Stage Turquoise – Spiral Dynamics

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Stage Turquoise is where the ‘real’ work begins. For individuals who reach Turquoise, it can feel that each stage that came before was almost child-play, even second tier Stage Yellow. 

At Turquoise, the individual understands its integration and deep connection with all life that came before it, and everything that is still yet to be. Turquoise recognises itself as both individual and part of the compassionate, collective whole.

Harmony paves Turquoise’s path; it’s thinking being both holistic and intuitive, working alongside co-operative actions. Turquoise realises that consciousness is central to humanities problems. Stage Turquoise consciousness usually become Gurus, Teachers, Sages or Visionaries. They may also build and guide their communities, which can present challenges with the other levels of the Spiral below them being incongruent with one another.

At Stage Turquoise, the mystical becomes the mundane and the paranormal becomes normal. Turquoise understands that intelligence is not something we ‘possess’ as stages earlier in the Spiral may believe. They know that every being in the universe is intelligent and that the entire arrangement of the universe is divine intelligence at work.

In 2020, Turquoise represents perhaps 0.01% of the population and holds approximately 1% of the influence. Almost all institutions, governments and societies are closed-minded to Turquoise, due to them being at a lower Stage in the Spiral and experiencing Turquoise as ‘delusional’.

Turquoise governments have never existed. If they did, we could imagine it would be a holistic system, with micromanagement of all life-forms. It would be a unified global system, and its purpose would be to elevate the consciousness of all of humanity.

Examples of Turquoise include Sadhguru, Dumbledore from Harry Potter and James Lovelocks ‘Gaia Hypothesis’.


The Origin Of Stage Turquoise

Stage Turquoise could be witnessed only 30 years ago, within the Western World. Its origins can be soon in the work of Ken Wilber, James Lovelock and David Bohm. It emerged as a reaction to the individualism within Stage Yellow and a knowing that the individual alone cannot solve global issues and that oneness is needed to do so. A community effort aligned with a holistic goal can only solve the world’s problems.

At the same time, it also has an understanding that solutions lie beyond the world and thinking as we know it and searching for answers within our own experience is not enough; a trust within natures wisdom is needed. This is too mystical for material science to grasp.

Turquoise also emerges when Yellow understand that consciousness unifies everything and everyone, and they move back into the community mindset, from Yellows individualism.

Furthermore, Turquoise may also present itself when Yellow begins to realise all of the answers it has found so far, are not the ultimate truth. At Yellow, much thinking is still rational, logical and based on cause and effect. Beyond the mind, this is not an issue. At Turquoise, the logical mind is transcended, and the answers become self-revealing. Transcendence of the ego will be experienced here.


Point of Gravity

The essence of Stage Turquoise is to experience the wholeness of existence through body, mind and spirit.

Stage Turquoise Phrases or Slogans

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
“Everything is good as it is, and tomorrow everything needs to change.” – Unknown.
“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake


Characteristics of Stage Turquoise

The following characteristics are observed at Stage Turquoise:

  • Turquoise sees the synergy between life forms and forces and its energetic connections.
  • Turquoise understands that the map is not the territory.
  • Turquoise is in awe of the miracle of the cosmic order and its connections.
  • Turquoise understands that every experience is a lesson.
  • Turquoise can integrate intuition, cognition and instincts.
  • Turquoise is a flowering of mysticism.
  • For Turquoise individuals, the universe is both personal and in-personal.
  • Turquoise has a clear consciousness and inner peace.
  • Turquoise is aware of the miracle that is life.
  • Turquoise recognises that integration is all there is, with everything that was and everything that will.
  • Turquoise can see the micro and the macro.
  • Turquoise is human-centred.
  • Turquoise values global perspective as opposed to local.
  • Turquoise understands the world as its own organism with a collective mindset.


Healthy Manifestations of Stage Turquoise:

Those at Stage Turquoise show the following healthy manifestations or characteristics:

  • Turquoise can see the world and cosmos as an integral whole.
  • Individuals at Stage Turquoise are able to solve complex problems effecting the world to benefit the whole Spiral.
  • Turquoise is a deep systems-thinker.
  • Turquoise can connect to source.
  • Turquoise has high integrity and follows through on this.
  • Turquoise make incredible leaders.


Unhealthy Manifestations of Stage Turquoise:

  • Turquoise can lack earthly action, due to staying in the spiritual or cosmic consciousness too long.


Gratitude to Don Beck, Chris Cowan and Clare Graves for the gift of this work.

I’d also like to thank SDiNL and for the exceptional work they have done in sharing this information and making it accessible to the masses.