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 December is:

Life

The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple Judas. The corresponding colour is red and the physical location in the body is the generative region.

Affirmation: " I am Spirit and I am wholly satisfied by the great flood of spiritual life that now fills my body."

Life is the faculty of movement, vitality, wholeness and creativity. It is the expression of the pure eternal life within us. Life is divine, spiritual and its source is God / Spirit. In people, Life is their increasing consciousness of their world, their inner activities, the forces and movements about them. It is their power to express the eternal activity of God.

When Life is directed from the sense consciousness, it degenerates into a seeking to satisfy the senses and therefore requires direction. We must learn to watch our consciousness, its impulses and desires.

When the faculties of wisdom, understanding and judgment direct it, it is directed in ways that enhance one’s spiritual life. The river of life is within all in their spiritual consciousness and by consciously contacting Spirit through prayer and meditation and good works, new life is quickened in mind and body.

Quicken Life through the spiritual activity of the Christ with the attention centered on the generative center and affirm:

“Jesus Christ is now here, raising me to his consciousness of everlasting life and I am filled with vitalizing energy and power.”



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

AUG: Will

SEP: Order

OCT: Zeal

NOV: Elimination