Acknowledgement Part 5: Drilling Down To Bedrock
So we have learned The Basic Protocol and we have learned how to Go Meta when doing Acknowledgement.
Now it’s time to learn another protocol. It’s called “Drilling Down To Bedrock”.
Here is the theoretical bit. Say you have acknowledged something and it’s now fully accepted as part of your reality. It’s still possible for the pain and suffering to ‘come back’.
How? Well if there is a reality that causes the issue and you haven’t acknowledged *that*, you will constantly have the issues come back.
For example. What if you didn’t get a bonus at work. So you do Acknowledgement and now you have accepted it. Excellent.
But you haven’t acknowledged the fact that your boss hates you, well then the next time you think about it, it will regenerate! After all, if the boss doesn’t hate you, then you SHOULD get a bonus…
And so when A causes B, and you still haven’t accepted A, then B will get regenerated over and over again.
If you haven’t accepted that you have no skills then the ‘I wish I had a job’ will keep coming back.
If you haven’t accepted that the Feds took all your money, then the ‘I wish I had my private jet’ will keep coming back.
Good. This is why we have the ‘Drilling Down To Bedrock’ protocol.
Here is how you do it. Immediately after you Acknowledge a wish and reality you ask ‘why’. Then you take the answer to that and do an Acknowledgement on that.
I wish I would have a job, of course I wish I would have a job, who wouldn’t?! And I acknowledge the fact that I don’t have a job.
Why? Because I have no skills.
I wish I had skills, etc…
Now I’m sure you’re wondering, when do you stop?! Can’t you ask ‘why’ to each answer?!
Ah. So here’s the thing. At a certain point the answer you ‘why’ will be something that you don’t wish away. So in the example above lets say you went:
No job —> no skills —> didn’t go to school —> had a newborn baby…
At that point the words ‘I wish I didn’t have a newborn baby’ might not be true. We call this Rock Bottom.
Essentially you have reached a point where the reality that underlies your suffering is something you *don’t* wish wasn’t true.
Once you hit rock bottom you run the chain in reverse.
So you say ‘I had a newborn baby and so of course I didn’t go to school and so of course I have no skills and so of course I have no job.
And then you’re done.
In summary: Do Acknowledgement, then ask why, then do Acknowledgement on that, keep going till you hot Rock Bottom. Then start from Rock Bottom and go up the chain using ‘Of Course’ to go from step to step.
If in the middle you notice some stuff getting in the way, just take a momentary detour and Go Meta on it. Then get right back to Drilling.
Do one in the comments and feel free to ask any questions if you get stuck.