"No one can come unto me, unless drawn by the Father who sent me." – John 6:44
The desire within each of us, whether it has become known to us or not, that seeks to wipe away all the things that blind us to who we are in Spirit and to become conscious of our oneness with the Christ within comes from God. God appointed us to "go and bear fruit." This innate desire is our driving force.
It is the source of that longing so many of us feel to "go home again." The failure of people to understand that this desire is not about one's worldly home has brought into usage the phrase "you can never go home again." In that context it is true. People change. The world and its things change. You can never recover your memories and bring them into reality now.
However, if you recognize that the desire for that peace of "being home" is actually about seeking the light and the Truth, you will move closer to finding the Secret Place. The light is God itself. So we are actually seeking a greater consciousness of God within ourselves.
An important part of our seeking must be waiting. This almost sounds counter-intuitive. Cady tells a story from Edward Everett Hale that simplifies this idea. A "little girl who, amidst her play with butterflies and birds in a country place, used to run into a nearby chapel frequently to pray, and after praying always remained perfectly still a few minutes. 'Waiting,' she said, 'to see if God wanted to say anything' to her."
When immersed in your desire to find the Secret Place, you should first practice alone. Others can be distracting. When you have learned to divorce yourself from outside "noises," make sure to reject the "noises" from the psychic plane as well because this is not what you are seeking. You are seeking the highest for you, and it cannot be found there. You are seeking your own Spirit to be brought into your awareness.
As you sit in the silence, you are waiting for your own awareness of God to fill your mind. First, you should lift your heart to God in prayer. Do not worry about the words. It is about your intent. Do not beg God because you already know that he has given you "whatever you ask for." - Mark 11:14. Instead open yourself up to God and then proclaim the presence of God in your life. For example, after praying Let Thy will be done in me, then proclaim Thy will is being done in me now.
Cady makes note that our prayers are not about changing God's attitude toward us, but rather they are about focusing our attention on the Truth and allowing the Truth to impress itself on our lives.
It is important in our seeking that we recognize that God is not "out there" somewhere, separate from us. We should not imagine that we must forsake our bodies in our seeking. God is in every cell. God is omnipresent. Our bodies are the manifestation of our spiritual selves. So, in our seeking, in the silence, we should only separate ourselves from the world outside ourselves.
Divine substance flows from the within to the without, from the spiritual to the physical. An important point that Cady makes is that once you have proclaimed your desire to God, do not continue to go back and ask again. Instead move forward with words of thanksgiving.
As we practice waiting in the silence, our trust grows, and we become more certain that our "hope is from him." As our understanding continues to grow, our access to the Secret Place allows us to reach the full understanding of "The Father and I are one."