James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Ctrl/Cmd+V The Sixth Sense
Napoleon Hill describes the sixth sense as follows: “The sixth sense is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the creative imagination. It has also been referred to as the ‘receiving set’ through which ideas, plans and thoughts flash into the mind. The flashes are sometimes called hunches or inspirations”. He then goes on to describe what it does for one privileged to be able to use it. “Through the aid of the sixth sense, you will be warned of impending dangers in time to avoid them and notified of opportunities in time to embrace them. There comes to your aid to do your bidding, with the development of the sixth sense, ‘a guardian angel’ who will open to you at all times the door to the temple of wisdom”.
The evolution of our world has relied upon creative geniuses who were inspired by the sixth sense. Where would we be without that divine spark which inspired composers, artists, inventors, architects to change human life by modernising, civilizing and ennobling it? Unfortunately, greed, ego and the lust for power have too often debased it with war and famines. The divine spark comes from Infinite Intelligence (God) and from the inspired minds of other human beings. It does not depend upon sense perceptions which are unreliable. If mankind depended upon our senses, civilization would not have advanced to a level too far beyond the Stone Age. While on the higher plane of thought, afforded by access to the inspirations of the sixth sense, the mind is not limited by the problems associated with acquiring food, clothing and shelter; it soars and envisions possibilities beyond the here and now.
As Hill says, the sixth sense can only fully be understood by a person who has mastered the twelve other principles and it comes only by meditation through mind development from within. To access it, one must have a purpose which is inspired by a deeply-felt desire and feed that purpose with a suitable autosuggestion or self-talk recited with great emotion many times daily. Hill says: “The sixth sense is not something that one can take off and put on at will. Ability to use this great power comes slowly through application of the other principles outlined in this book”. I have found that, whilst saying my self-talk, ideas and solutions to problems stream through my consciousness. They also occur at other times and they need to be captured, like beautiful butterflies in a net, while they are passing, by writing them down.
To own your mind, you need to have deeply held desire and complete control of the thoughts which enter that mind. This book is concerned with the conversion of a definite, clearly stated desire for riches into its financial equivalent. If you have a clearly defined desire with a written- down purpose and support them with an emotionally intense self-talk, Infinite Intelligence will supply your creative imagination with the seeds of a successful plan to achieve your desire. However, do not neglect to use the other principles described in this book, such as the power of the mastermind.
Napoleon Hill says: “The starting point of all achievement is desire. The finishing point is that brand of knowledge which leads to understanding – understanding of self, understanding of others, understanding of the laws of nature, recognition and understanding of happiness”. To be successful, one must be extraordinary and this can only be done by using the sixth sense.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.