If you look at a star, its space-time well contracts as we move to the core of the star, due to GR/gravity. If you look at matter of the star, as we move to the core the matter gets closer/denser, consistent with the contracting distance in the space-time well. However, the energy and material frequencies will get faster as we head to the core; time speeds up. The distance variable of the matter parallels the distance variable of the space-time well, but the time element of matter goes in the opposite direction of the space-time well.

In the core, time should be moving the slowest if we base time on space-time. However, the core is where we have the fastest matter and energy frequencies; fusion transitions and gamma frequencies. With respect to time, matter moves to the beat of it own drum.

As we move to the surface, space-time expands and time speeds up. The material gets less dense, which is consistent with space-time. However, now we have slower material and energy frequencies; IR. Matter/energy and space-time go in the opposite directions with respect to time, but in the same direction relative to distance.

There is a simple logic for this. If you look at acceleration; d/t/t, it is one part distance and two parts time. The second aspect of time is independent of the time in space-time. With Special Relativity, we are only concerned with velocity, which is d/t therefore you don't get two layers of time like we do with GR. From this one might conclude that the extra time, due to gravity, is connected to the mass, apart from space-time.

A connection between mass and time can be demonstrated with a simple thought experiment.

Picture two space-time references, one is moving faster in time and the other is moving slower in time. I am on the faster reference dribbling a basketball. In this thought experiment I walk through a barrier and enter the slower reference. Since time is moving slower, I notice it takes longer for the basketball to bounce. Since I want to maintain a consistency, I decide to push the ball harder with extra force to compensate of the time lag. When time runs slower we need extra force to create a normalized ball movement.

After the ball hits the floor and rebounds back to my hand, I now notice the ball now appears to have more inertia for what appears to be the same normalized speed. The difference in time, if I try to normalize references, appears as a difference in force and inertia. Mass does not increase, therefore the extra inertia/force is connected to the time difference. The time connected to mass, adds to space-time, allowing time go opposite the space-time well.