I'm going to share with you exactly how that works. In general, this is spiral dynamics. To kind of summarize it, what we have at the bottom, the bottom two, they're represented different colors and the bottom color is beige. Beige is the level of consciousness of a baby. It is in survival mode. It is strictly instinctive and relies on the environment, relies on different things for safety and comfort. Then we have purple. Remember every time a color oscillates to the next level, it goes from individual to collective, individual to collective. Beige is an individual as a baby and then purple is collective and it is a tribe mentality. Groups of people, a lot of times this level of consciousness is all about pleasing the gods.
Think of it as base times could have been like cavemen, somebody that is our cavewoman. Some of that's inside of a cave and needs want us to survive. But what happens is eventually might find the other cavemen or women and say, you know what? If we get together, this is a little bit easier to survive. What they do is they then get together and has some people might go hunting, some people may protect the tribe, some people may raise the children. That's the idea. Then we have a tribe mentality. Eventually, what happens though is there'll be certain individuals that decide, you know, all of this tribal stuff, they may feel like certain things aren't fair. They may feel like certain things aren't getting done. They made them want power. The red level is when we start to get into people in our reality now is there are people that are definitely red.
Red is all about control. It is all about competition. It is about power. It's about dictating. When back in the day, and remember this is going back to the individual. So, purple was a group. Red is an individual. That would be like someone like Hitler. Very red criminals are very red. The mafia is very red. The red will take what it wants. People that commit crimes a lot of times could be in a red mentality because if they don't, they don't know how to get what they want. They will just take it. That's the idea behind red. What happened back. If you look at the evolutionary psychology of it is back, we had the tribes and then people decided I want power. Then what they would do is they'd have power and they'd go and maybe dominate other tribes.
That was a certain time in our past history. But then what happened is eventually we evolved to the next color. The next color is once again collective red individual power collective of the group is blue. Blue is about conformity rules, religion, regulation. There's a lot of blue in our current world. A lot of people that are very religious, maybe in a blue mentality and they may even believe that other people need to believe what they believe in order for them to feel safe. Blue is about wanting to feel safe and wanting rules and that back in the day may have been good because then it stopped the tire. Any of certain people that had too much power, but once again, every level has its own limitation that then propels us to the higher levels. So, blue would be that of the regulation rules, religion. There's a lot of countries in the world that may be very blue, maybe Middle East, very much based on tradition.
It's also a level of the high level of tradition and anything that threatens that we feel afraid of in the blue level of consciousness. Eventually though, what happens is you, we may, and I'll explain my story behind this and how I evolved around. I'm just going to finish this up really quick. We eventually in blue we realized, Hey, this is kind of boring. I'm beginning to question the rules. I'm beginning to question tradition. Why do we even do this? This doesn't really resonate with me. They may not use the word resonate, but that's the idea. Then orange is where the like the book think and grow. Rich comes orange is about success, achievement, capitalism, business hustling, hard-working, being a hard worker, marketing science, technology. That's when we'll learn about the law of attraction and we'll want to create our own reality and put hard work in.
When we might though, for example, I used to work for a nine to five company. I used to abide by rules and even that company I worked for, I had a commissioned sale of his job so he could argue that I was maybe bluer, orange. But then eventually I said, you know what? I don't want a job anymore. I want to work for myself. I decided that I was going to read books like that and did make the path for myself. I integrated orange. Eventually though all of this, this is very materialism, this is very much most companies, and marketing today is orange. That's what brings in all the money and all the abundance. Eventually, the other's limitations because eventually an orange. You may get all the money in the world, you may have all the success in the world, but you may still not be happy.
In fact, you may be older and then realize, you know what, this money thing didn't really make me happy. What you do is you realize, Hey, there's the next level of consciousness which is green. Here's the thing is, is normally it's a bitter pill to swallow for someone in orange to then move into green. Because what they must do is realize that Hey, money doesn't equal everything, but sometimes it takes people a while to get there, and then what happens is they let go of that and that's a lot of times when a spiritual awakening will happen.
That's when spiritual awakening happens. That's when you see a lot of really rich people, by the way as well, that then move from orange into the green. They become philanthropists. It's because they're like, Hey, all this money doesn't mean everything. I want to now give to the environment as them becoming a little more orange greenish now then this is all about the hippie movement. This is about like us, you know, maybe smoking a joint, just relax and listen to the Beatles. That was all a very green movement back in the seventies and the thing is, as well as sometimes different colors will trigger different people. For example, the way the orange will see the green person is the orange. We'll look at the green a lot of times and say, Hey, that person's lazy. They're not doing anything. Yes, they love the environment, but what is that doing?
The orange just thinking about themselves in their business. The green looks at the orange and says, Hey, you got to relax man. Why are you taking life so seriously? What are you working so hard for? Don't, you know, the present moment is already perfect, whole and complete. And not only that but when you're an orange, the orange people are destroying the planet. They're trying to grow. Their business is so big so that they can make money, but it's, it's destroying the planet. That's where then these conflicts will happen. Then the green will, the blue, the orange. We'll look at the blue person and be like, I remember when I was blue, I used to be brainwashed and want to work for a company. That's kind of how they're going to do it. I'm not saying this just, I'm just kind of pointing it out now as he raised up, you can't skip a level.
If you do skip a level, you're going to have to go back down. That's what happened to me. I'll share that with you. However, as you move up, you'll normally remember what it's like to be the lower levels. Eventually, we're then in green. Then the last one I'll talk about the kind of is yellow, very little. The turquoise. The limitation of green is that when you're in green you realize that you realize that you can care for the animals, you can care for the environment, you can care all you want, but caring doesn't necessarily get things done. That's when Daniel moved more into yellow and yellow is systems thinking. It's problem-solving and yellow. You're able to understand all perspectives. That's called flex-flow from yellow and above. This is tier-one from the green database is tier one, tier two is yellow and turquoise.
Tier two you are able to adapt to these different levels. Whereas prior you said this is the way reality works. You need to care for the environment. You need to be this way and didn't understand the orange and yellow. You understand all of them because you understand spiral dynamics or at the subconscious level you just get it. This is where then we apply that knowledge and change and remember the collective was the green. It's all about community-saving the planet. We're all about, it's more individual and yellow, very intellectual, very practical, able to see these different perspectives. Then eventually though, then turquoise is kind of like the collective and the environment of enlightenment in a way. It's like you become everything. You don't know that average between who you are and what that is like you and a tree, you don't know the difference you feel as if everything you believe everyone is a reflection of you.
You feel so connected and to everyone you thought one with the environment. Then you also connecting these different pieces together. Everything's already perfect, whole, and complete. Or in yellow, you're trying to fix things and turquoise, everything is perfect, whole, and complete. That's like a level of enlightenment. Here's the thing. We have a gravity, but then we also move. We may be moving towards different colors and we may move down towards different colors as well, but I may have like 50% of my energy and orange, 30% of my energy and grain, and 20% of my energy in yellow. That's probably quite what I think about this. The thing is as we move through at different stages of our life, we may oscillate between different levels. We may let go of certain levels and then move upon. That's kind of what I want to share with you in this blog is these different levels.
I had that of a narcissistic ex step-mom, the narcissist, ex stepmom, between seven and 15 years old. My brother and I did not have very much freedom. We weren't allowed to really eat the food that we wanted. We'd get a bowl here in the morning, TV dinner at night, and she would run the whole entire show. My dad's a fire investigator. He wasn't home very often. My dad had a very blued job. It's funny cause blue-collar jobs anytime times will be also indicative of the blue level of conscious or the blue level of spiral dynamics, conformity rules, regulation. My dad's a fire investigator, so there's a protocol for everything. He's very good at what he does, but he also worked 24-hour shifts, 24 hours on and off. Then that meant that my brother and I were at home a lot with our ex step-mom and she was what we would call a narcissist.
A narcissist is in a red level of consciousness. There is control power. She would bet as far as crime goes, she would bend the rules and bend the truth to make it work in her favor. There were times that she would make, she would say, you're not going to that band camp tournament unless you admit that you did this thing. But the thing is we wouldn't, we didn't do the thing. We'd have to lie and say we did something to then go to like some school activity. And many of the times we were locked, my brother and I were locked outside and not allowed to, not really allowed inside. It was a complete control thing and that was a very narcissist. He was very narcissistic and kind of sociopathic in many ways as well and in order for her to get what she wants in order to retain the power. It's interesting because my dad's very blue.
My dad's still to the state. He's not necessarily religious but he very much is about rules. He's all about doing the right thing. When I look at my dad and my ex, my ex step-mom, red can still influence blue many times. It still does. My dad goes to court against my ex stepmom because they divorced when I was 15 years old when I was 15 then I had all this freedom. My brother and I who's a couple of years younger than me. However, on the other side of that, he still has, I still have two half-sisters that are, that's my ex stepmom's their real mom and then my dad is their dad. The thing is my dad has to go to court sometimes and when he goes to court, guess who will manipulate the truth and completely blatantly lie about things that would-be red. My accent, mom, she will literally say things that never even happened in front of the judge that then she looks better and she will bend the truth. But my dad, he won't play that game because he's like, no, we got to go by the rules. He's also a fire investigator and he goes to court sometimes too if people, you know, started fires and stuff.
Then the judge is like, well, who do I believe? It's interesting because red can still take advantage of these different levels. What I eventually was is I was in growing up, I was in blue for a period of time. You know, I had my dad around me, he was very blue and I always had. I was very much a rebel for much of my life. What eventually happened is I was working a nine to five job that I wasn't passionate about selling women's shoes. It was commissioned sales though, which is kind of cool because that allowed me to be more orange, blue, orange because in orange you have success and achievement. With a commission-based job, I can kind of write my own paychecks in a way. I'd go into work at Nordstrom's, I'd start at zero every day and I'd get paid 10% commission on whatever I sold. I sold two, $3,000 with the shoes, which is an average day. Then I'd make two or 300 bucks. It was kind of cool cause every day I could go in and kind of learn what worked, what didn't work when it comes to, you know, that mindset and what my intentions were. That's when I was living in a way of learning orange. That was when I became very passionate about the law of attraction. Then, I was there for a couple of years. As I look through, I worked at Nordstrom's and women's shoes from until about 2012 when I went through my spiritual awakening. A spiritual awakening happened. Basically, what happened is at the time I was filming a lot of resistance. You may know my story, sorry, I know it's repetitive, but I had ADHD, I was working a job, that job I didn't really care for and I had like a similar pattern that was happening in my life.
I started to question things and I started to realize that I was taking Adderall for ADHD. At nighttime, I'd be spoken a lot of wheat in order to balance out the Adderall. That was kind of what I did in order to get by. What I realized though is there were such harsh side effects of Adderall. You can eat very much, can sleep very much. I was like, you know, it's got to be something else. I went online and I found black and white proof that showed that if you meditate, there's like all these positive benefits. I was like, you know what, I'm going to give it a go. First. Two or three days didn't get really a great result, but then eventually I started to feel completely different. I learned how to observe my thoughts rather than react to my thoughts. I found this way of staring at a candle flame and by having my eyes centered on one point I realized that if my eyes didn't wander, my mind didn't wander and it allowed me to focus. Then I started to observe my thoughts as they come in and as they left, as they come in, as they left and I started to feel completely different, I started to also become more aware of different aspects of myself that I was previously unaware of. I became aware that I felt I was unworthy. I became aware of my ex stepmom's kind of in a way influence over my sense of worthiness and how I believed I always deserved and I, I thought that there was always a woman in my life trying to control me and that was always the case. There was a manager in my life when I went through the spiritual awakening that was the same exact like personality as my ex stepmom.
She couldn't get away as much because she's part of this corporate place, but she got away with a lot because she was protected by upper management. As I went through the spiritual awakening, then I realized all these things I did, started to move into green. I'm working this nine to five job that no longer really resonated with me because I started to feel completely different. I started to realize that I believed that the world was going through in a way, a shift in consciousness. I started to meditate a lot. I started to do everything I could. I became vegan in like a minute, like literally within the next day. I, after having some of these realizations, I was like not doing that. I was becoming very green. In 2012, I had a spiritual awakening that took me from orange into green.
Then I was in the green for probably about six months and I was just focused on, on, on these different labels and these different things and focusing on, on loving things. I remember I was at this house that was in Vegas is in Sloan, Nevada, which is like just a couple miles south of Las Vegas, but it was a house that kind of in the middle of nowhere is where I had my spiritual weekend was really cool. I lived with my mom and her ex-husband at the time of her husband at the time. My brother and sister on my mom's side and when I was there, it was really cool. I was like, I get up every morning and I would like to go. I'd go like sit in the sun as it became very spiritual because also I went in one day, I was very ungrounded.
This is one thing I want to share with you guys. That may happen a lot of times when we get into the green, we didn't resist the orange. I said you know what? This whole nine to five job, I don't care about it anymore. I realized that a lot of the stuff, the, you know, it may sound more conspiracy theories, but I realized that a lot of the taxes and stuff, what we think is going towards the roads and stuff may not actually be going there because of different things that I was learning at the time. Literally went into work one day and said, I'm not coming into work tomorrow. I'm done working here. Then I was just living the kind of at that house and I had a little bit of money saved, but I was like, Nope, don't want to, don't want to have that nine to five job anymore.
I became ungrounded in a way, in many ways. Then what I did is I got up every morning, I would water the plants. I would like to talk to the plants, communicate with the plants. Nothing wrong with this. I still got plants in my backyard that I love. But, I can see how different my energy changed so fast. I was watering the plants every day, laying in the sun, became very green and I was resisting any orange in my life and all I wanted to do was meditate, lay in the sun and focus on helping the collective shift into a higher level of consciousness. That was the green in me and then I was there for probably about six to eight months just strictly in green when I went through my spiritual awakening. However, then something very interesting happened. Then what happened is I realized, okay, actually this is what happened.
This is going to sound kind of interesting. I don't know if I've shared this maybe once or twice. I was talking to a lady that does this kinesiology thing where she could like to measure yes or no answers and she was like this old 80-year-old lady on the phone and she was really good at it. She had had recently like she'd been doing it for a couple of years, but recently I got connected to her and I asked her yes or no questions and she was able to find that at certain points in my past. I developed this thing called a heart wall. I forget. It's a certain type of healing modality. But anyways, everything she said is extremely accurate. Then one of the questions I asked was, Hey, should I have a job right now because I, you know, got rid of that job.
Should I have a job right now or does the spirit want me to have a job? Because by then I was connected to like spirit guides and stuff and she goes, ah, yeah, I'm getting a strong yes. I was like, could you do it again? She didn't shake, I'm still get a strong yes. I was like, no, maybe everything she said was right, but this can't be right. I don't think I should be having a job right now. That was the green in me that just wanted to kind of be in like add energy to the environment and in that way. Then eventually I realized I need to get a job again. What I did is instead of going back to Nordstrom's, I went to a new place called Barneys New York, which is almost the same exact thing, selling women's shoes a little bit higher end.
I worked there for years and then eventually what happened is I was integrating back into society. What I realized is that I looked back now and I can see this totally, I was in green, but I hadn't completely mastered orange yet. Not that I had to master it, but I didn't integrate orange yet. I was resisting orange. I go back into that nine to five job, I have it for a couple of years, and then I realized, you know what? I want to do what I'm passionate about and I want to pave my own way. At the time, I had just broken up with the neither, like an ex-girlfriend. I asked her, I said, okay, I'm going to move it back in with my dad. I moved back into my dad who didn't understand that I was used more in blue.
He didn't really understand that I wanted to like, you know, start my, started making YouTube videos and stuff. He didn't really understand the YouTube world and I said, you know what, I'm going to move back with my dad and I'm just going to make YouTube videos until something happens. I'm working my nine to five job and when I'm not working my nine to five job, there was this moment of this insight that I had where I said, I'm going to make a video every single day until I'm a full-time YouTube and doing what I love. This is when I was then starting to really dedicate myself to mastering orange. I was working nine to five job 40 hours a week and I was making videos about 30 hours a week. But over the course of a couple of weeks, I had a video go viral every single day, no matter what a video would be scheduled before I went to bed to schedule for the next day at 10:30 in the morning and within a month or two, my channel went from 2000 subscribers to over 20 something 30 some thousand subscribers in one month.
That's how fast it grew. I was then focused on developing hustling hard work. I was listening to Gary V at the time, Gary V is very orange and you want you to notice is that there are different ways of, of tuning yourself to different levels by looking at who is it? You know, Tony Robbins isn't being a lot of his teachings is an orange. If you look at that of Gary Vaynerchuk, a lot of its orange. I was listening to a lot of oranges at the time to help me master orange. Then what happened is I started to become successful within three to six months. August 2017 went into work and I put in my two weeks, my last day of working was the Connor McGregor, Connor McGregor Mayweather fight. I worked that day because I knew it was commissioned. I make a lot of money and then I go home for the day and then go watch the fight with some friends.
That was my last day ever having a job and I was then dedicated to mastering orange. Then what happened is I did something called plant medicine. Plant medicine is in green. I'm not telling everyone, hey go, if you want to just up your level of consciousness, let's go do that right now. You know, you have to find out what resonates with you and do it in a safe manner. If you do, I mean it's starting to become legal in some places, things like mushrooms and stuff like that. But I did plant medicine and in Costa Rica and something called IIF. You ever heard of it? When I did it, basically what I learned is that I was working, this is after two or two years of a year and a half of about a year of working really hard, but starting to become successful.
I started developing an edge. I started to develop in some ways like edgy energy. I'd become very serious, very businesslike. I realized that the orange has kind of taken over me. What I did eventually did is as I would do the AIA, it made me realize, Hey, you don't have to work so hard. What are you, you, you could enjoy your life more. You can focus more on your relationships and loving other people and spend more time with friends and family. I can see it was literally the green talking to me while I was in the orange state. I'd be in ceremony and be like, Whoa, I don't need to work so hard. Now what I'm doing is I'm learning how to transition my energy from orange into green, my business as well from orange.
A lot of times it's this as well when people, let's look at plant medicine in green, whether we're talking about, you know, there's many different types of plant medicine, you can look them up to see what I'm talking about. Just cause if I say the words then, if the way that YouTube works or whatever with the AI, I don't say certain words just to be safe, but blue is sometimes be afraid of doing plant medicine because blue, that's going to challenge what blue thinks to be true. However, here's the thing, once you get a taste for a certain level, you then have more potential to experience more of that. If you get a taste of that, sometimes what'll happen is when you have more ability to become more and more like that. I was an orange and an orange does dream, does it plant medicine?
A lot of times I can, that can help kind of see it from a different point of view. But blue and red may be afraid of it. But if it does do it, it may open it up a little bit. That's just kind of the idea. When I did that though, it's something that normally the will kind of soften up my energy a little bit and kind of helped me become more oranges green versus just orange and then achievement work, hard success mentality. A lot of what my YouTube channel as well as models of reality that I love studying, I'm understanding that all trues are true. Whatever we believe to be true is reflected back to us. That's a very yellow statement because then you're able to see green reality is the way it is because of the beliefs.
Orange is the way it is because of its beliefs. Blue is the way it is because of his beliefs and in a way its values. That's really what spiral dynamics it's a value system. Seeing the values of different levels and blue, their values in blue are a certainty, safety, a community of, of that safety. Orange is progress growth. Green is loving compassion. You see how you can see, you can see the yellow would be understanding green would be compassion. Red would be power and certainty with power. You know you can see, you can look at these and see what the values would be, but that's the understanding of it. But nonetheless, I do know a lot of my YouTube videos. I create art in between greenish and yellow. Maybe orange and green depending on the topics like you may have seen. If you look at my older YouTube videos, I was sharing information on orange and it was a law of attraction. How to attract love, how to attract money, how to become successful, very orange mentalities. You may notice that recently, a lot of my videos haven't been on that. I hardcore made those videos at the beginning of my YouTube, like the YouTube career.
I had, are you making YouTube videos? But then eventually I started to move greener. Hey guys, it's all about understanding. We're all connected there. There's a consciousness shift that happened on the planet. Here's how you raise your vibration. Here's what you need to let go of. Here's how to let go to then be in a higher vibe state. These are all very green mentalities. Even as I look at my YouTube channel, I can see when I went to different levels, and still, I'll talk about some of these, but what I realized is that there's definitely more of an interest in the green now than anything else. Then yellow is understanding the systems and spiral dynamics itself is a yellow concept. Here's another thing that I'll share with you anytime I go to Sedona. What do they have? Green as well. There's a guy, he has a channel called actualized.org. He talked with him, Leo, he talked, he talked about green. He said green, the epitome of green is burning man. You ever saw burning man, burning man, that doing all of which of us, they're doing a whole bunch of plant medicine, they're all-loving.
There are all these amazing art sculptures and at the end of this like week-long thing, what do they do? They clean up every little piece that they left behind and a big desert in Nevada. What I realized though is that at certain levels of my life, there are certain, there are certain energy dynamics that will happen and one of the most common ones I see though, especially people watching this video, is that sometimes we'll be in green. A lot of you watching this may be in green, and my buddy Victor Oddo and I were talking about the say the diet as well as a YouTube channel because a lot of his audience is green, but he realizes that a lot of the people may need to integrate more orange. We'll make a jump up. But remember you have to kind of master the stage below before you really move up.
Some people may be in green. Having these third IOA contains all these crazy things but not be rooted and understanding the orange of achievement, success, building a business and that's where a lot of people may have a lot of people may have resistance. Then that's what I did though. I had to go back to orange, become and realize the hard work mentality, marketing, learn the business and that really helps. Another thing I'll realize is I'm getting ready. I'd like to, I'm in the process of possibly getting a house in Sedona and if I get a house in Sedona, Sedona is very green. What I noticed in Sedona is it sometimes a little bit harder for me to do business work because business work of achievement, hearts, hard work when you're in Sedona and you just want to relax and go inwards, the energy there is so high and I noticed it's a little bit difficult.
What I'm learning though is what I can do is either bring my business more into green or go back and forth for a period of time to get all the technical business stuff done between Sedona in Las Vegas. But, but Sedona is a very green place. It's all about, you know, it's very, you feel very connected. You feel very tapped in. You got all these hiking trails. It's amazing. But that's an interesting thing that I realized. You can go to different places in order to become more like a certain color, maybe even be around certain people. If you realize that you're around a lot of people that are blue, that are in tradition, a lot of your family, Navy blue, they may not understand your whole spiritual awakening and stuff that may be weighing you down from actually moving ahead and to orange.
Even as I look at my dad is something I realized recently when I was living at my dad's house. I loved watching the shark tank because I was way more orange at the time. My dad at first it was like, what is this show? Like he didn't understand it. He wasn't even interested in it. He didn't even want me to watch it for some reason and he was in blue. Here's the funny thing, he has now become more interested in orange. What I mean by that is my dad now loves shark tank. My dad's in blue working that nine to five job with a salary and he started to become intrigued with orange. That's why he loves watching shark tank, which has a very orange type show. Even now, I still love watching shark tank every now and then. It's me tapping into my orange and seeing these cool ideas and all this stuff.
Sometimes you'll see some green companies that come on orange if they're that their mission is to change the world. Something that really adds value to other people. But it's very interesting for me to see these different, like how people become curious were a lot of my audiences, maybe you watching this a lot of my audiences, maybe an orange, wanting to attract love, money, success and being in the state and they're starting to become curious about green. They're starting to realize, and I'm over here kind of talking about, yes, you know, I've, I've accomplished and, and been very grounded in orange. I'm relatable in that way. If you focus on adding value to others, on your relationships with other people being in a high vibe state, doing the inner work, you're going to feel amazing.
Then guess what? You're going to attract more love, money, success than ever before because you're going to be in this high vibe state. In a way what happens is the orange then gets curious towards the green and then one day the green will be like, Hey, well we were in love and everything and we're going through all this process, but you know what? Let's get to the next level of actually creating systems that help solve these problems. Let's create courses that help with those ways of connecting communities together. That's what I'm realizing has been happening in my own life up to this point is now I want to take my business from orange into green and to travel the world, do live events, connect communities together. That's the next stage that I'm moving into. Maybe one day I then moved from there in the yellow, you know?
But I definitely have gravity in orange, green and yellow. I'd say that it kind of goes back and forth in between depending on what I'm doing and my intentions. But in general, there's sometimes we may also get tastes of turquoise. A taste of turquoise may happen to do any crazy, cool epiphany or insight. I was talking to Lee or the other day, she said that she's definitely had some, some insights into turquoise. Once you have an insight into it, you have the potential for more of it. believe that right now in the world we are moving from orange into green and yellow. I believe that in this lifetime we're going to have the ability to move up in the United States. It's mainly orange. In the Middle East, it might be blue and some like places in Africa and other places it might be very red. But we're beginning to move up in our life experience and it's super exciting. I have a question for you. Where do you think maybe your gravity of energy isolates in between? What are maybe the two colors that you think really resonate with you?