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The Love Matrix

The Love Matrix

You are a symphony of love. An amazing amalgamation of music and instruments, all working together to transmit love and vitality magically—through the air— to and between those receiving your love song. The first step in this magical journey, is to learn what it means to actually receive love. We love to feel loved. It simultaneously softens us, excites us, relaxes us and vitalizes us.

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Science as a Spiritual Practice

Science as a Spiritual Practice

I am the a seed of consciousness that sprouts and blossoms as a universal pool of life giving essence which holds all things. Life is perfect in its universal boundlessness, which is grace itself—is a gift of One enduring sacred pulse that permeates all insides and outsides, with ever present love. Perfection has formed us into the imperfect—our mistakes, our virtues our agony, our doubts all nested within and healed through omnipresent, timeless splendor. (unknown)

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SPECTRA: A 9-Month Journey of Transformation

 We are thrilled to be collaborating with Lower Lights School of Wisdom for an upcoming four part retreat in beautiful Scholls, Oregon that starts in May 2019. SPECTRA: A 9-Month Journey of Transformation is an experiential training program that deeply engages...

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Jeff Salzman of The Daily Evolver interviews Kim about the STAGES Model

Jeff Salzman of The Daily Evolver interviews Kim about the STAGES Model

The Daily Evolver: Interview with Jeff Salzman – “What are the blind and stuck spots characteristic of the post-postmodern stages of development? In this episode I am joined by development psychotherapist Kim Barta for a discussion of both the light and shadow sides of integral consciousness.

Kim Barta is a practicing psychotherapist for many years, and a collaborator with Terri O’Fallon in the application of her STAGES model of human development.”

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Collective Issues Have Developmental Levels

Collective Issues Have Developmental Levels

All collectives, including families, corporations, and businesses of all kinds have issues that need to be faced. Usually the way we work with this is to take a shotgun approach—that is, we try the intervention that seems most likely to work given our experience and understanding of the concern. However, there is a much more effective and efficient way to approach any troubling process that we encounter in our collectives.

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New Year, New Name, New Programs!

We’re excited to announce some big changes for 2018! First, as you’ll notice, we have changed our name from Developmental Life Design to STAGES International. We’re expanding our services and this new name better reflects our service offerings. It also better reflects...

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The Building Blocks of Shadow and Spirit

BUILDING BLOCKS: RECEPTIVITY, ACTION/MASTERY, RECIPROCITY, AND INTEGRATION/INTERPENETRATIONStrange as it may seem, the building blocks of shadow are the same exact building blocks of spirit. The only difference is how we use those building blocks. If we use them to...

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Growing Up is Like Blowing up a Balloon

Growing up through stages is often depicted in a stair step image.You begin at a baby stage, and then take a step up to a toddler stage, then to a preteen, an adolescent, an early adult, and finally as an elder you make it to the top of the stair case, or the mountain...

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