Stage Yellow


Thinking in Big Picture / Holistic ways

Spiral Dynamics Level 7 also known as the ‘Yellow’ or the Systemic, integrative or flex-flow level.

Stage 7 is the first of the second tier levels, Graves called the second tier as the ‘Being’ levels, where the focus of the individual moves from a survival mindset to pondering life’s bigger questions.

Level 7 individuals can operate at any Level, they can transcend to any of the lower levels at will to relate and work with others. They have flexibility, they see the big picture and have purpose, they question yet accept and look for synergy and the win-win, they are constantly looking to simplify chaos with sustainable, integrated solutions.

At spiral dynamics level 7 you are not compulsive neither are you driven by fear, level 7’s take opportunity when they want to without asking, and when doing so they are rational, ordered, objective and purpose driven.

Knowledge and information is what a level 7 individual values rather than materialism, they want to improve themselves mentally and emotionally and to be able to live a life that produces results with synergy.
Change is accepted as the norm, instead of fighting ‘old ways of working’ a level 7 will come up with ‘new solutions’ that are functional, simple and bring order.

When a level 7 sees order in the chaos on a global scale they start to transcend to level 8.-juvenate.org/spiral-dynamics


Yellow stage for myself;-8/9/2018

       I would say I spent much time in "Green" stage many years, or can relate to it best as far as connection to Nature,even as a youth having the dream vision as "secretary of state" job,the very importance of the position of that job during the late 1960(when I was about 8 years old)I can relate or understand all the stages,have spent short times in them, yet intuitive knew they where not my way, even ‘Beige’ or the Survival level.- mainly due to my alcoholism.

       I think at Yellow, I would say developing " Self-Trust", example I feel I have acquired much Knowledge (epistemology), I have            always been very Open-minded,accepting of all cultures,so much easier for me compared to many.

       I would say , I have little need for "Social Norm's", I have come to realize the "Chains of closed minded ness" society            can impose, how it can cause mental illness,crime etc.

     ♥  I realize I am overall a person with very interest for the "well being for all", thus I have little care of what others think of                         me,or maybe would be better put - I am not going to allow others to guide my life by their opinions of             me-yet this is a every day struggle/awareness- I think one must have developed a very High Empathtic State of Awareness,to           even  endure this level,due to avoid judging in negative or non-accepting of others at lower stages

     ♥  Realizing the "foot-print " your making, in the below writing of mine,,I can relate to now better then when I wrote it back in late              90's- especially the part "Do I know where I walked,what have I crushed,the creatures too!.

Form created by function,created by need


Realizing not many others see World / Creation as you do  - Big Picture view -

        Awareness of Self-Doubt, yet not allowing self to be swayed by so called "social norms / Pre-Concieved Notions"

        Realizing others are at different levels of Development and most likely will remain at that "state of development ", realizing you           can't change others unless they desire to change, this is where "Plato's cave" helps to understand


People in History whom I believe reached stage "Yellow" and beyond

  Robert Henri“The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”
Robert Henri 

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.”
Robert Henri

 Pablo Picasso - "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life ".

Pablo Picasso
— Quoted in: LIFE, Vol. 57, nr. 11 (11 September 1964). p. 9

Albert Enstein - 

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Albert Einstein
I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein

 Leonardo da Vinci -


I think this video of Leo's is very "Yellow" thinking.helpful etc.