Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 1, Ages 17-24

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

Issue Number 62, Fall, 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)

SPLEEN – 17-24 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

Writing my Own History…

“Now is the time to get ready to sustain (Toe Flow) myself. It is time to get ready to nourish (1st depth) myself, to find the means to sustain my own life, to take care of myself, of my own body, even my home. Those are all qualities that Spleen Function Energy (related to Cancer sign) brings us.

At the Umbilicus time (0-3 years old), which is related to Capricorn (opposite to Cancer) I was completely dependent on an adult to give me food, care, comfort and even limits. Now I need to prepare myself to be able to provide my own food, care, comfort and limits. This is the stage when my body stops growing. Now it is time for my awareness to grow.

It is a good opportunity to pay attention to what kind of food, activities and relationships are nourishing my being and which are poisoning my being.

This is a phase of life in which I feel everything in a very intense way. What happens in my life can be extraordinarily delightful or unbearable awful! People during these ages have the tendency to show a huge mood fluctuation and instability. The challenge now is to help myself find my base and calm down. Do I know how to protect and take care of myself? …take care of my feelings? Am I able to sustain moments of life when I have to face expectation, doubts, frustration, adversities, limits? Spleen Function Energy helps me to contain (1st Depth) what I have inside, finding a safe inner space where my feelings fit, not having to outpour them as young children do, but be able to give myself comfort and calmness as I process these demanding experiences of life…not freezing my feelings, not running away from them, staying there, accepting and cuddling them. This is a sign of maturation, an indication that the teenager is becoming a young adult and that the “umbilical cord” can be cut for the second time. It is a second birth. From then on I don’t depend on my parents to soothe me. Now I am becoming responsible for myself, I am learning to assume the consequences of my acts and choices.”

To be continued…

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