Understanding your power, superhero style
Action figures! Superheroes, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Wonder Woman ... from mythology to modern fiction, why do they captivate and fascinate us so? Why are millions spent in the movie industry to watch them pummel the bad guys, the super villains, and fight evil at large? What makes us "ooh" and "ahh," and marvel at these marvelous super-human beings? Do we secretly wish we had more power, and if possessing it, would make the world a better place?
Well, don't sell yourself short too quickly, for the force, the real power is within you. We tend to look far and wide for power, looking outside of ourselves, even at the big screen, instead of looking closer to home, reminiscent of Dorothy's journey which took her so far away from Kansas.
Rev. Joanne Rowden of Unity Spiritual Center of Westlake will explain how powerful we really are, through the Twelve Powers of Unity. In a once-a-month Sunday class, held at Unity of Westlake, Rev. Joanne will expand on each power, such as faith or imagination, and how these powers are always active within us. As we become more aware of these powers, accept and align with them, we can then become more active and able to shine our own unique light, and be the light. Being the Light of Christ is not an easy task if we perceive of ourselves as lowly sinners.
Take faith for example. Other words that can help us key into the meaning of faith are conviction, perception and expectation. Look at your life, do you see it through the eyes of faith? Where have you placed your faith, in lack or fear? Or have you placed it in possibilities? Where you have placed your faith is what will show up in your life, it is where you have placed your power. You are always giving to or taking away from your own power. Through your choices, your habits and your decisions you create your flow of power. Faith is only one of the 12 powers that will be looked at.
Take this adventure into your own power, starting Jan. 7,12:30-1:30 p.m. The next class, Feb. 11, will look at the power of love. The classes are free, but a freewill offering will be received. You can register online at unityspiritualcenter.com. Take greater charge of your life as you learn how to focus the power inside you to your outside, everyday life. The focus will be on one power each month of 2018, finishing Dec. 2.
Please read the chapter for the month prior to class, from "12 Powers" by Charles Fillmore, and "Power Up" by Hasselbeck and Holton. Join us for one or all of the 12 classes at 23855 Detroit Road, Westlake. Visit the website or call 440-835-0400 for a complete class schedule. Starting in February, following the one-hour class, a yoga class will be offered.
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