How To See WorldView
WorldView is the perceptual or experiential framework by which individuals “construct,” interpret and make sense of the world. Central to a WorldView is a set of operating assumptions (or beliefs) about what is possible to experience, the nature of experience, and the basis of value and what it all means. We call these “operating assumptions” because they are indicated by actions and undirected responses. Over time, we become aware that the operating assumptions (of our life) manifest the possibility that we can change them. The more complexity we are able to engage, the more conscious we become. This increasing sophistication, in response to our experience, generally increases the awareness of our creative nature. We learn what we best contribute, and it flows. In other words, greater consciousness provides further awareness, more perceptual tools and expanded choices. As our consciousness grows, we have an ever-deepening connection to Life, Light and Love.
Our WorldView provides a set of frameworks that guide the interpretation of our experiences. They are how we connect form to reality to create a network of inner relationships that simplify the understanding of our circumstances. A WorldView structure is, essentially, an idea that reinforces our overall sense of growth, making it easier to deal with what we know. WorldView lessons are based on known experiences that have crystallized into predictable meanings that keep us from questioning them on a larger level. WorldView structures reinforce the idea of what could happen in a situation. They can prevent us from deepening our understanding beyond what we already know if we do not trust our evolution. WorldView structures are crutches that keep us from examining our reality in each moment, particularly when we operate around those who do not share our understanding. As we come to realize we can engage current circumstances in the moment, we become more effective in relating to the world.
Our perceptual stage (given our WorldView) represents the context in which we relate to the world of people, ideas and things. It focuses attention on a group of lessons that lead us down a path of natural development, facilitate our growth and allow us to expand our viewpoint. There are seven WorldView Levels: Survival, Safety and Security, Outer Success, Relationship, Inner Success, Personality Integration and World Service. Each one is an evolutionary step to greater unification, not only in ourselves, but with others. Everyone moves through the stages more or less sequentially. If a lesson is learned, we move on to the next stage. If we do not learn the limits of the current stage, and become attached to the lesson, we stop our overall development. Instead, we begin focusing piece by piece on smaller parts of the lesson in order to let go of our attachments, positions and projections. When we become conscious of this process, we can accelerate our growth enormously. It allows us to identify where we may not be fully accepting ourselves, or are operating from a less evolved perceptivity. Which one do you see as your current home base?
WorldView reflects the complexity of the lessons we engage in the universe. The more we see and accept the different WorldView levels of the people around us, the more effective we will be in supporting them. Whenever we talk to someone who has a lower worldview than us, we have to recalibrate what we are saying to the level they are able to engage, or they will not understand us. It does not matter how many times we try to tell them what they are doing; they cannot hear what we are saying. Sometimes, individuals we love and who love us, can temporarily operate in alignment with us if they are in our presence for a considerable period of time. While they may be able to understand us for this period, when they leave our presence, they start to revert to their previous perceptions. This results in forgetting the details of what occurred (when in our presence). In addition to the pictures we will show to distinguish individuals, we will also relate WorldView to our personal lessons about how we engage our Primary Creative Actualization steps.
Facilitators: Larry Byram & Sandra Jaquith
Prerequisites: Creative Uniqueness (recommended)
Class Schedule: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Location: 2945 Center Green Court, Ste. E, Boulder, CO 80301
Class Times: 1 to 5pm MST