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. 

End Point
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.