“Now, for all of you that would like to quicken and hasten that process, the answer is very simple. Spend more time becoming self-observant, less time being concerned with what is going on in the world, and no time blaming the world for your state of being—not parents, not society, not God, but owning.” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 17, Page 211)
There are aspects listed in this quotation to hasten enlightenment: self-observation, but not blaming others for one’s plight; and a less preoccupied stance toward the outer world.
We look inward, and where we look carefully, we frequently find. Elsewhere in other channeled writings (particularly A Course of Love), we discover that our inward look is not to become overly pronounced for too long; there comes a time that this preoccupation with self is hindering rather than helpful.
Most importantly we realize that we are in the center of what happens to us. We don’t blame others when things go wrong.
And we don’t turn outward for a solution to our difficulties. Finding Answers means turning to God Who is within. If we need to get help, we do—but only after He has so prompted us.
We depend on God. And this dependence takes us to the next level—of Christ-consciousness. We stay close to Him in our mind and heart, and life smooths out, for we suddenly “know” how to handle our difficulties. Solutions appear to come all unsought, but they come from the silence that we dwell in when we reach downward and inward to God.