The 12 Stages Experience

Stage 1     Suffering.

Different from pain, suffering is marked by a profound awareness that something is wrong. Something sucks, and it's you! You are sucking energy to simply survive. This especially occurs when we are confronted with a traumatic or chaotic event or loss. The lesson of this stage that allows us to move on is the acceptance that nothing works at this time; we are presently helpless.

Questions:

Why me?, Why not me?, What is wrong with me?, Why does this happen to me?

Why does this not end?

Emotions and Expressions:

Helplessness, loss, despair, disconnection, seperation, suffering, hopelessness. 

 

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Stage 2     Polarities and Rhythms. 

We recognize that we have different rhythms. We are conditioned by family and culture with conflicting stories and emotions and move towards one and away from others. In Stage 1 Suffering we were helpless. In Stage 2 we see hero, victim and villain as the magical curse or magical answer. Ultimately, experiencing the energetics behind this we realize that our divergent rhythms and energies can be different and speak with respect to one another.

Questions:

What is the cause of this?, Who was right/wrong?, Who can fix/get rid of this?,

What is the best or worst .....?, Why did he/she do this to me?, What is the pattern here?

Emotions and Expressions:

Anger, hunger, happiness, identification, energy, reaction, projection, attachment.

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Stage 3     Stuck in a perspective.

You are aware that you are repeating a pattern and it has you hooked. You can't believe you are doing it again. At least, finally, there is a YOU.
A you that is more than a circumstance. A you that wants to jump ahead and is pulled back. You feel frustrated and stuck. OMG you are so stuck!

Questions:

Why can't I make this breakthrough?, Why do i keep doing this?, Why am I Stuck?, Why am I so blocked?, Why can't I solve this now?

Emotions and Expressions:

Frustration, Peaceful waiting for change.

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Stage 4    Reclaiming your power and playing bigger.

You recognize that life's scripts and the conditioning that dominated your prior stages are no longer acceptable. They no longer work. You must play bigger, stronger, and with more power and authenticity. You will no longer allow your circumstances to control your experience. You deserve MORE. You must be MORE. You are MORE.

Questions:

What can I do to never disempower myself again?, Who can i be more courageous?

Emotions and Expressions:

Inner Strength, Determination, Courage, Power.

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Stage 5  Merging beyond the illusion

Illuminate and merge through the boundaries established by your conditioned self. What seemed like a barrier is now an energetic illusion of consciousness. Swimming in the sea of cultural thoughts, you now choose what is important to you. The withheld information and energy that you have alienated, feared, or ignored is now integral to your new emerging self...with greater abilities for choosing MORE in life.

 

Questions:

 What else is going on?, What is really happening here?, How can i face this now?, What is behind this?

Emotions and Expressions:

Curiosity, anticipation, confusion, sense of knowing there is more, Seeing through the BS.

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Stage 6  Preparation for Resolution

With more coherent mental executive function and an abundance of energy in your body and field, you know that you must now be so much MORE for whatever is next.

The alienated, isolated, denied, or redirected consciousness that persisted within the fabric of your physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual self transforms.

You are being prepared for resolution of the energies and consciousness that maintained a defended sense of self. YOU ARE READY!

Questions:

What can I do to really be ready?, How can I prepare myself?, What is on the other side of this for me?

Emotions and Expressions:

Determination, resolve, flexibility, Excitement of something big and new coming,

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Stage 7   Resolution.........With discharge!

Your tolerance for the energetic noise associated with your hunger to defend your outworn sense of self is at a breaking point. As you recognize you've allowed such distraction from your higher nature, this energy is finally discharged from its attachment to your body, your life and the field. You experience an explosive liberation from your mentally dictated life. Finally you discharge that which no longer serves your awakening and you experience freedom through true Resolution.

Questions:

How can I resolve this?, How can I take stock and get rid of that which no longer serves me?, How can I accept the old patterns, energy, situations and circumstances?

 

Emotions and Expressions:

Excitement, focus, strength, resolution, peace.

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Stage 8   Emptiness and Connectedness

After resolution you experience a graceful emptiness. Your sense of self and thinking mind are given a time out. The space once filled with thought becomes an important doorway for this new awakening. Serendipity is experienced as a natural part of life and unlimited possibilities await as we enter into a state of gratitude, vulnerability, and connection to the rhythms that guide us.

Questions:

How can I embrace the space?, Where is the rhythm?, How can I hold the space?, Where is the gratitude? 

Emotions and Expressions:

Peace, Stillness, Rhythmic Connection, gratitude fo the connection, spacelessness, emptiness.

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Stage 9   Light and Love beyond the form

 

You experience you are a body filled with energy, love and light. Knowing you are more than a physical bound body you experience the energetic threads and connections within and around us. This energy that directs our lives is pure, profound and beyond all thought.

Questions:

What is the energy/love telling me?, Where is the connection within spirit?, How can I express the love more?, How can I grow the gratitude?, How can I feel the real energy behind the form?

Emotions and Expressions:

Gratitude for love and for the energy of life, joy, passion, heightened perceptions of beauty, gratitude and joy.

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Stage 10   Ascent

You transition from being an intelligent being to being intelligence itself; from housing Spirit, to being Spirit itself. You merge beyond the experience of being a separate soul as you are rapturously cracked open as light. You transcend the concepts of limits, boundaries, words, thoughts and receive the gift of intimately knowing your oneness with creation and the spiritual signature of your incarnation.
 

Questions:

What gift has been given to me?, How can I receive and embody the light that I am?, How can I express my soul and the one love?

Emotions and Expressions:

Witnessing form beyond the soul, exhilaration, joy, awe, gratitude, oneness. 

 

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Stage 11   Descent

Aware of the gifts of our essence and abundantly radiating coherent energy and light, we descend into the world as a servant of humanity. We know the darkness, see it and illuminate it. Humbled by our experience of the bigness of creation and the gap between who we are, what we know and the human predicament; we gracefully serve life, while sharing the gifts of our being.

Questions:

How can I give my gifts in joy and gratitude?, Where is the joy, love, gratitude, gift?, How can i sponsor the sharing of my abundance?

Emotions and Expressions:

Gratitude, acceptance of core paradoxes, humor, courage, humility, grace, strength, passion, determination.

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Stage 12   Community

We recognize that community is a space of beings we choose to participate with and that Oneness results through integration of the diverse energies of creation. We are blessed when we accept the gifts of others, even when difficult, knowing that by receiving others, and circumstances, we are effortlessly woven into the fabric of humanity's field. Recognizing all choices are energetic and spiritual - affecting the entire globe of beings, we embrace a higher order of change we wish to see for humanity.

Questions:

How can I receive others/circumstances with gratitude as gifts?, Where is the gift in this?, How can we be each others wisdom/medicine?

Emotions and Expressions:

Coming home, acceptance of others as fellow souls or travellers, passion for synchronicity, total spectrum with foundation in benolovanc, gratitude and consciousness experience.

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