Basic Objective Processes
Decide to Move
Give Me Some Places Where You Can Be
Opening Pro - Be Have Do
R2-50 Changing Minds
R2-32 Assignment of Attributes
R2-26 Remedy of Laughter
R2-22 Spanning Attention
Attention by Duplication
Opening Procedure by Duplication
R2-35 Where Are You Now?
R2-27: Body Differentiation
Opening Procedure by 1st Postulate
Separatenes from Objects
Separateness from People
R2-46 Other People
Holding Objects Apart
Where Isn't Your Body Being Responsible at This Moment?
Object Tone Scale Process
Think A Placed Thought
Direct Decisional Rehabilitation
Permissive Decisional Rehabilitation
R2-22 Spanning Attention
Creation of Human Ability (R2-22)
Scarcity of attention is manifested on a gradient scale from the top to the bottom on the Chart of Human Evaluation. An individual has so many times excused his failure to direct attention when it was required, by saying that he had not enough attention, that eventually things which sought to seize his attention "distract him". This brings on a certain franticness.
Scarcity of attention is the reason why a person cannot look at past traumatic experiences (engrams) and present time at the same time and be in present time. His attention gets caught or trapped in the past. The scarcity of attention can be directly remedied by having the person put his attention on one object until it is thoroughly real to him, and then put this attention on both objects until they are thoroughly real to him, and then his attention on a third object until it is thoroughly real to him, and then his attention on all three objects until they are completely real to him.
The caution which must be taken is that one does not fixate his attention in the objects but keeps him answering questions concerning the objects. In all attention processes, a hypnotic condition takes place only when the person is closely fixed upon one object. The body gives the being scarcity of attention, and therefore a sort of hypnotic trance by having one direction of attention (i.e., through the eyes). A spiritual being seeing on a 360 degree periphery, when interiorized into the head, finds himself looking in one direction only. This is sufficient to fixate him. Exteriorization by Attention is possibly simply by directing the person's attention to wider spheres.
The technique Spanning Attention is done with the following commands:
Part 1: The processor puts a match down in front of the person, "Now look at that match", "Is it real to you?" the auditor puts down another match close to the first match, "Now look at the second match. Is it real to you." And then works with such questions until both the first and second match are real.
The processor then has him put his attention on both matches at once to establish whether or not they are both real at once. Then he has him look at the first match, the second match, and then both matches in that order until the person can see both matches as entirely real. A third match is now put down, the processor saying, "Now, put your attention on this match. Is it real to you?" When reality on the third match is established, the processor has the person see the first two matches at once, then the second and third matches at once until these two groups, as groups, are real, and then has the person look at all three matches until they are real.
With this process, the person's attention is not permitted to linger on any one object for more than a few seconds. Continuous staring at the object will not produce any further results than boil off. This process is continued until the person can do this -- see with entire reality ten matches simultaneously laid out in front of him.
Part 2: Now the processor begins by taking an object in the room, such as a chair, has the person examine that until it is entirely real, then takes another chair in the room and establishes its reality with the person. Then he works on the first and second chairs and on both until the person can see both with complete reality. Then a third chair is picked out and reality is established on the first and second chair, and the second and third chair, and then on all three chairs.
This is done until all the objects in the room are included in the reality of the person, at which time he will very probably be exteriorized.
The caution that must be taken is that one does not fixate his attention on the objects but keeps the person answering questions concerning the objects.
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