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Charles Fillmore's

Twelve Powers of Man

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Introduction - The Twelve Powers of Man - The Development of Faith - Strength--Stability--Steadfastness - Wisdom--Judgment - Regenerating Love - Power--Dominion--Mastery - The Work of the Imagination in Regeneration - Understanding - The Will Is the Man - Spiritual Law and Order - Zeal--Enthusiasm - Renunciation - Generative Life - Contents - Index


Chapter 5

Regenerating Love

WE CANNOT get a right understanding of the relation that the manifest bears to the unmanifest, until we set clearly before ourselves the character of original Being. So long as we think of God in terms of personality, just so long shall we fail to understand the relation existing between man and God.

Then let us dismiss the thought that God is a man, or even a man exalted far above human characteristics. So long as the concept of a man-God exists in consciousness, there will be lack of room for the true concept, which is that God is First Cause, the Principle from which flow all manifestations. To understand the complex conditions under which the human family exists, we must analyze Being and its creative processes.

Inherent in the Mind of Being are twelve fundamental ideas, which in action appear as primal creative forces. It is possible for man to ally himself with and to use these original forces, and thereby co-operate with the creative law, but in order to do this he must detach himself from the forces and enter into the consciousness of the idea lying back of them.

In Scripture the primal ideas in the Mind of Being are called the "sons of God." That the masculine

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