August | Power

HOME SEMINAR INFORMATION:

Twelve Powers Information
About the Mandala and Colors
Mandala for Power
About the Music
Supplementary Reading
Home Study Activities
Powerful Phillip

SUGGESTED SONGS:

“Love Is The Only Power (Path Of The Heart)
“Somebody Bigger,” “Because I Am” Damon Younger
“Dangling Conversation” Simon & Garfunkel
“Sounds of Silence” Simon and Garfunkel (The Graduate)
“Calling Occupants” The Carpenters
Two Sides” The Carpenters
“I’m Sorry” John Denver
“Last Farewell” Roger Whitaker
“Fill in the Words” Neil Simon (“They’re Playing Our Song”)
“The Violet Flame” Joel Andrews (album)
“Thanks Again” Willie Nelson
“Can You Read ny Mind” 101 Strings (Superman album)

SUPPLEMENTARY READING:
“TWELVE POWERS OF MAN” CHARLES FILLMORE
POWER– DOMINION — MASTERY”
“CHRIST ENTHRONED IN MAN” CORA FILLMORE
CHAPTER 6
“HEALING SECRET OF THE AGES” CATHERINE PONDER
“YOUR HEALING FACULTY OF POWER”
“YOUR GOD GIVEN POTENTIAL” WINIFRED WILKINSON HAUSMANN
“OPEN THE POWER CHANNEL”
“HOW TO USE YOUR TWELVE GIFTS FROM GOD WILLIAM WARCH
“POWER”
“YOUR POWER TO BE” SIG PAULSON
“YOUR POWER TO BE: AUTHORITY”
OTHER BOOKS RELATING TO TWELVE-POWERS:

Twelve Powers of Man (6-cassette set of tapes)–Ed Rabel
The Jesus Story–Ann Ree Colton
Twelve Apostles–Robert Brownrigg
Thirteen Men Who Changed the World–H.S. Vigeveno
There are innumerable books on many subjects that also apply to the above subjects under the
headings of:
Prosperity, Self-Help, Psychology, Healing, Health, Mind Power, Dreams, Life after Death,
Prayer, Color, and many, many, others.

HOME STUDY ACTIVITIES

THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES INTENSIFY THE EXPERIENCE OF THESE LESSONS. SELECT THE ONES THAT INTEREST YOU. THE MORE TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO THEM THE MORE LASTING IMPRESSION UPON YOUR CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS.APPLY THEM FOR AT LEAST ONE MONTH. KEEP A JOURNAL TO RECORD YOUR EXPERIENCES AND FEELINGS.

THE WORD:

1. What “Word” do you speak to create your world?
2. Notice your “I AM” affirmations — write them down during this month.
3. Listen to your thoughts and words. Are they what you want to experience?
4. Are you listening to words of others that are contrary to your desired creations?
Explain.
5. Are you willing to change the “idle words” in your vocabulary? Discuss.

LORDS PRAYER; TEN COMMANDMENTS:

POWER PROCESS, PHILIP.

1. What is your interpretation of “The Lord’s Prayer”?
2. What is your interpretation of the Ten Commandments?
3. What was your experience of the Power Process?
4. What did Philip ask Jesus?
5. What did Jesus answer?

POWERFUL PHILIP

The Disciple Philip, who represents Power, was called “The Greek, but he wasn’t. However he fluently spoke the language, which may account for his nickname. Actually he lived in Bethsaida, the same town as Andrew and Peter, a fishing town along the Sea of Galilee.

The Bible gives more accounts of Philip than some other disciples, and often he’s with Nathanael. For instance, the “Book of John” gives the next two stories. “The next day (after calling forth Andrew and Peter) Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” The next part of the story contains the famous comment from Nathanael, “Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the law and prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ Aid Nathanael replied, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?'”

Another story tells about a conversation involving Jesus and the other disciples. It’s another picture of Thomas, the doubter, who asks and then understands. Jesus had been discussing the “many mansions” where He would -prepare a place for them.” He said, “I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” Although it would seem Thomas, who’d been with Jesus three years, would comprehend, he said, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Thanks to Thomas’s question we have the enlightening answer, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.” And then Thomas apparently understood, because he didn’t ask any further questions.

However Philip didn’t seem to be any clearer after hearing the explanation, so he made a reasonable request for which we should all be grateful, “Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied.” I’m glad I didn’t ask, because Jesus’s rebuff seems a bit harsh, yet the lesson is valuable. Jesus said, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves.”

Thanks to Philip we have this clear explanation of oneness with God. And apparently Philip did believe him. He must have also believed Jesus when He continued the same conversation by saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father.”

Philip did “the greater works,” as mentioned earlier, and other miracles as described in “The Book of Acts.” The important message is to remind us that anything he did was simply following the teachings of Jesus.

Philip was a powerful speaker, as mentioned in Acts. In fact he was so impressive that Simon, a local magician was baptized by him, and continued with Philip on his ministry. The Bible says, “And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.” One such incident occurred when Philip baptized the eunuch who was minister of Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians. “When they came up out of the river, the Spirit of the Lord caught up Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more.” He was found some distance away preaching the gospel to the towns. He also preached in Samaria where he caused unclean spirits to come out, healed the paralyzed and lame, and caused much joy.

Do you really believe that you can do anything Jesus did? Healing through the Power in your own hands, or by the Power of your Word? If you believe it you can do it now. However, if you have doubts than barriers remain that must be overcome or dissolved. The Holy Spirit within you will guide and teach you concerning the e matters. I suggest you continue reading the Book of John for powerful teachings that can be applied in your life today. And read the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary for an extensive explanation of the meaning and symbology of Philip as the disciple who represents Power.

The following quote will prepare you for the rest of this lesson, “The power center in the throat controls all the vibratory energies of the organism. It is the open door between the formless and the formed worlds of vibrations pertaining to the expression of sound” (MBD PG 524). “IN THE BEGINNING”

“In the beginning was the Word.” These are, perhaps, the most powerful words in the Bible for they are the words of creation, and the first words of the Book of John, the New Testament version of the creation story.

The “Word” or creative process, according to the dictionary is the “creative and sustaining spirit of divine wisdom. Charles Fillmore in his various writings gives us greater insight into the Word. He says it is the thought of God, or the sum total of God’s creative power. He explains that since God is perfect, then His idea, thought, Word is perfect. In other words God created His universe according to His consciousness. And we too create our world from our consciousness, which is the sum-total of cur experiences, thinking, and believing.

The Book of John goes on to say, “And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” The Dictionary says idea and thought are synonymous. In other words the idea and the thought about it are one. Metaphysics teach that everything is first an idea in mind. This law is true for God as well as man. There must first be an idea, then the thought, and finally the expression or manifestation. Obviously the original idea was God, the Source, or Substance cut of which all is formed. Everything started somewhere with something, because nothing can only create nothing.

So let’s assume everything came from something — a Source. Let’s call It God – the Substance out of which everything is formed. Now suppose God has an idea to create something. How will He do it? What will He use to create His something? If Substance (God), in the beginning is all that exists, then creation must have been formed from it. Substance is the idea (the Word) and the thought (the Word).

The Book of Genesis states, “The earth was without form and void, and larkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let thee be Light; and there was Light. And God saw that the Light was good.'” The Light that God created is Substance: the Source, energy, or essence out of which everything is created. Logic gives us one conclusion: If God pronounced all that He created “Good,” then everything that exists is good. I choose to believe that God in His infinite wisdom, did not create imperfection out of perfection. Therefore, you and I, and all that exists have already been pronounced -Good” by God. Possibly the oily imperfection is our thought or belief about it according to our own consciousness. And if even that came from God, then it too must be “Good.”

That’s a powerful concept. But there’s more: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us…” In other words He had the idea, and the thought about it, and now the manifestation of the idea comes into form. This is the perfect expression of the perfect idea aid perfect thought. Remember the perfect idea is God, and the perfect thought is the Christ (the Word or Logos), the I AM. We are all the perfect thought, and Jesus is the perfect expression. But He told us “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do.” “In the beginning was the Word” could read, In the beginning I AM. The only words more powerful than these are I AM THAT I AM, which means God in the universal sense. I AM is God individualized within Jesus, you, me, and everyone as the Christ. This also is our Superconscious or Higher Self. Don’t let confusion cloud your understanding of these important terms. Some are the same words for different things; and some are different words for the same thing.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

If I AM THAT I AM are the most powerful words in the universe, surely The Lord’s Prayer is the most powerful compiliation of words. Imagine the Power contained in that prayer. It’s been spoken, sung, thought, or tuned-into for a longer period of time by more people than any other words. It was even spoken by Jesus and the twelve disciples. He gave us this example f prayer that has been misunderstood and misinterpretted until we no longer have the original prayer -or its meaning.

Compiled from the Old Testament, it’s had an even longer time to accumulate Power. Some say if you repeat it seven times you’ll experience tremendous Power. Others say it takes twelve, are even fifteen repeatings for the Power-full effect.

Jesus says, in the instructions given at the beginning of the Prayer, that our prayers are between us and our indwelling Father: “who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” There is no right or wrong way to pray. It is your belief, faith, and expectancy according to your consciousness that brings forth the answers. Prayer is Power. Use it often and liberally. It’s powerful because it keeps you focused on the positive rather than negative. Prayer is not intended to beg or beseech, nor is it to be used for self-pity or self-condemnation; neither is it meant to be an experience of separation between oneself and God. Rather, it’s meant to )e an experience of oneness between oneself and God — not “out there”– but “in here.” That’s why Jesus said we are to “go into our closet,” which means within ourself. His reference to “OurFather” is the same as when we say Christ (Jehovah in the Old Testament). It simply means God within us.

In praying the “Lord’s Prayer” it is necessary to understand that the “point of contact” with God is in the present moment. If we are living in the past or carrying the past with us in the form of regrets, hurts, and unforgiveness. we cannot be in the present moment. On the other hand, if we are anxious, fearful or resistant about the future we are not in the present moment, either. We must release the past and the future in order to be in the present moment, and to pray as Jesus taught. The “Lords Prayer,” as originally written, was a series of positive affirmations stated in the present tense.

Most of us pray from a sense of our own ego: “What I want, what I need, how I think it should be.” Or from a preoccupation with self such as “I am so unworthy, I am this and I am that,” which is also a position of ego. Surrendering self-centeredness is a prerequisite in praying the “Lords Prayer.”

When I find myself at a low energy level or feeling negative I can come out of it by repeating the Lord’s Prayer. I find even more Power when I ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the meaning of the words. Every time I do this they become more clear. I asked again before writing these words, and received the following explanation and guidelines.

The Lord’s Prayer is basically a communication with our Higher Self. “Our Father which art in Heaven” is the greeting that acknowledges the perfect idea created by the perfect mind (God), so turns us within to the higher state of consciousness which is where we make contact.

“Hallowed be they name.” is an acknowledgment of Oneness with God indwelling. Hallowed” properly interpreted means Holy or whole (without separation) or Oneness. “Thy kingdom come thy will be done;” a submission of our ego and will to the level of total surrender to God. This affirms that when we merge the three selves, inner child, and all phases of ourself into oneness, we will be in a continual state of heaven. “On earth as it is in Heaven” means in the outer manifestation as well as the inner realm of perfection in the unformed.

“Give us this day our daily bread.” When the awareness of our oneness occurs all our needs will be met. We will be dwelling in the Promised Land of unlimited supply — the realization of Divine Substance. As a statement of truth we could say: “You always provide our daily needs.” Or we can affirm, “When me are living in the present moment our needs are already fulfilled. Forgive is our debts/trespasses as we forgive our debtors/ those who trespass against us” is another statement of truth that tells us so release the past and to release the future; and to live with an attitude of non-resistance. When we have entered into this kingdom of heaven manifest on earth, not only will we forgive, but we realize there’s nothing to forgive. We’ll be fulfilling the affirmation “There’s nothing between me and anybody else but love and understanding. We’ll be living at” one-ment.

“Leave us not in temptation, but deliver us from evil” takes a bit of explanation. When we are living in the present moment and not dragging the past with us, or anxious, resistant or fearful about the future we are living in the presence of God. This is a Process known as Regeneration. When it happens we experience spiritual consciousness or Oneness with God. However, when we return to the past or future we drop out of the present moment and it seems as if we have “lost contact with God.” We experience separation and we feel fearful . once we bring ourselves back to the present moment we “make contact with God” and feel peace, once more. So, this part of the prayer is simply an acknowledgement asking that God not “leave us,” or in its proper context of the present moment it is an affirmation that “God never leaves us.” It’s also an affirmation that even when it may feel as if He has left us we know that He hasn’t. In other words, God is with us always. This is simply a restatement of Oneness.

“For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever,” says, “Please don’t let me forget who I am, my true identity of perfection created in the image and likeness of my perfect Father, God, which is good and only good. Don’t let me fall back into a consciousness of evil or lack, limitation, or imperfection, for I know that if that’s what I see, that’s what I get (according to my consciousness).

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

The Ten Commandments are powerful because they are Law. And they serve as guidelines to live by until we gain the degree of self-responsibility when we don’t need outer Laws. But most of us haven’t reached that level of freedom as yet. Laws are important and they actually enhance our powerfulness. Can you imagine our society at its present level of consciousness if we did not have laws?

The Ten Commandments are written on three levels: literal, just as they are written; psychological, and the deeper spiritual teachings for those who are ready to listen, hear, understand and follow. This, of course, is true of the entire Bible. To stop with the literal is to miss the greatest adventure story ever written — ours. Everything that happens within The Bible is symbolic of something happening within ourselves. The Bible is Power-full! Read it to enhance your Power-within.

THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE BIBLE

King Melchizedek, in Old Testament, was considered the most powerful man in the Bible. “priest of God Most High.” The “Book of Hebrews” tells us, “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God … is by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, which is king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.”

According to the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary “Melchizedek refers to the Christ mind or superconsciousness, that which when ruling in man’s consciousness establishes and maintains right doing, perfect adjustment, peace, and perfection.” Jesus Christ is said to be a “priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” And remember Jesus said that anything He can do we can too. So think how powerful you are.

Remember: love-power; not will-power. Power within; not power-over. There is one Presence and one Power in the universe, God. GOD IS LOVE. I AM — I am

I AM is the Word of creation, and we create our universe with our “I am’ statements. Remember, God is Energy or Divine Substance; the unformed from which all is formed, and is the idea and the thought (both are The Word), and the manifestation. Because God as Principle is impersonal and unchanging, It creates according to your Word whether negative or positive. So when we think or say, “I am sick, I can’t do this or that, I am tired, I am weak,” or whatever negative thoughts and words we’re affirming, the universe acts upon it, and brings forth the manifestation. See how powerful we are? So we must become very conscious about our thoughts and words, and even our beliefs, because all create according to our consciousness.

And here’s a shocker: when we say “I am” with negative attachments, we are using the Lord’s name in vain, because “I AM” is another word for God (the Lord). Therefore it’s also breaking the Third Commandment which says “Thou shalt not use the name of the Lord your God in vain.” And here’s the kicker, the rest of that Commandment plainly states the universal law: For the Lord gill not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” It’s simple; universal laws are unchanging. They work whether we lika it, or work with them, or not. So it’s wise to be aware, and work with them.

Also they are true even if appearances or facts seem contrary. So if we want to use our words with Power and Authority we make positive statements of Truth (about our I AM identity; our real self). Therefore we affirm” I am whole, well, and free. I am strong, I am prosperous,I am joyful.” We affirm what is true with God, for with God all things are perfect, and we are One with God. Now here’s a secret of Power that is powerful. When we refuse to forgive we are giving power to the unforgiven. You are allowing them control over your life, and you are giving your own power away. So take control over your own life with positive affirmations of Truth: “No one did anything to me. I allowed whatever happened because I was not in control of my thoughts and actions. I realize that I projected something within me that attracted the other person’s actions, or the events that seem hurtful. Nothing anyone does, or fails to do, can take away my joy or good.”

Then take the process even further by affirming, “Whatever happened is over. I freely forgive, release, and let go of past negative or limiting conditions on all levels of my consciousness. I only accept the Truth of my being. I am whole and perfect because I am created from the substance of God which is perfect.” You can take the healing, forgiving process even further by affirming, “The same is true for the other person or circumstance.” Whewww! That’s powerful. How do you feel with that declaration?

Here are some more powerful affirmations:

“God reveals o me now what I can do to change the circumstances or condition in my life.
“I am free with the freedom of Spirit.”
“I love all people and all people love me.”
“I am a whole and perfect child of a whole and perfect Father. “There is no lack.”
“I am one with the infinite substance of the universe and it is manifesting now in my life as plenty, plenty, plenty.” “All I desire for my good is mine already, and I willingly and joyfully claim it and accept it.”

“There is nothing between me and anyone else, but perfect love and understanding.” You are beginning to see how positive affirmations of truth work, but you have to use them constantly. Never allow negative thoughts to take over. When you notice you are thinking or talking negatively, stop mid-sentence (if necessary) and change to something positive. This may be changing habit patterns of a lifetime, so will take unrelenting conscious and unconscious effort until you have broken the old patterns, and reprogrammed. If you stop before the new habit is established, the old conditions will reappear.

Habits and patterns are similar to addictions, which can be treated with tie same process. However most addicted people say, “I can’t stop.” More likely, for some deeply hidden reason they don’t want to stop. It serves a purpose that originated in childhood, and the addiction is a survival mechanism. But this is another subject discussed in my book, “Saying Yes to Myself.” I suggest anyone with addictions attend Twelve Step programs for most effective support.

Addictions are also locked into race consciousness and beliefs held by the masses. They’ve become so strong and firmly established people think it’s truth. It isn’t. You are in control when you take control with positive affirmations.

Here are some affirmations for changing habits, patterns, and addictions:

“I am in control of my life.”
“I am in control of my body.
I am in control of my mind.
“I am not a victim of anything or anybody.”
“Nothing and nobody has control over me or my body.”
“It is easy to stop any habit. I am not alone.”
“I call upon the Holy Spirit within to assist me.”
“I call upon the Twelve Powers within to assist me.”
“I call upon the Christ Presence within to assist me.
“I call upon my I AM to assist me.”
“I call upon Jesus Christ within, for I know we are one.”
“I am strong. I am powerful.”

“All Power and Authority is given unto me; and I call upon that Power and Authority now.” You can take control of your life from within. This is the Power and Authority. Power-within not Power-over.” When we stop trying t control others, and use the Power to control our own lives we ill be truly Powerful.

COMMUNICATIONS

I’ve recently discovered for myself another powerful form of using the Word, and that’s through honest communications. Saying what we mean, and meaning what we say. For generations we were taught to say what’s appropriate, or what will make the right impression. But at any cost suppress your true feelings. And then suffer the physical and emotional consequences because we’ve stuffed our feelings.

Thank God the younger generations are learning to be honest with themselves and others. And the rest of us are afraid lightning will strike us dead when we make an honest communication. But we’re also enjoying the positive results of less physical and emotional repercussions that sometimes require years of therapy or other methods of healing. We’re learning it’s no longer necessary to endure relationships that are painful and demeaning, nor do we allow others to control our lives. And we’re also learning not to control others. As this process unfolds we’re reclaiming more inner power we can use for positive and productive purposes. And we are definitely enjoying the creative benefits of fulfilling our life plan, rather than someone else’s idea of what we should do.

Now I’m going to approach another phase of the Word that relates to conversation. We can never allow ourselves the luxury of idle words thinking they won’t cause any harm. On the contrary, we are held accountable for every thought and word. So the “our-letter words prevalent in today’s conversations ire seeds sown, and eventually bring forth after their kind with sexual or bodily repercussions.

You see, the subconscious is like a computer. It doesn’t think, nor does it have a sense of humor. So the old computer adage: garbage in — garbage out” is exactly how it works for US. It’s a matter of taking responsibility for our thoughts and words. The “Book of Isaiah” says, “So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” It looks as if they knew these Truths even before computers were invented.

And televisions hadn’t been invented either, but the universal laws still apply. When we spend hours watching soaps, crime, and violence, and all manner of negative programming, can you imagine what happens to our internal computer? Truth students and teachers have known this for years, and now mothers and doctors, aid even the senate of the U.S. is finally understanding the damage inflicted on children subjected to a constant bombardment of negative input.

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy television and movies, but I try to be selective. I also attempt to keep a balance in my life without becoming fanatic. I know beliefs can influence the negative impact too, so I examine them to make sure I’m not programming negative results that otherwise wouldn’t occur. This is where wisdom guides us into the difference between beliefs and universal laws that work whether we believe them or not.

POWER PROCESS

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. When you are ready take a deep breath, release, and let go. As you breathe out, release all thoughts, concerns, and emotions you have brought with you to this moment. Take another deep breath, release, and turn within to your I AM center.

As you take another deep breath visualize an energy of purple Light ii your throat at the root of your tongue. As you continue breathing, see the purple energy gently swirling from your throat into your lymph glands, mouth, and throughout your head. Affirm “I am Power.” Continue swirling the energy throughout your body as you keep affirming “I am Power.” Experience the feeling of Power within your body as the purple Light of Power gains intensity. Continue with the affirmation, “I am Power.” Become aware of the energy of lower — how it feels, smells, tastes so you can recreate it whenever you need Power. Or use it if you are feeling too much Power and need to remind yourself that Power is within, not over others.

Affirm “all Power and Authority is given unto me in heaven and earth.” As you affirm this statement allow the feeling and realization of this Power used by Jesus to sweep over your being; and bask in the consciousness of His gentle Power. Then feel yourself merging with, and becoming part of it. Allow the feeling to gain in intensity as you begin affirming “I AM.” Now continue affirming “I AM” aloud in a low chant, seven times: “I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM.”

Allow the vibration of Power to gain momentum as you are chanting. Feel the intensity of Power as the purple Light energy combines with the Power of I AM. I AM is the Power and Authority. Through the Power of I AM, I am and I know that I AM. Now, feel the Power increase in intensity as you chant the words “I AM THAT I AM.” These are the ultimate words of Power – the words that identify God in a universal sense.

When the Purple Power energy has become so intense your body can no longer contain it, allow the energy to explode out into the universe as a healing energy. Experience this Power healing the universe. Take as long as necessary to complete this experience. Then allow that Power of the whole universe to return to you and heal whatever needs healing.

Express your gratitude to the universe, and feel oneness with it. Keep your own Power. Then release all the other Power to be used wherever necessary.

When you feel complete with the process become aware of yourself — the Power of the I AM that you are. When you are ready open your eyes and be the powerful you.