Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 2, Ages 9-10

We have been looking at The Main Central publications that offer great insight into the contents of Text 2.

Issue Number 58, Fall, 2007 continues a series of articles about the stages of life in a human being from page 42 of Text 2, authored by Iole Lebensztajn.

Today we will continue with that series:

Stages of Life in a Human Being (Continued)

LUNG – 9-10 YEARS OLD – Page 42, Text 2

Balance Between Inward and Outward…

“This can be a challenging time for parents because they need to respect their children’s space, avoiding invasion in all senses, including their rooms, which now become a refuge. They now need to enjoy being alone (all one with themselves), in touch with their inner resources. This is a good time to start being a good companion for myself, to talk to myself, to listen to myself. This will help myself be able to later on in life listen to others and make myself heard. However some children can have the tendency to be isolated and alienated, with feelings of shame and inappropriateness of their image or appearance (which starts being a big concern for them). As a defensive attitude, they reject in order to avoid being rejected. This time can be the developmental root  of people from 41 to 48 years old who feel loneliness and lack of contact. (The sign opposite to Aries is Libra – related to Bladder Function Energy: 41-48 years old.) In fact when this happens we are missing being in touch with ourselves, caring for ourselves and listening to ourselves. We miss everyone and everything when we miss ourselves.

All aspects mentioned above are also related to Aries and Lung Function Energy principles which are somehow more available to being developed during this time of life – when I want to be accepted because of what I am and not due to what I should be. By the way, I want is their slogan. They are full of energy and motivation to fulfill, or better said, to demand the fulfillment of their desires. Of course, they are not yet ready to accomplish their wishes, because they depend on parents. But we expect they will be ready when they are 25 to 32 years old (Heart Function Energy – Chest Flow). Still, it is important for them to learn to make a clear distinction between their desires and others’ desires and start to acquire skills to be themselves and not to be what others (parents) want them to be.

The result of this process is conflict: inner conflict and conflict between children and their parents. In general, before this time parents were like heroes. From now on they will start to resist their parents’ way of living. On the other hand, many parents will start being resistant to the way their children will start behaving. Some of them can become very aggressive and assertive, others can be reserved and quiet, and then there will be the ones that will be both – depending on the circumstances. Negotiation, debate, argument (Aries) and conciliation, consensus (Libra) will be a good training for life in this period. There is no relationship without negotiation and dialogue (Libra). They are learning how to be in relationship with the world and people. Again, parents need to respect the growing individuality and find a good balance – not being invasive or absent.

Talking about relationship, during this time, it is very common for them to fall in love for the first time, in general, in a platonic way.

Lung is a double organ, and we can observe that this is a time of double feelings and behaviors: boldness/insecurity, assertiveness/timidity, being out/being in, my desire/others’ desires, freedom/dependence, etc. Conflict can predict growth. This is just the preparation for our lifetime story where many times we are at the door and have the opportunity to choose to stay in or go out, to be held in the uncomfortable known past or to take the risk of walking on unknown paths, to follow our family, our cultural way of living and beliefs or to find out authenticity. Exhale/Inhale.”

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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