In these two modules, we will re-engage with issues around spiritual development and signs of growth. We began this topic at our April residential institute with a conversation about the Four Quadrants, which represents a path to transformation and the faces of Spirit. Each of the four quadrants is valid in and unto itself, and each one can be can be used to help interpret experiences. In the upper left quadrant, we interpret the interior stages of consciousness development; in the upper right quadrant, we see an experience as brain wave states or endorphin release; in the lower left, we look at the lens of the collective cultural consciousness; and in the lower left, we see it as an empirical web of life or social system.
Next, we explored some of Elizabeth Liebert’s work around human development in spiritual direction. We learned that our understanding of how the world functions limits the borders of our awareness and understanding. Please take some time to re-familiarize yourself with Liebert’s explanation of the different stages of adult development.
A few questions that we ask in this module include:
1) What lens/frame of reference do I/you use to create/construct and interpret the world?
2) What does it take to get to another planet/level/value meme?
3) What are some of the signs of growth on the spiritual path?
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