THE USE OF THE SPIRITUAL OR
already seen that the sub-conscious mind, wonderful
though it be, is instinctive merely, lacking inspiration
and what we call originality.
inspiration comes from the Universal Mind, via the
super-conscious. All poets and inspired writers get
their inspiration in this way. The higher mind is not
recognized by Psychologists, but it has long been known
to searchers of spiritual truth.
get from the sub-conscious is the outcome of facts and
knowledge supplied to it. What we get from the
super-conscious is direct inspiration from higher
planes. This higher mind might also be called the Mind
of Illumination, for those who can enter into it become
illumined, being able to know the Truth and to see
things as they really are, and not as they falsely
appear to the senses.
limited consciousness in which we live is bounded by our
five senses. The universe that we see around us is
partly real and partly an illusion. The real universe is
Spiritual and infinite: what we sense is a limited,
partial conception of a fragment of it. Our limited,
finite conception of the universe is entirely misleading
and erroneous, and so long as we rely on sense evidence
and the human mind, we remain in darkness and
uncertainty. When, however, we can rise into the
super-conscious realm, our consciousness expands,
transcending the senses and the limitations of the
Spiritual mind is, of course, only accessible to those
who are more delicately attuned to its finer vibrations.
Nothing that is worth having can be had without effort,
and it is only after much self-discipline that it
becomes possible for the student to raise his consciousness to this higher realm and understand life
from the standpoint of the Universal Mind.
nothing, either mystical or psychical, about the use of
this higher mind. One who makes use of it becomes
spiritually-minded, that is all. He does not go into
trances, nor need he become clairvoyant: he simply
remains a sane, normal individual, with this difference
only--he makes use of more of his mind than does the
is able to use this higher mind develops that which has
been termed 'the divine quality of originality.' If ever
a person is to rise above the dead level of mediocrity
it must be through direct inspiration from higher
planes, through his super-conscious mind. If ever a
person is to bring forth a new idea which shall enrich
humanity and add to the common good, it must come
through the higher mind.
is properly attuned, becomes, through the
super-conscious mind, a recipient of knowledge that is
above human, and wisdom that is divine. He knows by
direct knowing: he becomes wise through an influx of
Divine Wisdom. He is able to distinguish between the
real and the sham, between the gold and the dross: he is
also able to see and recognize the right path in life--a
thing utterly impossible to the mind of the senses--and
to tread it, thus being led into the only true success
and real good of which his life is capable.
be said here that all Wisdom must come from within.
While books and the written word may be helpful, it is
the Spirit within the reader that illumines the word,
and makes it real and true to the seeker after Wisdom.
One who realizes that he is illumined within by the
Divine Spirit, and that this alone can bring him into
real knowledge, is well advanced on the Path that leads
wisdom of the human mind always leads to disappointment.
It is based on the evidence of the senses, which is
erroneous, therefore its findings must always be lacking
in real wisdom. One who relies upon the inspiration of
Divine Wisdom has often to decide to take a course of
action which, apparently, is opposed to his best
interests. Yet, if he follows the inward Wisdom, he
finds that he is always guided aright, and later, has
cause to be devoutly thankful that he followed the
About the Book
TITLE: Within You is The Power
AUTHOR: Henry Thomas Hamblin and Donald Gordon Carty
PUBLISHER: Lulu Press
PUBLISHING DETAILS: October 2004, 130 pages, color,