One of the most dynamic tools of Access Consciousness™ is asking questions and being in the question. What do I mean with this?
On the one hand asking a question seems to be pretty straight forward. You ask because you are looking for an answer. And this is where the big difference to asking a question Access style is: there is no expectation of an answer, not even the looking for one. True, when I ask a question, usually thoughts come to mind. Instead of looking for the ‘right’ one that will solve the problem, I tend to ask another question: What else is possible? allowing for more thoughts, different ideas.
Asking a question opens the doors to possibilities. Possibilities I would not have seen had I gone to answer or conclusion right away. As a result, I have more choices. Being in question does not mean to not make a choice and take action. Rather it means that I keep asking if it is still something I want to do or if I want to make a different choice. Let me give you an example:
I am a photographer. I focused on landscapes and wildlife, over the years moving more into abstract photography because it was exciting to me. Usually, when you say you are a photographer, people will ask about portrait photography. Because I felt very uncomfortable taking peoples images, I came to the conclusion that I do not do portraits. In October I asked the question of how I could expand my photography business. Taking portraits came. It felt right (another tool I will talk about another time) My old feeling of discomfort came up right away. Now, I could have stayed with the conclusion that I don’t like it. I chose, though, to ask more questions and eventually to give it a try. With a friend, using Access tools, I worked on letting go of all the old associations I had with it and explored how I could get excited about this. In the end, a few days ago, I did my first shoot. It helped that I knew the person, but I would not have expected to have as much fun doing it as I had.
In other areas of my life, the fact that I keep asking questions means I keep modifying choices to be more aligned with new possibilities that excite me.
Staying in question gives me possibilities, which gives me choices.