Day 5: The Garden of Eden/Twelve Powers

5th Day  Monday

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

The Garden of Eden

Read John 14:1-12.
Man’s body temple is the outer expression of the Garden of Eden, which God gave him to keep and to trim. Man’s primary work in the earthly consciousness (the Garden) is to use his creative power to preserve harmony and order in his world, and to conserve his powers for divine direction. The Garden of Eden represents a region of being within, in which are provided all primal ideas for the production of the beautiful. It represents the elemental life and intelligence placed at the disposal of man, through which he is to evolve a spiritual mind and a spiritual body. The Garden is the spiritual body in which man dwells when he brings forth thoughts after the pattern of the original divine ideas. The Garden is the substance of God. God’s greatest gift to man is the power of thought, through which he can incorporate into his consciousness the Mind of God. There are twelve gates which open into this wonderful Garden of Eden. These gates are the twelve faculties of mind: faith, strength, wisdom, love, power, imagination, understanding, will, law or order, zeal, renunciation, life. Each faculty, through the most accelerated mind action, as in prayer, has been purified and therefore opens into the very heart of the Holy City within. I affirm: “My body is the temple of God, cleansed, purified, undefiled, made perfect. Praise God!”

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Twelve Powers
By Rev. Ed Townley

I allow my Christ Self, expressing as the Twelve Powers of Unity, to guide me today through every challenge and opportunity.
Through this guidance I AM blessed, and I AM a blessing! We speak often in Unity of affirming the Christ within, but how do we do that? Once we’ve awakened to our true Christ Identity, what do we do with that awareness as we continue to live our mortal lives? The answer lies in the Twelve Powers that will be our Lenten focus for the next two weeks. The Christ can be understood as the spiritual Presence that includes all spiritual powers. The Twelve Powers are specific pathways allowing our infinite spiritual self to express through our limited mortal mind. They are not goals to be attained or rewards to be earned. They are our spiritual essence, to be appreciated and shared. Charles Fillmore devotes nearly a third of his Lenten messages to considering the Twelve Powers, one by one, and we will follow his example. It is by realizing and releasing these powers in our creative consciousness that we begin to transform our lives.

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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