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Steps 4-7 of All Creative Process

Charles Fillmore sees a distinct analogy between the symbolism in the first chapter of Genesis as it pertains to God and creation and to man and manifestation.  This can be comprehended only when one views the Creation story in Genesis as an allegory.  In the Bible, numbers have symbolic meanings.  Seven is the symbol of completion in the manifest realm.  The seventh day [Sabbath] symbolizes a period of rest from externally directed attention and effort.

Everything happens…everything…from center to circumference, meaning there is always Principle behind all things that appear in our lives as circumstance, occurrence, event, personality, person place or thing.  If, as in the above paragraph, seven means completion, why didn’t they say it?  That insight probably wasn’t even understood by the writer, but was embedded in the insight that came through inspiration so as to lie latent for future times of discovery.  Then, if the “code” is seven, must it be days?  What about minutes or some other such time frame?  Let’s explore together.

How Things Come to Be

Charles Fillmore sees a distinct analogy between the symbolism in the first chapter of Genesis as it pertains to God and creation and to man and manifestation.  This can be comprehended only when one views the Creation story in Genesis as an allegory.  In the Bible, numbers have symbolic meanings.  Seven is the symbol of completion in the manifest realm.  The seventh day [Sabbath] symbolizes a period of rest from externally directed attention and effort.

Everything happens…everything…from center to circumference, meaning there is always Principle behind all things that appear in our lives as circumstance, occurrence, event, personality, person place or thing.  If, as in the above paragraph, seven means completion, why didn’t they say it?  That insight probably wasn’t even understood by the writer, but was embedded in the insight that came through inspiration so as to lie latent for future times of discovery.  Then, if the “code” is seven, must it be days?  What about minutes or some other such time frame?  Let’s explore together.

A Re-Boot of Prosperity

“God did not create the universe out of nothing, but out of Himself, universal substance.  Man cannot make something out of nothing. The better he understands substance out of which he makes things, the better he will be able to bring forth whatever he desires. Then he will not be deceived by the thought that things count. He will know that he can make more things whenever he wants to and that he need not burden himself with laying up stores for the future.” (Charles Fillmore, Prosperity).

Unity has always been in the forefront of the understanding that thought is the tool that shapes substance into whatever we desire, and this understanding sharpens the absolute need for man (using the generic term of that day) to be focused in thought so as to be a cooperative participant in this grand adventure of co-creating.  Here we realize that it isn’t just the desire that is important but equally important is the mental and emotional acceptance of the process that brings into manifestation everything that is in our world…in our life.  Not realizing this Law or Principle behind all form, many have very unorganized thought and hence a very unorganized and unfulfilling life.  Then, in this process of the scissor-like quality of thought that seemingly cuts out of Substance the manifest form of our desire, to realize that the mechanics of this isn’t our concern and not to stumble with doubts as to the impossibility of a dream or desire happening…but it isvital to understand the “why.”  The “why” is a growing understanding that focused thought is our powerful tool, and to then keep on keeping on in our times of knowing.

The Fullness of Time

“I do not believe in the power of sin in myself or in others.”  (Jesus Christ Heals – C. Fillmore, page 61)

While this is a dramatic statement from our co-founder, for someone to just extract this rather short statement and say that it reflects a major belief of Unity would be very untrue.  The word “sin” must be defined so as to make his statement true and logical.  “Sin (error) is first in mind and is converted by a mental process, or by going into the silence.  Error is brought into the light of Spirit and then transformed into a constructive life force. ‘Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.’” (Romans 12:2). (Revealing Word)  The statement can now make sense for it speaks to a placement or focus of thought toward what is right and true within ourselves and within others, and strips it of any power that once we may have been told is valid and real.  Only God, hence Love, Life, Abundance and Joy, is Real; however, we can embrace another definition of the word “sin,” and then allow its definition of fear to remain for a time…but why?

So now…I only believe in the power of Goodness and Love in myself and others.

Health is Our True Nature

“Health is fundamental in Being and is man’s divine birthright. To be healthy is natural. Health is the normal condition of man and of all creation. It is the orderly state of existence. It is a state of being sound or whole in mind, body and soul. God’s man is hale, whole , hearty. Health, real health, is from within and does not have to be manufactured in the without. Health is the very essence of Being. It is as universal and enduring as God.” Charles Fillmore, Dynamics for Living.

Health and wellness can be thought of as one of the fundamental  pillars of Unity’s beliefs/teachings. It often speaks to the native Intelligence…God-Intelligence…within the very DNA of each cell.  Sickness of any kind is therefore the result of our giving a different set of marching orders to the cells and functions of our body. This is, of course, not a purposeful act on our part, but one that is the result of sloppily using our I AM identity and identifying it with patterns of thought that are not worthy of the co-creative journey that each is upon.  This, of course, can be changed once we understand the process by which everything is brought into manifestation  from invisible directive thought that is behind everything in our lives. Once we begin to understand and accept responsibility for the process behind how everything comes into expression…including our bodies…we can then begin to learn how to not only step out of the way of the Intelligence within each cell, but to encourage what is happening. We can begin to use consciously positive, powerful and consistent statements of identification as we now intelligently use our I AM to only hand-shake with what we really want to do, be and have, not contrary.  Health and wellness is your true nature; Unity’s message is helping us to become a conscious and positive cooperative component to this Truth of Being.