Napoleon Hill in this chapter of Think and Grow Rich states that the sixth sense,
“… defies description but it probably is the medium of contact between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence, making it a mixture of both mental and spiritual. The six sense is located in a portion of the subconscious mind and is referred to as ‘Creative Imagination.’”
The Six Sense is also considered as intuition which is defined as;
A natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence: a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why.
The definition of intuition fits the way Napoleon Hill explains the six sense as “the ‘receiving set’ through which ideas, plans, and thoughts flash into the mind. The ‘flashes’ are sometimes called ‘hunches’ or ‘inspirations.’”
Although Mr. Hill points out that to fully understand the sixth sense, you need to master the other principles of the Think and Grow Rich philosophies and by meditation through mind development from within.
Napoleon’s six sense, or the method he used to tap into Infinite Intelligence was through his “Invisible Counselors.” Having interviewed and studied hundreds of successful people Napoleon had specific people he “Hero-worshipped” and added them as his Invisible Counselors. The nine men were; Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Paine, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Luther Burbank, Napoleon Bonaparte, Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie. These nightly imaginary meetings that Mr. Hill had with his Invisible Counselors where to help him rebuild his character and to represent the composition of his Invisible Counselors.
Over time Mr. Hill’s nightly meetings became so realistic that his characters took on their own habits and personalities and eventually frightened Mr. Hill so much that he discontinued them. Eventually, as Mr. Hill states, Lincoln showed up at his bedside and told him;
“The world will soon need your services. It is about to undergo a period of chaos which will cause men and women to lose faith, and become panic stricken. Go ahead with your work and complete your philosophy. That is your mission in life. If you neglect it, for any cause whatsoever, you will be reduced to a primal state, and be compelled to retrace the cycles through which you have passed during thousands of years.”
Some people claim that they can see ghosts, but to actually see Abraham Lincoln and then get a specific message from him would make someone take notice or think they were absolutely crazy. After this event he started his nightly meetings again and was welcomed back into the fold with a toast made by Lincoln. He soon added more Invisible Counselors to total about 50 people ranging from Christ to Plato.
Napoleon Hill didn’t know how this six sense worked but he did believe it was caused by an organ located in the brain that could receive vibrations to tap into the Infinite Intelligence. This special organ also provides people with intuitions, insights and hunches. Thomas Edison used his six sense to develop his inventions, he listened to and followed through with his six senses.
Today the organ that some claim is responsible for the six sense if the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ that sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes. The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the “third eye,” a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows.
You would think that if we all have this organ why don’t we all have some type of “six sense?” Unfortunately most people’s pineal gland is calcified, mainly from fluoride. Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland more than any other organ and as your pineal gland hardens, less melatonin is produced and regulation of your wake-sleep cycle gets disturbed. In addition to fluoride, halides like chlorine and bromine also accumulate and damage the pineal gland. Calcium supplements can also cause problems. Without enough vitamin D calcium does not become bioavailable and calcifies human tissue, including the pineal gland.
So how do we reawaken our six sense? Do we want to awaken our own six sense? Are individuals “six sense” their special gift? There are a number of reality television shows that focus on individuals six sense. Some people receive messages from individuals who are either alive or dead like Mr. Hill, some claim to be able to communicate with past relatives for other people and some can even see the future.
What if your six sense is seeing dead people like the little boy Cole Sear in the 1999 Bruce Willis movie “The Sixth Sense.” Would you want to be able to see dead people? I don’t know, I think I may pass, especially seeing demons, unless it comes with the ability to see angels like Doreen Virtue does.
When anything is unexplainable people try to figure out what’s really going on scientifically. One reason why some people may have a heightened sense of perception, or sixth sense, is that they may be able to use their sense of smell better. Harvard researchers have studied the human olfactory bulb which receives signals from odor sensors in the nose? One question is; Do humans have a working sixth sense and do invisible chemicals still affect our behavior on an unconscious level? Research has shown that pheromones can be used to enhance mood and sexual attractiveness at a subconscious level.
Being the complex workings of the mind, no one knows what the true capabilities that the mind has. Is the Star Wars “Jedi mind control” possible? Some spiritual masters say yes, because they’ve seen it done or can do it themselves.
Lolly Daskal wrote in her article, “Change: The Sixth Sense,” that your sixth sense is emotions. Your emotions are triggered by one or many of the other five senses, sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. A leader’s ability to understand and read emotions and how they affect other people is essential. No one likes to work for an emotional leader. A rare leader is one that can not only control their own emotions but knows how to influence other people’s emotions, especially when implementing change.
So what is your sixth sense ability? I think everyone has some sort of ability, it was probably suppressed as we were growing up. Maybe those monsters in the closet where real!
What is the real gift that the Grand Overall Designer gave you, what is your sixth sense?
Everything You Wanted to Know about the Pineal Gland: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-pineal-gland/
Third Eye – Pineal Gland: http://www.crystalinks.com/thirdeyepineal.html
Doreen Virtue: http://www.angeltherapy.com/
Your Sixth Sense: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201207/your-sixth-sense
Sixth sense – Testing and Training: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-research/sixth-sense/how-to-test-your-sixth-sense/
Scientists Find Evidence for A Sixth Sense in Humans: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/1999/05.20/sixth.sense.html