Why Actualize OS?
Have You Been Asking Yourself, How Can You Rise To The Challenge
And Be Of Greater Service, At This Critical Moment In History?
You’ve landed on this page for a reason.
There’s a powerful impulse awakening within you and many other around the world. It’s a deep inner yearning to be of greater service and become all that you are capable of being in this life.
It’s the growing awareness that we as a species are not living our lives at the level that you know in your heart we are capable of. The feeling that in spite of all of your success and accomplishments, that there is so much more to express and give, just waiting beneath the surface, ready to emerge.
You may be experiencing this as an unwillingness to settle for complacency and mediocrity, or the rising inspiration to make a greater impact in our world.
If you’ve reached this point, it’s because you’ve already done a lot you can be proud of.
Most of the essential needs in your life are probably met, and from an outsider’s perspective, it may already look like you’ve “made it”. And that’s because in so many important dimensions, you have.
And yet, even though you’ve already accomplished so much, you can still sense that you’re just scratching the surface of what we are, individually and collectively, capable of
The Good News Is That If You’re Feeling Any Of This, It’s No Accident…
The fact that you’re feeling this growing sense of dissatisfaction, and the yearning to become all that you truly are, is clear a sign that you’re on the cusp of one of the most significant turning points of your life.
You are on the verge of making the momentous leap, where your deepest motivations are shifting from what the renowned developmental psychologist Abraham Maslow called “self-esteem” needs to “self-actualization” needs.
If you’re experiencing any of this, it’s a clear sign that you are one of the many people from across the world that are now undergoing a powerful shift.
You are now ready to consciously engage with the process of self-actualization.
And the truth is, not only are you ready, you simply must… not only for yourself but for our world.
As Abraham Maslow States In His Book “Towards A Psychology Of Being”
The impulse of self-actualization is a deep and fundamental human need, for the rare few that reach it. It is not simply a luxury or another superficial desire that we should brush off too lightly.
According to Maslow, if we ignore or repress this inner call to self-actualization, it will eventually pathologize into neurosis and psychological dysfunction.
It can cause malaise, depression, and an underlying sense of disease. Instead of becoming all that you are inherently capable of being, you instead begin a slow and painful decline into a corrupted, neurotic, and inferior version of yourself.
It doesn’t matter how nice your house is, how much money is in your bank account, what kind of car you drive, how much fun your social life is, or how successful your career is… if you don’t address your self-actualization needs, nothing will deeply fulfill you.
The good news is, that at this time in time in history, there are millions of people around the world undergoing this process too.
Fortunately, there’s also a tremendous amount of research about what you’re going through, and remarkable tools and insights that can help you along the way.
What is Self-Actualization?
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably already heard about the concept of self-actualization. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is taught in high schools and universities, and it is common knowledge in the academic world.
Every human grows through this hierarchy of needs, and when their needs are sufficiently met at one stage they move to the next.
We all begin with physiological needs, the need for food, water, warmth, and shelter, then we move up from there, to safety needs, belongingness needs, and esteem needs.
Finally, at the highest level, once all of our earlier needs are satisfied, we switch from “deficiency needs” to “being needs”. This is the shift into the impulse for self-actualization, and this is truly the beginning of our new lives discovering what it means to be fully human.
Your Human Motivation
In ‘A Theory of Human Motivation’…
Dr. Abraham Maslow, professor of psychology at Cornell University, describes your need for self-actualization.
“The need for self-actualization. — Even if all [the earlier] needs are satisfied, we may still often (if not always) expect that a new discontent and restlessness will soon develop, unless the individual is doing what he is fitted for. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately happy.
What one can be, they must be. This need we may call self-actualization… the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him or her to become actualized in what he or she is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.
The specific form that these needs will take will of course vary greatly from person to person. In one individual it may take the form of the desire to be an ideal mother, in another it may be expressed athletically, and in still another it may be expressed in painting pictures or in inventions.
The clear emergence of these needs rests upon prior satisfaction of the physiological, safety, love and esteem needs. We shall call people who are satisfied in these needs, basically satisfied people, and it is from these that we may expect the fullest (and healthiest) creativeness.”
If reading this description resonates with you then you are on the precipice of a tremendous shift.
You are witnessing not just a shift in your own life, but in the entire world.
As Maslow’s research observed in 1943, the presence of self-actualizing people was extremely rare. But we’re beginning to witnessing a profound shift in consciousness across the planet. Researchers are identifying a massive leap that is under way. We are witnessing the birth of this new stage at a much larger scale than has ever happened before. Somewhere between 5% and 10% of the population of North America is entering into this stage. That’s between 30 – 50 million people in one continent alone.
And this is not only good news for you, this is good for the world.
Characteristics of Self-Actualizing People
It may seem abstract to imagine it…
But to get a sense of what this really means, please read the list below of the qualities of Self-Actualized People, as outlined by Dr. Abraham Maslow.
This is from a research paper published by Abraham Maslow:
Deficiency motivation and growth motivation (1955):
So far as motivational status is concerned, healthy people have sufficiently gratified their basic needs for safety, belongingness, love, respect and self-esteem so that they are motivated primarily by trends to self-actualization (defined as ongoing actualization of potentials, capacities and talents, as fulfillment of mission (or call, fate, destiny, or vocation), as a fuller knowledge of, and acceptance of, the person’s own intrinsic nature, as an unceasing trend toward unity, integration or synergy within the person).
These healthy people are defined by describing their
clinically observed characteristics.
They have a superior perception of reality
They are more objective and less influenced by their conditioning.
They have an increased sense of autonomy and individuality
They experience a greater sense of agency and responsibility for their life.
They are comfortable being themselves
They don’t try to conform or seek approval from others.
They have better interpersonal relationships
They are better at listening, understanding and communicating with others.
They have increased identification with humanity
They don’t limit their identity with one particular race or culture.
They are more creative and innovative
They have greater access to creativity and spontaneity.
They cultivate their unique skills & talents
They work toward excellence in what is important to them.
Live on purpose with a sense of mission
Their work is an important personal cause that they take great pride in.
They have a higher frequency of peak experiences
The have easier access to the flow states and spend more time in peak experiences.
Constantly moving towards unity and integration
They synthesize all information into a deeper understanding.
Your Operating System
The Power of Your Mental Operating System
Your mental Operating System (OS) is the sum total of the mental models that you use to navigate your world. Your brain (“hardware”) is a powerful tool. It’s the most complex, densely ramified object in the known universe. But in order for it to function it needs mental models (“software”) of the world.
What are mental models, our cognitive software? They are the conceptual tools we use to make complex information simple, understandable and useful.
Here’s a perfect example. You are reading this page using a mental model, it’s called the alphabet. It’s 26 unique shapes – we call letters, that represent certain sounds that we can make with our mouths. When you see these shapes, the mental software goes to work, instantly translating these shapes into spoken words, and then into a narrative of meaning.
New Superhuman Abilities?
When the alphabet was first spreading, most people that didn’t understand it. Some thought it was a form of magic. Thousands of years ago it was an almost superhuman ability to be able to read and write. And to those who couldn’t, it was otherworldly to see someone translate these abstract symbols into coherent and profound meaning.
Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t read or write? What would not be available to you?
There are over 100,000 words in the English language, and one simple tool makes all of those accessible to you.
Letters, those 26 symbols, probably change everything about how you interact with life. You can read the words of thinkers from 2,000 years ago, or social media post from a couple hours ago, thanks to this one simple mental model.
And that’s just ONE mental model.
There’s numbers, clocks, calendars, cardinal directions, maps, musical notation, colors theory, and on and on. These mental models change how we see and experience life. They open us to new realities and change what is possible.
Every time you install a new mental model, you update your operating system. The more effective and useful the mental model is, the more profound of an impact it has on your perception.
What makes these models so powerful is that they are psychoactive.
What Does Psychoactive Mean?
An effective mental model is so powerful, because it functions like software. It changes how our mind functions. It changes how we perceive the information around us, the choices we make, and how we live. And it does this in the background, without us having to try. If you fully install it once, then it functions forever.
To illustrate this concept further let’s take a closer look at the alphabet again. You don’t have to re-learn the alphabet every day. You’re not trying to read. It just happens. And it happens, because the software is psychoactive. It instantly translates the shapes in front of you into words which then trigger a sense of meaning.
This happens with every useful mental model. Every time you install a new mental model, you upgrade your operating system.
Your Guide: Ken Wilber
One remarkable has dedicated his life to piecing together a comprehensive framework and system of how human beings evolve and develop towards self-actualization.
His name is Ken Wilber.
While millions of people throughout history have contributed to our understanding of our higher potentials, one man has dedicated his life to making this information accessible to us all.
He’s dedicated the last 50 years, researching and synthesizing this incredible array of information, from every culture and period in history, into an elegant system that illuminates what is possible for every human being.
Who is Ken Wilber?
Ken Wilber, renowned author, teacher and the creator of Actualize OS , is the world’s most celebrated contemporary philosopher.
As a pioneering thought leader in developmental psychology, depth psychology, systems theory, and integrative thinking he has dedicated his life to understanding the mysteries of the human condition and bringing the transformative insights and practices of the world’s great wisdom traditions into the modern world.
Author of over 30 books, which have been translated into more than 25 languages, Ken’s revolutionary insights have transformed the lives of millions of people around the world. His monumental research impacts our understanding of human psychology, medicine, politics, business and virtually every domain of human enterprise.
According to acclaimed author and democratic presidential candidate, Marianne Williamson, “Ken is a teachers of teachers”.
Bill Clinton has praised his work as “brilliant” and renowned personal development expert Tony Robbins calls him a “genius” with “a desire to serve humanity that is virtually unmatched”.
Whole Foods founder and C.E.O, John Mackey has said, Ken’s ideas have “transformed” his life” and therefore have transformed Whole Foods Market.”
As an author Ken is best known for his books, “A Theory of Everything,” “A Brief History of Everything,” “The Spectrum of Consciousness” and his opus, “Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality.”
Referred to by some as “the Einstein of consciousness” and the “Plato of our time,” Ken is likely to be remembered alongside the great thinkers of both Eastern and Western philosophy and developmental psychology as one of the most significant thinkers who has ever lived.
Ken is currently focused on writing new books and distilling his life’s work into the most direct and essential training to-date, Actualize OS.
The Actualize OS
Introducing the Actualize OS
With a deep passion for serving humanity and the actualization of our individual and collective potentials, Ken and his team at Sacred Media have spent the last 5 years working on the most effective and transformative training to accelerate this process.
We call it Actualize OS.
This powerful new 10-part training has been designed from the ground up to teach the essential tools, information, and practices that you’ll need to upgrade your mental operating system, understand the full spectrum of your potentials, and greatly accelerate your journey towards all that you are capable of being.
If you’ve ever asked yourself how you can fulfill your potential in this lifetime, this is one of the most effective ways you can do it.
Self-actualization is a deeply personal journey, so, before you begin, you’ll need the best possible map of your potentials currently available. You’ll need an internal “GPS” that shows you everything you are capable of so that you can chart your own unique path towards the greatest possible version of yourself.
The Actualize OS expands your human operating system with five new software installations (mental models) that psycho-actively change they way you think. In addition to the 5 mental models you’ll be guided through a series of “Activations”, transformative practices and exercises that further accelerate your development though the process.
These 5 mental models, just like the alphabet, calendars, cardinal directions and so on, only need to be “installed” once, and then they forever change the way you experience reality. They fundamentally open the horizon of what’s possible for your life and give a real-time inner dashboard of your progress towards full self-actualization.
If you have a sincere desire to cultivate all the full spectrum of your potential, Actualize OS is the most effective training currently available to help you with that process.