Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 1, Ages 11-13

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

Issue Number 59, Winter, 2008 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)

LARGE INTESTINE – 11-13 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

Acquiring My Own Values to One Day Live on My Own…

“Large Intestine is related to Taurus, which says I have. It is very important to learn that the purpose of having things is to take care of these things. Between 11 and 13 years old in general we are mature enough to take care of what we own. Everything I possess is not permanently mine, even my body, my relationships, my house, etc. They are with me now for me to preserve, cultivate and protect while they are under my responsibility. This perception will help teenagers to avoid wasting and to value what they have and what they are.

When they have the opportunity of observing others’ values, talents and qualities, by appreciating what is beautiful in life, they will start developing their own values and look for their own resources. In general this is a time of standing up against parents’ values and to start building their own way to evaluate and appreciate, or not, their reality and themselves. This is an important step in the process of learning how to live on their own. From now on it will be harder and harder for parents to impose their authority by pressure. It will be necessary to grow more and more respect on both sides. The values of my parents are different from mine, but it is necessary to acknowledge them. And vice-versa, parents need to admit their children are bringing new ways of seeing reality.

Large Intestine is a Finger Flow (related to earth signs), which helps to bring a sense of being secure (finger/hand). Many times I feel secure depending on what I have. I need to have this and that in order to feel secure. At the Large Intestine age, my security will be found at the external world (Large Intestine is a Surface Flow). To be safe I need to be socially accepted and approved, and often this means to possess some goods and brands, which transfers what people value to what they have and not to what they are. Teenagers have learned to consume for the sake of consuming. Many times the priority is to buy and not the usage of the object. However, the more they have, the less they enjoy. Many people are always complaining about what they don’t have or what they have lost. Help them to see what they already have and to be grateful. Gratitude for life is about recognizing the value of life and its resources.”

To be continued…

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