"Wisdom is a
universal medicine and is the only remedy for ignorance,
the great sickness of mankind.
This the doctrine which someday must be the foundation
of all enlightened therapy."
Manly Palmer Hall, in his book Healing: The Divine
The Wise Mind
is one aspect of higher consciousness. Other aspects
are love, peace, light, and compassion. The Wise Mind
is a part of the superconscious, and everyone has the
capacity to experience it when the conscious mind becomes
quiet. The Wise Mind is the voice of the Universal Self
as it speaks through you. It is the great macrocosm,
the whole expressing itself through the microcosm that
To put this
in perspective, you can understand that there are various
levels of mind or consciousness. In addition to the
superconscious state, there is also the subconscious
mind in which all of our experiences are stored, as
if it were a library or a vast database that chronicles
everything that has ever happened in our lifetimes.
There is also the conscious mind, known as everyday
Most of our
ills are caused by a lack of connection with all parts
of our being, including the superconscious state; yet
everyone has the ability to make this contact. The only
things in the way for some people are the blinders that
they wear that prevent them from even looking. These
blinders are doubt, ignorance, inner darkness, emotional
chaos, or the myriad of traumas and wounds that keep
people from looking toward the inner gifts.
What Can the Wise Mind Tell Us?
The Wise Mind
is crucially important to the healing process because
it can shift your view of your own reality. Doing this
can lift you out of dark places and misconceptions in
a matter of moments. The "Wise Mind" is the
higher faculty of advanced consciousness, wisdom, or
guidance that is innate in the human organism. Through
it, you bring forth experiences that arise from an inner
source. "What would my Wise Mind tell me about
this?" is a life-altering question. Perhaps your
Wise Mind would like to tell you what an entire experience
in your life has meant to your growth. It may show you
an answer to a dilemma. It may give you ancient wisdom
to put your own situation in perspective. It may show
you a way of living your life that puts you on a more
fruitful path. Connecting with the Wise Mind in an ancient
art. The healing temples of ancient Greece and Rome
are perfect examples.
The Ancient Healing Temples
healing temples of Greece and Rome are fascinating forerunners
of our current transformational paradigm. These great
temples are one of the predecessors of modern healing.
There was an extraordinary order of priest-physicians
around 1200 to 1000 BC. Their great leader was Aesclepius,
and their accomplishments were miraculous. When Aesclepius
died, temples dedicated to him were often built near
healing waters, like the spas of today. The temples
were places of beauty and sacred dignity.
In these healing
temples, patients were diagnosed and treated according
to dream experiences that they had there. They would
come to the temples and be prepared for the healing
process. They'd be clothed in white garments, and they
were brought onto couches, where they were instructed
to dream a healing dream. In the morning, the patients
told their healing dream to the priest-physicians, who
then prepared the formulas for them. Amazingly, the
patients recovered. Blind people recovered their eyesight.
Scars were removed. A boy recovered his speech. People
were cured of all kinds of ailments.
The Medicine that Exists Inside
Like the ancient
ones, we too acknowledge that there is an inner "medicine"
that we can find within ourselves. We can find answers
in the deep resources of our inner mind. We recognize
the wealth of information that lies in the Wise Mind,
and we can honor what comes forth as the rich material
of our healing process. In this sense, we are our own
Every human being is equipped with an inner source of
wisdom. When you ask yourself, "What would my Wise
Mind tell me about this?" a brilliant answer might
emerge from the depths of your consciousness. While
it's good to look in books to find precedents for healing
one issue or another, there's another place you can
go. It's not the library. It's not the Internet. It's
the great temple of healing that lies at the core of
your own inner world. Each time that we make this connection
is an opportunity for an experience of the divine.
Looking at Deep Stress
Dan, the head
of a growing company, looked at his feelings of stress.
His stomach bothered him. His sleep was fitful. He was
frequently grumpy and irritable. He looked deeply at
the knot in his stomach, allowing himself to feel the
constriction. He noticed that his heart was beating
faster than he knew it should. He asked his Wise Mind
to give him some understanding of what was going on:
Wise Mind pointed out that the donuts and fast eating
weren't helping at all. Next he began to receive wisdom
about the dynamics of his work life. He saw that he
had people around him who were not supportive, who tended
to undermine him - not everyone, but enough so that
it was a huge drain on his resources and energies. His
Wise Mind told him to look on an even deeper level and
notice the pattern in his life. He looked and saw that
his own family didn't support him in fundamental ways;
there was always some undermining that went on in their
dynamics together. This formed in him an element of
getting used to the situation, a "comfort zone
" that was truly not comfortable at all. His Wise
Mind prompted him to attract supportive people into
his life, to make significant changes, both within and
More from the Wise Mind
At 31, Maria
knew she needed to do something drastic. She felt like
she'd cut herself off from her feelings, she really
wanted to be married, and she was having a hard time
recovering from a massive blow she'd received at age
16. That's when her father had jumped from a fourth
story balcony and killed himself. She carried around
a constant undertone of sadness. She knew more than
anything that she wanted to open her heart up and heal.
When her dad jumped off that building, she'd shut herself
down. But now she was ready to open up, and her Wise
Mind spoke to her, saying:
okay. It was no one's fault. All people go through ups
and downs and sadness. Dad didn't want it to happen
either - but he was extremely sad. His physical problems
ran in the family, and the problems overpowered him."
with her dad: "I'm so sorry it had to happen. I
wish you could be here with me." In her mind's
eye, she and her dad showed each other their love. Her
Wise Mind again spoke to her:
"He's with you on another level. Sadness has opened
your heart to another level of living. Don't be afraid
to feel it and write about it, and as you do, it lifts
from you and there is rebirth - springtime."
That word, "springtime," came to be Maria's
healing word. She felt light and warm, good and open.
She knew that this healing had to have gone beyond her
intellect, to the deepest place in her soul. All her
past migraine headaches ended, and she entered a much
happier phase of her life.
Finding the Center of Being
herself to pay attention to this situation, she found
the center of her being. She found the state of wholeness
and peace that is her true nature. This is a profound
healing process that honors the challenges of life,
considers them to be instructive and then transforms
them into ultimate illumination.
that has happened to you has played a part in your development.
Everything that has taken place in your life is an opportunity
for awakening. All of it is worthy of your awareness,
and all has the potential for transformation. The Wise
Mind often indicates the significance of particular
experiences in our lives and invites us to move into
a new dimension of understanding.
The Wise Mind is Brilliant
The Wise Mind
is that part of the self that is able to stand back
and see from a greater perspective. Transformational
Wisdom is within every human being. It's brilliant because
it's a reflection of the great Universe, itself. The
Wise Mind is a part and parcel of the Universal Source,
as it exists in microcosmic form within us. God spoke
to Jeremiah and said, "Call to Me, and I will show
you great things that you do not know." Everyone
can do this. The question you may want to ask to help
you to get there is: "What would my Wise Mind tell
me about this?" You may be stunned at the answers
you can receive.
Everyone Has a Wise Mind
a "Wise Mind" - the capacity to access the
part of self that carries wisdom - absolutely everyone.
It's not the same as the conscience, the Jiminy Cricket
on the shoulder, which carries a moral or value judgment.
It's an innate capacity of the superconscious state
that people carry within as a part of their birthright.
It's a homeopathic remedy in the soul that understands
the wisdom in any given life situation. You may be given
specific things to do about the situation. You ask,
"What would my Wise Mind tell me about this?"
As soon as you ask this question, you find yourself
in another level of your consciousness. You may be moved
to a more elevated state from which you can see the
situation in new ways. You come to know the larger picture
into which your own life situation is set, and that
instantly transforms the situation, itself.