuff Do You Need? from The Prosperous Life with Dr. Chris Michaels

Overcoming "Immunity to Change" from Vibrant Living: Life Coaching With Carla with Carla McClellan

Be the Change from The Intentional Spirit ... Seeing and Being with Rev. Temple Hayes

This month's theme is “Behold Beauty Everywhere.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I welcome each new day with childlike wonder.

Feature Articles

Open Your Life to Beauty by Rev. Joyce Kramer
There are many places to find beauty—in people, in nature and in things. Wherever we are, we are able to perceive beauty if we are looking for it and are tuned in to the idea of beauty.

Discovering a Sense of Place by Rev. Paul John Roach
Coming into relationship with nature and finding a sense of place in our environment are both essential components of living a purposeful and contented life.

Behold Beauty Everywhere by James Dillet Freeman
James Dillet Freeman (1912–2003) was an internationally acclaimed poet, author and lecturer. His poems beautifully illustrate how we can behold beauty everywhere.

 

This month's theme is “Embrace Forgiveness.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I forgive from my heart and enrich all my relationships.

Feature Articles

The Fifteen-Minute Forgiveness Treatment by Rev. Hypatia Hasbrouck
The negative thoughts and feelings associated with the mental state of unforgiveness have deleterious effects upon our physical bodies. 

How to Forgive Yourself by Rev. Richard Maraj
A tragic accident left Richard Maraj paralyzed from the waist down. “Immediately I saw a familiar face outside the emergency entrance to the hospital. Love took on visible form in that moment—in the face of my mother.”

Forgiveness by Rev. Duke Tufty
When we embrace forgiveness, we open the door to compassion, peace of mind and joy. 

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Free Your Self from Miracle Revolution with Pamela Whitman

The Universe Responding Approach to Forgiveness from Universe Responding with Valleri Crabtree

The Wisdom in Forgiveness from Hello, Rev. Della Speaking with Rev. Della Reese

 

This month's theme is “Open to God.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I am centered in Spirit, eager to discover all I can do and be.

Feature Articles

One Power and One Presence by Rev. Duke Tufty
Beyond the physical there is a common energy, a spirit that is the very essence of life. We call this spirit God, and it permeates everything in the universe as well as every cell in our bodies.

Open Up to God! by Mary Kupferle
God's power within you supports your highest desires, undergirds your being, sustains your life, opens doors, lifts all burdens, dissolves all blocks, clears every path, bursts all bonds—as you open up to it. 

Whom My Soul Loveth by James Dillet Freeman
I have seen snow falling, the spring green pushing upward, the summer flowers standing tall, the grain yellow lingering on in the autumn fields, the fruit burdening the orchards. I have felt the glory of the Sun. I have heard the feet of the rain running among the leaves. I have listened to the conversation of ancient trees. Are these God? No, but they are the garments of God.

This month's theme is “Stay Centered.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: In the silence, I touch the presence of God within and find perfect peace.

Feature Articles

Is Your Mind at Peace? by Martha Smock
Peace of mind is made up of many feelings, attitudes, actions and reactions. When you seek peace of mind, you are seeking not blankness, but God in action. 

The Importance of Prayer and Meditation by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
The most important way to discipline the mind, and thus connect with Truth, is to spend regular time in prayer and meditation.

Balance by Rev. Dr. Patricia Keel
We are being called to a higher consciousness to experience [each] situation from a different point of view and to bring into spiritual activity our divine capabilities and powers.

Serenity and Solitude: Essential Ingredients for Quality of Life by Dr. Susan Smith Jones
Everyone needs time for solitude and silence. During those precious times can be found the peace of your own company. 

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Be Peace from a World that Works with Rev. Deborah Olive

Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and a Good Heart from The Yoga Hour with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Push Pause from Touching The Stillness with Rev. Paulette Pipe

Walking a Sacred Path from Touching The Stillness with Rev. Paulette Pipe

Peacefulness and Insight from World Spirituality with Rev. Paul John Roach

This month's theme is “Let Go and Let God.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I let go and let God work wonders in my life.

Feature Articles

Surrendering All to God by Rev. Gardiner Rapelye Jr.
“I've learned that when I pray and look for the good in every situation, I find it. I also know that what God leads me to, God leads me through. Whether it is a crisis or an opportunity for good, I'm to get out of the way and surrender all to God.”

Free Your Space by Michelle Robin, D.C., and Roxanne Renée Grant
Clutter handcuffs you to the past. It sets obstacle after obstacle in the way of your goals, saps your energy, and prevents you from seeing clearly and moving forward. … The good news is you can clean house, literally and figuratively, and be free!

Releasing Stress by Eric Butterworth
One of the most widespread problems of modern times is what is often called the “pressure syndrome.” … Today, whether the physician or the metaphysician is talking, the advice may be the same: “Let go of stress!” But the question is “How?” 

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Let Go of the Shore from Touching the Stillness with Rev. Paulette Pipe

Stop Talking to God! from Touching the Stillness with Rev. Paulette Pipe

Release Resistance: The Oneness Blessing from Everyday Attraction with Rae Zander

This month's theme is “Give Thanks.” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: I give thanks for Divine Love that blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive.

Feature Articles

Choosing Gratitude by Rev. Felicia Blanco Searcy
Gratitude is a choice we can make at any point along the way.

Nurturing a Consciousness of Gratitude by Peter Bolland
The consciousness of gratitude—that deep and abiding feeling of aliveness, well-being, serenity and joy—is a singular pleasure that transcends thought and circumstance.

Deliberate Gratitude by Rev. Lana Charlton
Deliberate is a powerful word when put into action. You can be deliberate in moving forward, stalling, even going backwards. Deliberate means intentional action.

Four Steps Toward a Gratitude Consciousness Shift
There are several techniques that can be use to deepen one's consciousness of gratitude. 

Unity Online Radio Podcasts

Only One Prayer from Absolute Living with Rev. Ellen Debenport and Laura Shepard

Thankful, I Am! from Fun, Fabulous and Free with Rev. Aliza Bloom

Tithing: Give Some, Save Some, Spend Some with Dr. Chris Michaels from The Prosperous Life

This month's theme is “Rejoice!” These resources are designed to inspire and support you on your spiritual journey. Please use this affirmation to enhance and enrich your daily spiritual practice: The joy of Spirit is with me always.

Feature Articles

Make Joy a Habit by May Rowland
Many people are unhappy because they have not yet learned the art of living happily and joyously in spite of conditions and circumstances in their lives. But true happiness can be attained by anyone. Every one of us can learn to make joy a habit.

More Joy, Less Stress in Eight Easy Steps by Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.
Reducing stress is important. These eight tips will reduce stress, promote relaxation, and bring a sacred balance back into your body and world.

Be! by James Dillet Freeman
God loves you for what you are, not for what you have done or have not done. What are you? You are God's child. That is your reason for being.