This power in the soul is an intelligence. The intelligence is distinct from our ordinary mind; it's what Gurdjieff would call a conscious intelligence, because-unlike our ordinary intelligence, it can become aware of God. I think we can all agree that to become aware of God is to cross an invisible line, from belief (which is where we think from) to understanding- which consists of certainty. So until we are certain of God-to taste is to have actual experience, not a set of theories- we do not have this intellect, this intelligence, of which Eckhart speaks. And as we are, we cannot and do not become aware of God.