Abraham Maslows “Hierarchy of Needs” or stages of psychological evolution corresponds very nicely with the levels of consciousness I described in Levels of Energy. Its interesting to note that each step of the path works better if you have integrated the level before. That is, if you have first taken care of food and shelter, its easier to aim for financial security. And if you are fairly secure financially, its easier to enter relationships. And if you are in a good relationship its easier to acquire skills that build self-confidence. And having all those stable platforms its easier to aim for self-actualization. The reason I bring this up is because many tend to aim for the top of the pyramid without being properly set-up at “lower” platforms. They`ll believe that its easier to be creative if you dont know how you can pay next months rent, and that its best to search for spiritual enlightenment when you’ve cut the cords to any sort of committed relationship and that authentic and playful living does not require any shelter. Those three examples are contradicted by what I just said. I believe and teach just the opposite. If you have financial security, you have more peace of mind to be creative. If you are in a committed relationship, you have someone who mirrors issues you could transcend. That is, I do not teach that “lower levels” “hold you down” I teach that they provide a basis, rungs of a latter from which to climb.