Hello Upasika and welcome!EVOLUTIONARY STAGE
Thank you for your comment regarding the critical importance of determining the Evolutionary Stage. To determine the evolutionary stage, the volunteers were asked to read:Essence of EAhttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/school/essence-of-ea/evolution
However, we all know how difficult it can be to accurately pinpoint it.
There have been many threads here on the message board exploring ways to determine Evolutionary Stage:Evolutionary Stageshttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=676.msg11038#msg11038
The Four Evolutionary Stages and their Three Sub-Stageshttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=25.msg123#msg123Idea for Practice Threadhttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=232.msg2889#msg2889Ashley Follow-Uphttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=280.msg4020#msg4020Ellen's EA State Practice Threadhttp://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=280.msg4020#msg4020
In my own practice of EA, after describing the Evolutionary Stages, I simply ask the client, "What Evolutionary Stage do you think you are in?" Astonishingly, I always receive an answer! Sometimes it surprises me how quickly people answer this question, and how certain they can be of their stage.
Years ago, here on the message board, the penny suddenly dropped for me, when I realized something critical, and then shared this key statement:
"In the past, I tried to gauge the evolutionary condition of my "personality," and found that it could be categorized under ALL THREE of the states outlined! I had to dig deeper and deeper, peel more and more layers off, in order to reveal the evolutionary condition of the Soul
. I found that the deepest underlying desire has always been to know God/Goddess and that desire permeates the whole life. Once this realization of my evolutionary condition became established there took place an anchoring in trust and faith. To determine the evolutionary state of the Soul, we look at the nature of the Soul, and not the personality which is just an expression of the Soul."
All volunteers gave an estimate (or guesstimate) of their Evolutionary Stage, as follows:Jen:
"Spiritual stage – I find it difficult to define which level as I resonate with parts of all of the spiritual states. I have been going through rapid changes within my consciousness these past years and feel as though I am shifting rapidly to 'catch up to' or align with where I truly am on a soul level."Volunteer 2:
"I don’t know but would say 3rd stage individuated, beginning."Volunteer 3:
"3rd Individuated."Volunteer 4:
"I do not know enough to discern but feel I lean toward later Individuated, early Spiritual … I need more research time."Volunteer 5:
"Not sure - but I identify with Individuated C. But I feel that I have fluctuated through all of the descriptions at different times in my life."Volunteer 6:
"I would guess first subdivision in the Spiritual state or transitioning from 3rd stage Individuated to 1st stage Spiritual. My clarity and peace came when I stopped being at war with what is and with those who believe their thoughts. Whereas I used to feel completely isolated and angry with the
system, to quote Byron Katie « No one has ever been angry at another human being—we’re only angry at our story of them » When I changed my work a couple of years ago I asked God/Goddess to help me find a way to contribute to the good of all and whilst my job is [withheld] . . . which really help people in their lives. The anger and rebellion has gone and I feel a compassion for myself and others that feels like 1st stage Spiritual."Volunteer 7:
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We will need to clarify Evolutionary Stage at the beginning of each thread. Any ideas how this can be done, Upasika and anyone else? Is there a set of questions that EA astrologers ask their clients?