“Ask and ye shall receive,” paraphrases the words of prophets concerning the concept of awakening to self… how true is this?
Might we now consider using four basic categories of questions and their hidden agendas. Are there hidden defenses behind every question?
How useful are these examples to you?
- WHAT – do I fear? – What do I perceive I need to fear?
- HOW – do I fear? How do I respond to my need fulfillment fear program?
- WHY – do I fear? Why do I need to justify my fears’ purpose?
- WHO – do I fear? Who do my fearful needs personify?
How does asking a question begin the process of understanding? Asking, for example…
- Can I keep my intention clear?
- Have I the willingness to experience surprise?
- How will I express the courage it takes to accept and commit action to my deeper true answers?
- What will happen when I follow my sense of inner “knowing”?
How does asking questions about my beliefs set me up for a Third Degree choice?
- What does taking accountability for my beliefs look like?
- How do I commit to overcoming that which has been overcoming me?
- What may happen when I no longer use Why as a way to defend myself?
Awakening Beyond Questions?
When I’m faced with the choice of, “will I or won’t I ask questions of myself?”, might the default answer return me to the First-Second Degree bubble? Will accepting the default choice, to return to the familiar, be even more painful? How might that affect my fear of committing to Fourth Degree accountability? Although selecting options may seem as easy as choosing between peace and conflict – is it? When it comes to committing to Fourth Degree action, might Third Degree choice become an obstacle – a struggle between options that threatens to return me to my bubble? Does choosing change threaten my predictable default, the bubble? Could questioning the status quo and considering my options for change actually create stability?
What do I do when an answer comes – particularly an answer I don’t like? As my traditional way of dealing with distasteful answers was to doubt or deny them, might they serve to illustrate my subtle self- judgements? How might my denials and rejections indicate my feelings about myself? How do questions answered with pain set the body-mind’s message queue into a healing mode?
Attending to the Queue?
When answers convey via the physical sensations channels, what questions will be answered with “mother’s little helper” – analgesics, quieting the physical pain messenger? How is this the equivalent of killing the messenger in an attempt to kill the message? How much of the psychological message remains – notifying me occasionally that it awaits my attention in the queue? Wouldn’t using processes intended to deal with physical pain as a solution for dealing with non-physical pain, like relationship troubles, simply sets me up for further physical and emotional pain – whether I ask or not?!
Could denial be like changing the TV news channel to stop the stories I don’t like? How useful is the concept, “if I don’t see it, it doesn’t exist”? Although it feels like I am doing fine, how is my body-mind disintegrating and the energy of the queue escalating until I can no longer hide my head in the sand? By that time, how much nearer am I to death as a result of the denial of my accountability?
Did Ryan Bigge nail it when he said, “The truth hurts for a little while. A lie hurts forever.”?
What happens to the queue when I take accountability for it?