The Level of Awareness of Harmony

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Clinical Skills / Psychotherapy Certificate

The Level of Awareness of Harmony

Those with genuine compassion tend to view life through the lens of Harmony. [1] They are in rapport with everything, everyone, and every situation. They forgive everything and every one and do not remember grudges or the past. They live without a need to defend, justify, or explain anything to anyone. Rather, they work from the perspective that there is actually more to what our limited senses permit us to perceive. This degree of consciousness is known as Harmony. These individuals understand that there is no life outside them and their outside life is indeed the mirror image of their inside life. [2] As such, they are able to live in harmony with the forces of life. Instead of seeing themselves as victims or at the mercy of life, individuals at this degree of consciousness experience that everything “out there” is meaningless, except for the meaning they assign to it. [3] They, then, are active in life.

They are fully engaged, and they know that they and life are One and that their role is to choose. Once they choose, they are confident and work in Harmony with life to express things on life’s own terms, without being impatient, doubting themselves, the process, or life, and without ever giving up. You, therefore, tend to see these individuals as always being calm because they are able to see the whole picture, all the time. Their life, or lifestyle, is characterized by stability, fairness, balance, and readiness. This is because they are and work in Harmony with life. Furthermore, these individuals at this degree of Harmony are less likely to go and rally against war, or hunger, or injustice in the world, and this is because they have already gone through the degree of Dichotomy-free. As such, they are happy to rally for peace, for wellness, and for love. [4] For at this degree, these individuals do not think in terms of good or bad, rather in terms of Harmony with life.

They are therefore intrinsically motivated, are able to prioritize long-term goals over short-term ones, and they show a high level of discipline and mastery. They do all that without trying too hard, for they do it all in Harmony with life. For anyone familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, individuals are able to reach self-actualization when they are at the degree of consciousness of Purpose-drivenness. However, when they are at the degree above that—at the degree of Harmony—they are able to reach the last level that Maslow added to his hierarchy model. This level is known as Transcendence.

Levels of Consciousness – Inquiries

  1. What are your overall thoughts on this level of Consciousness?
  2. What do you see for yourself?
  3. What do you see for your patients, and what does it take for you to help your patients shift?

[1] Integral Institute. “An Overview of Developmental Stages of Consciousness.” Integral Without Borders, Integral Without Borders, 3 Apr. 2006, integralwithoutborders.org/sites/default/files/resources/Overview%20of%20Developmental%20Levels.pdf.

[2] Kulstad, Mark, and Laurence Carlin. “Leibniz’s Philosophy of Mind.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2020, plato.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/encyclopedia/archinfo.cgi? entry=leibniz-mind.

[3] M.A., Stuart Sullins. Living in Conscious Harmony: A Spiritual Guide to Being in the Now. Living in Conscious Harmony, 2011.

[4] The Harmony Project. “Harmony Within and Harmony Without.” The Harmony Project, The Harmony Project, 1 Oct. 2019, www.theharmonyproject.org.uk/harmony