The Maslow Journey


WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY

The Maslow Journey

The now famous Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs was written by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review. Interesting enough, his chart of needs also mirrors the human body energy centers we call Chakras. Taking his theory to heart, I ask you to take a moment to ponder the question; “where am I on this journey and where am I going?”

Maslow’s Needs and Chakras

Physiological (Base Chakra) – Your basic needs, breathing, food, water- this is survival. Your energy focus here is that of stability, grounding, physical energy, will, and security. Looking at your life, if you are stuck here then this is where your developmental focus for growth is.

Safety (Sacral Chakra) – Safety and Security in family and your organization. This energy focus is creativity, healing, sexuality and reproduction, desire, emotion, and intuition. This level is also where your ability to create financial wealth lies. Looking at your life, if you are stuck here then this is where your developmental focus for growth is.

Love/Belonging (Solar Plexus Chakra) – Formal relationships, friendship, building community, connecting with people, finding people who share your passion and beliefs. This energy focus is that of Intellect, ambition, personal power, and self-worth. Looking at your life, if you are stuck here then this is where your developmental focus for growth is.

Esteem (Heart and Throat Chakra) – Accomplishment, competence, approval, status, sense of achievement. The energy focus in this area crosses two chakras and the focus is love, compassion, universal consciousness, emotional balance, communication, expression, divine guidance. Looking at your life, if you are stuck here then this is where your developmental focus for growth is.

Self-Actualization (Forehead and Crown Chakra)– achieving one’s fullest potential, wisdom, discernment, understanding, and a concept of life. Self-fulfillment that can lead to helping others. The energy focus in this area crosses two chakras and the focus is awareness, intuition, light, enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, energy, and perfection. Looking at your life, if you are stuck here then this is where your developmental focus for growth is.

If you think of this process as climbing a ladder, then you know you can not achieve love and esteem if your focus is food and safety. You also can not believe you are enlightened and conscious if you are concerned about self-worth or struggle with emotional balance.

Many of you are trying to create a life of more, of enlightenment, of understanding. You can not be creative from a state of basic needs. You cannot create love from a state lacking self-esteem. And you can not create self-actualization from any state other than that of entering self-actualization. It is not energetically possible. This evolution we call life is a process and a journey Growth is possible, you hold the blueprint for your evolution.

So, I now ask you, where are you on this life’s journey and where are you going?

Changing your life takes conscious choice, energetic strategic awareness, and a blueprint that is yours alone.

Choices are yours and guidance is available now.

If not now, when?

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