The Gap

When we become Context-Aware, we begin to understand that:

  • Grief says I lost my good
  • Anger says someone or something took or blocks my good
  • Fear says I may never find my Infinite Good
  • Guilt and shame say I don’t deserve Infinite Good
  • Depression says there is no Infinite Good
  • Pride and entitlement say I deserve better than I have
  • Anxiety says I ought to have my Infinite Good, but it is absent
  • Envy and jealousy say you have your good, but I lack mine
  • Protest says there ought to be Infinite Good, but government, society or religion took it away or didn’t provide it

How can we Stay In The Gap between what we see and what we have? Just be present, you are already In The Gap.  Ask to understand the nature and purpose of the Gap you are in.

The two-question method:

What do you see?

What do you want?

The Gap between these two is the source of all stress and symptoms.

The Conflict Piece of the enlightenment puzzle:  there are many conflicts in the programmed world, but they can all be reduced to one: “There ought to be good for me, but this good is absent now.”

There is a conflict between what I think I want and what I think I have, and this is stressful and so we project this conflict outward and try to erase it there (See MacDougald, Glasser, Ford, Hopkins, Hora, and A.R. Luria).  A better name for the Conflict Piece of the Enlightenment Puzzle might be Discrepancy, Dissonance or the Gap Experience. Ed Ford and William Glasser ask the student what he is doing and if he is getting what the wants by what he is doing.

Programming guarantees the Gap experience of anxiety.

Enlightenment is the only way we can transcend the Gap Experience of anxiety.

Enlightenment is inevitable because it is our true nature.

“Hawkins Box” stress keeps us motivated to escape it.

Dr. David Hawkins has 35 steps to transcend the Gap.

Joe Vitale’s 4 stages in the Paradigm shift are designed to transcend the Gap and its symptoms.

Ask “What do you want?  What is blocking what you want?  Visualize it.  Give it a voice.  Give it a color. Give it a shape. Walk through it. Ask if it has any power. Ask if it is true?  What would life be like if it was false? See the block disintegrate.  IS there another block, another wall?  Put a door in that wall.  Can you walk through that door?”

There is a wall in the Gap that you put there to self-protect yourself from hurt and disappointment.  Suppose that there is no danger, just suppose that all danger comes from self-limited wants and self-limited shoulds.  In God-awareness there is no wanting, shoulding or danger.  We have been taught that there is danger, hurt and disappointment.  When there is pain, blame whips into action.  Blame is self-defense vs. danger.  If there was any danger, would God protect you? Danger is a false state of mind in the Programmed World of Forgetfulness, Ignorance and God-unawareness.

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