1: The Principle of Guidance
If I were asked which of all the spiritual principles Iranked first, I should feel inclined to say the Principleof Guidance, not in the sense of being more essentialthat the others for every portion is equally essential to
the completeness of a perfect whole but in the sense
of being first in order of sequence and giving value toall our other powers by placing them in their duerelation to one another. "Giving value to our
powers", I say, because this also is one of our powers.It is that which, judged from the standpoint of personal self-consciousness, is above us; but which,realised from the point of view of the unity of allSpirit, is part and parcel of ourselves, because it is thatInfinite Mind which is of necessity identified with allits manifestations.
Infinite Mind Is Internal
Looking to this Infinite Mind as a Superior Intelligence from which we may receive guidancedoes not therefore imply looking to an externalsource. On the contrary, it is looking to the innermostspring of our own being, with a confidence in its