Motives reflect the intent behind our actions. Personal development of our Motives is required before we can be transpersonal with others. This means we need to accept our selfishness (on the Instinctive level), learn to individualize ourselves (on the Intellectual level) and insulate ourselves (on the Idealized level). It is not until we embrace Intuitive Motives that we actually begin the process of working together in harmony with others. It is critical to not be judgmental or enhance the separativeness of those who are working on personal development by reinforcing their needs. Their needs are isolation, independence and insulation from the turbulence and unpredictability of partners. Conscious individuals recognize the lower motives of others and do not accept more from them than is practical.
Instinctive motives are Lust, Greed and Arrogance. Individuals become attached to these motivations when in a survival state. Life energy is constricted, which reinforces a sense of isolation where we cannot accept support from others. Intellectual Motives are Self-Serving Activity, Personal Achievement and Personal Dominion. We limit ourselves by believing the things we can change in our world define our identity. Idealized Motives are Idealized Co-Creation, Idealized Trust and Idealized Unity. In each, we attempt to insulate ourselves from the uncertainties of the world. This prevents the experience of Radiant Self Unifying Love. In short, we are unable to operate in unity with others. Most arguments are based upon having different motives active between partners. The more we identify with a motive, the more we believe we need to do things in a way that works for us. We are therefore not open to including other possibilities.
Intuitive Motives are based on transpersonal engagement frameworks. The more we operate in this space, the less conflict we experience. Each intuitive motive automatically includes others in the process. These Motives are Conscious Participation, Universal Dominion and Mutual Accomplishment. Conscious Participation opens us up to working with others by defining what needs to be done together. Universal Dominion allows us to hold mutual space for the best solutions to emerge. Mutual Accomplishment is about establishing a framework for team building so we materialize the benefits as a group. The more we can recognize the Motives of others, the easier it will be to maximize the benefits in our interactions. Being conscious about Motives allows us to uplift both our own and others’ motives to get things done. Register for our Mastering Motivations class to learn more about these distinctions!