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What’s your covenant with the universe?

“To be the salt, you also need to be the shaker. Shake the world. Shake the truth. Shake the people. Have it sprinkle, melt and preserve humanity.” ― Anthony Liccione

hubbleLast week, I had the privilege of spending several days at Unity Village.

You might remember the story in E-Squared about the founders of Silent Unity, a worldwide movement that proclaims a bigger truth about who we are and why we’re here. The movement was started more than 135 years ago by Myrtle Fillmore who healed herself of tuberculosis and aggravated malaria.

Despite the fact she was spitting up blood, running a constant fever and depending on a cabinet full of medications, Myrtle decided to put to the test the outrageous claim made by a New Thought teacher who told her that God, who was all good, would never wish disease on anyone. Furthermore, the teacher promised that if she would align herself with this spirit of all good, she would discover her true self—which was completely healthy and whole.

Over and over, Myrtle affirmed: “I am a child of God and therefore I cannot inherit sickness.” She refused to “judge according to appearance.” She praised the vital energy of God within every cell.

Within two years, there was no sign of her old illnesses.

As I mentioned, she and her husband, Charles, who also healed himself from a disabling hip socket injury, started what’s now known as the Unity movement.

What I didn’t know was that on December 7, 1892, Myrtle and Charles made a written covenant with the universe. They committed their time, money and all they had and expected to have to the Spirit of Truth and to the Society of Silent Unity.

In exchange for this commitment, they made it clear that they would expect God (the Universe, the F.P.) to render unto them an equivalent in peace of mind, health of body, wisdom, understanding, love, life and an abundant supply of all things necessary to meet every want.

I heard about the Fillmore’s covenant from Dr. Carolynn Conley, an aerospace systems engineer who spoke at the conference of the Affiliated New Thought Network that I attended at Unity Village. In the 70’s, when Conley was a young woman living in the Virgin Islands, she heard about the Fillmore’s covenant.

Inspired, she decided to make her own covenant, decided to dedicate her time, talent and money to further the peaceful evolution of the planet. That commitment led her to become an aerospace engineer. It led her to NASA and the Johnson Space Center where she has worked for more than 40 years, facilitating research on the Shuttle, Shuttle-Mir and the International Space Station.

As she explained in her presentation, the International Space station transcends borders, politics and religion, propelling dozens of countries to work together for a higher good.

Indeed, Conley’s covenant is furthering the peaceful evolution of the planet.

So I ask you today, are you willing to make a covenant with the Universe? Are you willing to give everything you’ve got to your highest vision and to know that, in return, you will be given everything you could ever need.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

22 Responses

  1. Thank you for this message – it’s so powerful and inspirational! I realized that I’ve never fully committed to anything – I’ve been blessed with all sorts of abilities and have gotten middling successes. This feels like the missing key to catapult me to the next level. Thank you!



  2. hi Pam if it could give me and my mother some financial peace of mind (not having to worry about if we’ll have enough money for rent and food) than yes i would.

  3. Hallelujah and Amen! The Fillmores showed us how it’s done! Thanks for reminding us of all the good available to us now just for believing.

  4. Thank you Pam for this timely message. I never thought about the idea of making a covenant to the universe.

  5. I’m very familiar with The Unity movement and the Filmore’s but did not know that story. Thanks for sharing it. I’ve been asking regularly what the Universe wanted from me and complied as well as I understood. So far, all my needs have been met. I may not be rich but that’s never been at the top of my list of needs. We are in negotiations again. How and what can I give more of and live long enough to complete the work. It’s why we are all here. Thanks for another push in the right direction.

  6. Interesting Pam, As you know I am always sharing your posts (I interviewed you in the last year)… Im not quite sure what to make of this.. however its interesting as Im currently being asked to “trust’ in the process, and Its a challenge because of my past mistakes… food for thoughts

  7. I’m in! I need be anxious about nothing. I am as God created me. Free of all limits. Perfect, whole and complete. Free to forgive. Free to save the world.

  8. More than ready, Pam. More than ready. I have been having daily conversations with The Dude about what I expect and what I will give in return. He’s slowly coming around to my way of thinking.

  9. I am willing to give everything I’ve got to my highest vision and to know that, in return, I will be given everything I could ever need…. but Pam, I’m not quite sure what my highest vision is. Is it to trust that the Universe has my back 24\ 7 , and that the Universe will show me my highest vision ?

  10. Hi Pam,

    This is such an inspiring post as are all your post. I never heard about the idea of making a covenant and I would like to know if there is a specific way to make an covenant with the universe? Do you write it or speak it or both? I would very much love your feedback.

    Thank you,

    Robin Wilson


  11. I would like feed back on this also. I love the idea! And I do believe the Universe has my back at all times. It has been proven to me over and over, many times.

  12. Found this very timely and inspiring – thank you! I love your experiments and really like the idea.
    I can find a number of references to the covenant, but I can find no reference to how well it worked out for them. Did the Fillmore’s feel like they got “an abundant supply of all things necessary to meet every want without our making any of these things the object of our existence”?

  13. Myrtle’s story is what got my attention…and now I’m in the Unity ministerial program! Thank you for this beautiful reminder of how it all started. Unity Village is a beautiful place to visit. Blessings to you! ~ KK

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