Native authority

Native authority

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  • When the authority is internal it leads to a kind of thinking called
    Organic thinking
  • Authority in a HTh system looks quite different to that of a PTh system. /So much so that it really needs another name/
  • With Native authority the authority is no longer external to the Self but is internal, and the Self is not “subject” but is “agent”.
  • The Self chooses the source of authority. Authority is something granted by the Self rather than something claimed by an other
  • The transition from PTh and Hth is a developmental process and in it a number of new competencies need to be developed.
      1. A conscience to choose authority and what is important
      1. Wakefulness to be present to what is and Responsibility for problem solving the gap between the 2
      1. The Will to put this into action and keep going in spite of the cost of doing this
  • When this transition between
    Constructive Developmental Theory
    Developmental stages is incomplete then it naturally ::occurs unhelpful “hybrid” systems of authority in which::
  • Authority is no longer defined in polar terms (good-bad) but rather in triadic-trichotomous terms. Authority has 3 dimensions in a Hth system:
      1. What is important (Meaningful Potential)
      1. What is current reality relative to MPo
      1. What is helpful to close the (Meaning) gap between these 2 (MG)
  • Implicit in the architecture of the nested holons of Life & the universe is the notion of hierarchy, order, service and surrender
  • In
    Organic thinking
    the Self is not solely determined by the meta-system “whole” but is also influenced by the sub-system “parts”.
  • is the permission given to someone to specify what is important.

Hierarchy and service

  • This notion naturally provokes an existential psychological reactance. I can feel it myself. The key feature here though is that the authority is not granted and obeyed to another but to the whole of which we are a part
  • Every time you set an intention to do something you are implicitly granted authority to the source of that notion
  • When we don’t do what we sat we’re going to do we are implicitly rescinding the authority we granted. Because this implies service and sacrifice.
  • You don’t have to grant authority. Only if you’re serious about keeping your commitments to yourself