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Human Needs – the Influence of Social Templates

Universal human needs

Every individual  being on Earth has a specific hierarchy of human needs. These needs can be classified in different categories, taking into consideration the sphere where they activate and what part of our physical, moral or spiritual body they serve.

Abraham Maslow was the first to put these needs in a hierarchy of needs, classifying them in 5 big categories:   physiological needs, safety needs, love needs, esteem and self-actualization needs. Maslow`s hierarchy of needs is often represented in a form of a pyramid, although Maslow himself never described the needs being part of a pyramid.

Physiological needs

At the bottom of the hierarchy we have the Physiological needs, the basic human needs and motivations that dominate our body in intensity: air, food, water, sex, sleep, excretion, constant body temperature.

These primary or instinctual needs are common needs for humans and animals, the physical requirements for survival. We could not be able to exist without fulfilling the physiological needs.

Our DNA contains written information about the Physiological needs, beside other information. This type of knowledge is accessed by the fetus during his growing process in his mommy`s womb.  The baby learns to use his lungs in the womb, even if he breathes amniotic liquid, not air; learns how to pee and learns the excretion process.

Safety needs

When we speak about Safety needs, we think about the security of the body and of employment, security of resources, of property and of morality, security of the family and of health.  Everything that keeps us in the comfort zone.  These human needs appear only when the first level of the hierarchy is satisfied.

The need of safety manifests both at adults and at children. Children build their safety zone around the adult`s feelings and behavior. The personal security is the most important for them. Adults build safety around material things such insurance policies, saving accounts. That is because adult’s needs are dominated by health and well-being security and financial security.

Love and Belonging needs

The Love and Belonging needs refer to friendship, family and sexual intimacy. People have a strong  need to feel they belong to a group, no matter the group is big or small. This need is stronger in childhood, when the feeling of oneness is stronger.  I remember my boy`s happiness when he realized that not only his mom and dad have colleagues at work, he has his own friends and colleagues at the kindergarten.

Esteem needs

Esteem needs include the need of confidence, achievement, respect of others and by others. We all feel the need to be accepted and to be valued by others. Self-esteem and self-respect are very important pieces in our mental health. At a lower level, esteem refers to fame, prestige and attention. After these human needs are satisfied, a higher level of esteem is to be needed. This higher level comes with the need of self-respect, competence, independence, freedom. This need is developed from our own experiences.


The above four levels of needs are strong related.  We should not forget that we are all vibrational energetic beings. Our body has three components: physical, mental and spiritual. We have a 7 chakra system in our body. Energy flows through our energetic vortexes 24/7.

In an energetic well balanced body, the four levels occur, one by one, as each of the previous levels is satisfied. However, different types of experiences, like child abuse, verbal and non-verbal violence create an imbalanced manifestation of the human needs.

Negative emotions of yourself and of others create energy blockages of the chakras.  A dysfunctional chakra takes it`s energy from the other chakras, creating an altered order of generating the human needs. Maybe that is why Maslow never represented his hierarchy using a pyramid form.  Because the personal life experiences can modify and alter the natural course or generating needs.

Self-actualization needs

Self-actualization needs refer to morality, creativity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance.

This level of needs is achieved only when we already master the previous described levels. Spiritually speaking, this level of needs corresponds to the Crown chakra. You will start to have self-actualization needs only after opening the 6 chakras of the physical body.  We can link the appearance of self-actualization needs with the spiritual awakening process we all experience earlier or later in our life.

Collective and individual evolution made possible that those of us who already achieved the four levels of needs, Physiological, Safety, Love and Esteem, now experience the needs of Self-actualization. When this level of needs is also mastered, another new-found level of needs occurs: Self- transcendence.

Self- transcendence

This level of needs refers to the feeling of oneness, to peak experiences (transcendent moments of pure joy), to the communion beyond the self.  When all human beings will feel the need of self-transcendence, pure love and compassion will shine on Earth. The feeling of oneness will flow through our bodies.

Social templates impact our human needs

All that we are naturally designed for, all the levels of needs we have, are shaped by the templates we see around us.

Have you ever think what is the strongest and deeply rooted template we use in our everyday lives?

How did we learn to speak? How did we learn to drink or eat?  How did we learn to swim? How did we learn to paint?  What about Love? Where have we learn it from? The answer is: using social templates.

Our brain and body are intelligent “operators” who intertwine the basic instincts written in our DNA with the information translated by our receptors (eyes, tongue, nose, ears, and skin). Helped by the brain, the human sense organs are able to reproduce adult`s behavior.  We learn from what we see at the adults around us. Maybe that is why 80% of the 100% sensorial system is based on the eye`s feedback. The rest 4 senses sum only 20%

As children, we repeat what others say, we repeat what others do. As adults, we repeat the social templates we saw in our childhood. Most of the adults create their image of what they are based on what they see and hear at home, at school and in the groups they belong to.

Our adult language is strongly based on the language we use at home with our parents and with our relatives, in childhood. Our learning method and ability is based on the abilities of the teachers we have during life. Our behavior and habits as adults are social templates we automatically adopt from our parents. Our tastes and wishes are strongly altered by Mass Media`s advertising.

We need to stop a minute and think about all this social templates we identify with. We need to think about their influence on our truly inner self.  The collective awakening movement is all about realizing the impact that social templates have in our daily life.  We all have needs, needs that come from our inner self. But we have to stop satisfying these needs with the social templates we see around us. We need to meditate and to discover who we really are.  When we`ll start to know who we are and what our truly human needs are, we will start to create.

Here is an amazing video with Jacob Barnett, a 13 years old who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. His parents decided he should quit the special education system.  10 years later, his IQ results proved to be 170, bigger than Einstein`s. His research area is quantum mechanic.  The kid speaks about the importance of stopping this chaotic cattle movement of learning, and starting to think and create:




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