The 12 powers help us understand how we can embody the characteristics of Jesus’ teachings.
When we focus on the conditions we want.
When we give power to the positive traits we wish to see.
We are creating. We are becoming the truth of who we are.
So let us take a few moments. What are we dealing with today?
Am I enthusiastic or am I feeling overwhelmed? Are these feelings showing me what I need to release? Perhaps even showing me where I still have work to do? Today I honour every emotion. I take care and time to acknowledge and trust my own instincts and feelings. I try to understand the messages my heart and mind need to hear. And when I am ready – I release - any belief that is holding me back.
Each time I hold on to a personality trait which does not serve me the way it used to, I create a cage. And today we fly free from that cage. We breathe in and we breathe out. Slowly and gently we thank our experiences from the past, we learn the lessons and we move forward.
We may need to revisit this practice over and over, but for today, in this moment, we choose just one of the 12 powers to focus and invite into our being.
Faith: Represented by the disciple Peter. The ability to believe, intuit and perceive.
Love: Represented by the disciple John. The ability to attract, desire and unify.
Strength: Represented by the disciple Andrew. The ability to endure, stay the course, persevere.
Wisdom: Represented by the disciple Zebedee. The blend of knowledge from the head and heart.
Power: Represented by the disciple Phillip. Self-mastery & spiritual presence.
Imagination: Represented by the disciple Bartholomew. The ability to conceptualize and envision a different future.
Understanding: Represented by the disciple Thomas. The ability to know, perceive and apprehend.
Will: Represented by the disciple Matthew. The ability to choose, lead and discern.
Order: Represented by the disciple James. The intelligence of the Universe expressing through each of us.
Zeal: Represented by the disciple Simon. The inner flame that burns brightly for all to see.
Release (Elimination): Represented by the disciple Thaddeus. The ability to let go.
Life: Represented by the disciple Judas. The ability to energize and animate.
“Today I choose to invite …………. In to my life and myself”
By Stefanie Bridges
For more resources
Unity booklet '‘How to stay centred no matter what’ is a simple introduction to Unity's Twelve Powers
Power Up - The Twelve Powers Revisited by Paul Hasselbeck
Unity in the UK