12 Powers: Order

Affirmation: My life is in balance and in order, and all is well.

Order—The ability to organize, balance, sequence, adjust.

The disciple is James, son of Alphaeus. He represents the harmony and balance available through centering our awareness.

The corresponding color is olive green and the location is the navel.

Establish a Center for Order

By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

Why is it that humankind, the highest form of life, seems to have so much difficulty establishing harmony, right relationships, and orderly growth, while the animals, plants and birds go right along living as they are intended to live?

All lower life-forms have a built-in intelligence that enables them to adjust to their environment, complete a cycle of growth, and produce the results which are expected of them by virtue of their nature. Yet humans seem to run into problems in adjusting to their environment, getting along with others, and fulfilling a worthwhile pattern in living. Why? How are humans different from the birds, trees, animals and plants?

The answer is that we have been given freedom of choice. … Humans alone, as co-creators with God, can think consciously, make decisions, and determine the direction their lives will take. All other forms of life simply follow instinct. Only we can think for ourselves and say “I will” or “I won't.”

We are charged to use this ability to think, reason and choose wisely to establish an orderly growth for ourselves as God's highest creations. … We do this by awakening and training our center for order.

Order is one of our twelve powers, an essential part of our God-given potential. To develop divine order in our lives, we must learn to cooperate with spiritual law. … It is the secret that will make our lives happy, harmonious and balanced.

… Order starts with the establishment of this concept in our thinking and then works from within out. … Some people, in establishing order, think first in terms of urging their systems and methods on other people. This is not the purpose of this [Power]. We must first work on ourselves and then, from harmonious, happy feelings within, bring forth God-ideas into our immediate environment.

… In the case of order, once we have put ourselves in tune with God-ideas and are cooperating with divine Principle, we will find that we attract right relationships with other people, satisfying and fulfilling activities, time for all the things we need to do, and right growth and development of all our powers.

… Order is the outgrowth of our complete agreement and cooperation with spiritual law. This is a process that must be complete—in mind, in emotions and in actions.


Twelve-Power Meditation Exercise on Order

By Charles Roth

Let our center of attention drop easily to a point just behind the navel, the physical center for the faculty of order.

Say or think to yourself:

Christ in me is quickening my faculty of order, represented by the disciple James, the son of Alphaeus.

Then, holding your attention there, affirm:

Divine order is established in my mind, body, and life.

And you may wish to add:

I AM in tune with divine timing, and I let God create this day for me.

Now, during the day when your plans are changed unexpectedly, or you find yourself knotted up with tension, quickly let your attention go to the navel area and say:

Divine order—I am in tune with divine order.