Patterning Intelligence Tertiary Mental Body Expression

(formerly known as Sage, Pattern Recognition or Ray 7)

Known for entertaining others. We protect ourselves as Storyteller Mental Bodies by coming up with practices that help us connect with others. These practices (like entertaining) distract us from our own self consciousness (where others expect something from us). The greater the number of friends we have in our life, the greater the self-perceived richness of our life. This means we use our observational skills to learn how to tune into others so that we make friends easily. If this is not safe, then much of our early childhood development will be in vain. What we need to do in order to grow is recognize differences and respond to them. While this can be seen as always being able to talk our way out of a problem, the real benefit is that we begin to learn how to distinguish what others need from what we need. This is why when we are put on the spot, we always have something to say that either makes fun of the situation or puts the spotlight on how our needs are nothing compared to someone else’s needs in that moment.

Storyteller Mental Body individuals see ourselves as communicators who help others get what they want. Whenever others are uncomfortable or have anxieties, we feel compelled to speak from our own experience about the meaning of the issue. Our goal is to talk about things so others will accept themselves more. The problem is that we frequently lose ourselves in these attempts and don’t express our own truth in the situation. We also get caught up in entertaining others believing that being the center of attention in social situations can lead to greater social acceptance. Unfortunately, when we get overly involved in being an entertainer we tend to say things without thinking them through and it can lead to saying things that are offensive. We choose this Mental Body to be able to talk our way out of problems because we tend to be mischievous. We make light of heavy repressive behavior and/or Imprinting. A lot of times we become our own entertainment system because no one in the family is fun or interesting, and we don’t like to be bored. We attempt to bring the family together into some kind of activity so they need to participate together, in order to learn to get along. If the family cannot accomplish this, then we distract ourselves by doing it with other groups.

We protect ourselves by coming up with practices that help us connect with others. The greater the number of friends we have in our life, the greater the self-perceived richness of our life. This means we use our observational skills to learn how to tune into others so we make friends easily. If this is not safe, much of our early childhood development will be in vain. What we need to do in order to grow is recognize differences and respond to them. While this can be seen as always being able to talk our way out of a problem, the real benefit is that we begin to learn how to distinguish what others need from what we need. This is why when we are put on the spot, we always have something to say that either makes fun of the situation or puts the spotlight on how our needs are nothing compared to someone else’s in that moment. We instinctively protect ourselves by trying to talk ourselves out of any problem with others or distract them by being entertaining or funny.

We use a detailed, constructive and imitative thought process which allows us to materialize and manifest whatever we think. Like the Implementer and Investigator Mental Bodies, we are good at organizing, sorting, and classifying whatever shows up. We have a highly accurate mental process and delineated thinking that reflects internal templates we use in many ways. Our gift is the ability to coordinate and synthesize activities so group processes are well served. While others may be dismayed by the conformity, standardization and inflexibility in larger projects, it is our mental consistency that makes us powerful at implementing tasks. Many interpret our formality, such as building routines and implementing systematic solutions, as our mental gift, when actually, it is the energetic precipitation of unified thought that serves the group purpose. This is what makes us unique.

Like Inventors, we seek to bring order to any situation. Dissimilar to the Inventors who work from the top down, we work from the bottom up. This reflects the focus placed on using physical form to establish right relationship. We seek the functional usefulness of any pattern, idea or motive so we can relate it to other opportunities that emerge. Compared to Inventors, we seek greater conformity. We also appreciate the timing and sequencing of events. This conformity emphasizes the natural roles and structures of what people have in common, rather than the individualistic focus.

When we are not clear about how to see and use patterns, it is easy to become enamored with the patterns of others. What we eventually need to do is discover the inherent patterns in peoples’ behavior and distinguish this from what we were taught to do. Until we do so, we are caught up in games where we manipulate others for our own gain. Of course, there are those of us who rebel against these rules in general because they are based on the past. In such circumstances, we constantly seek out what is natural versus what is prescribed. In this way we try to learn how to respond rather than react. Ultimately, we learn how to listen to others and then we can engage each individual uniquely. Simultaneously, we discover what works for us and how to honor the needs of others along with our own.

Storyteller Mental Body individuals tend to externalize consciousness in terms of a group activity so we can experience our own power. Anything that opposes this scares us. Everything therefore becomes how to see the greatness in each member of the group and orchestrate their participation in such a way as to maximize everyone’s creative contribution. Anyone who discounts the power of humanity to learn from its mistakes, uses humor to put others down, or uses communication to distance themselves from others is seen as unsafe and untrustworthy. This is because we honor communication and laughter as ways to unify us with others. The core issue for us is being able to use our voice to express our truth and be heard by others. Anyone who does not listen and either inhibits our speaking or the speech of others scares us and we either ignore them or leave their vicinity forever. Ironically, we can get into judgments about the physical fitness of others when, in fact, we may not be physically fit ourselves. This is because the more we repress our feelings, the more judgmental we are about our physical well being.

One of the challenges is that we can become enamored of how we look or how we feel about how we look. This vanity comes about because one, we feel we need to prove ourselves through having an affirmative gender identity attractiveness. Because we are able to be so androgynous, we counteract this ability pushing our gender identity to be an affirmative image that others want and/or adore and two, we easily fixate on the power of our body to convey a sense of aliveness so others will react to us. This is particularly true when we idealize our animalistic nature to survive and succeed despite adversity. When we believe that we can overcome the rejection of others and get what we want, it promotes an instinctive connection that dominates all other levels of us. Some individuals around us see this as a sense of confidence and power. Others see it as seductive and mysterious which most of the time is used to be sexually sophisticated. The more we are anchored in this way, the more likely we become burned out and jaded over time when we do not find equal partners with whom we can interact.

Energetically, Storytellers ground our Thoughts with our Feelings at 50% and 30%, respectively. This means that our Emotions and Feelings occur at 10% each. Thus, we are similar to the Momentum Intelligence individuals except with reverse priorities. The major difference between the Patterning Intelligence and Investigative Intelligence is less focus on concrete Thoughts and a complete redirection of additional thought energy into Sensations. This focuses us on how to direct, control and manipulate matter itself. Our truth comes from sensing how energetic patterns will play out in any group or personal expression. If we deny our ability to read patterns, we cut ourselves off from our enjoyment of being with people and operating in groups to amplify the contribution of others. We instinctively protect ourselves by trying to talk ourselves out of any problem with others or distract them by being entertaining or funny.

We have a detailed, constructive and imitative thought process that allows us to materialize and manifest whatever we think. Like the Intentional and Investigative Intelligence, we are good at organizing, sorting and classifying whatever shows up. We have a highly accurate mental process and delineated thinking that reflects internal templates we use in many ways. Our gift is the ability to coordinate and synthesize activities so that group processes are well served. We expand or explode imbalances and obstructions in Context (similar to the Inventive Intelligence), releasing Awareness and Love. We are called the Patterning Intelligence, because we recognize patterns and organize the Feelings and Thoughts in a group and bring them into alignment, so people know their purpose and place in the group. We anchor ourselves at the base of the spine and gradually resonate upwards to bring order and structure to the world. In this way, we start our process with physical activities, Emotions, Thoughts and Intuition, although in many situations, the reverse order is seen.

We build our knowing from heart energy, which makes us powerful manifestors, even in our early stages of development. One downside is that we get caught up following particular methodologies that can limit our natural experimentation and fluidity with people. We can get caught up in what is proper or appropriate and operate in extremely ritualized ways. This means that we are sensitive to patterns of behavior and the rules of law, because we believe in the sense of order that comes from knowing the next step in a sequence. While we use logic and reason to make decisions, we also get caught up in conformity and habitual patterns of behavior that limit creativity and flexibility. While we can be detail-minded, we are more likely to be powerful organizers of people and tasks, which can drive us to coordinate and synthesize what is necessary to move forward (without necessarily enjoying it).

While we Patterning Intelligence individuals, or Storytellers, enjoy methodical analysis, we like to achieve the proper arrangement of what we know rather than investigate something new. This means we do not investigate something because it is new, but because we want to know how it fits in with everything else. The preeminent characteristic of a Storyteller is that we are thought builders who systematically work through Thoughts and sort them into categories that can be arrayed in systematic hierarchies. If a system does not work, we have infinite patience to dissect the elements and reorder them into an appropriate alignment. We learn best in groups and inherently build internal wisdom by simplifying our experiences into clear affirmations and formulas, which we tend to repeat.

While others may be dismayed by the conformity, standardization and inflexibility in larger projects, it is our mental consistency that makes us powerful at implementing these tasks. Many interpret our formality, such as building routines and implementing systematic solutions, as our mental gift, when, actually, it is the energetic precipitation of unified thought that serves the group purpose. This is what makes us unique. Deeper observation reveals the inner rhythm and spiral-cyclic re-examination of each level of knowing that insures everything is being taken into consideration. The ability to pattern our Intelligence is what empowers Patterning thinking.

Like the Inventive Intelligence, we seek to bring order to any situation. While the Inventive Intelligence works from the top down, we work from the bottom up. This reflects the focus placed on using physical form to establish right relationship. Our Patterning Intelligence seeks the functional usefulness of any pattern, idea or motive so we can effectively relate it to other opportunities that emerge. Compared to the Inventive Intelligence, we seek greater conformity. We also appreciate the timing and sequencing of events more than the Inventive Intelligence. This conformity emphasizes the natural roles and structures of what people have in common, rather than the individualistic focus of the Inventive Intelligence (which focuses on differences).

Some examples of this can be seen in Higher Alignment work, where the patterns of communication, decision-making or Creative Expressions have been diagrammed in elaborate detail. The challenge for us Patterning Intelligence individuals is that those without this Intelligence have difficulty knowing what to make of the symbolic representations. In short, the map is not the territory.

When we are using our Patterning Intelligence Tertiary to protect ourselves it usually results in greater formalism, ritualism, concern with rules, regulations and the proper use of etiquette. When we are not clear about how to see and use patterns, it is easy to become enamored by the patterns of others. What we eventually need to do is to discover the inherent patterns in peoples’ behavior and distinguish this from what we were taught to do. Until we do so, we are caught up in games where we manipulate others for our own gain. Of course, there are those of us who rebel against these rules in general because they are based on the past. In such circumstances, we constantly seek out what is natural versus what is prescribed. In this way we try to learn how to respond rather than react. Ultimately, we learn how to listen to others and then we can engage each individual uniquely. Simultaneously, we discover what works for us and how to honor the needs of others along with our own.

We can recognize the importance of Patterning Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we overdo our Tertiary Intelligence, we become perfectionist, dogmatic and predictable. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become habitual, ritualistic and afraid to take risks. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept us (particularly when we recognize something they do not want us to know), we become extremely careful and overly formal in how we act, think and speak. It is interesting to note that while we can be detailed, we do not want to get lost in the details. When we are hurt, we become detail oriented to protect ourselves.

As an individual with a Tertiary Patterning Intelligence we tend to externalize our consciousness in terms of a group activity so that we can experience our own power. Anything that opposes this scares us. Everything, therefore, becomes how to see the greatness in each member of the group and orchestrate their participation in such a way as to maximize everyone’s creative contribution. Any person who discounts the power of humanity to learn from its mistakes, uses humor to put others down, or uses communication to distance themselves from others is seen as unsafe and untrustworthy. This is because we honor communication and laughter as ways to unify us with others. The core issue for us is being able to use our voice to express our truth and be heard by others. Anyone who does not listen and either inhibits our speaking or the speech of others scares us and we either ignore them or leave their vicinity forever. Ironically, we can get into judgments about the physical fitness of others when, in fact, we may not be physically fit ourselves. This is because the more repressed we are in our Feelings, the more judgmental we are about our physical well being.

Since our energy sees all incremental change as the fulfillment of Creative patterns, we are repulsed by anyone denying their nature or acting out a role, which does not serve them. We have many experiences where we deny our own authentic expression and this bothers us enormously. Individuals who act on blind faith without anything to substantiate their trust also repel us. This is because we trust that there is a science to our instinctive knowing and we do not understand how others who are disconnected from their body can actually know anything. Selfish or jealous love is repugnant because it reveals the insincerity and lack of authentic love. Anyone who uses domination and blanket destructiveness without having a better plan or way of improving the situation is seen as egotistical and self-absorbed. Those who are intolerant to what is new or has an unwillingness to evolve with the group to find the best solution is seen as an obstacle to group development. What an individual with our Intelligence trusts is the magic of people, which creates a spark igniting group passion. Anyone who is opposed to this had better get out of the way of our expression. We seek to bring out the Creative Gifts of the group so the best of some individuals stimulates the best in others, eliminating control and suppression, which we hate.

One of the challenges of being a Tertiary Storyteller, is that we can become enamored of how we look or how we feel about how we look. This vanity comes about because of two factors. One, we feel we need to prove ourselves through having an affirmative gender identity attractiveness. Because we are able to be so androgynous, we counteract this ability by attempting to push our gender identity to be an affirmative image that others want and/or adore. Secondly, our Intelligence is easily fixated on the power of our body to convey the sense of Aliveness so that others will react to us. This is particularly true when we idealize our animalistic nature to survive and succeed despite adversity. When we believe that we can overcome the rejection of others and get what we want, it promotes an instinctive connection that predominates all other levels of us. Some individuals around us see this as a sense of confidence and power. Others see it as seductive and mysterious which most of the time is used to be sexually sophisticated. The more we are anchored this way, the more likely we become more burned out and jaded over time when we do not find equal partners with whom we can interact. Eventually, we need to learn how to uplift this energy so that our life energy mixes with Light to become Love.

As parents, we find our expression in certain family practices, which promote group well-being and closeness. Safety is created by having pre-established ways to communicate our fears, concerns or mistakes without being judged or automatically being made wrong. We attempt to work out rituals, where our children can confess their mistakes and aspire to something better. The key issue is that we do not believe that all children will communicate, when given the space to do so. Not only do some children not communicate verbally, but it is also possible that if we attempt to speak about something before the child knows what their truth is, it may be detrimental to their growth. This occurs because we assume that since expressing ourselves helps to clarify our truth that this same approach will work for others, which may not be the case. Another aspect of this situation is that as parents we try to accommodate the differences in children and eventually do work out what is successful for each child. The time required to do this is completely dependent on our consciousness and our child and how much we are motivated to grow together.

When we operate from this Mental Body we find our expression in certain family practices which promote group well-being and closeness. While we as parents have a particular way of contributing, it is also how our children contribute to us that weaves the family dynamic into a particular pattern. More than any other Mental Body, we wish to be more inclusive in finding ways of being that work for us while also working for our children. We want to do this in an easy-going, loving way without a lot of turbulence, or drama. Some would say that more than anything we are attempting to find the flow in the family dynamic and keep things evolving through time. Safety is created by having pre-established ways to communicate our fears, concerns, or mistakes without being judged or being made wrong. Similar to Inventor Mental Body parents we want things to be fun and interesting. More than Inventor Mental Body parents, we seek mutual conversation so all the options can be explored which leads us as parents able to make the best choice.

While it may appear that we have the foundation of a democracy, we perceive that we are the final arbiters of what goes on in the family. We attempt to work out rituals or learning activities where our children can confess their mistakes and aspire to something better. The key issue is that we do not believe all children will communicate, when given the space to do so. This bugs us because we believe full communication is essential to family life. The more a child refuses to participate the more we take it as a personal affront. Not only do some children not communicate verbally, but it’s also possible that if we attempt to speak about something before the child knows what their truth is, it may be detrimental to their growth. The means as parents we have to learn an elaborate sense of timing. Like all great comedians, we have to wait for the right moment because we assume that since expressing ourselves helps to clarify our truth that this same approach will work for others, which may not be the case. Inventor children are the most difficult to get to communicate before they are ready. Therefore, we must be patient and invite them to participate in their own way and at their own time. Another aspect of this situation is that as parents we try to accommodate the differences in children and eventually do work out what is successful for each child. The time required is completely dependent on our consciousness and our child and how much we are motivated to grow together.

What we most seek is to be influential with our children, without being overwhelming. While we do focus on supporting them in their activities, we leave the choice of these activities up to them. The one area where we do force some stylized participation is around events where the community is involved and will make judgments if our children are acting out of line. More than any other Mental Body, we emphasize social appropriateness and grace in our children. We expect our children to act civilly and with restraint and not draw negative attention to the family. The children, realizing this, sometimes act out in ways to express their displeasure at some aspect of our concrete expectations. Like the Visionary Mental Body we tend to impose consequences on bad behavior. Unlike the Visionary Mental Body, we apply style points where children earn back credit for acting with dignity and class. What we love is witty repartee, appropriate entertainment capabilities (comedy, music or singing) and storytelling. This works best with Storyteller, Compassionate and Inventor children. We often run into difficulties with Implementer, Orchestrator and Investigator children. Visionary children are the most indeterminate and hard to predict.

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