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Articles by Greg Barrette
Give Thanks for a Divine Idea

In 1978, while I was in ministerial school, I was assigned to chauffeur Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power of Positive Thinking...

Taking Care of Your Own Feet

A sage told the parable of a pilgrim who had to traverse a fiery hot desert on his journey. First, the sands burned his feet and then, the sharp rocks cut them. He didn't know what to do...

Upstairs Love or Downstairs Love?

Do you know how to love?

My friend who grew up in a Unity church complained that she felt confused about love...

Spirituality is the Coffee and Religion is the Cup

What is the difference between spirituality and religion? Spirituality is the essence of Truth. Religion is the container into which that essence is poured...

A Word Person, a Silence Person

"I am a 'word person', but Mr. Fillmore was more of a 'silence person'."

 

James Dillet Freeman, Unity's Poet Laureate and Director of Silent Unity for many years, was explaining to me the methodology of his prayer life and how it differed from that of Charles Fillmore...

Do You Remember Who You Are?
You are a soul: pure spirit, the essence of pure being...
True Prayer is the Language of the Heart
Three Sanskrit scholars passed by a beggar who was chanting Vedic prayers by the side of the road and, after not placing any money in his begging bowl, corrected his pronunciation with haughty disdain...
The Precious Now

Every moment is the gateway to the now. Every situation is a precious chance to awaken. Every person encountered is a gateway to God. Every opportunity begs to be taken...

Childlike Faith and Wonder
I promise you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven...
The Unity-Native American Connection
A Unity minister on a long-ago summer journey follows a trail of synchronistic connections linking Unity with the indigenous culture of this land..
Spells of Cussedness
Myrtle Fillmore wrote "We don't tell you to deny the existence of all your problems or shortcomings. You should admit to them. But don't identify yourself with them."...
Your Soul's Perfect Process of Unfoldment
Unity's mystic and poet James Dillet Freeman once told me that
whenever he recognized that he had fallen short, he would tell himself "Well, that just shows 'I've come up to here!'"...
Desire and the Soul
You are a soul in evolution and every experience in your life is there to move your soul forward.
Getting to Know Your Soul
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” So said the Persian mystic Rumi.
If You Want to Enough
Unity minister Dr. Ernest Wilson used to qualify "all things are possible to the one who believes" with "if you want to enough".
You are a Cell in the Heart of Humanity
Separate heart cells in a lab dish beat with an irregular rhythm, but when even a few individual ones are clumped together, they beat as one. . .
Free Your Mind
Do headlines and current events undermine your quality of life and affect your peace of mind? As long as the outer world. . .