One must learn to see with their I rather than their eyes so that we bring forth Spirit rather than recreating what has already been created which we do when we look out upon the world with our eyes. What we hold in our mind (Our I am-ness of Being - our true 'I') we hold in our body and the body of the world eventually. One does not want to recreate history - one Groundhog Day after another, in a different form at a different time.
Therefore, focus your I am-ness. Focus on being your sense of existence. Be conscious (mind) of being awareness (Soul). Become conscious of yourself being Conscious. It will feel unnatural to begin with, as it feels unnatural to keep a straight spine in posture when one is used to slouching. This state of mind however, like the correct posture is natural, and will in time come to feel natural and effortless. Remember it takes 3 months (longer if the habit is not done daily - hourly) to acquire a new habit. It takes time for the subconscious to accept this new state of mind before it takes over and one no longer makes a conscious effort so to speak. Particularly when the Subconscious must be purified and tempered for if it is not, it pushes the conscious mind back into 'thinking' rather than 'Being' which is the state I am advocating here. Be patient with yourself - remember you have eternity.
You cannot be guided by Spirit if you are not conscious of Spirit. One must have an experiential understanding of Spirit. Spirit must become an activity in and of one's consciousness - one's I.
(What you are actually doing is using your mind like a magnifying glass that is like a mirror. By keeping the mind still, it reflects the true Self as Soul so that one can realize themselves. The mind in and of itself is not actually sentient. You are conscious of your thoughts but your thoughts are not capable of being conscious of you. They can only reflect you. Remember you are conscious of the mind, you are not conscious as the mind)
~ Love Tracy
"Let him never forget that the Master is near. Day and night let him feel the presence of the Supreme or Overshadowing One. The All-Seeing Eye is upon him. Day and night this great Orb measures his depths, seeing into his innermost soul of souls, judging his life, reading his thoughts, measuring his aspirations, and rewarding his sincerity. To this All-Seeing One he is accountable; to none other must he account."
- Manly P Hall