Ooooh, this sounds like fun. Off the top of my head:
Crossing from first tier into Teal, the first stage of second tier, I’d say my own experience has been the visceral recognition that all of the six stages of first tier have a necessary function. That each stage specializes in a specific subset of the human potential. That as we have grown through each stage, we have brought certain potential capacities online (so to speak). And that each stage has certain limits, and certain typical ways in which it can go toxic. Ken Wilber has done our hard work for us defining all this. But at Teal, this becomes a lived experience, not just a lovely theory. We actually start to see for ourselves the essential, indispensable value-added of each of the stages we’ve come up through. That allows us to start becoming less judgmental about the people who populate the first tier stages. We begin to respect those fellow humans who are hard at work at these other levels that are not better or worse and are equally vital to the human experiment. We seek to understand how those at other stages understand things, not to judge them, but with respect, and with a wish to find common ground.
Also, IMHO, we begin to have an experienced sense of just how interconnected everything is with everything, at all levels, all the time. Again, with Teal this begins to be a lived experience, not just a lovely idea. I suspect that this insight grows and deepens as we go up the stages of second tier. Maybe this ends, eventually, in the Buddha’s radical insight that we do not exist as separate beings; that all experience of “separateness” is ultimately an illusion. That’s still ahead, but the process maybe begins here.
A natural outgrowth of the above two capacities is a lessening of the automatic leap to judgement, blame and resentment on encountering something we don’t like or understand. These “unenlightened” reactions begin to transmute into sympathy, compassion, and a sincere wish to understand the suffering that must be driving the people we see doing harm. Which, in turn, begins to awaken insight into ways to handle difficult situations more skillfully. Again, this is just the start of a process that I suspect deepens and matures as we go on up through the stages of second tier.
Okay, that’s what I have for now. I hope that this becomes an ongoing discussion. I’d love to be part of the process