January | Faith

Color: Royal Blue

POWER DISCIPLE COLOR LOCATION MONTH
Faith Peter Blue Pineal Gland January

Each of the Twelve Powers is coordinated with a month, color, disciple and the body location, as listed above. When focusing on the Power of Faith in the pineal gland in the center of the brain, visualize the color dark blue, call upon the Disciple Peter for guidance and support, and repeat the following affirmation:

AFFIRMATION:

I SAY ‘YES’ TO GOD (GOOD). NOTHING BUT GOOD CAN HAPPEN TO ME FOR GOD IS ALL THERE IS.

SUBJECTS:
New Beginnings, Beliefs, Trust, Agreements, Commitments. Faith.

The above subjects can become issues for healing daring this course whether or not you’re doing it in January. The monthly associations are especially helpful for further attuning to the energies. For instance, new beginnings is meaningful in January at the start of a new year: the Genesis, as in the Bible. This too is traditionally a time for making New Year’s Resolutions new commitments, and often-times a yearly Credo.

BODY ASSOCIATIONS:
All mind and body functions which originate in the brain, such as headaches: also mental or brain disorders. Working with this Faith Power Center can heal many mental and physical conditions. Read Catherine Ponder’s book, “Healing Secret of the Ages” for further explanation.

SUPPLEMENTARY READING

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ADD FURTHER INSIGHTS FOR “FAITH”
Millionaires of Genesis — Catherine Ponder
Prosperity Secret of the Ages — Catherine Ponder
A Case for believing — James Dillet Freeman

BOOKS ON THE TWELVE POWERS AND RELATED SUBJECTS:
Twelve Powers of Man — Charles Fillmore
Healing Secret of the Ages –Catherine Ponder

Your Power to Be — Sig Paulson
How to Use Your Twelve Gifts From God — William March
Your God-Given Potential — Winifred Hausmann

Christ Enthroned in Man — Cora Fillmore

“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.- (Matthew 25:21)

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.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Musical accompaniment for your seminar further impresses upon your subconscious the lessons. Whenever you hear, at any time in the future, the melodies, your seminar experience will be refreshed in your consciousness. Some suggested songs and music are included. Adding your own can be fun, creative and expanding; it also provides an opportunity for adventure and self-awareness as you search for the appropriate music.

Preparing your own tapes of the Processes and/or musical accompaniment is especially impressive upon your subconscious. I’ve spent hours, days, weeks searching out just the right music or song, which keeps me focused on the lessons. I use the following music in my seminars. However, any music that helps to impress these songs on your subconscious mind are okay. I’d love to hear your suggestions. If you don’t have access to music don’t worry, the program works without it.

SUGGESTED SONGS:

FAITH:
“Bridge Over Troubled Waters”
“Who Has Touched the Sky,” Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr
“Put Your Hands in the Hand of The Man from Galilee”
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
“Day by Day,” (“Godspell” or “Jesus Christ Superstar”)

NEW BEGINNINGS & AGREEMENTS:
“We’ve Only Just Begun,” Karen Carpenter “Morning Has Broken,” Cat Stevens
“Theme From Mahogany,” Diana Ross

COMMITMENTS:
“All Things Are Possible,” Harmonizing Four

FLUFFY WHITE CLOUD PROCESS:
“Music for Zen Meditation” (No. 5)

ABOUT THE MANDALA AND COLORS

The mandala is a unique method of communication with both the subconscious and superconscious.
Through the use of colors and designs it encourages the subconscious to release memories, pictures, and awareness of buried or past information and pertinent experiences. This can be healing in all aspects of a transformed life as these memories surface and are blessed, forgiven, and released. The mandala also serves as a vehicle for the superconscious to guide and inspire. When you feel guided to use a certain color you can ask the Superconscious, “Why?” Revelations will instruct, and inform. Ideas and inspiration will begin to flow. The color-coordinations were suggested by Unity in conjunction with their “Twelve Powers of Man” Sunday School material. Healing energies can be released in the body by visualizing the designated color(s) in the body locations of the specific Power(s).

FAITH MANDALA

Use this mandala as you are working on Agreements, Committments, Faith, Beliefs, and Trust. It could be one specific incident that continually influences your life, or it could be many experiences or events. Jot down in your notebook as you become aware of significant information and answers. As you are coloring ask yourself: What is Faith to me? In whom do I have Faith? Do I have Faith in myself, in God, in my mother, my father? Ask why or why not after each person. Expand on each one with further questions until you are very clear about each answer. Take some time with the questions concerning God. Define God. Is this your experience, or someone else’s? Continue until God has meaning and is real to you, until you can feel comfortable with the term and identity of “God.” This is vitally important whether you are a religious person or not. There is no “right” or “wrong” with your reality, but it is important for you to be clear about your reality of God. It might be Universal Energy, Divine Mind, Substance, Love. It might be “I am God” or “God is dead.” You still need to know the identity of who is dead.

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.

FAITH:

1. Write out your definition of Faith; God. Write your feelings on both.

2. Ask yourself the following questions: “Do I have Faith in My Mother? My Father? Myself? And above all in God? Why? Why not? Write your responses and your feelings in your notebook.

3. Make two lists in your notebook: Title one “Things I have Faith in,” and the other “People I have Faith in.” Write out your feelings on both.

4. Write your feelings about the spiritual aspects of this chapter.

5. Write how you can relate to Peter’s Story.

6. In what ways have you denied God? Affirmed God?

7. List Bible passages referring to Faith.

8. List songs referring to Faith.

9. Prepare a poster relating to Faith using dark blue as a predominant color.

10.Read magazine articles or books concerning Faith.

11.Write out your Credo, Covenant, or Statement of Faith.

12.Practise Faith in little steps, then gradually larger, until you are ready for the Quantum Leap.
FAITH IS SAYING YES TO GOD

Faith is saying “yes” to God. Faith is love in action. Faith is the perceiving power of the mind. Faith is spiritual assurance, a deep inner conviction that knows, “I can do it,” and with certainty adds, “I will do it. Faith is the unproven, Trust is the proven. The disciple Peter represents Faith. He was a fisherman when Jesus called him to be a “fisher of men,” and he unquestionably said, “Yes.” However, in the beginning, his typically wavering Faith, similar to ours, showed that he did not keep his Agreements and Committments. Yet, he gives us hope, for he learned steadfastness, and upon that rock (stability), Jesus built his church. Peter, an impetuous man, would start with great bravado, but never quite carry through. For instance, one night Jesus, after praying alone, returned to the boat where the disciples slept. But noticing it had drifted some distance from the shore he simply walked across the water toward the boat, as described in The Bible. “He came to them, walking on the sea.” This phenomenon, occuring in the middle of the night, so terrified the disciples, they cried out in terror, “It is a ghost!” Jesus reassured them, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” Peter bellowed, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” Jesus said, (as He always says), “Come.” Peter impulsively jumped from the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. When he felt the wind, however, he became afraid and began to sink. He cried out, “Lord save me.” And what did Jesus do? What He always does when we cry out to Him; Jesus IMMEDIATELY reached out his hand and caught Peter saying, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” Isn’t Peter just like somebody you know? Yourself? One time we seem so sure and strong in our Faith. Another time we sink. Yet, Faith lifts us up, reminding us not to doubt.

The belief that Peter should be the Founder of the Church originated from an interpretation of the following incident. One time Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” After a variety of answers, Jesus asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Never one to be timid, Peter spoke up, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” (a realization we attain as we develop our Understanding, and listen to our Inner Guidance). Jesus spoke to us, too, when He said, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jona (Peter), for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in Heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Is it possible that the strengthening of our Faith, as exemplified by Peter, can become the “rock” upon which the church is built? Ask your Inner Presence for insights into this passage.

This next story appears in all three Gospels, emphasizing its importance. Peter himself directed the account written by Mark, his nephew, who wrote The Gospel According to Mark. It gives us insight for our own growth and understanding as Peter dealt with his wavering Faith. The story begins when Jesus was speaking to the Disciples at the Last Supper. He prophesied, “You will all fall away; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” Then who speaks up for all to hear? Peter, who loudly proclaims, “Even though they all fall away, I will not!” Now Mark emphasized Peter’s oath of Commitment, “But he said vehemently, ‘If I must die with you, I will not deny you,'” And adds, “And they all said the same.” What more can I say? Here we have Peter making a Committment of his very life to Jesus. Yet, Jesus knew of his weakness and betrayal, when He prophesied, “Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.”

A further glimpse into the endearing humanness of Peter, occurs in The Garden of Gethsemane after Judas had completed his betrayal of Jesus by kissing him on the cheek to identify him to his captors. Mark wasn’t explicit as to Peter’s identity, but John, who often exposes Peter’s indiscretions, in his Gospel account of the incident, identifies him as the swordsman. Mark’s version reads, “But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.” John adds Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?'” Matthew’s account explains, “Then all the disciples forsook him and fled!”
It wasn’t long, thereafter, that Peter was below in the courtyard as Jesus was being questioned, and one of the maids of the high priest (a relative of the man whose ear Peter cut off) came, “and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, ‘You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.'” This was a moment of Truth for Peter. If he had answered differently we would not have the value of this story in our discussion of Faith, and we would have lost an important insight into ourselves and our wavering Faith. “But he denied it, saying, ‘I neither know nor understand what you mean.'” THE FIRST DENIAL.

“And he went out into the gateway. And the maid saw him and began saying to the bystanders, ‘This man is one of them.'” Peter had a second chance to draw upon his Faith and take responsibility for his life, but he wasn’t, yet, ready, so he denied, again. THE SECOND DENIAL. However, the bystanders weren’t that willing to let him off the hook, they persisted by saying to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them; for you are a Galilean.” His fear, anger, and guilt exploded, “But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, ‘I do not know this man of whom you speak.'” THE THIRD DENIAL. Now, the concluding statements concerning this incident leave us in a cold sweat, as we recall similar experiences in ourselves. “And immediately the cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. And he broke down and wept bitterly.” However, later, Peter was given the opportunity to redeem himself. He affirmed three times (to offset the three denials), his love for Jesus.  It happened after Jesus was resurrected when he talked to Peter by the Sea of Galilee. He said, “Peter, do you love me?” and Peter replied, “Yes, Lord I love.” Jesus instructed, “Feed my lambs.” THE FIRST AFFIRMATION.

He asked Peter a second time, “Peter, do you love me?” Peter affirmed, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus this time said, “Feed my sheep.” THE SECOND AFFIRMATION. The third time Jesus queried, -Do you love me?” Peter confirmed with conviction, -Lord you know everything, you know that I love you!” THE THIRD AFFIRMATION. Jesus then gave the command, “Follow me!” Symbolically these acts of affirmation, saying yes, mean that steadfastness of Faith is developed through love. Like Peter, we can learn and grow through our experiences. This is a beautiful example of our discussion of Agreement, Committment and Faith. Peter said,
“Yes, Lord,” and Jesus basically was saying: Then prove it, do something positive about it! Get out there and make a difference in the world. There are people starving to know and understand what you have learned during our years together. Do something positive. However, Peter, showing his human failings, much like ourselves, gave us another example for those times when we try to get our act together. We say, “Yes, I’m really going to do something positive with my life.” But we don’t know what to do or where to start.

This is where Faith comes into the picture. Once you make the Agreement by saying, “Yes, I’ll do it; what do you want me to do?” God takes us seriously. The time will come, as it did for Peter, when you will be shown, as was Peter, what you are to do. Maybe not the way that you think it should be, but you will know.  The following story illustrates that Peter learned to listen, hear, understand, and follow his Inner Presence, even when it conflicted with his own personal beliefs. Peter, believing that only the Jews were to receive the teachings of Jesus (according to Jewish tradition), learned the lesson, ” getting off his position,” about Belief Systems. He was a guest at the seaside home of Simon. While awaiting his meal, he went to the housetop to pray. He fell into a trance and had a vision of all kinds of animals, reptiles and birds. (These are all symbolic, but Peter didn’t understand the meaning.) A voice commanded him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”  Shocked, Peter replied, “No, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” Self-righteousnessly he continued. “Oh, I would never do anything like that. They have not been cleansed. They are not pure.” Imagine his amazement when the voice came through “What God has cleansed, you must not call common.” This devastated Peter’s former beliefs. His inner guidance, the same guidance that told him that
Jesus was the Christ, Son of the Living God, now was telling him to forget everything he’d been taught
about the tradition of purification. Although he didn’t understand the vision, its meaning was soon revealed. A centurion named Cornelius, after praying constantly to God, was told by an angel that he should go to the home of Simon and return home with Peter.  Cornelius said, “Yes, I’ll do it.”

And keeping his Commitment he arrived just as Peter’s vision concluded with the words, “Behold, three men are looking for you. Rise and go down, and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them.”  By this time Peter had learned to listen, hear, understand, and follow the word of God. Now he obeyed the instructions. Peter accompanied Cornelius and spoke to a group who had gathered to hear his words, “You, yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without objection.” He later concluded, “I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears (respects) him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”  While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word and Peter was amazed because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the gentiles. This was a turning point for Peter–and for us all — when we have developed our faith in God.

HOT TUB PROCESS

You can receive healing results similar to sitting in a swirling hot tub by doing this Process. It can relieve tightness, tension or constriction or congestion. Have someone read the Process for you, or record it. Play Soft background music to create an atmosphere of relaxation. Plan a time when you will not be disturbed; this is a very
important and personal experience.

Imagine that you are sitting in a Hot Tub of royal blue water (symbolizing the Faith energy) bubbling around you from the jets. Relax and let go as you float to the top of the water. Allow the royal blue energy of Faith to support you, as you release, relax and let go, giving your complete trust to the water. Just release, release and let go. Surrender in
faith to the water. While you are relaxed, and floating in this softly bubbling energy of faith, speak the following affirmations:

“I AM FAITH. I AM FAITH. I AM FAITH. FAITH, FAITH, FAITH. I HAVE FAITH IN GOD. I HAVE FAITH IN PEOPLE. I HAVE FAITH IN THINGS. I HAVE FAITH IN MYSELF.”
Feel their supportive, nurturing energy merge with the water and circulate through your body. Aim that warm, penetrating water at tense parts of your body. Let the jet-stream hit the place where you are storing any fear. Feel the constriction begin to release and break up your tenseness as the water removes the negative energies through the overflow. They are transformed into faith energy, as it returns through the jets with a powerful surge that cleanses, heals, purifies, renews and revitalizes your entire body. Blockages to making and keeping agreements and commitments are released. Mistrust gives way to trust as you affirm, “My faith now loosens and releases all mistrust
of anybody or anything. All memories of hurts are broken up and released from my body by the powerful force of the faith energy as it permeates every part of me, internally and externally. I release all negativity. I am now joyful, successful, and prosperous in all facets of my life. Radiant health, abundant finances, harmonious and loving relationships, inner guidance, peace of mind, rewarding work and happy play are mine. (Add anything appropriate that you wish to include in your affirmations). It is really okay to experience inner freedom and prosperous living.”
Say out loud:

“I HAVE FAITH IN MY ABILITY TO LIVE AND ENJOY A TRANSFORMED LIFE! FAITH, FAITH, FAITH. I HAVE FAITH IN MYSELF, IN LIFE, IN PEOPLE, IN THINGS, IN GOD, ON ALL LEVELS: CONSCIOUS, SUBCONSCIOUS, SUPERCONSCIOUS. I AM OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO MY NEW TRANSFORMED LIFE.”

Now lie back and feel contentment as you continue listening to the peaceful music. When you are ready, move from the tub and sit on the edge. Leave your fears and negative beliefs in the hot tub. Watch all that water, murky with negativity, move through the overflow and become transmuted into the royal blue energy of faith which refills the
tub. When the water is clear, with no trace of negativity, step back down into the hot tub and totally immerse yourself. It has now become transmuted into the Christ White Light. Allow that Light to radiate into and through you. Let the Light radiate with such intensity that it merges with the water. The Light is a powerful and intense Light that is radiating from the tub out into the surrounding area. It is growing in intensity until it radiates out into the
community and into the world and into the universe. You are experiencing yourself as the “Light of the World.” Let your Light shine so that everyone who comes in contact with you will feel the radiation of your Light and your Faith.
When you feel completion with this Process, eyes still closed, become aware of the room, and the objects in the room. Become aware of yourself in the room, and any sounds. Move your arms, hands, legs, feet, and rest of your body. Tune into yourself feeling refreshed from your Hot Tub Process. When you are ready, open your eyes and be here in the present moment. At another time you may wish to include some of the following subjects. Suggestions are given, or use your own.

HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIPS:

I have Faith in my ability to enjoy harmonious casual friendships, or deep lasting
relationships. With my perfect mate whom I choose and who chooses me, ‘Till growth do
us join.’ My Faith assists in developing joyful, satisfying unconditional Love. I have Faith
to make a Love relationship commitment.
“Till growth do us part.” I am free from any hang-ups, hold-outs, or barriers that stand
in the way of release from a relationship that is no longer mutually satisfying.

SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS:
“I have Faith to let go old, limited, negative programming concerning sex that has
interfered with enjoyment and fulfillment. Others’ beliefs that I have let direct my sexual
life, I now return to them. I have Faith in my ability to create my own beliefs based on
morality and The Bible, and to enjoy my sexual activities fully, freely and joyfully.”

RESPONSIBILITY:
I have Faith in my ability to accept responsibility for my life by releasing my fear of
responsibility, guilt, blame, and punishment.

MONEY:
I have Faith in my ability to take responsibility for a Prosperous Life, including MONEY,
PLENTY OF MONEY which I handle responsibly and intelligently. It is good and enjoyable
for me to earn wealth, do the things I enjoy doing, and to have the things I enjoy.
Prosperous living, including money, is my right, and I claim it.

APPEARANCE:
I have Faith in my ability to take responsibility for my appearance, including weight
imbalance (over or under), skin or hair problems by accepting myself as beautiful just as
I am. I assist my Subconscious in doing this as I focus on satisfaction, joy and love. I then
radiate my perfection, and the desired results soon appear as outer beauty.
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.

1.Write out your definition of Faith; God. Write your feelings on both.
2.Ask yourself the following questions: “Do I have Faith in My Mother? My Father?
Myself? And above all in God? Why? Why not? Write your responses and your
feelings in your notebook.
3.Make two lists in your notebook: Title one “Things I have Faith in,” and the other
“People I have Faith in.” Write out your feelings on both.
4.Write your feelings about the spiritual aspects of this chapter.
5.Write how you can relate to Peter’s Story.
6.In what ways have you denied or affirmed God?
7.Read Bible passages referring to Faith.
8.Listen to songs referring to Faith.
9.Prepare a poster relating to Faith using dark blue as a predominant color.
10.Read magazine articles or books concerning Faith.
11.Write out your Credo, Covenant, or Statement of Faith.
12.Practise Faith in little steps, then gradually larger, until you are ready for the
Quantum Leap.