Saint John of the Cross gave the following advice: "Enter into your heart and labour in the presence of God who is always present there to help you. Fix your loving attention upon Him without any desire to feel or hear anything of God." Could a beginner be asked to apply such words? A person in a well-advanced state is alone likely to respond to them. Or, those who have been told about the Short Path and have studied its nature and tried to fit it into their inner work--whether they be beginners or proficient--can also put them into practice.
-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 1: Entering the Short Path > # 66