“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
Last 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.