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The Twelve Powers

In his book The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, specifies twelve specific energy points through the body that we can use to improve our lives. Each power, or faculty, is related characteristically with one of the 12 disciples of Jesus and a symbolic color.

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.


The Twelve Powers

FAITH - A knowingness that a power greater than myself exists.

Month:  January

Disciple:  Peter

Color:  Royal Blue

STRENGTH - I stand strong for that which is right and good.

Month:  February

Disciple:  Andrew

Color:  Spring Green

WISDOM - I make thoughtful choices and wise decisions.

Month:  March

Disciple:  James

Color:  Yellow

LOVE - Love flows through me to myself and everyone.

Month:  April

Disciple:  John

Color:  Pink

POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD - I speak positive, powerful words about myself and others.

Month: May

Disciple:  Philip

Color:  Purple

IMAGINATION - I create happy pictures and outcomes with my mind.

Month:  June

Disciple:  Bartholomew

Color:  Light Blue

UNDERSTANDING - I understand that I am a spiritual being.

Month:  July

Disciple:  Thomas

Color:  Gold

WILL - I choose God's will which is always the highest and best for me and all concerned.

Month:  August

Disciple:  Matthew

Color:  Silver, Gray

ORDER - I am at the right place at the right time.

Month:  September

Disciple:  James

Color:  Olive Green

ZEAL, ENTHUSIASM - I am filled with zeal, enthusiasm and energy to do what is mine to do.

Month:  October

Disciple:  Simon

Color:  Orange

RENUNCIATION - I say "no" to that which is not in the best interest of my Christ nature.

Month:  November

Disciple:  Thaddeus

Color:  Russet

LIFE FORCE - I use my life energy to honor my Christ nature.

Month:  December

Disciple:  Judas, Mathias

Color:  Red


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