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The Basic Proposition
You lost sight of the universal principle that there is an ample supply of all the knowledge and energy that everyone needs, and came to believe instead that the world demands too much from people or gives them too little. You learned to protect yourself from intrusion and insufficient resources by becoming private and self-sufficient. You limit your desires and wants, and acquire knowledge. At the same time, you develop a sense of avarice for time, energy and knowledge. Your attention naturally goes to intrusions and detaching to observe.
The central issue for healing
While everyone has concerns about potential scarcity, with not having enough emotional connection or material supplies to sustain our life and well being, for Observers this became the central issue. As a consequence Observers retracted into the mind, detached from feelings and emotional claims, and conserved their energy by reducing needs and pursuing self-sufficiency. They didn’t realize that this can lead to a lonely and even impoverished life.
Healing means reversing this process, even though it may be counter to the way you’ve learned to feel comfortable in the world. Moving forward into life-giving energy and building emotional contact represent your key developmental issues. By expanding into feelings, experience and connection, more of life energy will naturally be available.
Six healing and growth commitments for Type Fives:
- Recognize and release the avarice for time, space, energy and knowledge
- Make the counter-instinctive move forward into life and feelings
- Stay present, engaged with others
- Share or give more of yourself while taking in more support from others
- Recognize there are ample resources, and practice abundance
- Realize that the flow of universal energy to meet life’s real needs
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