Since I was not able to post a talk yesterday, I would like to add some commentary on one of the statements from Thomas Troward that I have been using in my manifestation series. As I have stated in one of my talks, I have taken some liberties with Troward’s original statement, for brevity and, hopefully, for further clarity.
My mind is a center of the Divine operation that perpetually stimulates expansion and fuller expression. This expansive process prompts the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in past experience though proceeding out of it by an orderly sequence of growth. In my own world, the Divine moves forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before.
Each one of us is truly a “center of the Divine operation” for we are the bridging interface between the unseen (alpha) and seen (omega). This is an important perception to hold, especially when we think of the will or volition of God. The single activity of God is unlimited expression. As I’ve pointed out, our desire to be free is prompted by God’s inexorable push for fuller expression. As Troward acknowledges, this push “prompts the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in past experience though proceeding out of it by an orderly sequence of growth.”
This is an important insight, for we are not to deny our past, regardless of how negative it may have been. Our past has simply brought us up to this point in our experience. How we have influenced the creative process is not nearly as important as realizing that we have indeed influenced it, and that we influence it still. From this point, we settle into knowing “the Divine moves forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before.” In other words, we agree to ride the creative wave with a this or something better attitude.
Another important insight is the realization that we do not initiate the manifestation process. It is in operation 24/7 and our life, as it is, is the sum of our understanding of this truth. We often treat God in the same way we might interact with people. If we do something offensive, we get a negative result. If we do something kind, we get a kind result. The expressive behavior of God, however, never changes. When Jesus stated that we are to forgive that we may be forgiven, he could not have been referring to forgiveness from God. Forgiveness frees us from our own negative trap of self-condemnation. God, as the creative life force, cannot condemn. To do so would thwart God’s ability to express life, love, power and intelligence in a limitless fashion. In addition, we’re contradicting our understanding that there is but one presence and one power, God the good, by saying we have the power to influence and even thwart the perpetual action of God.
The power in Troward’s statement is in the acceptance that at this very moment, the production of something beyond what has gone before is now underway. I state my preferences without the stress of trying to force their outcome. If I am confronted with apparent setbacks, I take these in stride knowing they are appearances only, that divine love, in its dual role, is now dissolving all restrictions and drawing to me the best and highest circumstances most conducive to the establishment of conditions that are in advance of those that have gone before.