May : Power
Open the Power Channel
By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann
“Power! The word itself has a magical, mystical sound. Through the years the idea of power has been the main goal of existence in more than one person’s life—the never-ending search for power over other people, power in the political or ecclesiastical area, power to accomplish miracles, power to amaze and mystify others. Power, power, power! Like a siren song, the idea has lured people on. And always, in the end, those who have sought power for its own sake have found disillusionment and disappointment.”
"Truly, power is a gift of God, freely given, but it is a gift to be used under God direction only. Wrong use of the God-given power potential will bring disappointing or even disastrous results. But power, rightly used under the direction of the Christ, the God Self of each individual, will accomplish good beyond our present ability to imagine.”
“Power, we must understand, is not an end in itself, not a goal to be sought. Rather, it is simply a means that enables us to attain the end result of bringing forth God ideas on earth. It is not to be used for selfish gain or satisfaction of the personal ego, but for the forward spiritual movement of the whole. It is to be exercised not for the purpose of controlling others, but for the purpose of taking dominion over our own thoughts and feelings in order to come into a greater God-awareness. It is a gift of God, and as such it must be respected and utilized to further His good work on earth.”
“Power is one of the 12 attributes of man to be awakened by our higher Self and developed as part of our spiritual nature. It is an important gift, but it is to be used in conjunction with the other 11 qualities in man.”
“Power is the vital energy that has its seat in the hollow of the throat, at the root of the tongue. Spiritual power flows into our body from the Christ center at the top of the head and is released in the form of radiant energy through the center in the throat. … Power is released by consciously speaking positive, powerful words of Truth.
“The first outpouring of spiritual power may so awaken our desire to share the Truth that we are tempted to overextend ourselves in trying to pass it on to others. But we can only serve as channels for power. We cannot store it and then release it. We must keep both ends of the passage open if we are to have spiritual power available for our use.”
“… It is through opening the inlet by prayer and receptivity to God that we fill our power channel to release good into our world.”
Affirmation: “I have the power to create my world.”
Power: The spiritual power for this month is represented by the disciple Philip. The coordinating color is purple and the physical location is in the root of the tongue.