Intro to the S-axis
Also for the II axis, the existence of things that belong further down the scale does not say much, unless it becomes too dominant or perhaps "perverse" (?), but the absence of things belonging to the higher levels (aspects of ambivalence) does.
The II axis is about how the individual functions under the influence of the specific doctrine or community (religious, ideological, even political). Two factors that influence: First, the specific doctrine or community (The Words of Saint Francis on a retreat, verus a demagogic Hitler on the radio during burning wars), and partly the individual's response to this, her inherent tendencies or resources, and more or less unconscious desires. Where the individual ends up on the II axis depends on a mix of these two factors, it is "a dance".
Lower levels on the II axis. There are things that break almost anyone and would make us perform below our actual level. And there are things that only attract some, and perhaps only for a period of time, and only to a certain degree. This can be a regression that can be both problematic and beneficial. (Although the postive regression is usually not so long-lasting or frequent that it is justified to place the individual after this?)
If the higher levels of the II axis can be said, that inverse to the lower levels, then there are factors that can make the individual function at a higher level than he or she tends to do in the face of everyday challenges and stresses. This may be that she or he gets "something to believe in", the influence of people who want her well, who keep her company and care about her. For example, being able to exchange drugs and destructive intercourse with the running shoes, or a church, "a life with Jesus", can of course have good effects. To no longer be hunted (imagined, as a result of the drug rush, or real, as during periods of abstinence, when moving among ordinary, well-behaved people in the city, or chased by people to whom one owes money, or by the memory of those one has betrayed, for example) makes it so clear that the individual can begin to function with minor elements of primitive defenses, No matter what the actual level of the individual is.
Level 4 is a high level, which when fully achieved means that the individual has made peace with himself and the world. "The world is like me, and I am like the world." A fairly favorable personality development leads to something like this.
Why doesn't everyone move to level 5? Level 5 should not be perceived as an additional level of maturity. Why doesn't everyone step here? Maybe it's because of temperament, coincidences, interest?
It may also be that this group – at level 4 – actually houses several subgroups, which are at different levels of a different kind of maturity, which are less "life-race generated". Instead, it is based on accumulated experience from many lived incarnations, where each old age repeats the former in principle, but on another level something further has been added to the previous life. Such hypotheses the transpersonal psychology of (ref). Yes and my respondents too, by the way.
The teachings of the individual with an S-type spirituality need not be simplified in and of themselves. On the contrary, this can be relatively advanced, with great explanatory power. But overall with the individual, who normally works on a neurotic level, the result or effect is simplified. How can this come about? Thoughts of reincarnation and karma could explain a lot, but they can also easily do something with the individual's thinking and sensing. The focus on the individual spirit's career often both pressures and tempts the individual to function at an organizational level at a simpler level than would be natural to her.
Individuals, for example, in the group "Inclusive" can, in addition to purely ideological or theological objections, which may or may not be valid, be able to mark that there is something "missing". The questions they can ask themselves are: "How can they so obviously claim that everyone is the source of their own destiny? Without trembling on the cuff? How can they seem so willing to compromise on their humanity? They seem so far from the "miracle," from the realization that "the Lord gives and the Lord takes."
The natural thing is that the individual has a spirituality that corresponds to his level of maturity.
That a doctrine can both tempt and pressure the individual to function at a lower level constitutes a kind of "influence dynamics".