Once a sufferer has lifted him- or herself from To Control Absolutely, To Force, To Threaten, and To Blame to the consciousness level of To Accept With Intent To Learn, the sufferer naturally moves into the next more creative levels of consciousness, which I call To Understand Physically and To Understand Spiritually. How does one move to these levels? By asking questions.
All human progress, whether personal or public, comes from individuals asking questions. Physical understanding involves asking questions about the physical and psychological processes and elements involved in a situation:
- Who is involved in the situation?
- What exactly is happening?
- When did the situation first manifest?
- Where did the situation first manifest?
- How did the situation come about?
And so forth. Asking such questions lifts the consciousness to the level I call To Understand Physically, and the answers can equip one to take practical action to balance, heal, escape from, or exploit a painful situation to one’s benefit.
Physical understanding is sufficient for solving a great many of the problems we face every day. But sometimes our suffering is so great, or the causes of our suffering are so elusive or problematical, that a deeper understanding of our situation is called for. And that brings the questioner to the next level of consciousness, which I call To Understand Spiritually.