The January/February 2022 issue of Unity Magazine is packed with ideas that you can use for speaking, teaching, and study groups. Articles include Gary Zukav’s view of a new type of human, how to find comfort when you no longer believe in God-out-there, a retrospective on Paramahansa Yogananda, and much more.
Here’s some of what you will find in this issue of Unity Magazine, with suggestions on how to use the research and writing in your ministry.
Listening in with … Gary Zukav: Creating Authentic Power by Katy Koontz
Gary Zukav says humanity is developing a new consciousness that he calls multisensory perception. “We will each become aware of continual opportunities to create with love instead of with fear,” he says in this Q&A with the editor of Unity Magazine. Use his ideas to offer a note of hope for the future of the planet.
Autobiography of a Yogi at 75 by Philip Goldberg
It has been 75 years since the publication of Autobiography of a Yogi, and the teachings of guru Paramahansa Yogananda are perhaps even more meaningful today. Nearly half of this complicated and fascinating book recounts miracles! Author Philip Goldberg reminds us of its rich content and will be teaching a deep dive into Autobiography of a Yogi starting in January.
Time to Let Go of God by Rev. Ogun Holder
Rev. Ogun Holder writes about the unsettling journey away from a God-out-there who intervenes in our lives, a Supreme Being to praise or blame for everything that happens. Without that comforting belief, we may feel unmoored and uncertain, especially in a crisis. But that’s our opportunity to show up ourselves—as God. Food for thought (or talks) to help those who have released their old beliefs about God but aren’t sure where that leaves them.
Sage & Savvy Voices: Signs from the Animal World by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D., has written books and oracle decks about animals as guides, teachers, and healers. But he says you don’t have to look up the meaning of a spirit animal to discover why it’s in your life. Just ask the animal! He explains how and why it works in this excerpt from an interview on Unity Online Radio. A reminder that consciousness is all around us.
Blessed by a Dress by Karen Brailsford
After decades of manifesting miraculous outfits at bargain prices, this Agape practitioner divulges a valuable fashion secret never shared in the pages of Vogue: Sometimes God shows up as a style guru.
An AWE-Inspiring Adventure by Michael Sandler
Michael Sandler, a speaker, teacher, and Unity Online Radio host, says automatic writing is making a comeback and can lead to mystical experiences. This is an excerpt from his book AWE: The Automatic Writing Experience (G&D Media, 2021). It’s yet another spiritual tool to offer.
From the Columns
- “Diving Into Ever-Deepening Faith”—Rev. Kurt Condra jumped out of an airplane, but he says real faith is more complicated than reckless abandon. In “Faith Matters,” he offers a useful tool called prayerful remembering to recall those times when faith prevailed.
- “A New Thought About New Thought”—In “The Spirit of Scripture,” Rev. Jacquie Fernández asks what it really means to renew our minds. Once we release limiting thoughts, what we hold in consciousness will take form in the outer world.
- “The Upside of the Downside”—Dawson Church, Ph.D., in “Healing, Science, and Spirituality,” says he frequently meets people who understand the principle of manifestation but can’t get it to work for them. He believes he knows why.
- “Where Will You Stand?”—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 93 in January. Rev. Ogun Holder says King is still teaching us.