Monday, March 28, 2011


When I first heard about a movie called Limitless I was excited. This is what we teach in Unity: we are limitless. Jesus performed miracles. He walked on water, he changed water into wine and he healed the sick and raised the dead. Even his own death didn’t stop him. Jesus also said “greater things than these will you do…”

While a few people have managed healing themselves and facilitating healing for others, not too many of us have figured out how to do all that Jesus did, but I believe it is possible.

Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is not doing well in life. He has writer’s block, his girlfriend dumps him and his life is headed nowhere fast. Then remarkably he has an awakening to his true inner worth and power. Well, not exactly. That would have been a great spiritual cinema, but I suppose Hollywood couldn’t quite grasp that premise. Instead, Eddie runs into his ex-brother-in-law who gives him a mysterious new drug that promises to allow him to access 100% of his brain rather than the measly 20% that most of us tap into. The pill delivers as promised and Eddie is transformed and becomes, yes, you guessed it—limitless—that is until the pills start to run out.

Of course, this is Hollywood so there are chases and evil forces lurking and fighting for this power and drug. Don’t get me wrong, it was an interesting movie to watch and I rather enjoyed it. I especially liked the ending, because it left me wondering…kind of.

However, I don’t think Jesus was offering any pill when he told us we could be unlimited. There is no easy fix to enlightenment. I sometimes wish there was, but I have yet to find any. Jesus was unlimited, because he knew the truth about who he was. He was the Christ. He stood in that and he fully owned it!

I am unlimited when I stand fully in that knowing too. I have moments of it, and many more moments than I did when I first found Unity. You too can be unlimited and you don’t need a pill. All you need is the Truth that you are Spirit, and Spirit is unlimited. Believe in it. Stand in it. Claim it, and you too will be unlimited.