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 October is:

Zeal

The Power for this month is represented by the disciple Simon, the Zealot. The coordinating colour is orange and its location in the physical body is at the base of the brain (the medulla).

Affirmation: "My Zeal is tempered with Wisdom and I maintain a perfect balance within and without."

Zeal is the faculty of enthusiasm, intensity and exuberance. It provides our inner urge to progress; it is our motivation to achieve.

The highest expression of zeal is an unflagging, fervent interest in knowing, speaking and doing good. Understanding and wisdom help to temper zeal so that its enthusiasm and intensity are directed to grow spiritually and do God’s will.

To be without zeal is to be without the zest of living. Turn a portion of your zeal to do God’s will, to the establishing of the kingdom within you. Do not let zeal run away with your judgment. When zeal and judgment work together, great things can be accomplished.

Our disciples will do what we tell them and continue to do it after they have been sufficiently instructed and assisted in the use of the Word. Remember the mind rules both the within and the without, the visible and the invisible.

To help Simon the Zealot do his work, center your attention for a moment at the base of your brain and quietly affirm that infinite energy and intelligence are pouring forth in zeal.



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

NOV: Elimination

DEC: Life