Hamsters and Monkeys

 

A hyper hamster running continuously in its wheel… monkeys swinging chaotically and frenetically from tree limb to tree limb… Those are just a couple of ways we sometimes describe our thoughts, when they seem out-of-our-control, careening uncontrollably in a frenzied fashion… Sometimes, we just want it all to stop!

 

These next two weeks, we’ll learn more about controlling our thoughts, because our power of power is our ability to control our thoughts and choose new ones. It is our capacity to choose stillness over chaos. We exert power (in a spiritual sense) as we choose words and feelings and environments that affirm the truth of who we are and what we desire to create in our lives.

We kick off our exploration of power with a meaty podcast episode from Rev. Kitty Benson of Unity in Naperville. There’s a lot in this episode, so I encourage you to take notes (remember we have a nifty “Power Reflection Page” pdf that you can use for note-taking)!

 

No spinning wheels, no shaking branches – just peace and conscious creation. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?!

In harmony, Kim-Char Meredith

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Hamsters and Monkeys

A hyper hamster running continuously in its wheel… monkeys swinging chaotically and frenetically from tree limb to tree limb… Those are just a couple of ways we sometimes describe our thoughts, when they seem out-of-our-control, careening uncontrollably in a frenzied fashion… Sometimes, we just want it all to stop!

These next two weeks (Nov. 15 – Nov. 30) we’ll learn more about controlling our thoughts, because our power of power is our ability to control our thoughts and choose new ones. It is our capacity to choose stillness over chaos. We exert power (in a spiritual sense) as we choose words and feelings and environments that affirm the truth of who we are and what we desire to create in our lives.

We kick off our exploration of power with a meaty podcast episode from Rev. Kitty Benson of Unity in Naperville. There’s a lot in this episode, so I encourage you to take notes (remember we have a nifty “Power Reflection Page” pdf that you can use for note-taking)!

No spinning wheels, no shaking branches – just peace and conscious creation. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?!

In harmony, Kim-Char Meredith

Your 12 powers:

Your 12 Powers are wisdom, love, strength, faith, imagination, order, understanding, will, power, zeal, release, and life. If you are really new to the powers, a great place to start is with the classic Unity text, The Twelve Powers of Man by Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity Movement. Fillmore was not the first to contemplate the twelve powers… READ MORE HERE

Power Pages

Each Power Page is filled with content related to the specified power – a great way to hone in on a particular power and see all the posts associated with it (you are also encouraged to check out Member Posts for additional content, submitted by club members). The dates listed below each power reflects the date content begins to be released  (for instance, content for understanding begins to post beginning July 1)

"POWER" Content ScheDULE:

  1. Nov. 1: “Don’t Want This Anymore (I Let It Go)”
    SpiritRise Songs. Sung by Parker Meredith, Kim-Char Meredith

 

Nov. 2: “The Aspects of Elimination”
12 Powers Club Podcast with Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett

 

Nov. 3: Renunciation Chant
Inner Peace Out
with Rev. Michael Everett Davis

 

Nov. 5: “Transforming Prayer”
Morning Musings with Nathen Aswell

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Nov. 8: “Bathsheba”
12 Women of the Chalice with Rev. Leddy Hammock, Sue Riley
Song: “Pour Over Me Holy Spirit”

Nov. 9: “I Release All That Does Not Serve Me!”
Power Party Time with Miss Jenna and Coconut!’

Nov 11: “Songs of Release”
emPower Music Spotlight, w/ Rev. Richard Mekdeci
Guest Artists: Margaret Owens, Karen Taylor-Good

Nov. 12: “Release: A Five-Step Process”
12 Powers Club Podcast with Rev. Kitty Benson

 

CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR ANY UPDATES!


(Nov. 15 – Nov. 30):

Nov. 15: “Dominion”
12 Powers Club Podcast with Rev. Kitty Benson

Nov. 17: “I Have the Power”
Morning Musings with Nathen Aswell

Nov 18: “Songs of Power”
emPower Music Spotlight, w/ Rev. Richard Mekdeci
Guest Artists: David Ault, Amy Steinberg

Nov. 19: “I Release All That Does Not Serve Me!”
Power Party Time with Miss Jenna and Coconut!’

Nov. 22: “The Highest Power in the Universe”
12 Powers Club Podcast with Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett

Nov. 23: “The Power”
A SpiritRise Song, Sung by Kim-Char Meredith

Nov. 26: “Mary Magdalene”
12 Women of the Chalice with Rev. Leddy Hammock, Sue Riley
Song: “Remember Who You Are”

Nov. 29: Power Chant
Inner Peace Out with Rev. Michael Everett Davis

Your Club Managers

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Kim-Char Meredith

Kim-Char Meredith Serves as Creative Director and Music Director at Unity in Naperville (11+ years). She is an award-winning singer-songwriter with over 16 album original music. She is a Partner at Pahzee Digital, a company specializing in the intersect of video editing, audio production and website design & development. Kim-Char is also a member of the Unity Worldwide Ministries Music Ministry Team.  
Rev Michael Everett Davis

Rev. Michael Everett Davis

Rev. Michael Everett Davis is an Interfaith Minister and the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Indianapolis. Michael is also an actor and singer/songwriter. Among his creative endeavors – he has written and recorded a collection of chants based on the twelve powers, and he produces and co-hosts the “Karmic Relief” broadcast. He wears a lot of hats (though he claims to not really be a hat kind of guy).  
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Valerie Mackey

Valerie Mackey is Music Director of Unity of Kansas City North, serving there since 2014, and she is the dynamic Artistic Director of the Theatre for Young America (for the past 23 years and continuing). Valerie is also a member of the Unity Worldwide Ministries Music Ministry Team.  
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Rev. Kitty Benson

Rev. Kitty Benson serves as Advisor to the 12 Powers Club team. She is the founding minister of Unity in Naperville where she has been inspiring others and teaching Unity principles and the 12 Powers for well over a decade. Kitty has ample experience in project management, group facilitation and with keeping Kim-Char and Parker in line.

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Ann Pogue

 “Changing The World From Her Chair” is the best way to describe Ann Pogue, co-founder of Refugee Film School with Jana Stanfield. While the pandemic was isolating for many, it opened up the world for Ann Pogue. She uses her background in Early Childhood Education to teach Social Media and other skills to teenage refugees to help them get work. She’s been promoting Positive Music online since 2010, making her nearly as famous as the Pos Music Award Winning artists that she helps behind the scenes.

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Jana Stanfield

“We cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that we can do,” isn’t just a lyric from one of Jana Stanfield’s best known songs. It’s her mission statement. Jana Stanfield is co-founder of two International charities, Together We Can Change the World and Refugee Film School. Before that, she was known as a multi platinum songwriter and inspiring speaker, writing songs like “If I Were Brave” and “You Will Do Amazing Things.”

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Parker Charles

Parker is an audio/visual tech specialist, website designer and Partner at Pahzee Digital. He serves as the Technical Director at Unity in Naperville (six+ years). When he meets a new computer, he fights the urge to dismantle it in order to admire its inner workings.