12 Powers: Will

Affirmation: I choose my good based on spiritual understanding.

Will—The ability to choose, decide, command, lead, determine.

The disciple is Matthew. He represents the decision-making part of the brain.

The corresponding color is silver and the location is the center of the brain.

Reeducate Your Executive Faculty

By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

It is our job in developing our God-given potentialities to reeducate the will, the directing power of our mind, to teach it to become receptive to spiritual motivation, rather than to goals determined by our materialistic pursuits alone.

… One way or another, we are using our will, our executive mind power, all the time. We choose a course of action. We resist or resent. We submit or fight back. We aim high or we slide backward. Or we are willing to consecrate and dedicate our will to God and to let it be reeducated to go His way.

Jesus was our great Way Shower in overcoming the human, selfish motivation of the will and allowing it to be replaced by a great unification with the divine will, thus producing good for all.

… The rewards of unifying our wills with the will of God are great. They include health, happiness, joy, peace, harmony, prosperity and other good that we cannot even visualize in our present state of consciousness.

… Many inharmonies in human relationships result from the clash of human wills. Learning to activate the divine will in your life does not mean that you will simply submit to the human will of others. Instead, it will give you a new freedom that recognizes the human force applied by others but does not submit to it.

… When you find yourself confronted by a strong will that insists you go its way, turn within to the Christ, the God Self, the spiritual core of your nature, and silently say to the other person, “The Christ in me beholds the Christ in you.” Let the love of God and the understanding of the spiritual nature of that other person pour forth from you so strongly that there is no conflict of human wills. Rather, there is a higher power at work, establishing harmony and order.

… We can start first to awaken the will and train it by consciously watching its activities and directing it through our growing spiritual understanding.

Twelve-Power Meditation Exercise on Will

By Charles Roth

With the center of attention at the crown of your head, affirm:

The Christ of God is quickened in me.

Moving to the forehead, to acknowledge that you are aware or conscious of this spiritual awakening, affirm:

I am aware that the Christ of God is quickened in me.

Now to the solar plexus region, the emotional center, feel the emotion of gratitude in response to this Christ quickening. Affirm:

I am grateful that the Christ of God is quickened in me.

Now gently and easily let the focus or spotlight of your attention travel to each of the physical centers we have studied:

• Faith (Pineal gland in the head)
• Strength (Small of the back)
• Wisdom (Solar plexus)
• Love (Behind the heart)
• Power (Base of the throat)
• Imagination (Between the eyes)

Now let your attention rest at the forehead and affirm:

The light of understanding enables me to see clearly and to take right action.

Conclude your meditation by repeating the “Prayer for Protection” and feel yourself bathed in light:

The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is!