Other childish ideas (usually unconscious) cause many to be stuck in the pleasures stage of spiritual development. For example, not getting what one needs as a child (most all of us) causes many to dig in their heels and unknowingly be determined never to grow up "until Mommy and Daddy finally give me what I need." Others get fixated at a particular age level because of specific trauma at that age (trauma that may not be remembered). Because of the trauma, experiences reminding oneself of that age level or of that trauma are of high intensity and will be quite compelling.
Some of those in Stage I are very resistant to moving on to Stage II (success), because success is seen as unspiritual. For them there are many negative judgments about money, fame and/or power. Roads to success will be sabotaged by the quest for excitement and pleasure. Vicarious pleasure often results from being close to those who are rich/famous/powerful. The use of power is often avoided because that is viewed as non-spiritual. People stuck in Stage I will often abdicate their destiny for being powerful (they might have the 7-31 leadership channel in the Human Design System and/or the power mode discussed in Messages from Michael). A book by David Hawkins, Power vs. Force, discusses why the use of power is often a necessary tool on the physical plane to accomplish great things. Force, on the other hand, is typically (but not always) non-productive.
© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze
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