1st Degree involves cooperative task directions - “Please take out
the trash - it is time to finish your homework now. “ ”Say please
and thank-you.” “I am busy now, I’ll help you later.” “No, I won’t,
and here is why.” “We need to talk now.”
2nd Degree, in childhood involves explanation and instruction. “I
will explain why cooperation and talking about life and
problem-solving is important.” “Watch while I show you how to
work with tools safely.” This is how to be a friend, what to require
of a friend, and how to make & keep friends.”
3rd Degree ends up with joyful mastery, knowledge, comfort,
self-esteem, healthy self-empowerment, and a clearer sense of
how one fits into the world. This is the profoundly creative level.
People get here by using enough words, by paying attention to
lessons presented, having bad or good childhoods that they have
examined well, and then to go on to make decisions -- change
their lives -- and to do things well.