First Level Motives (such as Greed, Arrogance, Lust) manifest as the need to survive. They are one dimensional and based upon affirmation or denial of Life energy. We grow beyond this level by confronting our fears. Otherwise, we are caught in our attachments to what we want, without the capacity to grasp it. We learn to balance our sensations and feelings so we can be Alive and present with others. This reduces isolation and loneliness so we can accept the pleasure of living. Conscious connections are possible when we create our own on Safety and do not make others conform to our needs. We act out our Motives when we are scared and want others to conform to us. We may also deny Greed, Arrogance or Lust, and still be trapped in them. We see them as unfulfilled yearnings. It reinforces Inertia, isolation and loneliness. We come into conscious existence by grounding our Sensations and Feelings to Transmute and release our Fears. We are thereafter freed from operating on Instinctive levels.
When we are caught up in gender-identity perspectives, conditioning supports us as we pay attention only to those who reinforce a positive view of ourselves. Motives are tools to describe our conditioning. There are three levels of conditioned Motives: 1) try to possess more material things than we have in order to increase our sense of safety (Greed); 2) present a false sense of confidence about what we know to create a incomplete sense of security (Arrogance); or 3) focus on others who are more beautiful or handsome than us in order to leverage our self-perceived image (Lust). Conditioning keeps us from feeling like victims, which prevents us from associating with people we think of as victimized. Conditioning accomplishes this by focusing on pre-established beliefs about who we are.
We end up operating with a false sense of safety when we project our beliefs on actual experience and are unable to embrace our truth in the moment. Many see this false certainty as reassuring because they do not need to be present to determine the truth anew. We get caught in the idea that we are safe when it is only the outer appearance of an issue. The problem is that we are operating from a context of scarcity and fear, believing no one will want to be with us if we do not know who we are. We are taught it is better to seem certain and clear then to be undefined or open to examination. We end up losing ourselves in othersâ€™ ideas of us, which creates Co-Dependence.
Ironically, it is the fear of rejection and abandonment that drives us to cover up neediness and present a superficial persona where we pretend we do not need what we need. The cost of operating in a motive of Greed is we cannot see the greediness of others and frequently find ourselves in conflict and unable to trust them. When we operate in a motive of Arrogance, it is almost impossible to see when others are lying to us or exaggerating their skills or experience, because this is what we are doing to them. When we operate in a motive of Lust, we cannot see that the attraction of others is superficial because we are operating superficially. On the Instinctive level, self-objectification ends up hurting us when others turn around and return the favor. In each modality, our self-denial attracts others with complementary denials. We exploit each otherâ€™s lack until there is nothing left. This occurs when we do not value ourselves beyond our Gender Identity. We falsely believe our appearance matters more than who we are. This keeps us from appreciating true Beauty, both in and out, and from identifying the authentic attraction of Cellular Affinity.
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