Leo Gura

Spiral Dynamics Stage Turquoise Examples Mega-Thread

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13 hours ago, Leo Gura said:

You guys are really stretching it in this thread.

Before you post examples here, go read the Turquoise section of the Spiral Dynamics book, cause you are confusing Turquoise will just flat supernatural stuff. That's not what Turquoise is.

"I think just because it's in your head doesn't mean it's not real" seems like a very turquoise thing to say. I don't think Dumbledore is completely turquoise.

I chose the dark crystal scene because it's about all being one.

Or were you not talking to me?

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15 hours ago, Leo Gura said:

That's not what Turquoise is.

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                                                      The enneatypes at stage Turquoise 

Type One: The Judge/The Unifier. Evolving to the Turquoise level, Type One,
the Judge, understands that everything that occurs is perfect “as it is because it is”
and lives from a positionof unity consciousness and serenity. There is no right
or wrong, no good or bad. From this non-dual perspective, Type One serves the
universe as the Unifier, and this wisdom is applied to defining ways of life that
benefit the whole and ensure the continuation of existence (Ooten, Unpublished;
Ooten, 2010).

Type Two: The Provider/The Social Servant. Type Two, the Provider, emerges
in the Turquoise level recognizing that we all have needs, are all loveable, and
are all free. There is no separation between the needs of an individual and the
collective needs of the whole. At this level Type Two serves with true humility in
the role of Social Servant, working within the universe to provide for the whole.
She is truly free because she operates with surrender to the flow of the universal
direction and will. She doesn’t need anyone, and doesn’t need to be anything for
anyone (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).

Type Three: The Doer/The Benefactor. At this level, Type Three, the Doer, no
longer sees himself as a separate entity, competing for accolades as “the high
note.” The Benefactor knows that we are all precious notes in the complex
symphony of life and that the Universe acts “through us, as us.” Each note is
required to create life, and Type Three works to accomplish for the benefit of all
beings (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).

Type Four: The Idealist/The Inclusive Self. Type Four, the Idealist, understands
that we can never be separate because there is no time and space. We are one
with all as an integral aspect of the unfolding of reality and never apart from the
Source, Origin. Embodying this oneness, Type Four serves as the Inclusive Self,
knowing that all are part of the overwhelming beauty of existence, and fiercely
defends the continued existence of life (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).

Type Five: The Sage/The Integrative Self. In seeing the individual reflection of
the whole and the whole reflecting the individual, Type Five, the Sage, lives from
omniscience as the Integrative Self, knowing that even the unknown is part of
the whole. Knowledge is combined with action to become true understanding
for the collective consciousness of all beings (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).
“The Universe knows Itself through us” (Esposito, 2008). Enlightenment comes
through the experience of direct knowing and intuitive direct connection to
consciousness. In listening directly to unity consciousness through mindfulness
and meditation, doubts and fear dissolve (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).

Type Six: The Questioner/The Faithful Self. Type Six, the Questioner,
understands at the Turquoise level that fear is simply one aspect of the multitude
of experiences, and it has no more meaning than any other experience (Ooten,
Unpublished). Realizing that life and death are merely energy states, the Faithful
Self understands that security is always present and trusts in reality as it unfolds.
Faith and trust in the unknowing brings courage to act spontaneously and allows
Type Six to lead the continuation of life (Esposito, 2008; Ooten, 2010).

Type Seven: The Adventurer/The Renaissance Self. Knowing that nothing
exists outside the eternal now, including the self, Type Seven, the Adventurer,
allows the universe to reveal itself while playing a part in its unfolding.
Understanding how all the intricate parts are merely representations of
the whole, the Renaissance Self envisions new ways of being for all, and by
transcending illusions of limitations of space and time, has constancy to lead
others right here, right now (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten, 2010).

Type Eight: The Defender/The Way Shower. All ways of being are components
of the greater whole. Able to see the truth in all perspectives, the energy,
intensity and drive of Type Eight, the Defender, is used magnanimously as the
Way Shower to evolve the collective consciousness for the benefit of all. Relaxing
into vulnerability allows innocence to be expressed (Ooten, Unpublished; Ooten,.
2010). When innocence emerges, desires, fear, separation, alienation and anger
dissolve into “the peace that surpasses understanding” (Esposito, 2008). Leading
from innocence, the Way Showers are wisdom teachers and empowerers of
others who embody the understanding that “All is One” (Ooten, 2010).

Type Nine: The Moderator/The Psychic. The entirety of existence cannot be
without each requisite part, and the parts cannot exist outside the whole. Type
Nine, the Moderator, knows at this level that All is Love, and nothing can be
separate from love. There is no separation of self and the Divine, and he knows
he is worthy of being seen (Ooten, Unpublished). He remembers that he is “one
with the Divine Love that creates and sustains the Universe” (Esposito, 2008),
and from this direct knowing, he serves as the Psychic, understanding all things
from the embodiment of love (Ooten, Unpublished).

Taken from  http://www.consciousdynamicsllc.com/home/levels_of_consciousness.html

 


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@Artsu It wasn't me. ?  I just copied and pasted. Deborah Ooten gets the credit. Glad you ran into this so soon. I had you in mind in posting this after you said you were unable to reach the website the other day.  Below I pasted the preamble thats before the descriptions if you or anyone else are interested. I posted the Enneatype descriptions coinciding with the other SD levels on the other megathreads as well.

 

Abstract
Our experience has shown that if the Enneagram is used as an isolated
personality system, people can become more identified with their type
rather than evolving. In Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber (2000) states
that typology systems such as Meyers-Briggs, the Enneagram, and
Jungian types are horizontal systems. While useful for self awareness,
these systems do not describe the whole picture of human development.
However, pairing a horizontal system like the Enneagram with a
vertical system of the stages and waves of the unfolding of human
consciousness like Spiral Dynamics®, “you can start to see what a truly
multidimensional psychology might look like” (Wilber, p. 54).
In order to bring about true evolutionary change in an individual and humanity,
we believe that systems can help us understand and define the personality and
the different levels of human consciousness. There are a number of systems that
describe these two areas in the human being. The Enneagram of Personality is
a dynamic and powerful personality typing system that assists individuals in
elucidating their unique and particular personality structure; it is magnificent
in its description of the psychological defense mechanisms that each and
every one of us uses (Palmer, 1998). As we become more aware through self observation
by understanding our patterns and habits, we are better able to make
empowering conscious choices. Spiral Dynamics® is a system that offers a view
of the evolution of human consciousness over the last 100,000 years (Graves,
2005). It is a superior tool for helping humanity to shift cultures. As we become
more aware of the spectrum of human values and worldviews, we are capable of
developing deeper insight into the core issues that are responsible for conflict or
cohesion among people, groups, and cultures. When combined, each of these
systems informs the other, allowing individuals to have a multi-dimensional
understanding of their inner workings over their lifetimes and a broader view of
the always evolving levels of consciousness operating within and without (Ooten,
Unpublished).
The first phase of the study was completed in 2005 at the International
Enneagram Association Conference in California with 38 individuals who
were very familiar with their Enneagram types and who are widely known
Enneagram teachers. Participants were taught the Spiral Dynamics system and
then divided into nine groups based on Enneagram type. Each of the groups
was asked to: “Give a one-word name that describes your Enneagram type at
each level of consciousness,” (Figure 1) and to “Give a descriptive phrase that
describes your type at each level of consciousness” (Figure 2). A consensus was
reached among recognized Enneagram teachers and researchers of 63 archetypal
titles and descriptions for each of the Enneagram types at each of the levels of
consciousness.
The second phase of the research has been ongoing for the past five years.
Deborah Ooten, Ph.D. has administered the Values Test to 230 individuals
who were already familiar with their Enneagram type through training with
Dr. Ooten or with other recognized Enneagram teachers and have taken Spiral
Dynamics training with Dr. Ooten through outreach programs and the School
of Conscious Living, a two-year IEA Accredited Enneagram Certification School.
“The Values Test: Priorities for Life Choices, An Analysis of Seven vMemes,
Worldviews and Belief Systems in People, Organizations, and Cultures” (Beck,
2002) is a scientific and validated analysis of an individual’s acceptance and
rejection of the worldviews and values of the seven developmental levels of the
Spiral Dynamics® system and tabulates the levels of consciousness operating in
an individual and whether these levels are operating consciously (acceptance)
or unconsciously (rejection). There have been 74 men (32%) and 156 women
(68%), ranging in age from 21 to 65 years, who have participated in the study to
date. The mean age is 47. The levels of consciousness develop sequentially, each
level encompassing the levels before. While not all participants have developed
to the highest levels, all levels of consciousness have been represented. Twentyone
participants had developed to the Blue Level, 52 participants had developed
to the Orange Level, 73 participants had developed to the Green Level, 65 had
developed to the Yellow level and 19 had developed to the Turquoise level.
Participants were then presented with the 63 archetypal titles and descriptions
of the Enneagram types at each of the levels of consciousness. Participants
were asked for their feedback on how well each of the titles and descriptive
phrases described their type at each of the levels of consciousness. The original
descriptions from 2005 have expanded based on the most frequent responses.
This study is still continuing through students of the School of ConsciousLiving 
and will be published in more depth in Deborah Ooten’s upcoming book
(Ooten, Unpublished).
This paper presents the Levels of Consciousness of the Enneagram through these
63 archetypal titles and descriptions.
This look at the Enneagram personality types within each of the levels of
consciousness elucidates the vast variety of characteristics of the Enneagram
types beyond wings, dynamic movements and subtypes as well as bringing an
added dimension to the lifetime work of conscious evolution.
 

Spiral Dynamics®

Spiral Dynamics® was developed in 1970 by Dr. Clare Graves and has been
elucidated since then by Drs. Don Beck, Chris Cowan and Natasha Todorovic,
among others. This system describes a bio-psycho-social, double-helix, openended
emergent model of human consciousness that provides a new way of
framing and understanding the forces of human interactions and behavior
through stages of human development (Graves, 2002; Graves, 2005; Beck, 2006).
These stages can be applied to individual, organizational and geo-political
nation-state levels (Beck, 2006). The expression of the level of consciousness is
a product of interaction between external conditions of existence and internal
complex adaptive systems.
Nine basic levels or waves of human consciousness have been observed at this
point, alternating “I” expressive and “We” sacrificing levels, divided into two
tiers. In the first tier focus, there is conflict within levels and between levels.
The second tier levels promote alternative, highly adaptive means of problem
resolution. Each emergent level transcends the level before while also including
the values, methods, and perspectives of the previous stages (Graves, 2002).
Levels of Consciousness
Spiral Dynamics® is an open-ended system, meaning that levels continue to
emerge as humanity evolves. To date, eight levels of development have been
clearly observed, studied, and documented (Graves, 2002; Graves, 2005; Beck,
2006). The ninth level of development is just now emerging, but not enough
individuals have reached this level to accurately describe it yet. The image of
the spiral is used because each level includes the values, skills, and mechanisms
of the levels below it while becoming more adaptive, complex, and expansive
(Beck, 2006). As we evolve through each of these stages, all previous levels
of consciousness are still operating and can be expressed appropriately or
inappropriately given the life conditions of the time, place, problems, and
circumstances we face (Beck, 2006).
While Clare Graves assigned letters to the levels during his double blind
studies,the levels are now often referred to by the colors assigned by Beck and
Cowan for simplicity, and we will adhere to their color naming scheme for this
paper (2006).These levels apply across different types of development, including the span
of time of human evolution, the continued maturation of the individual from
infancy through adulthood, the progression of societies, and the stages of
corporate culture (Wilber, 2000).


"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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"The moving finger of actuality writes faster than the tongue can herald. The structure of language is less fluid than the structure of reality. Just as the thunder we hear is no longer sounding, so the reality we speak about exists no more."

This quote was in one of Maslow's books. But I forgot by whom it belongs to....

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I think Neville Goddard is stage turquoise. Way he sees reality, and his understanding of consciousness is stage Turquoise for me. No problem in correcting me:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Lancelot_Goddard


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I'm not sure if Deepak is really at stage Turquoise but what he's talking about seems Turquoise.

 


I'm not friendly.

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The Seven Mysteries of Life was a wonderful introduction to what a holistic approach to biology looks like.

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Edited by DocWatts

"The mind is inherently embodied.
Thought is mostly unconscious.
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical." - George Lakoff

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On 9/4/2020 at 8:47 PM, tuckerwphotography said:

@Leo Gura What distinguishes this as Turquoise rather than Yellow?

Compare its contents to the description of Turquoise from the official SD book.


You are God. You are Love. You are Infinity. You are Leo.

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@Husseinisdoingfine Outstanding video. Super underrated YT channel. That dude is smooth as a baby seal's ass.


You are God. You are Love. You are Infinity. You are Leo.

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