We receive inspiration from two main sources. The first is from within. It consists of creative thinking, remembering and ‘body intelligence’. For example, skilled mechanics know straight away why an engine won’t start and professional musicians can tune in to a piece of music and play along without necessarily rehearsing. In both cases the memory of how to do it is imprinted in their consciousness,

We also receive inspiration from without. It comes to us in the form of ideas that cannot be traced to our own experiences. Many geniuses believed that they were tuning in to a higher form of consciousness. Einstein, Louis Pasteur, Edison, Alexander Fleming, Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven believed they were tapping into a source of inspiration beyond their own minds and were merely channels through which ideas flowed. The Prophet Mohammed was illiterate, yet he made profound statements about science and the natural world centuries ahead of their time that turned out to be amazingly accurate.

Where did this come from? ‘It cannot be done by willpower,’ said the composer Johannes Brahms when asked from where his inspiration came. ‘When I feel the urge to compose, I begin by appealing directly to my maker. I immediately feel vibrations that thrill my whole being. In this exalted state, I see clearly what is obscure in my ordinary moods, then I feel capable of drawing inspiration from above.’

You are a channel

All the knowledge that ever was or will be already exists. We think we are expanding the boundaries of knowledge, but this is untrue – the knowledge is already there! We simply discover what has always been. The means of sending radio signals, e-mails and text messages, travelling by air and carrying out organ transplants existed before humans discovered them. We didn’t create the knowledge, we uncovered it.

To be the best channel you can, you must allow the inspiration to flow through you. Are you resisting by refusing to believe you have this power? Enter the silence through meditation and contemplation, then you are ready to receive spiritual ideas and inspiration from wherever it comes. Be calm and still. Be open to imaginative ideas. Be patient – the Superconscious cannot be hurried – maybe later – a fully formed solution presents itself.

You are no less a channel for universal ideas than Edison, Pasteur, Brahms and the rest – we all are. All it takes is self-belief and a little practice.

©David Lawrence Preston, 12.12.2016

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The Superconscious

The human mind has powers far greater than those most of us imagine. That’s because it extends beyond our physical boundaries into the energy field that surrounds us, connecting us with other minds and linking with the information fields that control the universe.

Among the amazing capabilities of the mind are its ability to:

  • Seemingly pluck ideas out of the air
  • ‘Know’ something without any concrete evidence
  • Solve complicated problems without any specialist training, including in our sleep
  • Send and receive messages from others, and
  • Recall events and circumstances apparently from past lives.

All these are functions of what is often called the Superconscious Mind. We are part of a limitless source of knowledge and inspiration that extends beyond the physical brain and limitations of the five senses. It includes everything that existed in the past, exists in the present and will exist in the future, if indeed the terms ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’ have any meaning in the quantum world.

Superconscious inspiration and insight have been available to us since the day we were born. Listen carefully. Every moment, the universe offers you spiritual guidance that you would be unwise to ignore.

The Superconscious challenges scientific analysis

Superconscious insight is often dismissed as bogus by neuroscientists because it cannot be explained by current scientific understanding of the workings of the brain alone. However, the evidence is overwhelming. For instance, Uri Geller is only one of many psychics to be investigated under rigorous conditions and has repeatedly proved his ability to communicate telepathically over huge distances. Nevertheless because the investigators have found no physical explanation, he is frequently portrayed as a trickster.

Superconscious abilities

We are a long way from understanding all the powers of the Superconscious, but we do know that they include the following:

  • An ability to ‘know’ and to ‘connect’ that does not rely on past learning.
  • Intuitive insight and decision making.
  • Heightened creativity and inspiration.
  • The ability to stand back and observe, reflect and detach from our thoughts and emotions.
  • Telepathy – the ability to communicate unaided at a distance.
  • Synchronicity – the ability to perceive, interpret and be guided by linked events and coincidences.

How do you make use of your Superconscious?

Think about it:

  • Do you instinctively know when something is going to work or not?
  • Have you ever felt an overwhelming urge to do something without being able to justify it logically? Did you follow it? What happened?
  • Have you ever backed away from a course of action that seemed logical at the time, only to discover later that it would have spelled disaster? What happened? How did you feel?
  • Do you ever wake up with a good idea, or the answer to a problem that has been bothering you?
  • Have you ever had a ‘psychic’ experience? What happened?
  • Do you ever feel that life is trying to steer you? In what way?

Trust your Superconscious

Surveys reveal that more than half of us believe in tarot cards and palmistry, and nearly half in mind reading. Sales of pendulums, dowsing rods, crystals and other New Age paraphernalia have rocketed in recent years. There is nothing wrong with any of this, as long as we remember that the props themselves are unimportant. They are merely tools which help some of us access our Superconscious.

Seek help from professional psychics if you must, but don’t hand responsibility for your life over to them. Instead, develop your own Superconscious abilities. When you place your trust in them, they never let you down. Our Superconscious abilities are a natural part of us. The more we use them, the more reliable they become.


©David Lawrence Preston, 11.12.2016

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