Ask Value Questions and Listen for Intuitive Answers

In desperate situations, many of us intuitively seek help from “God” or a source of consciousness higher than our own.

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ASK VALUE QUESTIONS AND LISTEN FOR INTUITIVE ANSWERS

Roger A. “Pete” Peterson

(Value Questions assume that consciousness exists everywhere and in everything, that consciousness, energy and matter are different states of the same thing.)

In desperate moments, many of us seek help from “God” or a source of consciousness higher than our own. By asking Value Questions, questions concerning things we really want to know, and listening for Intuitive Answers, we take this process one step further by acknowledging two things. First, we acknowledge that we have intuitive abilities, and second, we acknowledge that there are higher levels, or greater organizations, of consciousness than our own. This action forms a bridge that enables us to receive answers to important questions from other levels of consciousness. Using this ability requires an open mind and may take practice.

To clarify this process, imagine you have an unforeseen charge on your bank account. What do you do? You call your bank to speak to someone who can tell you why you’ve been charged extra. Asking Value Questions and listening for Intuitive Answers operates the same way. First, you formulate a question that reflects exactly what you want to know in detail (see example questions below). Then you decide who (which level of consciousness) can best answer your question. Once you do that “dial up” or tune into the entity you chose to answer your question until you feel a strong connection. Then ask your question and listen for their answer. It’s simple and you may get more than one answer like I did!

Take the first question below: Inner Self, how can I do that which has the greatest meaning in my life and have more fun doing it than I can possibly imagine? In this example, I’ve directed a question to my own Inner Self, the intuitive part of my consciousness that operates behind the scenes. This contact was easy but some offer a greater challenge. For example, when I asked All That Is a question it took me several minutes to work my mind around the concept of All That Is. But, once I did, I received some startling and challenging answers. Once your question is formulated, it’s important to enter a relaxed state of consciousness before you direct your question to the source of your choice. Imagine you’re calling a friend, and expect an answer!

 

Source of All Creation

To make this process work it helps to suspect or believe that higher levels of consciousness than our own exist and that it is possible for us to communicate with them. It is a belief that serves as the very foundation of religion.

When we understand, consciously or intuitively, that the interaction of consciousness and energy (thought and action) serves as the spark behind the creation of All That Is, we have formed the basis for asking questions of subtler, Inner Sources of knowledge and information, like Earth Consciousness, Human Consciousness (the collective consciousness of all human beings), God, Allah, or All That Is. Never forget, though, that names are only labels meant to identify and call up different aspects of consciousness. For me, “Tom” and “Jane” are names that connect me to my brother and his wife. By using labels as identifiers, we can direct questions to any aspect of consciousness we choose and get answers from them in the form of telepathic or symbolic (experiential) messages. We are only limited by what we choose to believe.

Because of my many years of experience with meditation and studying dreams, most of the answers I get come to me telepathically as soon as I ask a question. In some cases, answers come to me in the morning when I wake up or over the course of several days as complete thoughts, which just “pop” into my head at odd moments. Some answers are triggered by experiences in waking reality. There are many ways spiritual entities can communicate with us when we’re open to receive information from these valuable sources. I say “valuable” because for every valuable inner source of information there are many less evolved entities happy to lead us astray. It is important for us to be clear about who we want answers from and the quality of the answers we will accept. Not only is it important for us to seek out the best sources of knowledge we can find, it’s important for us to challenge the answers we get to make sure they create the kind of experience we want. The reason some people have bad experiences with the Ouija board, for example, is because they don’t set standards ahead of time. They simply open themselves up to whatever comes. In some cases, they even expect weird things to happen. It’s the same with any endeavor. If you don’t decide ahead of time what’s acceptable and what’s not, you open yourself up to any outcome. 

(Note regarding Inner Sources: What are thoughts? Where do they  come from and where do they go? In a lucid dream called The Ball of Light, A Dream About the Nature of Consciousness and Being, I used a highly advanced computer as a psychological prop to create lives in other times and places. In one instance, I felt the need to inject thoughts into the mind of a depressed young girl suffering from cultural limitations. The people and institutions in her life were oppressive and she needed insight and encouragement to overcome their negative impact. Planting seed thoughts in her mind in the form of suggestions and questions, I was able to nudge her in new directions that offered her a sense of hope and excitement. In doing so, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of my own thoughts have come from inner sources hoping to nudge me in new directions at challenging times in my life.)

Several answers I received actually made me cry as I wrote them down. Unlike many contemporary social values, they contained values I wanted to live up to. They not only expressed love, they made sense! Other answers were difficult to understand, forcing me to ponder their meaning and ask more questions*. When I did, I was rewarded with new understanding and new meaning that helped me move beyond my old beliefs and limitations. The answers I received represent the kind of higher understanding and wisdom, the kind of guidance and direction, I’ve longed for my whole life. You can  do the same by asking your own Value Questions and listening for your own intuitive answers.

PETE’S VALUE QUESTIONS AND INTUITIVE ANSWERS

Inner Self, how can I do that which has the greatest meaning in my life and have more fun doing it than I can possibly imagine?

1) Love yourself unconditionally and appreciate yourself for the magic and wonder that you are!

2) Remove all limiting and conflicting beliefs that impede the full and joyful expression of your spontaneous* self in All That Is!

3) Be the full and joyful expression of your spontaneous self right now and always!

4) Begin to materialize the most important and stimulating project ideas that arise out of the full and joyful expression of your spontaneous self, right now!

* Spontaneity: the natural and unimpeded expression of consciousness and energy (awareness and action). To allow spontaneity in ourselves, we need to need to know we’re basically good, not bad. (See: What I Learned in Catholic School)

Inner Self, how can I continue to operate at optimum levels of health, vitality, and performance for the rest of my life?

1) Continue to live your life with joy, eat responsibly, and exercise regularly for the rest of your life!

2) Trust all that you are to naturally operate at optimum levels of health, vitality, and performance!

3) Love yourself unconditionally, and know that your being is right within the world.

4) Continue to work with your beliefs to create even greater clarity, personal power, health and vitality.

Inner self, how can I help the members of my family achieve optimum levels of health, vitality, and performance?

1) Love the members of your family unconditionally!

2) Acknowledge the power and worth in every member of your family!

3) Trust every member of your family to naturally operate at optimum levels of health, vitality, and performance!

World, how can I help you change for the better?

1) Change yourself for the better by continuing to improve your belief system!

2) Develop a meaningful plan of action and work on actualizing it every day!

3) Believe in yourself and your own unique abilities. No one can do a better job of creating your reality than you!

4) Live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. In other words, determine the qualities of life and being you value most, your ideals*, and actualize them to the best of your ability!

* Ideals: Everything we do must be worthy of our ideals or they become something else, something less than ideal.

All That Is, how can I best serve you as a human being here on earth and as an eternal soul in All That Is?

1) Love both the Oneness and the individuality of All That Is. In other words, love All That Is unconditionally! (See: Encounter with the Energy of Unconditional Love)

2) Be who you love to be and do what you love to do to maximize your enthusiasm, joy, and success in life. In other words, be yourself to the best of your ability!

3) Be absolutely joyful about living your life, expanding your awareness, and consciously creating your reality from moment to moment!

4) Learn and teach a loving, playful, and empowering form of reality creation!

Human Consciousness, how can I experience more love and joy in our relationship than I can possibly imagine?

1) Be yourself to the best of your ability!

2) Love us and accept us as we are – as living, loving, growing, and changing aspects of consciousness!

3) Stop putting conditions and limitations on our being!

4) In other words, love us unconditionally!

“Be the full and joyful expression of your spontaneous self…’, ‘ Love yourself unconditionally, and know that your being is right within the world…’,’Trust All That You Are to naturally operate at optimum levels of health, vitality, and performance.’, ‘Continue to work with your beliefs to create even greater clarity, personal power, health, and vitality.’, ‘Change yourself for the better by continuing to improve your belief system.’, ‘Acknowledge the power and worth in (yourself and) others…’, ‘Believe in yourself and your own unique abilities. No one can do a better job of creating your reality than you!’, ‘Live by value fulfillment and practice idealism.’, ‘Be who you love to be and do what you love to do to maximize your enthusiasm, joy, and success in life.’, ‘Be absolutely joyful about living your life…’, ”Be yourself to the best of your ability!’, and, ‘Stop putting conditions and limitations on our Being!”

Wow, what a radical departure from the “official” values of this world, and what a profound affirmation of our basic goodness! How many of us receive love, trust, and encouragement like this from one another, society or its institutions? Much of what we get from one another and our institutions is the need to distrust ourselves, the need to put conditions and limitations on our being because “we’re basically bad and can’t trust ourselves.” It’s not that any of the Intuitive Answers above are new or unheard of; it’s that they clearly emphasize love, personal power, self acceptance and spontaneity over the “official” waking world values of fear, distrust, competition and limitation.

The Intuitive Answer I found most challenging came from All That Is. It was, “Love both the Oneness and the individuality of All That Is. In other words, love All That Is unconditionally!” My first reaction was, Are you kidding me?! How can I love that person who just rudely cut me off in traffic, or someone who, in their pursuit of personal wealth and power, is responsible for the death, poisoning or maiming of innocent people? As a matter of fact, I could think of countless examples of human behavior that should not be forgiven. As I considered these many, seemingly, good reasons for not loving someone, I recalled an experience that looked at this situation from another viewpoint.

That experience concerned my parents. During one meditation in the mid 1980s (I was in my early to mid forties), I found myself thinking about them and the angry relationship we had as I grew up in Maine. At seventeen I couldn’t wait to join the Air Force to get away from home (school too). As I thought about my parents and our unhappy times together, I began to see them in a different light. Instead of looking at life through my own eyes, I began to see it through theirs. As a result, I began to appreciate how challenging life was for them. I began to think about what they did for my brothers and me, not what they didn’t do. For example, they kept a roof over our heads. They kept food on the table. We had race horses, a dog, cats, goats, rabbits, and a garden every year. When I turned twelve, we sold the race horses and bought an old thirty-foot boat that had been used as a Rum Runner between Cuba and the United States during prohibition. We kept it in Casco Bay off Falmouth Foreside, a beautiful spot, and spent many summers boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking on Basket Island and even water skiing when the bay was calm. Though it’s true, I didn’t receive much personal attention, support or affection from my parents, I did have a rich experience.

As I thought about these things in meditation, I began to cry and spiritually embraced my parents. Surrounded by love, I forgave them for their shortcomings and apologized for mine. Oddly, once I finished the process of forgiveness, I realized there was nothing for any of us to forgive because, given the core beliefs and experiences that shaped our lives, we were all doing the best we could . Isn’t that true for all of us? Aren’t we all doing the best we can with what we have to work with? This doesn’t mean we can’t do better. What it does mean is that we need to spend less time being lost in our life’s everyday dramas and give ourselves more time to figure out what will make life better for us and others.

After challenging the Intuitive Answers you get in response to your own Value Questions, determine which ones, if any, you like or agree with and turn them into personalized affirmations or beliefs. In my case, I liked all the Intuitive Answers I received and turned them all into affirmations or beliefs, which I continue to refine and work with to this day.

Pete

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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