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 March is:

Strength

The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple Andrew. The coordinating colour is light green and the physical location is in the small of the back.

Like all other Faculties, Strength is pivotal in its expression. When we rely on Spiritual strength we can overcome every “Giant” as illustrated by David when he slew Goliath. David did not need a protective armor. He knew that God was his shield and buckler. Goliath relied on material and physical strength. He had on his armor and he was huge and physically strong. Yet he was defeated, for his reliance was not on the strength of the All-mighty One. Jesus demonstrated Spiritual strength. Before any demonstration, He always declared. “It is not I but the Father in me. He does the work” This supreme strength can only be attained by unfailing trust in Spirit and a conservation of vital energies.

“I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” Let us be mindful of this affirmation when we need a shift from physical and material strength to Spiritual strength. This statement invokes strength for ourselves and “You are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” invokes strength for others.

Strength works best when it is supported by faith. So let us gird our loins with spiritual strength and go forth in faith to do that which is ours to do. We must not allow ourselves to be discouraged by delay, setbacks or even the appearance of failure. “the Lord God is our stronghold”.


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

APR: Wisdom/Judgment

MAY: Power

JUN: Imagination

JUL: Understanding

AUG: Will

SEP: Order

OCT: Zeal

NOV: Elimination

DEC: Life