I just wanted to share a brief description of 8 spiritual 'types.' These are the 8 essential impulses that motivate people spiritually. This is one
manifestation of a larger map of the psyche, in this case focused on spirituality. It can be represented by a circle broken into 8 equal sections,
which represent the impulse, or type. Starting from the section on the right, and working your way counterclockwise, we can label these 1-8, or A-H.
These impulses describe what the fundamental goal of your seeking is, what you want to be, your motivation. Note how they flow, how it has a
'rhythmic' or patterned progression that can be understood in terms of its position on the circle.
A: Loving Union - You want the bliss that comes from loving union, a sense of oneness, closeness.
B: Ecstatic Liberation – All the chains that you thought bound you are illusory. You are absolutely free to experience joy, bliss, and pleasure,
deeply connecting with others. Meanwhile you grow spiritually, in terms of your consciousness.
C: Guru – You want to be acknowledged for your attainments, so that you may guide and teach others.
D: Leader – You want to be in charge of a movement, or people. You know the correct path, and you need to guide people through it.
E: Confrontationally Defend Truth – Un-truths need to be brought down. You know what is true, and you are going to make sure people don’t go
against it, or aren’t ignorant.
F: Passive awareness - There is nothing to figure out, no meaning. Things just are as they are.
G: Submissive Follower – You put your absolute trust in someone, or something. You give yourself up completely, so that you may be guided on the
H: Compassionate Helper – You are here to please. You want to help alleviate the suffering of others, help others to be happy.
I am not saying it is that easy to pigeon hole someone, this is just meant to describe the FUNDAMENTAL impulse. You may have thoughts or beliefs that
take on a form that is like another type, but it doesn't change the fundamental impulse, or 'type.' My type would be ‘B.’ What is your type? What
is it that most motivates you, that you are driven towards?
edit on 27-11-2012 by TheJourney because: (no reason given)