At the level of Cosmic Consciousness all possible information exists, and in this way it can be accessed. When your question has been received, together with the knowledge that a certain book is the instrument for answering, we are impressed with a certain impulse: our muscles respond to the impulse in the mind by opening the book to a certain page and our gaze is directed to the appropriate paragraph.
Now this method can be used effectively but should not be used indiscriminately as it can also generate undesirable results. Consider the example of fire: if we use fire well it protects us, keeps us warm and otherwise helps us, but when used incorrectly it can also burn us.
Consider then, what requirements are appropriate to using this method effectively:
1.- Ask only when it is very necessary because reasoning and customary methods have failed to produce the answer.
2.- Never ask the same question two or more times, since the method tends to lose its effectiveness in this way.
3.- Never ask what you should do, it is NEVER appropriate as free and responsible people should make their own decisions.
4.- Do not ask what will come to pass in the future, and how it might affect you, for good or ill.
5.- Be very specific in your questions, without going off in branching directions that obscure what it is you actually want to know. It is necessary to focus on the final result and not related secondary issues so remember: Be very specific.
6.- Be reasonable and NEVER use this method to determine what can be found by simple and common methods.
7.- Do not suppose that you can change the answer, it pertains to the real cause of the matter
about which you wondered and not what you want to hear.
Let us consider now how we should proceed:
1.- Take the inspiring book into your hands.
2.- Concentrate on your question, it is best to simplify it as much as possible, then request light on the subject of your concern.
3.- Think of your question being released to the Cosmic and dismiss it from your mind.
4.- Opening the book, look to the place that attracts you and then calmly meditate on the words you read.
5.- Arrive at your own conclusion.
Fraters and Sorors, after you have acquired skill through practice and are able to apply this technique well, you will discover more than enough light within yourself to answer all of your needs.
May Peace Profound abide always in your heart.