Statement of Beliefs
Statement of Spiritual Beliefs of Seed of Light Unity Temple. Individual members may hold additional personal spiritual beliefs that are also in line with our temple beliefs.
The Divine Unity and the Living God
We, the members of Seed of Light Unity Temple stand united in our belief in a singular, all-encompassing, and living Universal God. This Divine Presence interweaves the fabric of existence, binding all creation within its perfect unity. Our devotion transcends the boundaries of conventional worship, embracing a non-denominational path that honors the sacred in all its manifestations.
Natural and Holistic Living
In reverence of the Divine’s perfect creation, our bodies and spirits, we endeavor to lead lives that are in harmony with nature. We embrace a holistic lifestyle that nurtures our well-being, committing ourselves to the purity of the natural world and its bounties. Synthetic substances are approached with caution, reserved only for moments when life’s thread hangs by a delicate strand.
Plant Medicine and Healing
The earth provides us with sacred plants that possess the wisdom to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits. In our temple, we respect and utilize these plant medicines, not as mere remedies but as sacred tools for deeper spiritual connections and healing.
Christ Consciousness and Universal Oneness
Our teachings illuminate the path to Christ Consciousness, a state of divine enlightenment and unconditional love. We aspire to the Universal Oneness, the cosmic tapestry that connects all life. Each individual journey is cherished, as it is a path walked with the Divine, towards the Divine.
Ancestral Veneration and the Inner Divine
Honoring those who walked before us, our ancestors, is integral to our spiritual practice. It is through their wisdom and strength that we find the keys to our own divine essence. We foster a profound connection with the God within, embracing the immortal spark that resides in each of us.
The Journey of Self-Discovery
Life is a pilgrimage of self-discovery. Each soul carries the potential to forge a unique and intimate bond with the Immortal Universal Creator. Our temple serves as a sanctuary where this sacred relationship can flourish.
We engage in rituals of cleansing and purification, rites that wash away the ephemeral and bring us closer to our purest selves. These practices are our sacred communion with the Divine, allowing us to emerge reborn in spiritual truth.
The Wisdom of Holy Texts
Our belief is not confined to a single holy script but is enriched by the diverse wisdom of various spiritual texts. These books are companions and guides along our spiritual quest, each a vessel of divine knowledge.
The Holy Spirit Within
We are the embodiment of the Divine; the Holy Spirit resides within us as our Highest Self. In recognizing this, we strive to manifest lives that reflect the perfection of the Universal Creator.
The Balance of Light and Dark
We acknowledge the existence of both light and darkness within the universe and within ourselves. Balancing these energies is the essence of our existence, a purpose that each of us must embrace to realize the full spectrum of our divine nature.
Spirit Guides and Their Guidance
Our paths are never walked alone. We believe in the existence of Spirit Guides, beings of light and wisdom who aid us in our spiritual journey. Through their guidance, we navigate the complexities of the material and spiritual worlds.
Our Spiritual Practice Encourages:
Belief in the Infinite Power known as God(dess).
Welcome to Seed of Light Unity Temple, where we celebrate spirituality as a transformative experience. Our community is built on the belief that the Supreme Immortal Creator of the Universe is present in all things. We honor the divine in all its forms, and provide a welcoming and inclusive space for those who seek spiritual growth. Through our services, classes and events, we offer the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share similar beliefs and values. Join us in the exploration of your spiritual path.
Our commitment to ancestral medicine is at the core of everything we do at Seed of Light Unity Temple. We believe that people can only achieve true healing and spiritual transformation when they are connected to their ancestral roots. That's why we offer a range of services designed to help our community members tap into the healing power of ancestral medicine, from healing ancestral karma to mending broken fences with present family. Our goal is to create a supportive and empowering space where our community members can accelerate their spiritual growth and achieve a greater sense of well-being and prosperity.
The use of plant medicine can be a powerful tool for personal healing and spiritual elevation. At Seed of Light Unity Temple, we understand the importance of using these tools ethically and responsibly. That's why we offer a variety of plant-based services to help you on your spiritual journey while respecting the sacredness of the plants we use. Our experienced staff is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 - Prohibits any agency, department, or official of the United States or any State (the government) from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except that the government may burden a person's exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person:
(1) furthers a compelling governmental interest and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
Sets forth provisions pertaining to judicial relief, attorney's fees, and applicability.
Declares that: (1) nothing in this Act shall be construed to interpret the clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the establishment of religion; (2) the granting of government funding, benefits, or exemptions, to the extent permissible under that clause, shall not constitute a violation of this Act; and (3) as used in this Act, "granting" does not include the denial of government funding, benefits, or exemptions.
Separation of Church and State
The separation of church and state is a philosophical and jurisprudential concept for defining political distance in the relationship between religious organizations and the state. Conceptually, the term refers to the creation of a secular state (with or without legally explicit church-state separation) and to disestablishment, the changing of an existing, formal relationship between the church and the state. Although the concept is older, the exact phrase "separation of church and state" is derived from "wall of separation between church and state", a term coined by Thomas Jefferson.