you’ve turned God on. Let go and let God. Step into
the energy field of who you really are and see your
situation in a new way. Don’t cling when you can sing.
FOURTH PRINCIPLE/FIRST AGREEMENT
The fourth Unity principle (Through affirmative
prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring
out the good in my life) aligns perfectly with the first
agreement: Be impeccable with your word.
We use affirmative prayer and meditation to raise
our awareness of Spirit in our lives. We go inward for
this connection with God. As we make that journey
from our heads to our hearts, we are in the power of
the impeccable word. The word is truth and the word
Impeccable means “without flaw or error; incapable
of sin.” In Unity, sin is often referred to as error and
described as doing the same thing over and over. Ruiz
defines it as rejection as well as anything you do that
goes against yourself. If you blame and shame yourself
over and over again, you are not connecting with
affirmative prayer. You are not being impeccable with
We’re not talking about little white lies you might
have told other people, like “I’m sorry, I can’t come
tonight” when you really meant, “I don’t want to come
tonight.” We are talking about a flawless, impeccable
Truth in which you stay grounded, face whatever you
see before you, and affirm: A few months from now, I
will not have this situation in my life. I will not struggle.
I will be living in harmony with vibration.
FIFTH PRINCIPLE/FOURTH AGREEMENT
The fifth Unity principle (I do and give my
best by living the Truth that I know. I make a
difference!) is the same as the fourth agreement:
Always do your best.
As James 4: 8 says, “Draw near to God, and
he will draw near to you.” This means we
have to take action first. Life is not
a waiting room. Whatever we
affirm that we have, we
must be and become.
My teacher in
school always implored us to do our best. “Average
is the best of the worst and the worst of the best,”
she’d say. “Strive not only to do your best, but also to
give each moment your full attention.” Whether I’m
speaking in public, visiting friends, or connecting
with a loved one, I give my full attention as much as
possible. That enables me to do my best.
As a minister and teacher, I learned years ago not to
go back and question my talk after I had spoken. This
is also the way to be in the practice of your daily life,
knowing that at the moment you gave the best of
you. If you continue to question what you said
in any situation, then you’re in the past,
which means you’re missing the
greatest moment you have ever
lived to do your best—the
amazing power of
right now. 5
We don’t come into a faith
community and say, “I think
I’ll get on a spiritual
path.” We are spiritual.