Self Empowerment: Overcoming the Ego (LOC Positivity to Rationality)
Breaching the crucial threshold of LOC Positivity might feel like an
internal pole shift. Suddenly your head is above water and you can see the sun again. Above LOC Positivity starts the journey of true self-empowerment and having an ability to change your life for better.
LOC Positivity to Rationality is where the dense and compressed mind starts to melt and decompress its rigid beliefs. The major part of humanity finds itself within these levels, and life and living conditions are significantly better here than in the sub Positivity levels.
While the sub Positivity levels would correspond to the yogic term “Tamas” (darkness, imbalance, disorder, chaos, anxiety, impure, destructive, delusion, negative, dull or inactive, apathy, inertia or lethargy, violent, vicious, ignorant, entropy), the levels between LOC Positivity and Rationality is all about “Rajas” (activity, passion, transition, individualizing, driven, moving, dynamic, ambitious).
The "purgatory realms" now replace the “hellish realms” below LOC Positivity and “in-between” states that you need to go through to reach the “heavenly states” above LOC Inner Love.
In the LOC's of Positivity and Trust (and especially the lower part of this range), you are still circling the drain of the sub Positivity levels, and you will feel the pull strongly. It still takes much energy to “keep afloat” here. In the LOC of Inner Will and Allowance, this changes.
People become increasingly more positive and optimistic in the LOC's Inner Will and Allowance, which again is reflected by increased positive support from Life itself and the occurrence of seemingly “miraculous” synchronicities ranging from simple things like a book you really needed to read falling into your lap or meeting just the right person or teacher at the perfect timing.
This is also a level full of traps and pitfalls, as the Seeker is still very innocently naïve at this stage. The ego will often try to stop its own unraveling by dressing up with a brand new “spiritual identity” and hope you will be satisfied with that.
The Release of Compressed Negative Emotions
Emotionality and sensitivity increase up this level as the repressed negative emotions from the lower levels are released and processed out of the system. This is usually known as learning to “Let it go..” and can be a bumpy ride of emotional ups and downs.
Restlessness and excess of unbalanced energy are common. Longing for peace and harmony, the words and concepts in spiritual teachings really starts to resonate at the medium/higher end of LOC Inner Will to Rationality. The downside is that it’s also effortless for the innocently naïve seeker to be fooled by wishful thinking or mistaken intellectual understanding with true Beingness and Realization.
Paradoxically, this is also the level where concepts and words start to be perceived as the “pointers” instead of the unconscious and automatic assignment of rigid, preconceived meaning that happens at the lower levels.
The medium/upper end of LOC Inner Will to Rationality is also the first level where the “spiritual ego” truly presents itself and dominates many people on the path. Lacking self-honesty or a point of reference (Enlightened Master above LOC Awareness), it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of “feeling” more enlightened than you truly are based on wishful thinking combined with intellectual understandings and meditative experiences.
It’s also easy to be delayed or derailed from the path by all sorts of seemingly impressive “spiritual sideshows” you encounter along the way (lucid dreaming and out-of-body techniques, kundalini meditation, third eye visions, or chakra experiences). The whole “spiritual/alternative scene,” with all its circus-like ways and requisite, plays out mostly within the medium/upper end of LOC Inner Will to Rationality.
As a lot of the negativity is cleaned out, the heart's space begins to open. It becomes an increasingly dominating influence from LOC Allowance and upwards. The person is no longer just functioning from the 3 lower chakras but has now started to awaken the all-important “motor” of the heart chakra. Unbalanced and exaggerated empathy is common, and there is usually a lot of crying and releasing as the heart keeps expanding and opening more and more.
“Non-spiritual” Inhabitants of LOC Positivity – Rationality
Non-spiritual people “native” to the LOC's Positivity and Trust will usually be decent working-class people or just “regular people” oriented towards worldly pleasures/security/survival/materialism and distractions from “negativity.”
In the LOC's Inner Will and Allowance, you will find many artists, creative people, and educated and successful or career-minded people. The LOC Rationality is a level where people start to reach excellence in whatever field of interest they pursue. In the corporate world, you will find successful and powerful businesspeople here, people with strong leadership abilities who have already mastered their employees' emotional states.
Since most of the intense emotional cleansing has been taken care of in the LOC's Inner Will and Allowance, LOC Rationality is a level where intellect, inner understandings, and reason get to dominate. Many genius scientists, inventors, and artists will be found in LOC Rationality. This is truly the level of “worldly excellence” and success, but Only the Beginning of the real spiritual knowledge, even if the person “knows it all” because spirituality is not about knowledge and understandings, but about real experience, real connectedness, “living the talk” and finally about the real Love, Bliss, Presence, Awareness and pure Consciousness itself.