GUEST SPEAKERS:

September 3, 2017:
Maxine Alexander, LUT

September 10, 2017:
Christina Brighton, LUT

September 17, 2017:
Maxine Alexander, LUT

September 24, 2017:
Rev. Barbara Schreiner-Trudel

October 1, 2017:
TBD


THE 12 FACULTIES

The faculty for the month of April is:

Wisdom / Judgment / Discernment

The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple James, Son of Zebedee. The coordinating colour is yellow and its location in the physical body is at the solar plexus or pit of the stomach.

Affirmation: "Divine Wisdom in me unites with the Holy Spirit and I always know what to do. "

The judgment faculty represented by James enables us to evaluate, appraise and discern in order to make correct decisions about our life and our world. It is inner knowing, inspiration and intuition. This faculty can be exercised in two ways. When we allow our sense consciousness - our personalities to inform this faculty, its conclusions are erroneous and condemnatory. However, when we allow our spiritual understanding to inform this faculty its results are Spirit filled and correct.

When we awaken to the reality of our being, the Christ Light begins to break upon us from within and we know the truth. This is the quickening of our judgment faculty and we no longer let the collective race consciousness influence how we think and act. We no longer judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.

Quicken wisdom, judgment through the spiritual activity of the Christ with the attention centered at the pit of the stomach or solar plexus and affirm:

“Christ within me is my glory. The brightness of Its presence wipes out all darkness and I am filled with life and light.”


Overview of the Twelve Powers

Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity with his wife Myrtle, believed that we can learn to use the power of God within us to improve our lives. This magnificent God-power flows through every cell of our body all the time. Fillmore specified twelve centers, or chakras, twelve specific energy points in various locations throughout our body, and named each one of them. He related one of these faculties, or "Powers" as he called them, to each of Jesus twelve disciples. They are presented here in the same order in which they appear in his book, The Twelve Powers of Man. Since there are twelve months in a year, one power is recognized each month, beginning with Faith, in January, Strength in February, etc.

From Unity's "Revealing Word" we learn that metaphysically, twelve refers to spiritual fulfillment. These twelve great centers of action symbolize the twelve spiritual gifts, or powers, and dwell in the realm of our subconscious mind. We remember always that these are spiritual powers which must be understood and applied on a spiritual level.

In Genesis 1, we read, God made man in God's image, male and female he created them, meaning that all of us have been created with both a masculine and a feminine nature. Six of our mind powers are feminine, feeling powers, and six are masculine, thinking powers. Thinking is masculine, it is conscious, objective thought. Feeling is feminine, and it is subjective thought. Our mind powers respond to our thinking and feeling as we command them one by one to do their mighty work within us.



FACULTY ARCHIVE

JAN: Faith

FEB: Love

MAR: Strength

MAY: Power

JUN: Imagination

JUL: Understanding

AUG: Will

SEP: Order

OCT: Zeal

NOV: Elimination

DEC: Life