2nd of 5 posts on “Lenses for Seeing Agreements”
How do you choose agreements in five primary relationships at three levels of perceived reality? I suggest a framework of three big questions that have been handed down over the ages: (1) how much; (2) what do I experience; and (3) how do the primary relationships and levels of reality interact? These questions provide lenses for seeing the agreements.
When looking at the five primary relationships and the three levels of perceived reality in the figure below, a natural first question could be, “How much is there?” In the context of a specific set of agreements, how much exists – how much shows up – in my relationship to my own self, at the level of things-noun, at development-verb, at possibility-light? How much of what I can do, at the things-noun level, is acknowledged and utilized? How much am I developing my capacities and relationships, at the development-verb level? How much of my potential is visible, at the possibility-light level? Likewise, through the “how much” question, I can see what is available through the agreements with the other, group, nature, and spirit, at each level of perceived reality.
By asking the “how much” question, I prequalify the answer. More is better. More what? Abundance. This question of “how much” connects the experience of relationships and realities to the experience of abundance. Earlier I shared how people clearly preferred the experience of abundance to scarcity. The “how much” question provides a first of three lenses in seeing how to achieve it. The next post looks at the second lens.