One of my pneumonic devices is the “Clock of Awareness”, where I ask people to think about Beliefs-Thoughts-Feelings-Behavior and get the connectedness between these four mental constructs.

Another device is “The Spiral of Consciousness” where I look at human growth and development as turns of the spiral.  I labeled these with words,  all beginning with the letter A.  See them moving up and expanding from Asleep to Aware To Awake to Alive to Attracting to Allowing to Authenticity–seven rounds of growth.  Today, I am considering that these are also development of talents.  As we add skills and knowledge, we move up and out.   It makes a great beginning of conversation, which is the best outcome possible.  To communicate with another person about ideas and thoughts is my best engagement socially.  We talk, we listen, we enjoy ideas and possibilities.  From that gestation, we grow and we become more of who we really are (which is a good thing).  So, here is today’s concept of talents developing through the Spiral of consciousness as it seems to show up in our Awareness (Beliefs-Thoughts-Feelings-Behavior).  Let me know what you think!

The Spiral of Evolutionary Growth, or The Stages of Talent Development

I. Asleep

a. Belief: Everything is experienced from outside

b. Thoughts: Reactionary

c. Feelings: Fear or Love?

d. Behavior: Vigilance


a. Belief: I am generating my experience from inside

b. Thoughts: Curious and investigative

c. Feelings: Used as guidance

d. Behavior: Observing, seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling, intuiting


a. Belief: I generate my own experience

b. Thoughts: focused on learning

c. Feelings: like gas gauge, Full or Empty

d. Behavior: Flowing—going with the flow


a. Belief: Oneness and connectedness with life

b. Thoughts: Awe and Wonder

c. Feelings: Energy in Motion

d. Behavior: Shine the light on what is right, help prevent negativity; give unexpectedly; relate in true friendship; know the others desires for acknowledgment and recognition (See “How Full Is Your Bucket?” by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton)


a. Belief: I attract good or bad into my world; I can take responsibility for everything and ask forgiveness for my species. I am grateful and I love. I am love.

b. Thoughts: exploratory; knowledge about love

c. Feelings: Responsive and used for knowledge of being “on-track or off-track”


a. Belief: I am part of life on the Planet Earth for a period of chronological time. I accept life and contribute my energy to bettering life.

b. Thoughts: Knowledge seeking; finding the Way; Being the Way; Meditative; Pondering

c. Feelings: Presence with open mind, open heart, and open will

d. Behavior: Calm, Cool, Collected, Communicative; Caring; Curious; Interested.


a. Belief: I am here. I am real. I create the dream.

b. Thoughts: Aligned with life purpose; essence of soul; mind-body-spirit at one.

c. Feelings: Still guiding

d. Behavior: congruent; integrated; purposeful; joyful

I close this post with hope that learning continues, connectedness becomes reality, and love prevails.