POWER, represented by Spikenard, is the faculty that allows us to transform energy from one plane of consciousness to another, from potential into actual manifestation. We have had this power from the beginning of time, when humanity was created in God’s image and likeness. We witness this power in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, when he said “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:10 )
Jesus said “You shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you.” (Acts 1:8). The SOURCE of Power is the Silence. The SEQUENCE of Unfoldment is through Silence, Thought, Word.
In the Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore said that “[w]hen enough people have attained this power, the new heaven and new earth (described in the twenty-first chapter of Revelation) will appear.”
Philip is the disciple who represents power, which in Greek means lover of horses. Power is located in the throat, which controls all the vibratory energies. The throat is the open door between the formless and the formed worlds of vibrations pertaining to the expression of sound. ( See Fillmore’s Metaphysical Bible Dictionary)
The oil associated with Power is SPIKENARD (Nardostachys jatamansi). SPIKENARD–Hebrew root Nard, meaning an earthy fragrant plant, originates in India.
Its properties are Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, immune stimulant. It helps clear and elevate the mood.
ANCIENT USES: Perfume, skin regenerator, incense, embalming; used only by priests, kings, or high initiates.
MODERN USES: Allergies, migraine, nausea, cardiovascular support, tachycardia, relaxing, soothing, emotionally calming, mood elevating, insomnia, nervous tension, menstrual problems.