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Higher Emotional and Higher Mental Centers

No longer will your Teacher hide,

but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,

And your ears shall hear a word behind you:

“This is the way; walk in it,”

when you would turn to the right or the left.
– Isaiah 30: 20-21


“Higher emotional and intellectual centers – which, being timeless … are unlike the ordinary minds [intellectual, moving, emotional centers] – are already developed in us and working but at a pitch too fine for us to ‘hear’ until our lower centers are balanced and purified. Higher emotional center is the seat of conscience and the organ of individuality. Higher intellectual center puts one in touch with cosmic principles.”

– Beryl Pogson, Brighton Work Talks, p. 349


One can recall that in Centering Prayer there is a twofold action: removal of the obstacles to grace through purification of our unconscious, and the bringing into awareness of our core of goodness and the unconditional love of God. These processes sound a lot like the uncovering of the higher emotional and higher intellectual centers, giving us ears to hear their high frequencies.  The Divine Indwelling is always present and active within us; as we awaken, we learn to attune ourselves to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.