Brief summary of The Four Phases of Being as Overlaid Bisociations
Action-integration of the Four Phases in the Liquid Thinking Model (LTM) (Please see Multi-Spiralling Liquid Thinking in My Poetry listing), is conceptualized as "Overlaid Bisociation" in Figs. 3 and 4 (entry to come) using the Principle of Synchronicity through a synthesis "Of Being" called "Response-Ability". "Being Metaphor" is shown in these designs how it utilizes synchronicity to harmonize all aspects of the self in preparation for action while in a state of openness to receive in abundance the gifts of insight, ideas, wisdom, new meaning...etc.
Phase I/II - Active Subconscious: Back Burner Functions
Childhood Phases: These are developed freely through play, trust, natural curiosity, exploration and in the manipulation of materials... They must be maintained, nurtured and retained into adulthood which become characterized as "thrill-seeking", zest-searching, puzzle-solving, play and humour, assisted by and modelled by the adults. Shadow resolutions are an essential contribution made by the adults for the Phase II development for the manageability of "provocation" and accepting the limitations of "quest".
Phase III/IV - Active Conscious: Front Burner Functions
Adulthood Phases: These are developed through active involvement, interaction and participation in a field of interest where expertise is garnered. Adults model and teach these Phases to children who experience them through the wisdom and guidance of adults.
Phase I/IV - Unexpected
Gift; Feminine; Subjective; Invisible; Right-Brain functions; Contingent character to life is accepted; in awe of the wonderful and the mysterious; movement; transformation; "wonderosity"; justice; vulnerable; fragility; insecurity in not knowing; not certain
Phase II/III - Action-Preparation
Masculine; Objective; Visible; Left-Brain functions. Conscious participation, commitment, hard work, application of skill, service, planned, experimental, testing, verification, strategies, certainty
Phase I/III - Response With Service
Vocation, contrivution, citizen, a life dedicated; Expertise and wonder interact for respect of all life and resources; tempers greed, envy...the negative emotions; "Love of", and Love for" develops altruistic service steering away from the self-serving limitations.
Phase II/IV - Response To Love
Creative energy, inspiration, insight, vision, resolution; Problem and vision amalgam; to harm no one including oneself; A symphony of harmony with the thorn-rose paradox of life and conflicts; avoids a shallow self-serving "Being Metaphor Shadow".
Like the activity of electrons in the presence of a superconductor, each Phase in the presence of the metacognitive intervention "Being Metaphor", bisociates with another to retain energy and loses nothing to resistance. Resiliance, versatility, and liquid transformations of thinking flow in abundance. Harmonization is possible within the synthesis. This synchronicity balances all phases to focus action. The quality of this action depends on the "Response-Ability" of the person.
The challenge for "Response-Ability" is to recognize and to act upon the blessing of the moment in synchrony. Flux that cannot transform remains provocation, a problem, the unsolved puzzle, an irritant, a bur goading quest.
"Being Metaphor" prepares us to act. In the preparation stages, testing "Being Parent...gold medalist, victim, criminal, police officer, advisor" etc., is the rehearsal phase. Used as a metacognitive tool to guide action before it is actually done, changed, avoided, canceled, or confirmed is the moment of "temporary absolute".
Synchronized with Moral Law and its rules of freedom, action can unite "Self" to "Self", "Self" to "World", and "Self" to "Ultimate Being". (Fox, 1983; Weiser & Yeomans, 1988)