GUEST SPEAKERS:

November 5, 2017:
Maxine Alexander, LUT

November 13, 2017:
Rev. Barbara Schreiner-Trudel

November 20, 2017:
Christina Brighton, LUT

November 27, 2017:
Rev. Barbara Schreiner-Trudel


THE 12 FACULTIES

The faculty for the month of August is:

Will

The Power for this month is represented by the disciple Matthew. Matthew was a tax collector before he became Jesus’ disciple. The co-ordinating colour is silver, sometimes represented as grey. The physical location for this power is in the center of the brain.

Affirmation: " I am open, receptive and willing to accept God’s will. "

The development of will comes through the many surrenderings of old ways. No matter how well you understand spiritual laws, unless you are willing to live by them, they are not useful to you. For instance, if you are not willing to forgive, the cleansing activity of forgiveness cannot move through you.

Actually, you must choose willingness over wilfulness. Learn to say "Thy will, not mine". Willingness is always constructive in consciousness building. Willfulness is always destructive, because it lacks the courage to depend on God for having needs met, and at the same time, ignores spiritual laws.

Willingness acknowledges the facts but moves according to inner instruction. It is not always easy to obey your inner instructions. Put courage into your thinking and feeling when you are shaken by God’s instructions. Be courageous in spite of the facts, and facts will adjust to the revelation that God wants only good for you.

Your will is the great permission-giver of your consciousness. When you give the command, your will moves all other spiritual gifts into action, but you must give the command. Give love permission over anger; give faith permission over appearances. Will determines character formation. As you become willing to be wiser, stronger and more creative, your are building character. Turn to the Christ within and meet the ability that will overcome all challenges. Trust that inner Christ to give you greater peace and harmony in your life as you continue to choose willingness.



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

APR: Wisdom/Judgment

MAY: Power

JUN: Imagination

JUL: Understanding

SEP: Order

OCT: Zeal

NOV: Elimination

DEC: Life