Higher Potentials of Our Human Needs
Do we fulfill our needs only for our own personality and human self? Or does the longing for the fulfillment of our needs come from a deeper place? Here we need to connect to a higher reason, the context that we do this within and for. This can be a context of self-development or anything that we consider “greater“ than our individual self.
The Three Stages of Human Potential
In the first stage, we allow all of these needs to be fulfilled for our own sake. This means that we honestly allow ourselves to get in touch with all the dormant, hidden or repressed needs in us and allow them to be seen and accepted. Then we seek a conscious way to fulfill them through a healthy expression. In that way we get to fulfill all our own wishes and longings, without denying or overindulging in any of them.
The second stage can be seen as connecting our need fulfillment to others or to a greater reason, which can help us to do this for something bigger than ourselves. It can be our soul – our true spiritual self-development.
In the third stage, the more advanced we are, the more we understand that our soul does not exist independently, as it is connected to all other souls. We recognize that our actions influence the whole web of interconnectedness, and so we learn to ask, “What are the needs of humanity?“ Here “our“ needs are transformed into everyone’s needs and our fulfillment includes the fulfillment, sharing and service to others as well. We fulfill ourselves for the greater whole and therefore also for everyone around us.
Here, natural needs turn out to be active forces that propel our spiritual growth.
Higher potentials of the dimension of grounding
The first Chakra need for physical stability and ground turns into the wish for an unshakable ground and presence within one’s own soul and spiritual self. Home is transformed into an inner home and one no longer needs to belong to social structures as a form of safety. One’s ground is no longer in human society and in structures such as family and nation, but rather in the direct connection to the planet and life as a whole. Food becomes far less important as a form of psychological security. One does not seek an unchanging environment, since the need for external security is significantly reduced.
Higher potentials of the dimension of joy
The second Chakra need for enjoyment becomes the wish for an awakened life-force within us, which explodes into an internal experience of continuous joy. The transformed individual doesn’t require special experiences, constant sexual expression, or intense pleasures. All these are replaced with direct nourishment by the life-force from within and without.
Higher potentials of the dimension of power
The third Chakra need for ambition and confidence transforms into the wish for inner power and mastery, as well as the fearless drive for self- growth and development. The very sense of power becomes an internal state. There is no more need for social approval as a means of self-worth. Social status is no longer one’s measure for confidence. The need to achieve for one’s own self-fulfillment is significantly reduced, and is replaced by the need to serve higher purposes and goals.
Higher potentials of the dimension of love
The heart Chakra need for emotional belonging turns into the wish to radiate one’s own being as unconditional love and service towards others and humanity. One is released from the need for emotional recognition and acceptance, and no longer seeks romantic relationships out of the need for one’s own missing “half”, since the individual is now a complete being. This completeness is the ground for the wish to give to others as the very meaning of life.
Higher potentials of the dimension of expression
The fifth Chakra wish for self-expression becomes the expression of the greater self, the voice of the greater reality that speaks through as a contribution to the greater good of all. The need that what one speaks out will be heard and accepted is significantly reduced. The individual feels free to express without depending on others who approve and validate the truthfulness of the expression.
Higher potentials of the dimension of wisdom
The sixth Chakra wish for mental clarity becomes the wish for a complete third eye awakening that perceives and is able to get in touch with the wisdom of the greater cosmic truth and reality that we belong to. One no longer seeks mental security and inner order that is the result of concepts and beliefs. The individual’s wish is now to seek out the higher wisdom that is beyond personal perspective.
Higher potentials of the dimension of spirit
The seventh Chakra wish for spiritual union is able to actively fulfill itself since it has gotten in touch with its true Self and is able to dive deeper into it, rather then waiting to merge “one day“ with God. It is connected to the source and able to perceive the source as its own consciousness and reality.
The transformation of our current perception toward these higher potentials is, of course, a gradual process. It necessitates the right understanding and techniques that delve deep enough to reveal contact with the deepest potential of each level. Along the way, it also involves releasing blockages and imbalances. This is where the invitation I would like to share with you comes into play:
A New Perspective on Being Human
The School of Life You Have Always Longed For
On the one hand, we seem to live in the age of self-realization. But at the same time, diseases of civilization such as burnout, stress, dissatisfaction, and depression have become common ailments and are spreading. It seems that we have lost our way in the search for a happy life.
Once we started into this world with the feeling that everything is open and possible, but with time, we contracted, and life became seemingly limited and repetitive. It became a predictable linear path, with very little excitement and discovery. We often feel unbalanced. Perhaps we also feel that we have to suppress certain aspects of our being and cannot live them out.
What we actually lack is an actual understanding of our human system. What constitutes happiness and fulfillment? How are problems, challenges, and blockages reflected at the various levels of our being?
In fact, we have never really learned what it means to be human and how to understand and reconcile the different, sometimes contradictory facets of our being.
What we need is a map to help us navigate the full human experience, but also to master and reconcile the different dimensions of our being. Based on the ancient Hindu wisdom of the chakras, this is an education that effectively blends modern Western needs and the deeply-rooted wisdom of ages past.
This is the school of life we have always needed but were never able to attend as children because our own educators did not have this training!