“The Way of Transformation is simple, for the way of efforting one’s way into the Kingdom cannot flow from the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 14, Page 169)
We move into transformation when our heart is full, when Love overflows our being. We don’t get God’s attention by imploring relentlessly and often. He knows when we want to think that we are ready for Awakening. He doesn’t always agree.
So we must be patient, know that by our effort we can do only so much. A Course of Love counsels the removal of fear and judgment from our thoughts and feelings. When we do this, we are removing the blocks to the awareness of love. And that is what we need to do.
The only thing we need to do. Awakening may come suddenly, when we least expect it. I know someone who had suppressed anger for years, and then when he blurted out his discontent, he knew immediately that grace had descended upon him, and he felt intuitively that this Awakening would last.
God knew all along that he was cloaking his anger, and this very cloaking was standing in the way of genuine loving. And God certainly wants us genuine.
Know that efforting will stand in the way. Be ourselves, warts and all. Then God can act in us to remove the impediments that have kept us from Awakening. And we will find that removing fear and judgment, in genuineness, takes no effort at all.