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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Positive Intelligence: A Christian Perspective

It is my intent today to align Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine with Christian thought. The book is proving to be my greatest friend outside the Bible and related works. I will begin by quoting from two devotionals: Joshua Dubois in The President's Devotional entry for February 23:

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace abound? Certainly not! How shall we who have died to sin live any longer in it? --Romans 6:1-2 (NKJV)

As believers, we must move beyond our old ways.
If we find ourselves stuck in the same patterns of sin even after accepting God's grace, let's pray that these patterns would be broken. “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound. Certainly not!”

Dear God, help me to break free from old patterns, old ways, old sins. I do not want to abuse your grace; it did not come cheaply. In you, I am set free. Amen.

The second devotional: an excerpt from “A Cross to Choose”, page 56; Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.

Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34

Jimmy Carter writes: What does “taking up your cross” mean for us today? I think it requires us to forsake our own pride and to submit to God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Briefly this is how I align Positive Intelligence with Christian thought. The ten Saboteurs (especially the Judge) represent the old patterns of sin. The Sage is a gift from the divine Creator. Sin is when we sell out and heed the old Saboteur structure and forsake our true freedom. We then submit to the slavery of selfish pride (a special attribute of the Judge). We are then deeply misled for we mistake Conscience (the enlightened discernment of the Sage) for the Judgment of the Saboteurs who quickly usher in endless guilt and anxiety without salvation. The peace, the joy, the creativity of the spirit is only possible through the modalities of spirit—empathy, exploration, innovation, navigation (the spirit of Christ being the compass), and activation (the spirit without works is dead). Salvation does not completely free us from temptation as Positive Intelligence does not free us totally from our Saboteurs. Some are so entrapped by their Saboteurs that they cannot see the wisdom or possibility of breaking free from the old structures. It is by the grace of God that insight is first possible

I repeat, Positive Intelligence is proving to be my best friend outside the Bible and related works. I highly recommend you visit the following site and take the two assessments (click on PQ Assessment)—one is to determine your key Saboteurs and the other is to determine your Positive Intelligence Quotient. The explanatory assessment reports generated include helpful summaries of the concepts found in the book, Positive Intelligence.

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