"I am the vine, ye are the branches." 2

Mr. Fillmore\'s concept of proper expression of the twelve powers is that of balance and integration instead of individual development and expression. In other words, he sees the twelve powers as a sort of "team" designed to work together instead of independently. A similar illustration would be that of twelve notes necessary to produce a beautiful chord. The absence of even one of the notes would also unbalance the chord. Our soul is like the chord. The notes producing the chord are the twelve faculties. In his quotation from Jesus, Mr. Fillmore likens the powers to the branches of a vine. Jesus is the symbol of spiritual awareness generated by the Christ within. The twelve powers (branches) express spiritual awareness. Ed Rabel, Metaphysics 1, The Twelve Powers of Man, Expressing the Twelve Powers"