Diagnosis of the Spirit

Integrating the information from Map of the Spirit®’s two main concepts gives you a comprehensive assessment of your current spiritual development.

From your Balance between Seeking & Resistance, you know your degrees of Seeking, Spiritual Satisfaction, & Spiritual Stress & your main sources of Resistance. Your degree of Spiritual Stress tells you how much spirituality is affecting your health. The greater your Spiritual Stress, the more important Treatment of the Spirit, the next section, will be for you.

From the Four Stages of Spiritual Development, you know your current stage of spiritual development which tells you where you are in the course of your spiritual development and the spiritual challenges you’re currently facing & those that lie ahead.

 

STAGE OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE

Pre-awareness

Acquire some awareness of your spiritual beliefs.

Awareness

Deepen and expand your spiritual awareness and construct your spiritual beliefs.

Commitment

Expand your internal commitment to your spiritual beliefs to all aspects of your life.

Union

Manifest or live out your spiritual beliefs in all aspects of your life

No stage of spiritual development is inherently “better” than any other stage. There’s no fixed schedule for if or when to progress to the next stage. It’s completely up to you to determine how much you want to progress spiritually—note your Desire for Spiritual Progress in Question #6.

6.  How much do you want to progress with your spiritual development or make the transition to the next stage of spiritual development?

0       1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9          10

 V. Low             Low                   Moderate                    High                V. high 

Once you’re done with Diagnosis of the Spirit, you should know:

  • How much spirituality is affecting your health (Spiritual Stress—Question #4),
  • Your main sources of Resistance (Question #3),
  • Where you are in the course of your spiritual development (current stage of spiritual development—Question #7),
  • The spiritual challenges you’re currently facing (from your current stage of spiritual development—Question #7), &
  • How much you want to progress spiritually (Desire for Spiritual Progress—Question #6).

With this information, you’re ready to determine how to treat your Spirit—Treatment of the Spirit.