The actualization process for is hard, difficult, challenging. Not always, but at times or even often. My endeavours seem to generate difficulties: perhaps everyone else has it easy? Unlikely.
Channels that bypass a Level provide an essential boost to my efforts. They bring additional (and perhaps «higher») energies and pressures to bear on a Centre. This by-passing also deals with whole Levels or particular Centres which are (for any reason) distracting or dysfunctional.
However, the very first of these does not exist. Why?
Centres, cannot influence because the nature of being willing is so diffuse and non-specific. Nor is there a converse influence. and only affect each other indirectly via and ., the most spiritual of
energizes , and of the endeavour should also energize . (The two Centres work together so naturally that many think of them as one.) Something similar applies to . They provide a foundation for thinking and acting that stabilizes me, while of the stabilize them. (Again it can be difficult to distinguish a doctrine from yourself.)
The Channel force is: Energize.
The Channel force is: Stabilize.
We can add to those two Channels the Legitimacy generated by the Channel between and the . The result is a «Triangle of Identification» with the endeavour. My identity is being shaped and it not only feels right for me, it is being is socially supported. That is a powerful set of controls.
When Centres link directly, the effect is to exclude . This is precisely what happens in external reviews. Naturally, I may be a bit touchy, even nervous, about such «interference». How can they see things my way? But that is precisely the point, it is useful to see events in terms of what has been said and documented about the endeavour, or to revise what is said and documented in terms of conditions on the ground.and
There are four possible Channels here between and . But two of these cannot avoid mediation by . Which ones and why?
cannot directly determine because such changes are a result of unexpected and often unforeseeable events and forces. about the situation is essential for effective handling. are often created to suit a particular person or situation, and certainly for reasons other than to enable full orderly implementation. They cannot be allowed to affect the planned without mediating.
dictate aspects of the . Conversely, some parts of a may be so well structured, that they can dictate aspects of the .is precise enough that it can directly appraise and
The Channel force is: Dictate.
highlight and emphasize the strong points and benefits of the new state. When an to handle unexpected external forces is required, it is natural to highlight elements of an to suggest courses of action or to justify a different outcome.look at the to ensure it is not a case of survival at all costs. They
The Channel force is: Highlight.
There is another feature of these two Channels: they bridge the autonomous v constrained divide. Combine them with the other two bridges: Explanation and Facilitation, and you see the «Square of Advisor Input».
There is so much happening in any endeavour that it is easy to get lost in process. In my bones, that is to say within informed. I can also draw on to inform the that could usefully be pursued., I feel an urge to monitor what is going on and what has been achieved. To do that, I must activate , and use the findings to be properly
The Channel force is: Inform.
This Channel provides me with a reality check of the endeavour. While it has a subjective element, it can be sufficiently dispassionate. Can it really? Yes, it can. However, if the identification with the endeavour is excessive and reflective awareness is poorly developed, then denial of failure, of necessary actions, and of oncoming disaster is all too common.
intervention: i.e. action directly aimed at .depends on . is all well and good, but it can cause delays and difficulties. Above all, it rarely deals well with the human element. So there is an essential need for
Any systematization of to ensure that the structures, the plans and the organization of work can be preserved and pursued properly. may also lead to further systematization of the .naturally calls for
respond to . At all times there is a flow of , defining the endeavour, and must be made in ways that respond to that flow.must
The Channel force is: Systematize.
The Channel force is: Respond.
Intervention occurs here. As it happens, are of two sorts: responsive and systematizing.
Actualization has occurred and is under control. But is it all worth it? My endeavour looks so different and seems far more complex than suggested by the original idea stimulated by a simple wish to « ».
So there is one thing missing from the model: confirmation that I still want to remain personally engaged with the endeavour. This requires one more Channel.
Originally posted : 13-Aug-2011. Updated 5-Jul-2013.