What are the different levels of understanding choice by people
on the physical plane, from the lowest level of understanding
to the highest?
Michael: We will first outline the seven levels
of the choice making process, and this is specifically related to
fragments choosing based
on their own personal truths, which is of course the criteria which
fragments utilize when making such decisions. We do understand that
your inquiry here has to do specifically with the progression of
understanding related to choice as a Universal truth, but we do think
that the understanding
of such larger concepts
also relates to the processes through which a fragment traverses
in order to reach the culmination of such efforts ie decisive understanding.
The first level of choice is Identification with
the positive pole of prognosis and the
negative lethargy. At this phase of the
process a fragment identifies that a choice may be "in order" and sees either the possibility
of an outcome in the positive pole, or the inertia which is a result
of no action at all, the negative pole. We would suggest that many,
many fragments find themselves in the first 3 stages of choice, with
a full 48-52% of that total in level one.
It is very common for fragments to simply persuade themselves into
believing that there are at the hands of "fate" and that
it simply is beyond their control to change anything, or to make an
internal adjustment in response to a given stimuli. In the positive
pole of prognosis it is possible to comprehend the validity or necessity
of change and or choice, and it is from this position that fragments
then choose to proceed to level two. If a fragment is in the negative
pole, it is more likely that the following steps will be taken without
with trepidation and certainly with doubt, suspicion and disbelief.
The second level of choice is composition with the
positive pole of preference and the negative
of concealment. It is at this level that
becomes aware of the components of the choice to be made, the structure
of the "issues" and essentially constructs the basis upon
future choice will be made, and this of course can include desertion
(level 7) which is also a choice. We might call this phase a prelude
to the consideration
of phase 3. The negative pole often times distorts facts which then
conceals the validity of truth of a personal nature. In other words,
is unable to perceive the legitimacy of the structural components and
therefore discards and or hides the "facts" in lieu of false
The positive pole allows the fragment to entertain what the tendencies
might be without taking the necessary steps toward the finalization
The third level of choice is deliberation with the
positive pole of focus and the negative
of misalignment. Fragments can become inert
here as they weigh the various options of choice, landing in the
misalignment which refers to the relationship of one aspect to another.
The act of deliberation can be concise or extended
depending on the specifics of the situation.
The fourth level of choice is analysis with the
positive pole of clarification and the
negative of interpolation. This phase or
level can be ongoing such as with scholar fragments or those with
overleaves, as analysis is far more comfortable than action, even
those on an internal basis. In the positive pole a fragment
is then able to understand the nature of the proposed choice, and
prepares for the expression of such either to him/herself
or to others. The negative inserts unnecessary details which are
distracting or what might be called irrelevant data.
The fifth level of choice is articulation with the
positive pole of precision and the negative
Here we find the expressive nature of the sage level both in the
positive of accuracy of expression and the negative
of confusion and misrepresentation. We would say that articulation
could also be said to be definition.
The sixth level of choice is Unification with the
positive pole of homogenization and the
negative of catastrophe.
As is the case in any seven step process, the sixth phase must bring
together disparate parts into harmony
through the art of blending. The negative pole implies disaster but
as noted, many fragments do not reach the 6th level
in the negative pole for often times the process is abandoned in
the earlier stages. All is chosen however, and
sailors have been known to abandon their ships only when they sink
and not before, which is of course the seventh
level negative pole of desertion.
The final level of choice at seven is Resolution with
the positive of implementation and the
negative of desertion.
The resolution which occurs at this phase is not necessarily an external
event, for choice is not determined solely
by external action, although it is possible for a moving centered
fragment to move before thinking, but then of course
this is also choice. The positive pole here of implementation implies
that the choice is made, whether it is internal
without external representation, or followed by such. Desertion,
which is the negative pole, is also a choice.
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