Before anyone dives into Life, they leap from a Platform
Platforms are general milieus of sought after knowledge and areas of investigation. Under these 12 aspects of research, the TAO may assign an infinite number of possible permutations within the scope of any Platform theme through the formulation and orchestration of a given Life Tasks. Thus, it should be evident that Platforms have a broader footing for the individual where the Life Task, though not always directly derived from Platform, will nonetheless, have a bearing in the way Task is undertaken.
Michael’s 12 Platforms of Learning for a Soul’s Incarnation
Platforms originate with the Essence
In turn, Essence assigns or installs a Life Task to a Personality as a compulsion, passion, curiosity, and on occasion a strong aversion to something that looms in the person’s journey through life. When a personality embraces the idea of such an endeavor, they might consciously try to frame the motivation in terms of a Mission statement or Life Purpose statement. Such exercises are useful but tend to reflect more upon the cultures interpretation of what is valid action, and the Ego’s desire to see itself as significant in the eyes of the world. Like all generalized statements, it is neither true for everyone or all of the time that Life Purpose contains so many elements relating to glamor or Maya or grandiosity. For the aware soul, the knowledge that they possess an aspiration augmented with a potent sense of urgency or devotion can make for a Life Purpose that expresses the desires of Essence in a clear and connected fashion.
Platform and Goal
A Platform is useful in grasping deeper incongruities that occur as dissonance. For instance, one man who has the Goal of Growth, is somewhat perplexed and on occasion feels stifled when trying to take risks in order to achieve a step in understanding. His Platform however is Safety/Security and thus the only times Essence allows him to proceed is when fall-back contingencies are in alignment and acting like a safety net ready to catch him in a fall. Upon realization of this seeming incongruity, he was able to embrace the situation and make certain that when he took risks of any kind, he had put into place supports that, even if he failed, would allow him to recoup with understanding.
Platform and Attitude
Another way that Platforms reveal themselves are in the interests that ones is intellectually captivated by. Justice could mean interest in law or mediation or as a referee. Beauty might express itself in love of music, art, or nature. Healing in any form of actual medical or emotional pursuit that brings relief to suffering. Teaching, while not limited to a classroom environment, may be instead have the need to inform or enlighten or simply train people in a particular skill set. These are but a few ways in which to understand how Platform influences preferences and fascinations.
Because Life Task can seem allusive to some people, (if Ego let you know what it was, it might be afraid you couldn’t deliver) it might be helpful to give you two simple hints about it. Life Task will always express an aspect of the Life Platform. For those familiar with the Nine Needs, the foundational recipe to assist the personality in living an empowered life, you will notice similarity.
When it comes to the implementation of any of these, notice that the form could be infinite but the direction and the framework quite specific. Look at each of these concepts, notice how it affects you. If you get no zing what-so-ever, then that issue does not apply to you. However, in some cases, a clear alternative word will come into mind. Use that as your base of inner questioning. Next, image that you have a sense of platform: a common theme of interest from which you observe and filter many of your life experiences through. When you narrow the filters: whether they seem fair, was taken advantage or, did it help someone, etc, the Task will begin to emerge from the information. Life Purpose is the next step. When you begin to write it, use active verbs like teach, train, provide, enhance, demonstrate, give, model, impart, motivate, discipline, etc. then add a few adverbs: compassionately, successfully, deliberately, etc. to someone, or something, or some reason. Soon, as you rearrange or choose different words, there will come a time when no substitutes will do. When you finally have the end piece, it is likely that tears of joy and recognition might rise up in you. But at least, there will be a feeling of liberation which means that you are near the top of the Vitality Tone Scale. Hence, you have got it!
Discovering Platform, Life Task and the Seven(7) Trues of Personal Wellness, are investigated in the What’s Your Porpoise Seminar, conducted by Stephen Cocconi.