Weekly Message for
Sunday, July 21, 2002
Spirit is the unlimited essence of Love, Wisdom, and Power, all three in
one, undifferentiated and waiting to be differentiated by
appropriation, that is , by the individual claiming to be the channel of
- Thomas Troward, The Edinburgh
Dr. Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science, credited Thomas
Troward with at least 25% of the content of the Science of Mind.
The statement above could have been written by the Master Mind Jesus as
He demonstrated this awareness in His work. The key words in
are "unlimited, differentiated and appropriation." Most
of us understand what the words mean and all of us are differentiating
and appropriating ...... to some measure. Where we fall short is
in the demonstration of "unlimited." Too many of us fail
to release the "limitations" and appropriate from the
Each and every one of us can
"appropriate" more than we currently have in our experience;
more Love, more Wisdom and more Power. It is all available waiting
for us to "appropriate" it.
To understand this, we can take electricity as an example.
Most of us take electricity for granted and it would be difficult for us
to imagine life without it ... that would mean no television, no
air-conditioning, no heating for some and the list of what we would have
to live without if electricity had not been discovered could go on and
on. But......... electricity has always been
available ... even back in the Stone Age... but the awareness of it was
not ... just like our awareness of the "unlimited essence of Love,
Wisdom, and Power." And, as long as we continue to
allow ideas and thoughts of limitation to occupy our consciousness, we
will not discover much more than we have right now.
We must "loose" all "limited" ideas about Love,
Wisdom and Power from our consciousness if we are to find our bliss.
We must stop trying to "bind" the
Infinite to our "limitations." Whatever Good we
can imagine for ourselves we are capable of demonstrating because God is
our capability. Dr. Holmes refers to this
"Indwelling Presence" as the power within .... God's Power,
Wisdom and Love within each of us. The Master Mind Jesus referred
to It as the "Father Within." As we become in
tune with this Presence and Power Within, we are in Tune
with the Infinite ....... but our limited thoughts and ideas
will place us "out of tune" in no time if we allow them to.
That which is ours comes to us through our conscious appropriation and
will be unique to us .... it's ours! Sometimes how our Good is
differentiated will surprise us and also make a demand on us to be
willing to be different than we've ever been ... but that makes it
exciting and wonderful!
Let's not allow ourselves to be convinced that we are part of the
mindless mediocrity that is so prevalent in the world today ... this
only separates us from God, from our Greatness. As
Shakespeare stated, "this above all, to thine own self be
true." Let's BE TRUE to What We Are and not let Who We Were
or Who We've Been, What We've Thought......... ALL THAT STUFF ......
dictate the direction of our life. Let's begin to appropriate more
and more in our mind of the greatest and the best that life has to
offer. Let's begin to create the realization within our
consciousness that Life never fails us...... when we open our mind to
So It Is!
The Way To A Wonderful Life,