Learn about and explore the first three of eight stages of consciousness development and how they impact our love relationships.
The first stage deals with our needs and fears around survival issues, such as our physical health, food, shelter, and work, which forms the foundation of many love relationships.
The second stage addresses the magical and mysterious aspects of love relationships, and our needs for safety. It also encapsulates potential narcissistic tendencies between new lovers that are characterized by selfishness, a sense of unrealistic entitlement, a lack of empathy for others, and a need for admiration. People who are exclusively at this stage of development are often insecure and superstitious, and engage in magical thinking.
The third stage is called egocentric. It covers our need for instant gratification, boundaries, power, autonomy, control, and free will.
We will look at the healthy needs and expressions of each of these first three stages, and also the unhealthy aspects and limited views that lead to relationship conflicts and breakups.