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Earth -

– What are the facts?

– What is different?

– What is unique?

– What could everyone else agree upon?

– What stands out?

– What seems constant?

– What can I count on?

– What is irrefutable?

– What are the pieces?

– What categories do the pieces fit into?

– What feels like a heavy weight, like a solid stone, or like gravity with respect to this phenomenon?

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Water -

– What is changing?

– Do any of the facts connect to each other?

– Do the facts manifest in a sequence?

– Are there different parts or areas which are self-similar?

– What is the immediate context of the facts?

– What patterns do I notice?

– Are there any rhythms or cycles?

– What are the processes that give rise to the individual facts?

– Is there a specific context that makes the phenomenon more apparent or realized?

– How is one aspect turning into another, seemingly different aspect?

– What about my phenomenon makes me feel like I am floating along, caught in the waves, drowning, or repeating the same thing over and over?

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Air -

– What is reversing?

– Where do I go if I extrapolate the movements I identified in the Water level to their extremes?

– What is the overall range of manifestation of the major aspects of the phenomenon?

– That is, what are its limits?

– Where does the phenomenon seem to ‘run out’ or dissolve? – What parts do I seem to be unable to focus or concentrate upon?

– If I could imagine the opposite of one part or the whole phenomenon, what would it be?

– How would I feel if this actually happened?

– What about this phenomenon makes me feel like I am losing my moorings completely, like my knowing runs out, like there is no truth, or like every part is equally important or unimportant?

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Fire -

– What is the whole?

– What lies within or behind the phenomenon that allows the seemingly conflicting aspects of the Air level to coexist in a harmony, in a way that is not mutually destructive, but rather is mutually enhancing?

– Do I have a new insight that makes better sense of all the previous levels?

– Is there some subtle aspect of the phenomenon that once seemed insignificant but now seems like the key to the whole thing?

– Do I have the feeling of participating in something larger than myself?

– Do I suddenly notice how this phenomenon shows up in places I never expected or noticed before?

– Do I have the experience that the phenomenon is speaking to me through other, seemingly unrelated aspects of my life and experience? Do I feel transformed in some way?

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