Erich: Remember, it's all about homework. The idea is do the homework. And make this the rule: DO THE HOMEWORK WHEN IT OCCURS TO YOU.
When it occurs to you to do the homework, and it will occur to you, do it right then — in the middle of a sentence, in the middle of dinner, in the middle of whatever you find yourself doing.
The homework is to exhale and relax — even right now — and then mentally say to yourself, or wonder to yourself, or ask God, or your favorite Awakened One, or whatever the concept is that works for you. Say to yourself, "What is the truth here, really? What is the truth of this Life, live, New Now moment, really?"
When you see someone on the street, in the moment of seeing them, relax and wonder, "What is the truth of this person?" When you are embroiled in some dynamic at home, or you are in the store, or at your job — when it occurs to you — just exhale and relax and then wonder, "What is the truth of this situation, really? What is the truth here, really?" and then be attentive for an inner knowing.
What I like about this homework is you are not faking yourself into a perspective. You are just putting your usual perspective in pause-mode.
Remember, the smarter you get, the more you realize how little you know. Therefore, don't run your life based on the little you now know you know. Instead, put "the-little-you-now-know-you-know" in pause-mode.
You KNOW you don't know, but you want to know. And so, put the pause in there and wonder, "What is the truth here, really?"
Something is going on. What is the truth here, really? And then don't make up the answer. Hang out in the "not-knowing" place a little bit longer. Because, when you are hanging out in the void like that, you are not energizing your current level of ignorance. The download will then have a better chance of registering with you. You will find yourself suddenly, effortlessly, knowing whatever you need to know in that moment.
It works because there IS a Unity. It works because Consciousness is in Infinite Manifestation, and when any part of the Infinite Manifestation simply tunes in, it will find itself knowing how to be appropriate.
This is why all the texts talk about getting quiet in your mind. In those moments when you are silent-minding it, you are not energizing your usual stuff. And then, whoa, what's really true begins to dawn on you.
And so, all you have to do is not make up an answer. Do not try to figure things out. Just silent-mind it, more! Zip it! Relax. And say to yourself, "What is the truth here, really? What is the truth here, really?" If you are saying that, then, at the very least, you are not energizing your usual judgments, your usual bias, your usual prejudice.
Train yourself to put your usual stuff in pause-mode because when you do New Knowing flows in.