From Scarcity Thinking towards Abundance Thinking
Graves was literally amazed by his own results. He foresaw that humanity had arrived at a mayor turning point in consciousness. This explains his “Momentous Leap” quote. He predicted that humanity would undergo a fundamental paradigm shift in thinking. From thinking in scarcity and poverty (the first value systems from Beige to Green are continuously preoccupied to save themselves from scarcity), the future individual would only think in terms of abundance and affluence (Yellow and beyond). Or, in other words, we predicted a shift from poverty consciousness towards affluence consciousness. While studying his data, Graves also noticed some striking similarities between the Yellow value system and the Beige value system. The big difference between both value systems is the level of consciousness and their contexts. Both systems are focused on survival. Beige is mainly concerned with individual survival, Yellow, however, is concerned with the survival of life as a whole on a planetary and cosmic level (thus making the individual life of minor importance). From this insight, Graves concluded that Yellow might be the new Beige, and that the Spiral unfolds in six successive value systems and repeats itself in a new cycle of another six value systems, although on a completely different level of consciousness.