Question: What does it mean “when thou prayest enter thy closet”?
Answer: It means that you must learn to affirm the ideals that you want to make real in the deep quietness of consciousness. That’s what a good prayer is about. You do this by closing the doors of the five senses so the physical world that surrounds you doesn’t distract you. Only when you are free of worldly distractions can you truly express the ideal you want to possess and make it FEEL real in your imagination.
Question: Is that how I put myself in a receptive mood so the ideal condition that I hold in mind becomes a real condition in my life?
Answer: When you lose yourself in the meditation of having your ideal real in your life, you take a mental position that makes it FEEL real. That’s called conviction. Now you are ready to receive what you’ve conceived; that’s because now you believe.
Question: Is it the FEELING of my ideal being actual that I’m seeking most?
Answer: When it FEELS actual, it becomes factual – that’s the foundation of manifestation.