There are innumerable lines of development (even a cooking line!), so why not a projection line?
The Projection Line (PL) would reflect how sophisticated we are in our understanding of projections, and especially how this is lived in our daily life.
It is a line that depends on the cognitive line (need to be aware of it before we can get some insights into it), and feeds many other lines, such as the spiritual, moral and interpersonal.
Widening circles of awareness and the PL
As we move along the cognitive line, our circle of awareness widens, and this makes it possible for us to move further along the PL.
Widening circles of empathy and the PL
And as we move further along the PL, our circle of care, concern and compassion widens.
Initially, we see only a few people as in the same boat as ourselves. Then more and more people, then all beings, then all of Existence.
How does it look?
- I am aware of somebody/thing triggering attraction or aversion in me. (Cognitive line.)
- My PL kicks in and I recognize this as the sign of a projection. I find in myself what I see out there (spontaneously, or through the 3-2-1 shadow process, The Work, Process Work or another of the many shadow techniques out there).
- I recognize in myself what I see out there. I see myself in the other, and the other in myself, and from this recognition comes empathy. I am in the same boat as the other, and my circle of concern and compassion now more easily includes the other. (Moral, emotional and interpersonal lines.)