Nine Universal Needs
According to Michael, a mid-causal teacher, there are nine universal needs that act as unconscious motivators through out our lives. These needs can inspire and drive us toward certain directions. They help us to grow, learn, and evolve based on the life lessons we need for this incarnation. These nine universal needs are Security, Adventure, Freedom, Expansion, Power, Expression, Acceptance, Communion, and Exchange.
These needs can wield an enormous impact in our lives, instilling a remarkable sense of inner peace if satisfied, but if unmet, it will feel like a hunger that no amount of food can touch. The result is an inexplicable feeling of sadness if it is not properly nourished.
Being Happy vs Being Discontented
Consequently, when our needs are met we're generally happy with the shape and focus of our lives, but when they're blocked, a cloud of discontentment darkens every corner of our existence. Needs are so influential that if they are consistently unmet we'll find ourselves trapped in a downward spiral of dissatisfaction and extreme frustration; these needs will not be ignored!
We experience all of the needs in certain degrees, but there will be three primary needs that will remain fairly consistent throughout a lifetime. In later years the needs become more important and are used to help us accomplish our life task. At this point the needs may slightly change in priority, thus charting a better course through life as our life task progresses. These needs will then help to steer us away from too many obstacles.
Which Three Needs Resonate with You?
Each of the nine needs has qualities that have more negative qualities as well as having more positive qualities on the Need scale. David Greg recommends determining which three Needs resonate the strongest with you and then examine if they are being satisfied or not. If not, ask yourself how you can change that and move more toward the positive side of the need scale?
The idea is to determine which top three needs you most closely identify with. Those will be the Needs which probably are what motivates you and is how you make decisions. You can then see where you may fit within the scale. Are you more towards the negative or the positive side of that Need? You can then use this information to help guide you towards to get closer to the more positive side of that Need.