Oct. 31, 2016
I listened to Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center, talk about the Four Stages of Spiritual Development. He stated that 95 percent of the world’s population is in Stage 1; 3 percent are in Stage 2; and, 2 percent are in Stage 3; very, very few humans ever reach Stage 4.
The Four Stages of Development
These stages apply to organizations as well as to individuals.
The stages are:
- Victim: the victim stage is when life happens to us; we blame everyone and everything for our difficulties; we are constantly saying “Poor me” to describe much of our life. We feel and believe that we are powerless.
- Channeler: in the channeler stage, we create our life; we take responsibility; we make choices; our concern is to get and to accumulate things like cars, houses, careers, etc
- Mission: in the mission stage, we have identified and accepted our calling; we are totally dedicated to fulfilling our mission, nothing else matters. Most of us have more than one mission; when the mission is fulfilled, we have heaven on earth.
- God: in the God stage, we become God; we can bring forth whatever we choose easily and quickly; very few people reach this stage; those that do quickly leave the planet.
Missions are opportunities like:
- making sure that every person has more than enough useable water everyday
- giving each individual easy access to a fabulous education
- colonizing the moon
- removing bad things from the air
- teaching people everything they need to know and to practice to be successful channelers
- taking care of one’s family
- having the career that one’s soul desires
- eliminating stress
Remember that a mission gives you a why. People want to know the why. They care about why, not you, not your organization, not the how, not even the when, but the why.
Which stage is yours? Are you ready to leave that stage and move to the next?
More about how to do that next week.
I’m so glad you’re reading this. I’m a channeler moving into mission. It’s nice to have company. Thanks for thinking about coming with me.
On most Sundays, find Barbara S Lucas at The Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia