Goal: to move the focus from the interpersonal to the "too large" personal (from the realm of the guide - explorer to the realm of the explorer's intuition). Size of the stage: too big.
In effect, at this level, the guide is helping the explorer to create what amounts to a traditional "issue," a statement which is too unclear to actually be used for healing.
What makes the traditional issue unable to be used for healing? Because a traditional issue is too vague and impersonal to be pictured and therefore, can only stimulate "outside" experiences in the explorer (as in "the critic," the "watcher," the "analyst," etc.).
Even so, traditional issues can be used as starting points from which to develop "issue statements," problem descriptions which are specific enough and personal enough to be pictured and therefore, can be used as starting points from which to do emergence as they can stimulate "inside" experiences in the explorer (living inner visions).
Examples of questions which can be asked in order to help an explorer to the first level would be: