Within my limited bubble of awareness, defenses represent protection of high-priority values inherent in needs. Fear hides needs and needs hide the values I have placed on those needs. I can use a “4-Question Extraction Process” to expose and analyze the values hidden behind my needs and fears.
Need has one purpose – to satisfy a demand. My values determine the relevance, importance, and immediacy of that demand. Fear solidifies the demand in reality (making it real) so that I’ll attend to it – because I fear what may happen if I don’t “take it seriously.”
Discernment is the conscious process of acting upon contrast between my past and present and the independent values I’ve assigned to my needs. Discernment acts to resolve issues of value discrimination by voiding out of the causal influence contrast attached to my perception of time.
There is power in asking questions.
Ego relies on my value-based defenses of past misunderstandings. Ego imposes upon my contrast a debt of consequence my future must pay. One way ego does this is by keeping me out of the present. My lack of attention to my present invites the substitution of past misunderstandings to satisfy the my present need. The concealment from “seeing” is the causal influence for my suffering, the debt of consequence, is then paid. If my blindness is not followed by corrective actions, payments will continue to be exacted by ego. Debt is based on satisfying need and counts on a future that can satisfy them.
All memories based in fear and need are intended to be a form of insurance of proof at some future present, where my reality as valuable and valid.
Consider the following questions and their order to extract from need its value as a resource for discovery and perhaps the fulfillment of perceived needs, in a new way, as a means of healing lack consciousness!
The concept here is not to seek to fill perceived needs. which usually consisted of getting my way and feeling justified at my own expense. This new concept is a tool for self-discovery, a holistic approach, which enrolls my conscious mind as my resource for peace and self-direction.
When I question the validity of my past perceptions, those based on need, I have found that by comparing them to my present circumstances, an intuitive process of discernment the gap between past and present intentions.
WHAT, HOW, WHY, and WHO
I want to know and understand the – WHAT, HOW, WHY, and WHO of my reasons, the foundation on which my perceptions literally create my reality. When I get to that foundation, perception is the creator of my world. In that reality, I must forever seek and achieve balance from a distorted perspective of need. Questioning offers me an option to understand the dynamics of my misunderstandings.
When my needs are triggered, I might ask myself:
- WHAT – Identifies its purpose and intention by manifesting values.
- HOW – Identifies purpose and intention, by applying actions to what symbolically characterizes as having value.
- WHY – “Why would a person need this?” Why motivates a causal state to arise within me. By causal, I mean I perceive a deficit that a “what” needs to fill. Some “what” and “how” questions that could assist in this area include, “What might a person believe in order to feel the need for this?” and, “WHY would I need this really?” “Why” drives my logic to compare past to present through the influence of my emotions.
- WHO – “Who” accesses my identity resource here by eliciting “WHO” – “WHO am I to need this?”
I may want to consider many “what” and “how” questions before approaching the “why” question – to clarify my questions. I may consider several “why” questions before investigating “who.” Each contain resources for the others.
You’ll know you’ve arrived at your destination when the answer to the “who” question is, “I am the answer to every question…” I am what I need, how I need it, and why I need it – I am all of it. Fulfillment.
Further, I will FEEL the answer to every question as complete calmness and acceptance in my body. If any sensations other than complete calmness appear, you’ll know you’ve not completely or correctly answered the question. Keep asking until your body answers with complete calm and acceptance.