By Rev. John W. Adams
After wandering around on Mother Earth for about 30 years, I was introduced to Unity in 1958. Like so many other people who have awakened to the fact that their religious beliefs or affiliation were confusing, fearful and depressing, I was one of those who had given up on organized religion. I was not seeking another.
When I was a milkman in Seattle, Washington, I became acquainted with Bruce, one of my customers. One day, he asked me what I intended to do with the rest of my life. When I hesitated to answer because I didn’t know, he suggested that I consider the high-paying professional sales field. He immediately had my attention! He was a registrar for a new sales training school in Seattle and was eager to enroll me because he sincerely wanted to help me be successful and prosperous. There was something very likable about Bruce, so after giving it due consideration, I enrolled.
Besides learning sales techniques, public speaking, and other aspects of being successful in sales and in life, I learned that Bruce and his whole family were in Unity. His brother-in-law, was co-owner of the training school and had written the home study course. In the very first lesson I learned about affirmations and the power of the spoken word, two of the primary teachings of Unity.
After completing the home-study lessons, I attended the residence training in the school’s offices. What really got my attention were the ten weekly Human Engineering lectures presented by Dr. Adolph N. Meyer, a Divine Science minister. While not mentioning God, but talking about Infinite Intelligence and my innate potential, Dr. Meyer awakened me to Truth. (Divine Science is closely akin to Unity.)
Ultimately this led to my attending a Unity church. Things that attracted me to Unity were love and freedom, and that it just made good sense. I wanted more. Back then, people in Unity were called students which meant that Unity was not just another religion or church to join, but a fulfilling way of life to be learned and enjoyed. I became a devoted Unity student and the more I learned, the happier and healthier was my life.
Now, after 60 years, I’m still learning. Life is wonderful. I am so thankful for Unity. – Lovingly, Rev. John
What’s your Unity story? I’d love to hear it! How are you enjoying the Wonderful Unity Way of Life? If you have questions about Unity, please write them to me.