Divine Operation

The Divine Operation

Thomas Troward on Divine Operation

Thomas Troward (1847-1916).Thomas Troward (1847-1916).

The paragraph Divine Opertion was written by Thomas Troward. He was an English author and had a special interest in mental science. After his retirement from the judiciary in 1896, he set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and effect.

The most notable results were a few small volumes that have had a profound effect on the development of spiritual metaphysics. 

His work influenced the New Thought Movement. Also, in the opening of the 2006 film The Secret, introductory remarks credit Troward's philosophy with inspiring the movie and its production.

On the Sundays of the first three months in 1909 he presented what he called The Dore Lectures at the Dore Gallery, Bond Street, London. In one of these lectures he talked about Divine Operation and how we are all centers of The One (All That Is). 

My mind is a center of Divine operation. The Divine operation is always for expansion and fuller expression, and this means the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in past experience, though proceeding out of it by orderly sequence of growth.

Therefore, since the Divine cannot change it's inherent nature, it must operate in the same manner in me; Consequently in my own special world, in which I am the center, it will move forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before.

- Thomas Troward


If you want to break free from ignorance you need to understand Troward´s paragraph. It can set you free from possible limitations you hold in your mind. Let´s look at the paragraph step by step.

First of all he says: "my mind is A center... " - not THE center. A center.

My Mind is A center, Your mind is A center, everybody's mind is A center. How can that be?

Since we are dealing with infinity there are no boundaries. We are used to boundaries (width, height, length) and we can easily figure out the exact center of something  - for example a room.

We just measure it and we can calculate the exact center. And there is only one center to a room, not many.

But, when we are dealing with infinity there are more than one center. There are infinite centers. We are all centers - your mind is, my mind is everybody´s mind is.

We are all part of The One, The All, The Everything  and The One is infinite


The divine is always for "expansion and fuller expression". In other words, it is for creation, production, onward, upward and forward. So, it´s drawing on the past and creating and making things better, bigger, greater and more productive.

Yes, The One always wants to express itself more through us. We should always seek to explore our true potential because we have infinite power and infinite potential just waiting to be released.

The One can express itself better and more through YOU. We are individual points of consciousness belonging to the One Universal Consciousness, so we have access to all there is.

You can do the impossible if you believe in yourself and your potential. Remember - The One (The Divine Operation) is on your side - it´s part of you.


What we have experienced in the past will be used as building blocks to "produce something entirely new - not included in past experience".

Our past has made us who we are today and drawing on past experience will yield something new, something better, something more to express.

The One will operate through us because of it's inherent nature and it will give us opportunities -"new conditions - always in advance of any that have gone before".

This Operation of The One Cosmic Mind is within you - you are A center of it. It´s operating in and within you because you are part of the universal consciousness.

This videos explain this in more detail:

We are all part of The Field (The One)

Professor John HagelinProfessor John Hagelin

Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management and the President of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, John Hagelin is referring to the lowest levels of the universe as:

"A thought wave - invisible state OR quantum wave function spread over space and time. Not a wave of matter - but wave in what?

In a universal ocean - an ocean of pure potentiality - a Unified Field - superstring field that of which we are all made of."