Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The "Necessary Order": Enlightenment, then Realization, then Liberation and Freedom, then Happiness, Part Sixteen

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Earlier, reference was made to the levels of psychic health - or lack thereof - which can be revealed via analysis of the results of the personality inventory test offered here. There are three levels which are in a "psychically healthy" range; three which are in the "average levels of psychic health range"; and three which reveal evidence that one is "psychically unhealthy." 

Following the pattern which has been used on this site for over eleven years, pointers were offered and then examples were provided to make the pointers even clearer. In a previous post, the example of the two major presidential candidates in the race of the U.S. presidency were used for the sake of illustration. It was noted that Hillary Clinton's primary personality type is the Type One and that Donald Trump's primary personality type is the Type Eight. 

To illustrate what it can be like when a person moves "down the levels" and disintegrates from a state of psychic healthiness to the lower levels of psychic unhealthiness, those two types will be used. Let's suppose that a Type One and a Type Eight "beat the odds" which were offered in estimates by Maharaj and they joined the ranks of the few on the planet that "realize" and are restored to a state of psychic healthiness. 

Based in what was received during training sessions with the Enneagram Institute, here is what a psychically healthy One and a psychically healthy Eight might look like: 

Type One Healthy Levels 

Level 1: Become extraordinarily wise and discerning. By accepting what is, they become transcendentally realistic, knowing the best action to take in each moment. Become humane, inspiring, and hopeful: the truth will be heard. 

Level 2: Become conscientious with strong personal convictions. Though duality-based, they have an intense sense of "right vs. wrong" and "moral vs. immoral." They wish to be rational, reasonable, self-disciplined, mature, and moderate in all things. 

Level 3: Become extremely principled, always wanting to be fair, objective, and ethical: truth and justice become their primary values. They have a sense of responsibility, integrity, and focus on "higher causes," often making them teachers or leaders or witnesses to the truth. 

Type Eight Healthy Levels 

Level 1: Become self-restrained and magnanimous, merciful and forbearing, mastering self. They become courageous, willing to put self in serious jeopardy in order to achieve their vision and to have a lasting influence. They may achieve what their culture defines as true heroism. 

Level 2: Become self-assertive, self-confident, and strong. They have learned to stand up for their rights and what they need. Develop a resourceful, "can do" attitude and passionate inner drive. 

 Level 3: Become decisive, authoritative, and commanding, the natural leader that others look up to. They take initiative and make things happen. At their best, they champion people and are protective and honorable, supporting others with their strength. 

However, since Maharaj made clear that realization and psychic healthiness manifest so rarely, then most will eventually move down the levels and display the following conditions: 

Type One Average Levels of Psychic Health 

As they move down the levels: 

Level 4: Become dissatisfied with reality, they become high-minded idealists, feeling that it is up to them to improve everything. They behave as crusaders, advocates, and critics. They get into "causes" and explaining to others how things "ought" to be. 

Level 5: Become afraid of making a mistake, and everything must be consistent with their ideals. They become orderly and well-organized, but impersonal, puritanical, emotionally-constricted, rigidly keeping their feelings and impulses in check. Often workaholics—"anal-compulsive," punctual, pedantic, and fastidious. 

[Some suggest that Clinton is presently functioning in the level 3, 4, or 5 range.] 

Level 6: Become highly critical both of self and others: picky, judgmental, perfectionistic. Very opinionated about everything: correcting people and badgering them to "do the right thing" or “do it the right way”—as they see it. Become impatient, never satisfied with anything unless it is done according to their prescriptions. Become moralizing, scolding, abrasive, and indignantly angry. The ego hates the silence, so by this point, Ones become noisy. Because thought precedes both words and actions, then the ego-dominated “mind” can tolerate neither the stillness nor the silence. 

Unhealthy Levels of Psychic Health 

As they move even further down the levels: 

 Level 7: Become highly dogmatic, self-righteous, intolerant, and inflexible. Begin dealing in absolutes, thinking they alone know "The Truth" and that everyone else is wrong. Become very severe in judgments while rationalizing own actions. 

 Level 8: Become obsessive about imperfection and the wrong-doing of others, although they may fall into contradictory actions, hypocritically doing the opposite of what they preach. 

Level 9: Become condemnatory toward others and punitive and cruel to rid themselves of "wrong-doers." Can suffer severe depression, "nervous breakdowns," and suicide attempts at this level can become likely. This level generally corresponds to the Obsessive-Compulsive and Depressive personality disorders. 

Type Eight Average Levels of Psychic Health 

As they move down the levels: 

 Level 4: Self-sufficiency, financial independence, and having enough resources are important concerns. They become enterprising, pragmatic, "rugged individualists," wheeler-dealers. They engage in risk-taking and deny their own emotional needs. The ego hates the silence, so by this point, Eights become noisy. Because thought precedes both words and actions, then the ego-dominated “mind” can tolerate neither the stillness nor the silence. 

Level 5: They begin to dominate their environment, including others. They want to feel that others are behind them, supporting their efforts. They become swaggering, boastful, forceful, and expansive, the "boss" whose word is law. They become excessively proud, egocentric, and want to impose their will and vision on everything and everyone, not seeing others as equals or treating them with respect. The4y begin to think they own everyone and have the right to do what they want with others. They do not respect the space or rights of others. 

Level 6: They become highly combative and intimidating to get their way, being confrontational, belligerent, and creating adversarial relationships. Everything becomes a test of wills, and they will not back down. They use threats and reprisals to get obedience from others, to keep others off balance and make other feel insecure. However, unjust treatment makes others fear and resent them and may eventually inspire others to band together against them. 

Unhealthy Levels of Psychic Health 

As they move even further down the levels: 

 Level 7: Defying any attempt to control them, they become completely ruthless, dictatorial, "might makes right." They become criminal, think they are above the law, and become masterful con-artists. At this point, they are hard-hearted, immoral and potentially violent. 

Level 8: They develop delusional ideas about their power, invincibility, and ability to prevail. They develop megalomania and feeling omnipotent and invulnerable. They recklessly over-extend themselves. 

 Level 9: If they get in danger, they may brutally destroy everything that has not conformed to their will rather than surrender to anyone else. They become completely vengeful, barbaric, and even murderous. At this point, they develop sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies. At this level, the Antisocial Personality Disorder is usually full-blown. 

[Some suggest that Trump is presently functioning at levels 7 and 8 and, most often, at level 9. While much has been written recently about the evidence which points to the presence of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, most have missed completely the evidence which indicates the likely presence of a full-blown Sociopathic Personality Disorder and a full-blown Psychopathic Personality Disorder.] 

More is offered regarding psychic disintegration and relative destructiveness in the book entitled LIBERATION (Attaining Freedom from Personality Via Realization):

How Ego / Personality Can Lead to Disintegration and Destruction in the Relative Existence 

There are nine stages of disintegration that each personality type can undergo. The farther removed a persona is from Reality, the more insane they behave in the relative existence. Please note the role that ego plays at each stage in the disintegration of the personality, recalling that “ego” is Latin for “I” or “I myself”; thus, “I” or “ego” = “my [false] self.” 

See, in fact, that personality identification prevents Realization and that Realization eliminates personality. As far as the relative existence is concerned, see that the more persons become trapped in personality and the more trapped they become in their ego-states, the more their relative existence lives degenerate through stages of delusion, chaos, and destruction. See that professionals know what "the realized" know: “healthy” AS IF living happens only after "full realization" happens. 

FUNCTIONING STAGES: 1-3

STAGE 1: LIBERATED (At this stage, ego is transcended; therefore, truth, balance, freedom and awake-ness manifest; there is an ability to differentiate true from false; the True Self is known; Awareness, complete freedom, sanity, and independence manifest; AS IF living happens) 

STAGE 2: IDENTIFIED w / MIND-BODY-PERSONALITY (At this stage, ego begins identifying with states-of-being as a result of programming, conditioning, and acculturation; co-dependency results) 

STAGE 3: FUNCTIONING IN A “SOCIALLY-ACCEPTABLE” MANNER (At this stage, ego operates, but in a manner considered “acceptable” within societies) 

DECLINING STAGES: 4-6 

STAGE 4: DISTURBED / “ASLEEP” (At this stage, ego blocks any sense of Presence or Awareness; persons exhibit evidence of being irritable, restless, discontent or being disturbed by “others”; beginning of being “asleep”) 

STAGE 5: SCHEMING (At this stage, ego works to control and manipulate other persons; ego expends more energy to defend roles / images / ego-states) 

STAGE 6: AGGRESSIVE / DEFENSIVE (At this stage, ego inflates; personas behave aggressively to defend false identities) 

DYSFUNCTIONAL STAGES: 7-9 STAGE 

7: ABUSIVE (At this stage, ego is so dedicated to “self”-preservation that persons become willing to violate self and others; persons become abusive if need be to fight for the preservation of identities and to exert power over “others”) 

STAGE 8: FANATICAL / IMPULSIVE (At this stage, ego / self is out of control and out of touch with Reality; perceptions are 180-degrees in opposition to actuality; major mental disorders manifest) 

STAGE 9: DESTRUCTIVE (At this stage, persons become destructive toward self or others; acute mental disorders emerge; persons degenerate into sociopaths; persons can become willing to kill themselves or others) 

[With acknowledgment to Russ Hudson - for his research into how personality degeneration happens in steps - and with gratitude for his training.] 

Finally, are you now grasping how significant and serious the sages' warnings about personality identifications really and truly are, relative speaking? 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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