I see my friends in their usual way. I have a certain idea about them. But in order to pull myself closer to the Creator, I have to imagine them, not the Creator or myself, but them being on a higher degree and to try to connect with them at the level that I imagine them at. This is called going by faith above reason.
And so it is every time: higher and higher and higher. It does not matter to me what I see. It is written about this: “They have eyes, but they will not see; they have ears but they will not hear.” That is how I imagine them: higher and higher!
I want to be together with them, in adhesion with them, and thus I bring myself to a state where I begin to see the Creator through them! That is all.
Knowledge is what I see and hear, and above knowledge means that I imagine my friends being at a degree higher, better, and purer.
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/7/22, “Adhering to the Friends” Lesson 3