Awaken Your Faith Faculty
By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann
Of all the faculties, the one Jesus spoke of most frequently was Faith. … Have Faith. Believe. Trust. Over and over, Jesus emphasized this first of our powers, and in one of his disciples, we watch the faculty develop.
Faith does not come all at once with a mighty thud. It must grow. It must be encouraged. It must be invited and then made welcome. As Simon, the crude fisherman, became Peter, the dedicated apostle, so the ability to trust God must grow in our lives.
Faith has been defined in many ways. The writer of Hebrews referred to it as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). Understood in this light, Faith is that quality in us which enables us to look past appearances of lack, limitation or difficulty, to take hold of the divine idea and believe in it, even though we do not see any evidence of it except in our minds.
Through Faith we know with an inner knowing the Truth that has not yet expressed itself in our manifest world. …
The location of the Faith center is significant. It is in the center of the head, between the ears and the eyes. When we put our Faith in that which we see with our eyes or hear with our ears, we are using the faculty in a limited way and the results will come accordingly.
However, we can center the faculty of Faith on our inner vision and our inner hearing, developing this faculty through prayer to know the potential God has given us. And when we do, our results will express the higher realization of our spiritual nature. At its highest level, Faith is directed by our spiritual nature, from the Christ center at the crown of the head. We determine the direction of our Faith, and as we do, we determine the results that we will have in our lives.
In developing the quality of Faith, we must start as Peter did, by being receptive to Truth ideas and letting them grow in us until we can feel our absolute oneness with the quality of Faith—feel in such a way that we no longer think in terms of having Faith, but express it automatically, as Jesus did.
Affirmation: “Faith blesses my day and paves my way.”
Faith: The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple Peter. The corresponding color is blue and the location is the center brain (pineal gland).