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 June is:

Imagination.

The representing disciple is Bartholomew. In the gospel of John, his name is Nathaniel. It is believed that both names refer to the same person, and that Bartholomew, as he is called in the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, was his sur-name. The co-ordinating colour is light blue, and the physical location for this power is directly between, and just a little above the eyes. It is sometimes known as the Third Eye.

Affirmation: " I see wonderful new people, situations, and supply coming to me now in my spiritual development. "

Imagination is one of your most delightful, God-given spiritual faculties. It is the eye of your consciousness. It is your spiritual vision. It is your ability to perceive the limitless possibilities of your good. It is that point of your consciousness where you can see and picture your desire.

Imagination also gives shape, form and colour to unformed mental energy. As you perceive that which you need, you actually give it form. If you become still, and draw on the Christ Consciousness of Divine Imagination within you, and clearly "see" it in your mind’s eye, you give the shape, form and colour to whatever it is that you sincerely desire, and it becomes visible in your life. Our Imagination is very powerful!

There is one Source of all that is. We call it Divine Mind, God, Energy, Thought – or whatever name you choose. It is from this one Source that we draw imagination, love, strength, faith, wisdom, and everything we could possibly need. Man’s imagination tries to give form to the formless and to define the undefinable. The Source Itself remains formless and undefinable. It is “The Infinite”.

Never disqualify your imagination by saying "It’s only my imagination". It is a spiritual gift from God which assists you in developing awareness. It is the link between your present consciousness and your undreamed-of-possibilities.



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

JUL: Understanding

AUG: Will

SEP: Order

OCT: Zeal

NOV: Elimination

DEC: Life