Episode 009: Your Multiple Intelligences – The Four Developmental Lines

The Journey of Integral Recovery Podcast

Apr 21
The Journey of Integral Recovery Podcast Episode 9: Your Multiple Intelligences - The Four Developmental Lines

The Journey of Integral Recovery Episode 9:
Your Multiple Intelligences-
The Four Essential Lines

This is your brain on drugs. The ad campaign was memorable, for sure, but was it accurate? There’s no question that alcoholism and addiction wreak havoc on our brains, but is the addict in recovery doomed to a life of permanently impaired intelligence? And what exactly is intelligence, anyway?

In Integral Recovery, we learn to get back in touch with the natural capacities and gifts we thought we had lost through daily practice in the four essential lines of the AQAL map. The daily practices of waking up, growing up, cleaning up, and showing up are a way to work directly with the four fundamental developmental lines. And we find, through willingness, dedication, and courage, that have the capacity not only to recover what we had lost, but to grow in ways we could never have imagined.


In this episode:
[1:28] Is the IQ the only form of intelligence?
[3:33] What are the four essential lines for being a healthy, happy, wise, human being?
[8:42] How can brainwave entrainment, neurofeedback, and biofeedback help us reach deep spiritual states?
[9:52] The importance of neuroplasticity, and what that means for daily practice in developing our capacities?
[12:40] How does modern society create and reinforce developmental imbalances, and what can we do about it?
[17:10] Does working in one developmental line affect the others? How do we know which lines to develop?
[19:20] Where do spiritual breakthroughs happen, and what does that have to do with spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, and opening the heart?
[22:15] What has Western thought done well, and what are its limitations?
[23:25] Does your innate typology play a role in the natural cultivation of multiple intelligences? How can we work with our natural tendencies, preferences, and intuitions to guide us, especially in terms of finding our calling?
[26:09] The discipline of developing a foundation and cultivating your artform, and how this applies in every area of life.
[29:47] Music and art as a gateway to the divine
[30:50] Standing on the shoulders of giants and the importance of good teachers
[31:52] Balancing the trinity of “The Good, the True, and the Beautiful” through lines and quadrants
[34:53] How to be a practitioner – embracing beginner’s mind, leaning into imperfection with courage, and the willingness to persist

Episode Resources:
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction (SUNY series in Integral Theory)

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04/20/2017, 40:07, 27.5 mb (Audio)