“Now, to build on what you have been doing, we would simply ask you to add this simple practice. When you sit in your chair for five minutes abiding as Christ, remembering the Truth that has set you free, begin to ask yourself the simple question: “This day, how can I extend my treasure? “How can I add to that which I am storing up in the Heaven of my consciousness? “
“Immediately, you will begin to get pictures—an old friend who needs a phone call, someone to write a letter to. It could be something as simple as picking up your cat, placing it upon your lap, and seeing all of infinity in that living being, and feeling the joy that comes as you run your hand along its fur. It could be something as grand as going to Washington, D.C. in order to send a blessing to your president. It does not matter what it is because that voice of Love will be guiding your actions. It may be as simple as turning to your spouse and saying, ‘You know, I appreciate you.’“Whatever it is, let the day not fade away until that action is accomplished, or at least set into motion.”(“The Way of the Heart,”WOM, Lesson 10, Page 130)
Earlier Jesus has asked us to sit for five minutes “as Christ.”This quiet time is extended in this quotation. We are asked to ruminate, in a free-wheeling fashion, about our lives. To ask what we might do to help someone. To ask what we might do to help ourselves. If we have invited these “pictures,”then it behooves us to act on what comes up. It is all an attempt to take us closer to enlightenment, for all that we image can be an expression of Love demonstrated. And extending Love is the great secret to Awakening.
So: Just sit and think, keeping the body relaxed, the mind on neutral—until images come up that we will want to attend to. This type of contemplation is a form of meditation, though we are not saying a mantra. This type of contemplation, though, may be better suited to frenetic Westerners who have trouble stilling our minds. Assume a relaxed posture, and see what transpires. We may be closer to Awakening than we have any idea.