Primary Expression

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Creative Introduction

We are all Creative Beings. Our purpose in life is to learn how to interact with each other, engage lessons and contribute our particular expression. Our world has become busy, stressful and filled with more options than we care to think about. We live in a global community and are exposed to multiple positive and negative stimuli on a daily basis. How do we find balance and happiness for ourselves, our work and in our relationships? It begins with Loving and appreciating the Creative Uniqueness in each individual. Higher Alignment has identified and studied Compatibility Factors that we all observe every day, but most of us have not had a vocabulary to identify and name these patterns. Compatibility terms are a people language that help us acknowledge and own our perspectives. Compatibility Factors combine to create patterns that indicate how we will interact with and react to others. We are not labeling individuals, but we are teaching people to recognize these patterns so they can improve their relationships. Our Intent is to support a client in growing and creating more conscious, loving relationships. Learning these Factors and the patterns they create, opens the door to a new level of self-love, understanding, compassion, tolerance, peace and joy.

Creative Expression, Creative Uniqueness and Creative Contribution all refer to a particular pattern of energies, patterns, gifts, skills, talents, abilities, interests and offerings that make us distinctive. Most of us get caught up in patterns we have learned from others that are not authentic to us. We also become entrenched in defensive identities that minimize the acceptance of our true Creative Nature. This article is committed to highlighting our differences so we can develop greater self-acceptance. This enables us to appreciate others as they are.

There are seven creative qualities that relate to each of us in different ways. We will now introduce them:
Primary Orchestrators focus on the use of will to prepare the world for new possibilities. Primary Compassionates use imagination and will to demonstrate how everyone can be loved for being who they are. Primary Implementers also focus on the use of will, usually to bring their own life into a certain standard of congruence or integrity in expression. Primary Inventors focus on visualization and imagination to bring new ideas that will startle and upset the status quo. Primary Investigators rely on visualization more than will or imagination to help bring a wisdom and understanding to any circumstance. Primary Visionaries use imagination with will, particularly on an emotional level, to present clear prescriptions for an ideal world. Primary Storytellers focus on the visualization step and use imagination and will to determine how others will respond to any particular possibility.

Higher Alignment Compatibility Factors lead to a discovery of our own Creative Uniqueness by describing the differences in response, assimilation and action among individuals. Each person has a natural, unique and creative way of being in the world. We sometimes become bewildered when others do not engage us in a way that makes sense. This occurs for two reasons: 1) we have become attached to doing, relating or being in a way that appears foreign to others (because it is different from how they operate), causing discomfort; and 2) there is a disconnect between what is natural for us and how we have been conditioned to behave. Conditioning arises from repression (a subtle form of creative denial) experienced in childhood when, to be accepted, we needed to behave in a way our parents would approve of (in order to receive their love in return). We call this process of adopting patterns of behavior (to be accepted by parents and authority figures) Imprinting. The irony is that when we get locked into unnaturally Imprinted ways of being, others often ignore us or cannot stand to be around us.  This is because our Imprinting represents internal disconnects that trigger repulsion in others (as people see us as “fake” or do not want to be reminded of their own inner disconnects or repression). When trapped in our Imprinting, we enter relationships based on a false identity and wonder why we keep failing over time. 

While initially it appears that the Higher Alignment process places labels on individuals, our intention is actually to release everyone from the boxes they adopted (inadvertently) as children. We want people to validate their own natural patterns, enjoy their lives and contribute more freely. This article will help you recognize your patterns and suggest how to re-open past adaptations that have limited authentic responsiveness. The more denial we have about who we are, the more fixed we are in how we operate. We want individuals to be seen and supported in their natural way of being. This means we need to validate our own process. Affirming our Truth, creates an opening for new possibilities. This freedom is itself a reward for studying this material. We are all seeking a world that operates in alignment with its potential.

The Power of Compatibility Exploration

Higher Alignment’s original research, between 1987 and 1989, involved 700 couples and highlighted 37 major areas of differences in relationships. In 1989, we focused on documenting and clarifying the 12 most important differences in relationships. The original 12 identifiable Compatibility Factors are Primary and Secondary Creative Expression, Pacing, Communication Process, Decision-Making Approach, WorldView, Defense Style, Body Type, Birth Order, Goals, Modes and Attitudes. In 1997, we added two more Compatibility Factors to better explain the Pretense and Imprinting confusion many people experience. In 2007, we added Mental Body Creative Expression to help us deal with childhood issues and how they can become parenting styles. This creates a total of 15 Compatibility Factors. Presently, the system makes it easier for individuals to deepen in their process of seeing the various layers of their creative nature.

The power of discovering our Creative Uniqueness by learning about compatibility factors is to better understand what works best in our interactions with others (to minimize reactions). When we are unconscious about our Compatibility Factors, we often make the misguided assumption that others should be similar to us. This creates conflict, tension and reactions when it turns out to be false. If we are able to recognize that every person has a unique way of operating that reflects their creative nature, which may not be like ours, we have taken the first step to operating consciously with others. The power of Compatibility Factor understanding fully emerges when we use this information to understand our own natural responses and can see how to connect with others based on their natural way of being. This requires that we understand our own natural range and flexibility and, over time, grow in our ability to appreciate the range and flexibility of those around us. The pain of learning about Compatibility can soon be offset by the future pain we avoid when we learn the factors. Compatibility Factors are a great investment, not only in personal relationships, but in life itself.

The primary obstacle for most individuals is the belief that they cannot quickly see and identify these factors. Our awareness of our own Compatibility Factors empowers us to see the Compatibility Factors in others. The more we explore our options, the more natural and effective we become in tuning in to what is going on in our relationships. By sharing our understanding, we encourage others to become clear about their patterns. This feedback loop fuels our growth about people and their differences. We learn what the mutual opportunities are when with others. We grow to appreciate both the differences and similarities as we develop ways of interacting that do not compromise or limit any individual. When Compatibility Factors are appreciated, we understand our natural boundaries, which eliminates self compromise. The fifteen Compatibility Factors provide enough insight and flexibility to greatly enrich an exploration of what works for us and what does not. This helps clarify our boundaries so we do not need to be defensive. We come to accept that individuals are who they are and to know that we do not want to change anyone.

These 15 Factors are categorized by whether they are energetically Intuitive, Idealized, Intellectual or Instinctive. This is because the energetic impact is different at each of these levels. When we do not know who we are, we primarily identify with the Instinctive Factors. Over time, our becoming conscious awakens us to the Intellectual, Idealized and Intuitive Factors. Ultimately, we begin to see how our Primary Creative Expression on the Intuitive level is the most powerful tool we can use to amplify the contribution we wish to make. We only fully experience these factors if we are able to be present with our Self, which empowers us to energetically sense the differences in others. Most of us are initially caught up in imprinted ways of interacting that we believe will please others. Releasing our reactions to how we were not seen in our past will open us up to appreciating who we are now. Understanding these factors can also support us in building a sense of cooperation so we can be present with others in a Co-Creative process.

Many individuals react when we first suggest that Compatibility Factor differences could help them sort out conflicts with others. They fear that such a system would objectify and judge them as their parents did. However, some systems that standardize and classify circumstances as a way of making distinctions can be valuable. Most individuals first experience the Higher Alignment process as a system because of the way we differentiate individuals based on their motivational structure. Our knowing can be interpreted as distancing when others cannot follow or make the same assessment. What irritates us is how often these assessments are right, which prompts us to want to do the same. We want to be able to replicate the process to make us more powerful. We do our best to help individuals realize that by understanding and releasing their parental imprinting they can experience and express their true Selves more clearly.

The problem initially is that discovering our Creative Uniqueness is more about unlearning than learning. We need to recover our natural innocent knowing and not fall into automatic conditioning where everything is either good or bad. These judgments reinforce the fragmentation of our awareness reducing our presence and interfering with our knowing. They also keep us from looking beyond our familiar assumptions because as humans we fear the unknown. As long as we doubt ourselves, we think in dualistic ways that increase our defensiveness, and coloring our perceptions. The paradox is that we have to move beyond outer discrimination to find the unifying Truth within, which is the accuracy of our own assessment. It should be noted that this does not mean that what one person shares will in any way match another’s Truth.

Finally, when we learn to see Compatibility Factors, our perceptions can also be colored by how much a particular person reminds us of past difficult experiences when we felt unloved and/or unappreciated. In this situation, the past can distort the present either because we did not want to see the connection or we make the connection inappropriately, distorting our assessment. The most difficult people to see in terms of Compatibility Factors are our family and friends because we have typically bought into their beliefs about who they are which has distorted our experience of them.

The Power of Compatibility Exploration

Creativity occurs when we are consciously present with ourselves and others. When we define our safety in terms of another merging with us or create an artificial sense of security in defensive definitions, we set up distortions in our behavior that keep us from responding to each other. Our attachments to attention, approval, admiration and adoration keep us seeking the approval of others over our own self-acceptance. This causes us to define ourselves in ways where we need others more than we honor or respect ourselves. Consequently, our motivation to engage others does not come from our natural creative expression, but from a compromised belief that we need to prove ourselves to get the respect and esteem of others.

Compromised creativity is, therefore, the standard way of operating in a society with so much role-playing and defensiveness. The more we recover our natural creativity, the more we begin to understand how to honor ourselves and learn how to connect with others without triggering their reactions or defensive beliefs. We call this process creating a Common Neutral Ground. Creativity is maximized when we can tell our truth and explore ways to learn and grow together. To accomplish this, we need to stop being so serious about our self-image and what others think about us. We need to realize that any preoccupation with the perceptions of others actually just reflects our insecurity about who we are.

Engaging our inner creative conflicts is the best way to release judgments, neutralize fears and clarify desires. The source of most creative conflicts is our childhood where others, larger and more powerful than us, overrode our creative preferences with impunity. This drove us to the energy types that hurt us, and inspired us to develop opinions about how much we could not trust different types of individuals who acted in certain ways. The purpose of Honoring Creative Differences is to clear out these unconscious beliefs and reactions so we are able to make conscious, creative choices. The more we heal our preconceived beliefs about other energy types, the clearer we can see ourselves as a creative being and appreciate our motivations and behaviors.

The more we resolve our inner conflicts and release our beliefs about how we should be creative, the more we get in touch with what really motivates us in our life. Our secondary expression is how we initially define ourselves as successful human beings. When we become over attached to this part of ourselves, we end up generating reactions in others who feel we are repressing them. This promotes the same kind of distancing that we experienced with our parents. What we want to do is to recognize that it is our primary creative energy that can best guide us to a lifework that is most fulfilling. When we uplift our view about our own creative expression, we begin to see how our views about who we are were actually a combination of roles that guided our behavior. The more we see these roles or positions do not fulfill us, we are inspired to find out what really will. The first phase of this process is to acknowledge and release our imprinting.

By honoring creative differences instead of reacting to them, we discover our ability to operate in creative alignment with others. Instead of being defined by the perceptions of others, we recognize that our authentic creative expression needs no defense because it can’t be denied if we are willing to be ourselves. By embracing the notion that anything that hurts others also ultimately hurts us, we deepen our ability to co-create with others by asking, “What is in the way of expressing our creative power mutually?” The answer to this question can either deny possibilities or support us in using each other as creative resources to enhance our solutions.

Standing in the way are our beliefs about our creative contribution. Most likely these beliefs were formed based on the pain of not being seen or accepted. The more we are able to re-examine and recreate what brings us joy in contributing to others, the more we can grow to love ourselves enough to operate in a creative flow. By bringing our unconscious creative baggage to the surface, we open up to being present with ourselves in a way that empowers our creative connections with others. As we transform our painful reactions into creative responses we will know we are on the right track based on the increasing joy we experience.

Accepting the Diversity of Creative Expression

We lose ourselves trying to get the approval of others by performing inauthentically. Instead of finding and honoring our own creative expression, we adopt and imitate the creative expression of others, believing that this will increase their acceptance of us. Actually, what it does is confuse us even more when others respond by ignoring and/or denying our value. This occurs because others automatically recognize when a person is not being authentic. On one hand, our inauthentic behavior creates an artificial sense of safety as it tells others around us that they don’t have to show up and be there authentically themselves. On the other hand, the more inauthentic behavior we do, the more we get desperate to be seen, putting us in a situation where we can’t win.

When we start to identify and eliminate our inauthentic ways of being, it challenges others around us to grow as well. If they are not prepared to engage more authentically with us, they may unconsciously seek to pull us back to a safety zone where they can operate as they have been with us. It is common that our growth forces us to leave behind our previous friends when they are not willing to confront their own lack of authentic behavior. The more we are creatively tuning in to our natural way of being, the more sensitive we become about how inauthentic behavior denies creativity and an ability to be with others. We finally come to realize that if we are not willing to be ourselves, we cannot actually even be with others.

As we begin to identify how and what we naturally contribute, it can be startling. The question we need to ask ourselves is what shows up when we are around that does not show up when we are not. Paradoxically, it is sometimes our best friends who can initially provide the insights that allow us to accept our true creative nature. While the challenge is not to define ourselves in terms of what they say, it is important to focus on what is naturally resonant within us. We can watch how we respond when others acknowledge or honor a natural way we contribute. Does it neutralize our fears and provide space for us to breathe? Does it decrease the intensity we feel about our future?

If so, start consciously acknowledging these qualities when you are contributing to others to see if they enhance the quality of your contributions. Examine if they provide clarity so that others can deepen their contribution in return. The more we can shift our contribution from doing things for others to being present with them, the more creatively powerful we will become. This takes letting go of old “identifications” about what we contribute based on past unclear creative interactions. We call this “weeding out” process centralizing and focusing on what works. It is similar to weeding our gardens so that we have room to fully acknowledge and value our growing creative being.

We will know we have arrived in the promised land of our creative nature when we are no longer attached to how we show up with others. The joy and enthusiasm we experience when we make a contribution that is defined by our own sense of being has to transcend our fears of not fitting in and our desires of being acknowledged and taken care of by others. This is the heroic path: to go beyond our conditioning to be capable of making a contribution not defined by society. Until we can release ourselves from the training wheels of role-playing, and the co-dependence of our defensive identity, we will never fully appreciate our creative power.

When we have “centralized” ourselves in our authentic creative nature, we can begin to “decentralize” ourselves in our acknowledgement of others. This means that until we have appreciated our own creative uniqueness, we do not realize what it is to honor the creative capacity of others. When we accept our creative nature fully, it allows us not to feel threatened by the creative expressions of others. We actually experience the possibility that we can meet others where they are, as they are, without compromising our own creativity in any way. This process of “decentralization” allows us to progressively embrace different types of individuals we would have reacted to in the past. The result is a fully rounded creative being who is not threatened or challenged by anyone in their life.

The Creative Possibilities

The seven creative energies are Visionary, Compassionate, Storyteller, Inventor, Implementer, Orchestrator and Investigator. Each is an expression through which we color our life experiences independent of our cultural background. This energy is not limiting; it is a starting place. It involves an underlying perception, or point of view, which we create. It is the most important factor in determining how we will choose to expand, as it is our natural way of doing things.

It should be noted that we have at least three levels of creative expression: our life expression (sensations, feelings) based on safety conditioning, our personality expression (emotions, thoughts) anchored in security in the physical world and our higher creative expression (feelings, emotions), anchored in our Authentic Life Expression. Our safety and security expression supports survival and success while the essence expression guides us to contribute in fulfilling ways. So when describing people we sequence their expressions from the highest to the lowest. For example, a Compassionate/Storyteller/Investigator would be a person with a creative expression that nurtures and protects the common good (Compassionate) who expresses these ideals through communication and humor (Storyteller) while providing insights that clarify the choices (Investigator). The blending of all the different expressions creates unique opportunities for growth.

Orchestrator Expression

Orchestrators (action, extroverted) are immediately identified in their willfulness, pride and sense of absolute fearlessness and power. An Orchestrator affects people’s Solar Plexus when they walk into a room. Many individuals can be intimidated by a Orchestrator’s sheer force of will or chafe at his or her deep sense of self-mastery. Orchestrators tend to bring up whatever fears others may have about the misuse of authority. Ironically it is the Orchestrators that pre-emptively talk about the appropriate use of power. Orchestrators are masterful planners, practical visionaries and effective delegators at all times. They have a sense of bearing and direction, which others cannot seem to influence. The secret to their success is clear vision and a sense of timing, plus their ability to sweep away whatever is not necessary or needed.

Compassionate Expression

Compassionates (inspiration, introverted) can be identified by their ability to champion what is good and right in the world on an individual level. Their softness, heart connection and love of wisdom distinguish them more than any other set of qualities. As one of the most nurturing energies, they have an ease of being that naturally disarms people. Compassionates evolve from being controlling and portraying themselves as martyrs to being truly loving, compassionate and unselfish people. Compassionates are absolutely committed to the well being of others and for this reason they find themselves care-taking to meet the needs of others. They are not servants or slaves. Compassionates are the salt of the earth—individuals who are practical and effective— but they typically end up losing themselves in whatever they are devoted to.

Implementer Expression

Implementers (action, introverted) are immediately identified by their love of what they believe to be the truth and their commitment to clarity of purpose. Implementers excel at organizing actions to reduce effort. They honor mental insights and regard the pursuit of illumination as a form of worship. In fact, they typically take as a given their power to manifest on a physical level and believe it is their evolutionary duty to seek the highest strategy by developing their mind. This gift allows them in-depth insights about how to produce synthesis on the physical plane. As an investigator dealing only with what works, their efficiency and effectiveness in putting things into action is unparalleled. Implementers selectively manipulate that which interests them, one variable at a time, to determine its effect on the whole. Certainty is what they strive for and productivity is their ideal. Implementers treasure uniformity and the focus of activity and work that has demonstrable economic value.

Inventor Expression

Inventors (expression, introverted) can be immediately identified by the desire to protect their freedom of choice. They are agents of change and as such are willing to take risks more than any other creative energy. Since they do not define themselves in terms of outer expectations, they are not particularly productive in a way others can understand. They are the most multi-dimensional and multi-modal of all the creative expressions. One of the best indicators of this is the Inventor burst mode. They seem to be able to pull together so many things that were not even on the horizon moments before, presenting solutions that transcend our ability to understand how they figured it out. They are chameleons when they are younger and usually somewhat rebellious when they are older. Overall they are problem solvers and change agents when given the opportunity.

Investigator Expression

Investigators (assimilation, balanced) are immediately identified by their intellectual power to rationalize, their insatiable desire for knowledge and their innate curiosity. They love accuracy, clarity and precision when communicating. They seek to always expand the scope of their thinking. Investigators possess keen discrimination skills and can marshal great powers of concentration. Investigators provide feedback loops to improve results in all areas of endeavor. They are drawn to mysteries and seek to provide the answers so others may appreciate them. They realize that the outer form reveals as much as it conceals and they want to be on the inside, figuring out how things work. They excel at creating and indexing hierarchies of knowledge so that it is available wherever it is needed. Neutrality, detachment, and observational skills are the primary indicators for the presence of an Investigator. They rarely miss any important details.

Visionary Expression

Visionaries (inspiration, extroverted) can be identified by their sense of inspiration and their ability to lead. They seek to identify and support the highest heart felt passion in others. For this reason they are great therapists and support people for their friends. They can be motivational speakers, supporting individuals in finding alignment for their highest visions. They seek to bring out the inherent passion or a heart’s desire within an individual. To become the most effective, they must first do their own emotional healing, otherwise, they are limited in their ability to heal others. If a Visionary is not emotionally available, they will not be able to influence and synthesize the emotions of groups. One of the most obvious signs of a Visionary is a person who believes they need to share their insights in order to uplift others. Discriminating Visionaries learn when to share their insights and when to be quiet.

Storyteller Expression

Storytellers (expression, extroverted) can be identified by their ability to create communities. They accomplish this by creating conversations that bring individuals together. Their special gifts are the ability to use humor, ritual and entertaining formats to sponsor solutions to people’s most pressing concerns. There is no other creative energy that can find the words in the moment and express exactly what the group is thinking better than a Storyteller. The most distinctive identifier of the Storyteller energy is a resonant voice. Ironically, Storytellers can also be identified by their stuttering; fear of groups; issues with their mouths, lips, or throat; and their fears of public speaking before they come into their personal power. Community building, business, teaching and writing for large audiences all appeal to Storytellers.

As mentioned earlier, we each have three Creative Expressions, so several of the options may feel appropriate as a description of us. We need to distinguish between what makes us feel safe, secure or fulfilled. For example, if you have an Investigator Mental Body, information makes you feel safe. If you have a need to prove and communicate higher principles to others and feel drawn to do this in groups, it would be likely you have a Visionary Secondary Expression. Your Primary Expression is always the one that seems the most nebulous to you. The more you think about your Primary and how over time you have grown, the more likely it will reveal which of the seven expressions is Primary. One warning, if we feel the need to prove ourselves a certain way, it may mean we have a particular kind of Imprinting. This is revealed by the effort we feel compelled to make to get others to see things our way. We need to learn how to disregard these instinctive Imprints, as they are the main cause of creative confusion and distract us from what we have come here to do.

Prioritizing Which Energies Are Important To Us

What makes us complex human beings is that we express one of these seven expressions on three levels and in multiple imprinting possibilities (where we are attached to non-authentic expressions). The three levels are: our Primary Creative expression (the essence level), our Secondary Creative expression (the personality level) and our Mental Body Expression (how we kept ourselves safe in our family). See the diagram entitled “Priority of Expression” for more information about these distinctions. The challenging part of identifying our creative energies is that we are most identified initially with our parental imprinting. This creates a motivation to try to get the approval of others by being like them. At this level, we can be imprinted by many expressions that reflect our care-takers, parents and grandparents. Our imprinting often can reinforce false identifications that confuse us.

When we begin to be seen and acknowledged creatively by others, it is usually because we begin to engage our secondary creative expression. Using one of these seven creative energies, we feel capable of being successful on an outer level. This secondary creative expression begins to overshadow our imprinting and we begin to identify with energies that allow us to assert ourselves. This is where we develop an ability to operate as a coordinated personality with our own needs and desires. As we develop our own sense of power over our environment, we can sometimes overdo this use of energy, upsetting others around us when we attempt to use our creative energy to fix or control them. Over time we learn effective boundaries so we do not overdo the use of this energy.

For many individuals, it takes a mid-life crisis for us to engage our primary creative energy. This is usually precipitated by a feeling of missing something in our lives. Sometimes it is hard to identify this energy because it was denied by our parents. When we do engage our Primary Creative expression, it provides us a sense of fulfillment that transcends our personality expression. Our Primary expression is more about us being ourselves as compared to our Personality expression, which is more about what we do to be successful. The following discussion will not only outline the differences among these levels of expression, but will also provide a framework for understanding how we evolve through three stages of development within each of these three expressions. The diagram entitled “Growth of Expression” expands on the three stages that our Primary, Secondary and even our imprinting present to the world. This means that each creative energy could be expressed in nine different ways. Please refer to the following diagram to examine how creativity in expressed through you.

In our society today, most individuals are operating in semi-conscious or unconscious levels of creativity. This is due to their attachments to role-playing and their defensive beliefs. At this stage, it is hard for people to see and accept what expression would give them joy and make their life more meaningful. Others, who have accepted their own authentic creative nature, are able to see unconscious or semi-conscious individuals better than those individuals see themselves. The process of mentoring has been an accepted way of developing people’s creative potential. This frequently occurs in the business or professional world. Unfortunately, not all mentors have the ability to see and accept the differences in those they are trying to mentor. If the mentor is unconscious or semi-conscious it is not likely that they will be able to guide others into conscious expression. With this new information, we will be able to transform this typically hit-or-miss process into one of conscious co-creative expression.

Acknowledging Our Creative Uniqueness

Each Compatibility Factor is a description of a set of choices that reflects an energetic uniqueness we contribute to the world. We tend to personalize these choices when others in our past do not respect or honor our way of being. As we grow up, we need to re-examine our truth outside our parental or societal parameters. Wherever we attempted to gain favor or make our parents angry by acting a certain way is likely the basis of imprinting that keeps others from knowing who we actually are. Imprinting disconnects us from our Self, and increases the reactivity we experience around judgments. One of the common misperceptions about Compatibility Factors is that they can indicate a “rightness or wrongness” between two given people. All Compatibility Factors are equally effective and “right” despite societal perspectives to the contrary. Actually all we are saying is that the greater the differences we have with others, the more consciousness, commitment and love we need in order to honor each other as we are.

Compatibility Factors teach us to appreciate both similarities and differences. We learn to see how differences can stretch us. By becoming less attached to our own way of doing something, we learn how to relate to others and find better ways to meet them where they are. The more we deal with differences, the more we overcome our fear that the unknown can traumatize us. Some of us are repulsed by uncomfortable similarities. This indicates we may have denied an aspect of ourselves that is now being reflected by a partner, causing our discomfort. It can also mean a partner may be reflecting back to us an old way of doing something that we now feel repulsed by. This means we have not yet fully integrated this lesson. The more we deal with uncomfortable similarities, the more we learn to love and accept ourselves as we are.

The engagement of who we are releases us from false patterns adopted from our past. In the process of discovering this truth, it frees us to be more open and able to adapt to changing circumstances. The opposite is also true; if we are not willing to confront inauthentic patterns, we attract others with inauthentic patterns and what we resist persists. In effect, our self-contraction produces more need to hold on to the false self we think we are. We have a choice to either grow or contract. While growing is a risk, contracting denies all future possibilities and traps us in a world with no hope. The only way to grow is to name, see and understand our patterns so we become more integrated, responsive and capable of bringing out the best in others. The motivation behind learning about Compatibility Factors is to find improved ways of cooperating, healing internal polarization and deepening into our true Creative Nature.

Each Compatibility Factor is a unique Creative gift we use in our personal development and that of humanity as a whole. Affirming who we are as Creative Beings, makes us naturally joyful. When who we are is covered up, we live in constant compromise. The goal of embodying our Creative Uniqueness by understanding Compatibility Factors is to release ourselves from the pain of past misunderstanding. We can then be who we are meant to be and show others by affirming their true nature as well. When we do not understand who we are, we can fall into defensive comparison patterns to deny others. We can validate this by the degree to which we withhold our acknowledgement of others until they are able and willing to honor us. The more we do not understand our Creative Uniqueness the more likely we will be blind-sided by our differences, either regularly or at some critical point. When we love and accept our Creative Uniqueness, we see the beauty and value of our differences with others. We can then use this understanding to create a conscious, creative unity.

We want everyone to understand their Creative Uniqueness to improve their ability to connect consciously. A complete lack of judgment is the best indicator that we are participating with someone who is conscious and willing to be creative. If we appreciate Creative Uniqueness, we can demonstrate our understanding of differences by not making others wrong. Ironically, in our society now, many people are afraid to explore differences. Their perception of differences often comes from defensive interactions based on fear and rejection. Until we hold a larger understanding of the meaning of differences and similarities, it is difficult to release our defensive perceptions of our reality. Understanding Compatibility Factors allows us to use differences in relationships to come into unity with others and optimize mutual creative possibilities.

Steps to Creative Empowerment

It is amazing to see the beauty of certain combinations in people. We are a rainbow of fascinating and exotic permutations. Compatibility Factors are the best way, at present, to honor the Creative Uniqueness and integrity of each individual. When individuals honor their true nature, they radiate a subtle energy similar to a flower’s perfume. This blossoming process is greatly accelerated if we understand the range of human expression and are willing to release past attachments and positions about our creativity. The purpose of the Compatibility Factors is first to separate who we are from who our parents are, and who they wanted us to be. Secondly, to learn how to be our Self by affirming our true nature with others. Finally, to recognize the authentic expression of others so we are able to maximize our ability to Love and meet them as they naturally are.

When we know the possible creative expressions, we can recognize the spectrum of motivations and directions and speak about these in a way that enriches our conversations. Consciously meeting another on a creative level dramatically increases our success as Co-Creators. When we see each other for whom we creatively are, we can neutralize the Pretenses and Defenses of others. Our appreciation of others allows the opportunity to create agreement, even with differences. With agreement about the framework of the discussion, alignment is more likely. The value of Compatibility Factors is to open up greater truth-telling, so the agreements we make will be based on conscious, mutual understanding of the issues.

Diagram 2, Creative Empowerment, illustrates the seven stages of consciousness we go through in becoming aware of compatibility differences.  We begin with non-alignment and Imprinting, where we are reactive to any suggestion or interpretation others may make or

have about us. Many of us, experiencing the unconscious reactions of others, preemptively distance ourselves from their thoughts about us and assume they do not know what they are talking about. This reflects our common experience dealing with unconscious people – it is like being around bumper cars. Eventually, we become indifferent (or at least we pretend to be) to others to protect ourselves from their presumptions. Over time, we become more defensive and try to leverage the image others have of us to our own benefit. Unless we examine our defensive assumptions, we will continue to find ourselves reacting to and receiving reactions from others.

Creative Uniqueness begins with Self Discovery. Through Self Discovery we move into Creative Embodiment and become the amazing being we are meant to be. By engaging in this empowerment process, we discover that we do not need to protect our way of doing things, and we come to accept that others being different from us, is just fine. This leads us through the Creative Embodiment phase and eventually into a Mutual Manifestation phase where we are able to consciously engage each other in synergistic ways. Life becomes fun and fulfilling as we engage all the co-creative possibilities that begin to appear in response to our embodiment of our Creative Uniqueness.

One of the foundations of the Higher Alignment process is to learn how to honor individuals for who they are as Creative Beings. Hopefully, we will transcend our superficial likes and dislikes of other people, and see that it is certain patterns of behavior we may like or dislike. The more we see and honor people for their Creative Uniqueness the more likely we will come to love them as they truly are. This is particularly true when they love themselves on a creative level and can enthusiastically engage us. Hippocrates’s maxim, “Likes are cured by likes,” reflects the reality that people who are being creative naturally bring out the creativity in others. At first, this process is greatly enhanced by finding others with the same Compatibility Factors as our own because we become more conscious of our true authentic nature. Eventually, we realize that anyone being seen in their creative nature is an attractive, potent force in the world.

Top Down Development

Typically, individuals become conscious of their Instinctive factors before their Intellectual, Idealized or Intuitive factors (Diagram 1) this is the unconscious growth process in motion. When we begin embracing our Creative Uniqueness we begin to work from the top down, rather than from the bottom up. We may be startled to realize how much of what we thought was our self is really just the imprinting of our parents. By clarifying our creativity (starting with our Primary Creative Expression), we can reinvest the energy we put into our inauthentic ways of being back into our own natural creative flow. As a result, we become more centralized and rebuild a core understanding of who we are from the inside out. Our Imprinting has kept us disconnected from our own sense of being and has fragmented us. As we release our attachments to our imprinting, this energy becomes more available within us. We also become less interested in supporting others when they are being inauthentic, which we can now increasingly recognize.

We will know we have arrived in the promised land of our Authentic Creative Nature when we are no longer attached to how we show up with others. The joy and enthusiasm we experience when we make an authentic contribution needs to transcend our fear of not fitting in and our desire to be acknowledged and taken care of by others. This is the heroic path: to go beyond our conditioning and be capable of making a contribution not defined by society. Until we can release ourselves from the “training wheels” of role-playing, and the co-dependence of our defensive identity, we will never fully appreciate our creative power.

When we have “centralized” ourselves in our Authentic Creative Nature, we can begin to “decentralize” ourselves in our acknowledgement of others. This means that until we appreciate our own Creative Uniqueness, we do not realize what it is to honor the creative capacity of others. When we fully accept our creative nature, we do not need to feel threatened by the creative expressions of others. We actually experience the possibility that we can meet others where they are, just as they are, without compromising our own creativity in any way. This process of “decentralization” allows us to progressively embrace different types of individuals we would have reacted to in the past. The result is a well-balanced creative being not threatened or challenged by anyone in life. This only occurs when we honor our Creative Uniqueness.

In our society today, most individuals are operating in undeveloped levels of creativity because of their attachments to role-playing and their defensive beliefs. When we are undeveloped in our Creative Expression, it is difficult for us to see and accept what expression would give us joy and make our life more meaningful. Many of us were never exposed to the possibility that we could choose to do what would make us happy. Others, who have accepted their own Authentic Creative Nature, are able to see undeveloped individuals better than those individuals see themselves. Historically, the process of mentoring has been an accepted way of developing people’s creative potential. This frequently occurs in the business or professional world. Unfortunately, not all mentors have the ability to see and accept the differences in those they are trying to mentor. If the mentor is undeveloped in their own Creative Expression, it is not likely that they will be able to guide others into conscious expression. Understanding our Creative Uniqueness we will be able to transform this typically hit-or-miss process into a process of conscious Co-Creative discovery and expression.

Each Primary Creative Expression has 7 levels of actualization to grow through during our lifetime. During the first three actualization levels, we are “Undeveloped” in our Creative Expression or still caught in our Imprinting, Defenses, and Pretenses. At level four, we begin operating from our Primary Creative Expression and Higher Alignment considers this the beginning of the “Actualized” state of being. As we move into the last 3 levels of development stages, we continue to discover our Authentic Life Expression, engaging our Life Work and freeing ourselves from Imprinting, Defenses and Pretenses. We suggest focusing our personal growth by developing our Primary Creative Expression. Once we do this, it starts to become obvious how our other Compatibility Factors can support our Primary Expression. To facilitate this focus, we have developed Meditations for each of the Primary Creative Expressions, which are part of our training process.

The Diagram “Circle of Contributions” illustrates how all seven Primary Creative Expressions contribute unique qualities to make a whole circle. The numbers correlate to energetic rays as described in the Alice Bailey books on The Seven Rays. What is important to know, is that there are no “good or bad” Creative Expressions. All Creative Expressions have strengths and weaknesses and are uniquely designed to contribute equally to a whole. When we learn who we are as our Primary Creative Expression, we can begin the process of unlearning who we are not. We then can appreciate the uniqueness of others by exploring similarities and differences. Ultimately, we discover ways to contribute to each other using our Primary Creative Expression in the lead!

The Diagram “Expression Complements”, reflects the complementary Creative Expressions based on their contributions in terms of Inspiration, Expression, Action or Assimilation. There are two Creative Expressions that are Inspiration focused, with the Visionary being group oriented, versus Compassionates being focused on one-on-one relationships. There are two Creative Expressions that are Expression focused, with the Storyteller being group oriented, versus Inventors being focused on one-on-one relationships. Finally there are two Creative Expressions that are Action oriented, with the Orchestrator being group oriented, versus the one-on-0ne focus of the Implementers. The Investigative is an Assimilation energy (cycles between Inspiration, Expression, Action) and can be either group or one-on-one focused. It is common that we have naturally attracted friends that are our complementary energies. The common focus makes it easy to be around those individuals, without feeling judged or compromised.

The Diagram “Masculine/Feminine Intelligence Breakdown”, reflects the order of the Masculine energies, with Intentional on the left being the most Masculine, to the center of the diagram, the equally balanced Storyteller, and then to the Inventor being the most Feminine on the right side of the chart. All individuals have both Masculine and Feminine energy. It is important to realize that while we may have a female gender identity, if we happen to be an Intentional Primary Creative Expression in a female body, we may hide our Intentional Creative Expression by using a more feminine expression in order to feel seen and loved. Similarly, Inventor males may seem more feminine naturally, and take on masculine Imprinting to cover this up. Masculine Creative Expressions are Content oriented. Masculine attributes include Mastery with focus on order, control of outcomes, skills, time & people management, more formulation and “push”, higher skills in planning and implementation. Feminine Creative Expressions are Context oriented. Feminine attributes include Mystery with more chaos, flow of energy and movement, invoking opportunities, and are naturally more nurturing and spacious.

The Diagram “Affinity Relationships” reflect how some creative expressions get along better than others. It has to do with the creative nature and grounding of each expression and how it resonates with another expression. For example, Inventors and Investigators, Storytellers and Implementers, Visionaries and Compassionates each have Affinity Relationships with each other. The degree of Affinity is shown on the diagram.

The Diagram “Polar Opposite Relationships” are natural challenges to each other in a way that precipitates growth and conflict. The main issue is that the opposite expression typically denies the strength of its counterpart, forcing individuals to find new strengths in which to relate to each other. The main Polar Opposite Relationships are Inventors with Implementers, Compassionates with Orchestrators, Visionaries with Investigators. As we can see, these Opposites are mainly feminine with their masculine counterparts.

Primary Creative Expression

Our Primary Creative Expression defines who we are as a Creative Being. It is the most important factor overall, because once we understand and accept the beauty of it, we can integrate all the subsidiary Compatibility Factors and discover how they help us implement our life. Before we are born, we are whole in our Primary Creative Expression. Due to Imprinting, Defenses and Pretenses, we begin to “cover up” our Primary at an early age (typically by 18 months old), and then spend the rest of our life rediscovering it! Most of us have experienced feeling unfulfilled, or sensing that our life is “missing” something. We can be successful in our careers, and not feel fulfilled by them. These are all indicators that we may be “searching” to find the real deal or our Authentic Life Expression. The common “mid-life” crisis is not really a crisis at all, it means we are tired of just “doing” our life and ready to “be” who we are as a Primary Creative Expression. Understanding who we are, including our parental Imprinting, Defenses, Pretenses, allows us to embrace our Primary Creative Expression. It is our personal hero’s journey!

The Primary Creative Expression is the most important factor overall, because it integrates and flavors all subsidiary ways of implementation. There are seven different ways of being creative that reflect our highest motivations. Our Primary Creative Expression focuses our creative contribution, inspiring us to engage others who would benefit from our presence. The seven Intelligences/Creative Expressions are Orchestrating Intelligence or Orchestrator (King, Intrapersonal), Compassionate Intelligence (Server, Interpersonal), Intentional Intelligence or Implementer (Warrior, Body Wisdom), Inventive Intelligence or Inventor (Artisan, Harmonic), Investigative Intelligence or Investigator (Scholar, Concrete Knowing), Visionary Intelligence (Priest, Self Referencing) and Patterning Intelligence or Storyteller (Sage, Pattern Recognition).

Primary Orchestrators focus on the use of will to make changes to prepare the way for new possibilities. Primary Implementers also focus on the use of will, usually to bring their own life into a certain standard of congruence in expression. Primary Storytellers focus on the visualization step and use imagination and will to determine how others will respond to any particular possibility. Primary Inventors also focus on visualization and imagination to bring new ideas that will startle and upset the status quo. Primary Visionaries use imagination with will, particularly on an emotional level to present clear prescriptions for an ideal world. Primary Compassionates use imagination and will to demonstrate how everyone can be loved for being who they are. Primary Investigators rely upon visualization more than will or imagination to help bring a wisdom and understanding to our circumstances.

How do you seek to be most creative?

a) Using your curiosity to bring together a picture of how things work so you will have information to share when others ask? (Investigator)
b) Healing others on an emotional level that honors and uplifts their truth, clarifying their motivation to follow their life work? (Visionary)
c) Seeking to bring people together in community with humor to encourage discussions that lead to group integration? (Storyteller)
d) Preserving your personal choice at all costs, realizing that whatever you are committed to transforms you? (Inventor)
e) Being in love with the nature of true Love, bringing wisdom to people and promoting and expanding their sense of well-being on a one to one basis? (Compassionate)
f) Knowing how to place individuals in the right situations and give them the resources they need? (Orchestrator)
g) Determining how to best use your own internal resources to get the job done with the least effort? (Implementer)

Examining Our Primary Creative Expression Options

We will begin our discussion of the Primary Creative Expressions with the Investigative Intelligence Primary, and then move to the Inspiration energies (Visionary, Compassionate), Expression energies (Patterning, Inventive) and finally Action energies (Orchestrating, Intentional).

The more we are doing our Primary Creative Expression, the more likely we will be accepting ourselves, but what validates this is how we are accepting and embracing others like us. The biggest obstacle to being with our Primary Creative Expression is learning to love it. Until we love it, we tend to distance ourselves from all quality partners who are like us. This is because we are afraid we won’t be seen and valued the way we need to be. This distancing only happens with those we need to accept us, because many of us do well choosing friends similar to us. The key difference is how we distance ourselves from those that could hurt us the most. It is ironic that we seek out our parents’ patterns in romantic relationships in attempts to get them to see us as we want to be seen and do not go to the very people who could know and accept us the most.

Overall, our way to become conscious of our greatness is not to avoid our own magnificence but to quietly accept our Primary Creative Expression as our modus operandi. Ultimately our Primary Creative Expression (PCE) is the best way that we can be to be fulfilled in the world. The more we are defining ourselves in terms of our Secondary Creative Expression (SCE) or Mental Body Expression (MBE) without first accepting the context of our Primary Creative Expression, the more internal conflict we will have and the more externally we will attract conflict to us. One way of visualizing this is to see our MBE as our Intent, the SCE as the Content and the PCE as the Context of our being. When these are fully aligned, we become a conscious creator in the world. Our contributions can then be transformative not only for ourselves but also for others. Interacting with another having the same PCE can make engaging and affirming our strengths very easy and natural.

Orchestrating Intelligence Primary Expression

(Formerly discussed as King, Intrapersonal or Ray 1)

Primary Contribution: Masterful Coordination. The Orchestrating Intelligence is extremely powerful in organizing large-scale projects and events in order to bring unseen opportunities into focus. While people often fear our destructive capabilities, our major contribution, in fact, is the ability to sweep away what is not needed. Our Orchestrating Intelligence represents approximately one to two percent of the population and we are known for our courage, resourcefulness, responsibility, sense of timing and comprehensive strategies. Under our liberating and benevolent leadership, we invite others to go beyond their own fears and expectations. We Orchestrating Intelligences, or Orchestrators, as we are called, insist on maximum integrity, which can be intimidating because we demand the complete truth. If followers withhold material, facts or information critical to the management of the project, it can cause problems our Orchestrating Intelligence does not forget.

Leadership Style: Strategic Intent Building. Orchestrators contribute a concrete strategic perspective that is large-scale or big-picture oriented. We lead by heroic action against great odds. We organize and systematize a command control structure so implementation is clearly visible. Our Orchestrating Intelligence demands that others align with our vision and this is reflected in the responses to our comments and suggestions. When evolved, Orchestrators will focus entirely upon the transpersonal interactions necessary to complete a project. Orchestrators spend a tremendous amount of management time making certain we have the best possible person for each job. We hire others for their capacity, not their potential.

We Orchestrators expect dedication and commitment and infrequently provide second chances when disappointed. We believe the value of each team member’s ability to take action without being told. Orchestrators expect all team members to understand not only their own jobs, but also how their jobs interrelate to others on the team. We are able to make tough choices, particularly because as we do not honor the "non-company" desires of others. Basically, others are seen as non-personal implementers of the plan and should only focus on the business at hand. We Orchestrators pride ourselves on our ability to remain aloof and free from personal attachments.

Primary Blindness: We can be tyrannical, judgmental and can act with a sense of impulsiveness and abruptness, which can be very difficult to be around. When things go wrong the focus becomes how to make it work. Intensity and anger drive limited, common sense options where the performance (or more importantly the non-performance of others) can get you fired. The blindness occurs when survival becomes paramount. Sometimes, our negative, bullying expression knocks everyone off balance so that emotional reactions dominate the interchange. We can use fear (to our detriment) to break down resistance. This is because anger is one of the safe Emotions no one will misinterpret. Unactualized, we can be intolerant when others do not follow our commands.  We believe our own propaganda about our daring and invincible nature and end up dictating too much about how it “should be” and not listening enough to others about how things actually are. When unactualized, we can suffer from grandiosity, vanity and arrogance and we are often seen as tyrannical, over-bearing, heartless, condescending, over-confident, insensitive, intolerant of weakness, demanding, inflexible, haughty and extravagant. Our singleness of purpose can lead to solitariness, heartlessness and detachment from others.

Development Process: Undeveloped Orchestrators act as dictators and have outbursts of anger and frustration. Our love of power initially gets us into trouble, because when we act from our solar plexus (our gut instinct), we come to rely on force in implementing our plans. Although we use the expertise of others, we do not trust that they have any understanding of the big picture and therefore, we do not empower others to make decisions. We Orchestrating Intelligences first build a foundation by honoring our mastery in task management skills, and then expands our ability to interact with people by embracing more of our intuitive and emotional knowing. Thereafter, our energy moves into our heads. We accomplish this by increasing our scope or perspective and concentrating on manifesting our mastery in a way that is more inclusive than that of others. Eventually, we come to realize that people are not machines and that we need to support the free will of those around us to truly command respect and loyalty. By coming to trust ourselves, we learn to trust others.

Identifying Characteristics:  We are immediately identified by our willfulness, pride and sense of absolute fearlessness and power. We can also be identified by our grounded charismatic presence. We are poised, composed and self-assured in our interactions with others, and we are typically tall and thin. Many individuals can be intimidated by our sheer force of will or chafe at our deep sense of self-mastery. Some people feel tension in their solar plexus, when we walk into a room. This reflects our complete dominance or determination. Actualized, we are elegant and charming and we seem to know how to be appropriate in any situation.

Orchestrating Intelligence Exploration

The values of our Primary Orchestrating Intelligence are developed in three stages. In early stages, our Orchestrating Intelligence is fully embodied when we manifest Inclusive Dominion. In this way, we demonstrate Personal Magnetism, Benevolent Leadership, Conscious Coordination and a Heart’s Desire for the benefit of all. This is embodied in our ability to share power with others in a way that produces results. This means that we no longer feel driven to be at the center of any situation but instead are respected by others, because we are willing to adjust our plans. Embodied Orchestrating Intelligences operate with a natural state of inner knowing about when and how to initiate projects that will succeed. We are able to first clear the playing field by sweeping away all previously incomplete and unsuccessful attempts at a solution. We do this with great grace and personal dignity. We become natural conductors of others because of our insightfulness in knowing who and what to bring together to create a bigger solution.

Also in early stages, our objective is Creative Will while we are still attempting to prove ourselves. We can identify this stage by our Elevated Desires (or Unspoken Demands), Invincible Presence, Directive Progression (get it done framework), and an inability to deal with the Feelings and Emotions of others. This reflects our need to help overcome conflicts in our path. Some would say that it is not enough that we succeed, but that all others must fail. The key purpose is to master the circumstances so that we effectively dominate the entire interaction. This, of course, creates reactions in others, who typically end up feeling used and abused. Our Orchestrating Intelligence can be seen as forcefully abrupt, belligerent and arrogant, like no other Creative Expression. What is different is that at early stages we have no foresight or anticipation of likely obstacles and therefore, we can be emotionally blindsided when things are not as easy as expected. What is common in early stages is our ability to harshly judge and berate those around us if things do not go well. If we are repressed, others notice we have an attachment to External Power and Coercion with Tyrannical Demands. Usually, this is a result of being mistreated and/or not valued for our ability to see a larger picture. Typically, our internal power is denied, discounted or laughed at, which prevents us from having a balanced capacity to externalize our power in a positive way. This is the stage where we are a primary individual contributor and not able to integrate with others.

The most important way others can honor us is to accept our sense of direction, because it is our Creative Will, which is capable of establishing the shortest path to a result. In a way, we reflect the compass that sets the best course of action for the group we seek to serve. If we are not putting the group first, then we know we have been hurt and are not fully in our power. The more inclusive we are with others, the more others can trust us.  We radiate calmness, clarity and commitment and manifest it on a physical level through actions that are in complete alignment with our being. This shows up as a form of integrity, which becomes very tangible when people interact with us. When we honor our inner knowing, alignment and creative will, we relax into a state of being which makes us more available to everyone and everything. 

We are concentrated and one-pointed [Zen: Do one thing at a time, and do it well] and we are able to make decisions on the fly with relative ease. We operate in a straight line, like an arrow seeking its target. We expand or explode any imbalances in Intent so that Life energy is free to manifest. We are called Orchestrators because we integrate different perspectives within ourselves and then use this unified framework to set a course that others either respond or react to. We are clear-cut, hard-edged and thorough in our in-depth appreciation of detail and can articulate and put together a large external picture. Metaphorically, we are the primary energy of the Father and masculine. For this reason, the masterful use of tools is what provides us a sense of progress and fulfillment. Our Orchestrating Intelligence relates everything to the Self and we can be considered self-centered, because others do not understand the unifying effect and benefit of our self-focus. This quality makes us decisive and we can arrive at answers quickly with minimal interaction with others. We also have little regret or doubt. We protect our conclusions to the end, even though we may change them along the way.

Since our Intelligence engages Will on a personal level, we have an unshakeable fixity of purpose. Our self-focus also makes us very clear about what is relevant in particular situations. This means we focus on the key elements or principals driving a process and do not get bogged down in the details. We take our experience and synthetically project it in a way that can be seen as asserting itself on the world. We see what is needed and get to the core facts of the matter through a rigorous internal methodology that guarantees an answer in a minimal amount of time. Our Intelligence works by being the expansive Thought that moves it forward. Often, we are seen as selfish, self-centered people, preoccupied with the principles being expressed.

Once a decision is made, we mobilize all our resources quickly towards our goal. Our minds hold a large, broad vision, which initially, we leave open when considering a plan of engagement. We try to position a plan in a way that maximizes benefit and minimizes the ability of others to affect it. This upsets those who wish to be consulted before any action is contemplated. The appearance that Orchestrators are unwilling to share, reflects our personal decision making process. We do not like opening our thinking process to others. This trait further amplifies the belief that we are hard to deal with. Common terms for understanding how we unify various concepts do not exist, because, paradoxically, we integrate the positive and negative simultaneously. This, and our quick ability to move forward, distinguishes us from the Visionary Intelligence.

We accomplish this with brevity and economy of effort that frequently leaves people behind. Like the Investigative Intelligence, we use the mental plane to integrate all other types of knowing. We are outspoken, unembellished in our communication, and willing to cut through all obstacles to fulfill personal goals.  We are direct, unequivocal, and committed to making our points in a way that breaks through any preconceptions about a situation. Our unique power is to destroy the illusory by refusing to get caught up in Objectification and Subjectification. We do, however, get caught up in a bit of Idealization around our ability to see and anticipate potential obstacles. While capable of great convergence, we tend to fall into patterns of extreme discrimination, where we exclude rather than include.

Our internally based, independent type of Intelligence does not like to rely on other people or information, which cannot be verified. Like the Investigative Intelligence, we evaluate information sources based on the level of perceived bias. Unlike the Investigative Intelligence, we bias our perception based on past experience, both positive and negative. This is because our evaluations are based on real world experience and not abstract detachment. We are committed to putting the full power of our minds on the line, compelling all Thoughts to serve the chosen goal. Our Orchestrating Intelligence reinforces and grounds the Investigative Intelligence, emphasized by Investigative Intelligence Primary and Secondary expressions. When the two are integrated, it greatly magnifies their effect on the world. The opposite is often true when we put Orchestrating Intelligence with the Compassionate Intelligence. Then it modifies the emotional connection of Compassionate with the Orchestrating Intelligences, making it easier to connect with them. Orchestrators are more likely to centralize power in intellectual (Subjectification) and physical (Objectification) frameworks before investing (at all) in the emotional/feeling realm. Orchestrators are extremely sensitive to touch, especially when it relates to conveying a vibratory quality.

We can recognize the importance of our Orchestrating Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do, or react to it. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become dominating as we demonstrate the impressiveness of our thinking (by imposing it on others). When we under do this Intelligence, we become reserved and unwilling to speak out in all but brief terms. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our form of Intelligence (particularly if they are not willing to consider a larger, more integrated plan), we become extremely one-pointed and manifest our intellectual endurance in trenchant ways. It is interesting to note that while our Intelligence can be affirmative, it does not want to get lost in self-flattering delusions. When we are hurt, we become outspoken and isolating at the same time to protect our self.

On the Primary level our Intelligence is not as polarized as a Secondary or Tertiary expression and ends up being more about either engaging life or denying it. When we are not making a contribution that fulfills us we tend to disengage and feel isolated, alone, or aloof. This is an indication that we could be doing more by leading others, formulating plans, or sharing how things can be brought together. Usually this can begin in terms of where we find joy or fascination with a particular endeavor or field. If nothing else, becoming involved in any activity or type of endeavor will naturally deepen our perception about its possibilities. Eventually, this will lead us to see how things can become more integrated. It is important to recognize that following our bliss and joy is much easier than living with the pain of isolation, aloneness or aloofness. Another indicator that we are starting to open up and engage our Primary expression is the presence and expression of positive Emotions. When this happens, it becomes easier to compliment and acknowledge the value of others. We are also able to share the benefits of our endeavors more forthrightly. The key is not to get caught up in an exalted personal identity that reduces our ability to bring in the right group of people to implement the change that is required.

Understanding The Orchestrating Intelligence

What people do not understand is that we see ourselves as an agent for Universal expression. Our desire to make a difference is in response to trying to fulfill Universal principals and laws. Our willfulness and dominion is not an expression of personal ambition so much as a desire to contribute in a way that is direct, truthful and uncompromised in its approach. What we do not want to do is betray our own talent by demanding less from others or ourselves. In effect, we want to establish a space where everyone creatively maximizes their contribution to produce certain results. Where others may interpret this as domination we see it as creating a space of dominion where creativity can occur without compromise. Others also believe that our willfulness is a form of arrogance, but to us it is not. Arrogance is a self-centered perception where we overestimate our abilities. With Will, we create a space where possibilities can occur and do not claim any superior perception of the facts. All we seek to do as Primary Orchestrators, is to bring all co-creators into the tent of our Orchestrating knowing so they can be the best they can be.

We can recognize the importance of Orchestrating Intelligence by how we over-engage (projecting our Intelligence onto others), not expecting anyone to question or contradict our plans. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on what others need to know and when they need to know it. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on our internal needs and perspectives, which keeps us from engaging others and then becoming passive observers. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally insulated, isolate, and directive because we believe that our focus needs to be on clarifying what others should do. This leads us to be harsh and demanding of others. When we are not engaging our Intelligence, we become a planning machine that does not take into account the personal contributions of others. Instead, we operate from a set of internal standards of what an average person could accomplish with a certain skill set. This means we do not have to be burdened by customizing the job to minimize risk. We become extremely patronizing and unable to focus on how to connect with others. In this situation we inadvertently ignore others and internally fixate on systematically doing our job without comment or concern. The result of denying ourselves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater withholding, both in terms of communication and sense of our humanity. The key to expressing our Primary Orchestrating Intelligence is to create balance within so that we operate in a flow between ourselves and others.

This requires that we accept our nature and way of doing things and do not create obstacles to our expression. Some would say our Authentic Nature is about accepting our unique scope and finding the best way to express ourselves so that group creativity can manifest. The more we become a polarizing figure, the more we generate resistance, which keeps us from being successful. Our success arises from the ability to connect powerfully with each team member so our insightfulness and decision making skills can result in a synergistic solution. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, we tend to personalize power, which requires us to fight others for the best solution. The overall solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we don’t have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become extremely proactive and self-defined as to what needs to be done. A positive way to view this is that we startle others into realizing what they do not know about a situation so they accept our premises.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment shows up as an ability to make changes on global scale by engaging in projects that have an impact on society.

Our Primary Orchestrating Intelligence grows through inclusion and operates from the theme of “I assert the fact.” This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful, which usually means translating our plans into commodities that will make us wealthy. Our Tertiary Intelligence focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin. We manifest our safety by making sure that no one has any ability to impact our destiny, cut us off from our needs or limit our expression.

Compassionate Intelligence Primary Expression

(Formerly discussed as Server, Interpersonal or Ray 2)

Primary Contribution: Loving Wisdom. The Compassionate Intelligence is defined by its softness, heart connection and loving wisdom more than any other Intelligence.  Compassionates embody patience, strength of purpose and endurance, teaching loving self-acceptance. This happens when a Compassionate first fully loves themselves. The greater their self-love, the more Compassionates are able to extend this love to everyone else, without requiring anything in return.  The key issue is for them to embody and maintain their own ineffable radiance. Everyone wants Compassionates to participate in their activities because of their natural ability to unify and support the well-being of others. A Compassionate’s capacity to meet people and their true needs and to help others find personal answers to their larger problems endears Compassionates to everyone. The Compassionate Intelligence, therefore, becomes the center of any activity, and, with the ability to see what others need, encourages expansion and growth in those with whom they connect.

Compassionates are easily able to take things in stride and deal very calmly in crisis situations. Compassionates are effective in emergencies, because others immediately come to trust their support of them. Eventually, Compassionates get to a place where they recognize they have built a network of support, which is not only sustainable to them, but can also support large numbers of new people. Having at least one Compassionate Intelligence individual working in a situation can benefit any project. Ultimately, it is the Compassionate’s sensitivity to what is going on around them and their ability to know what is needed in a situation, which makes them indispensable to others. It is important to recognize that Compassionates tend to see others from a personal point of view and demonstrate extreme empathy, compassion and identification, which others either like or dislike.

Leadership Style: Expanding Individual Potential. The Compassionate Intelligence leadership style demonstrates extraordinary faith and confidence in people. In this way, people become more inclined to step up and perform in a way that amazes even the Compassionate. Their leadership style is to be a steward who protects, supports and encourages the best in any situation. The Compassionate Intelligence focuses on Content in order to structure workable solutions, which matches their Intent and Context. In this way the Compassionate Intelligence acts as a bridge by connecting people to a process effectively by focusing people on their personal goals. A Compassionate’s ability to translate personal goals into transpersonal organization accomplishments is key. When Compassionates know the degree to which others are connecting with them, management can respond if and when needed.

When things do not go well, Compassionates can be forgiving; however, they can be very controlling, when others do not respond as required. Until these individuals perform at an acceptable level, Compassionates will demonstrate their displeasure by minutely checking these people’s work. On the other hand, top performers earn more room to make errors and are given greater latitude to find new ways to contribute. Mistakes made in the pursuit of excellence are completely forgiven, while individuals who withhold or do not perform are quickly put on notice.

Development Process: Compassionates work best one on one, slowly bringing individuals into their circle of Self-Understanding. The Compassionate Intelligence focuses on the Common Good of the group, using a one-on-one perspective. When fully empowered, Compassionates are not attached to any point of view, which can be verified by the experience of others feeling spacious when around Compassionates. In this way, they are the most adaptive on an emotionally energetic level. Their gift is to be able to automatically sense the Feelings and Emotions of others, which can then be used to help others create the necessary motivation to perform well. While the Compassionate Intelligence is very structured in the delivery of their contribution, they are very soft as well. They learn to use their vulnerability to facilitate growth, both internally and externally. It is important to respect a Compassionate’s Feelings, as they will interpret any attack on their Feelings as an attack on their Being. Others become enemies of Compassionates, when they are too rough or judgmental, particularly about personal things. What they fear is that others who are judgmental can discount them behind our backs.  Their core issue is a fear of being manipulated. In this scenario, Compassionates typically stand up for the Common Good and keep others from enforcing judgments indiscriminately. For this reason, everybody wants to be their friend, and they can garner overwhelming offers of protection.

Primary Blindness: Compassionates can become victims of circumstances wherein their own expectations or attempts to support others become obligations which overwhelm them. What they fear is to be in bondage to those to whom they are committed, which is one reason why it takes time for them to develop the trust to be close to others. They also can become attached to the highest possibilities of the people around them, which undermines the clarity of their boundaries. When undeveloped, it is easy for them to become martyrs, because they unconsciously merge with people or agendas, which are bigger than themselves. When Compassionates hide their inner light, selfish and separative impulses override their loving nature, resulting in their having to fight for what they need. In extreme cases this can become a hyper-competitive framework, where they completely distance themselves from others. While this can be effective in hierarchical organizations, it becomes more problematic in flatter, decentralized organizations, where teamwork is required. They then can use knowledge to overshadow their own Wisdom, leading them to seek satisfaction and security in material objects and structures. In this situation, they can become obstacles to growth and change.

Identifying Characteristics: Tranquil clarity, internal self-reflection, general common sense, natural love-wisdom, equanimity and serenity most identify Compassionates. Over time, they develop strong intuitive skills, which can be insightful as well as coolly deliberate, discriminating, and focused. They are either approachable or not based on our degree of self-actualization.

Compassion Intelligence Exploration

The values of a Primary Compassionate Intelligence is developed in three stages. In stage one, the Compassionate Intelligence operates in a state of Inner-Connected Expansion, where everyone is valued and acknowledged for their presence. This is seen by others as being translucent and available. They create a space of joy and harmony, where everyone feels safe. They are the protectors of humanity, because they embody the qualities of Love and Wisdom more than other Creative Intelligence. Most individuals consider the experience of being with Compassionate Intelligence Primaries as illuminating. This also reflects their Faithfulness, Grace and Serenity under fire. Their Selflessness is a teaching in itself. All of these values show up to the degree that they are able to love themselves and radiate this love into the world. Their key contribution is to help others become more self-loving because they are being self-loving. They commonly accomplish this by trying to reframe problems into opportunities. They use personal appreciation, acknowledgement and a commitment to making the lives of others work to back up this inner perspective.

When a Primary Compassionate is operating in a polarized way, they are typically creating a space that others do not know how to relate to. This is because they want to see everything in a positive framework and end up denying any negative perspective. They then create a space where they have to prove a commitment to something beyond them, or bigger than themselves, before willing to allow others to support them. In this way, their Dedication and Devotion can cause polarization because they are imposing a structure or standard on a situation which others may be uncomfortable or not in alignment with. This dissociation occurs because the negative reality of others is not being affirmed or acknowledged. Sometimes, in extremes, this could lead to making others wrong for hanging onto a problem and not engaging possibilities. On the other hand, it can definitely help in certain situations, where there is too much identification with the problem. Outwardly, this can be manifested in varying degrees of independence and toughness, where they are afraid to let people see their own doubt and vulnerability.

In unactualized Compassionate Intelligence individuals, they can be fixated on rules and structure, not willing to grow. Also in the unactualized states, they can centralize themselves around an activity where they are valued for caretaking rather than being loving. Compassionates have to learn how to take small steps to recover their own aspirations so they can escape the conformity and passivity of their life. We see, in the Undeveloped Compassionate Intelligence, the result of contraction and control, because they were not loved or affirmed as being loving. Paradoxically, Compassionates who are treated this way become selfish, which is the opposite of their Authentic Nature. It is easy for Compassionates to lose themselves in their attempts to live for others, which is further amplified if there is Compassionate Intelligence imprinting over their authentic Primary Compassionate Intelligence energy.

Eventually, however, in their evolution, the Compassionate’s Heartfulness, Openness and Tolerance will invite others to step into a higher possibility without self-judgment. The most important thing others can do to honor Compassionate Intelligence Primaries is to acknowledge their capacity to love in ways, which may be beyond other’s abilities to appreciate. When Compassionate Intelligence Primaries are able to be loving and open, they are extremely trustworthy. This is because they know how to balance their contributions with taking care of themselves. When they are conscious, what they seek most is to deepen everyone’s creative connection to each other, by making sure that each individual loves themselves. We call this process “inner connected expansion”, because it is about bringing all aspects of our being together in a loving, co-creative manner. The Compassionate’s keynote is “centralized expansion of consciousness”, which comes into focus when others can be with the Compassionate without demands or attachments. Compassionates relax when others trust them and are able to unite in their perceptions of the world. One of their difficulties is that when there is a strong philosophical difference of opinion, it can interfere with the Compassionate’s ability to connect. Therefore, it is important not to push Compassionates in a way, which accentuates differences. Compassionates are surprised and amazed when others are committed to serving them in this way because someone is doing for them what they constantly do for others.

Compassionates are receptive, open, inclusive, non-decisive, and abstract in their nature. Their internal development reflects a slow rotation, which creates a spherical space where everything can be brought together. They expand or explode imbalances and obstructions in Content (expressed as structure or details), releasing Wisdom and Light. They are called the Compassionate Intelligence, because they primarily deal with what they know about themselves and how this relates to what they know about others. Common understanding is the goal as Compassionate individuals learn how to share their Knowing. Relatedness, not distinctiveness, drives the thought processes for Compassionates. For this reason, Compassionate’s Thoughts are more amorphous and somewhat unfocused. When undeveloped, some would consider this type of Intelligence firm or hard, particularly when not understood. Others may not appreciate that the Compassionate’s type of mental process slowly evolves and become less fixed over time and with experience.

Compassionates tend to evolve in their views as they learn about their own natural boundaries and the boundaries of others. Metaphorically, they primarily represent the mother or feminine framework (where being present with others enables them to deepen). For this reason they are commonly seen as a reflective Intelligence which affirms the nature of others. Since they are committed to wholeness, this prevents them from becoming judgmental or cutting (however, they do resist making decisions until something is clear). Compassionates take input from others with the intention of finding a middle ground, so they can contribute without needing to pre-define what occurs.

One of the primary contributions Compassionates make to others is by being an example of being devoted to the possibility of Love. This devotion occurs because they want others to know that they are always available for conversations of this nature. Unfortunately, when people are not willing to love themselves, it becomes very irritating and upsetting for them to hear. Depending on others’ Worldview, others may become competitive by trying to prove they love others more or better than Primary Compassionates. While it is useful to stimulate these types of conversations, it is completely frustrating for a Primary Compassionate because others want to reduce Love to a thing, behavior, obligation, agreement or seduction program. When Primary Compassionates feel pulled down by these personality expressions of love, the greater work they have to uplift these individuals. This creates tension, where individuals who are not loving themselves, “push back” those with Primary Compassionate Intelligence by making them feel they are unusual, outside the mainstream, or naive about love. What others notice is that when Compassionates talk about Love, something is very different and unusual, which can actually scare the listener.

This is particularly true in the United States or anywhere else where the Primary Compassionate Intelligence is in small minority. It is interesting to notice that in Asian cultures where Primary Compassionates comprise a much larger percentage of the population, that conversations around Love become a foundational element. In this circumstance, Radiant Self Unifying Love, reinforced by conversations about creativity is much more sought and accepted. This is due to the extreme amount of reflection possible in a culture where the Compassionate Intelligence is valued. This is why “saving face” by honoring that people may want to withdraw when something goes wrong or when credibility is lost, is accepted as a practical solution.

This conversation is very different than those with the Visionary Intelligence (the other, Inspiration Expression) because it demonstrates a more feminine openness or vulnerability, allowing Primary Compassionates to be constantly discovering more opportunities to explore higher expressions of Love. In contrast, Visionary individuals became more fixated on what they know and are less open to having Love transform their lives. We can validate this by the greater degree that Primary Compassionates are able to be present in the moment and respond to love in a more simultaneous manner. The key here is to respond “with” someone and not “to” someone. This capacity to move and respond to others in the moment is a unique capacity of Primary Compassionates. This reflects the reality that empowered Compassionates source the experience of love internally and use it proactively to bring others into engagement with them. In essence, they use the Music of Love to coordinate activities of groups so individuals are more able to reflect on their own creative contribution to the whole.

The core teaching of the Primary Compassionate Intelligence is that everyone should be treated as a human being, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, or economic status. This is due to their larger contextual focus where everyone needs to honor each other to be able to create a culture, which is fulfilled. Compassionates are committed to being examples of how nurturing builds the interconnections between people and allows the experience of Unity with others as a tangible goal. To the degree they get caught up in more personal expressions of love is the same degree that they have a history of their Creative Intelligence being discounted and disregarded by others. The Compassionate’s big challenge, therefore, is to live their ideal in a world where Love fulfills them, while being able to personally ground Love without being attached or compromised by others. This can happen when we can love from the bottom up by seeing that Love’s personal expression is integral to the higher notions of what love can be in the world. Each time Compassionates take a stand for being inclusive with Love, by seeing how the smaller expressions of love can connect to the whole, they become a Teacher of Love.

Another aspect of the feminine expression of the Primary Compassionate Intelligence is how they experience themselves as a “mother” of both humanity and the planet Earth. Their power arises from their ability to integrate and make whole the motivations that bring everyone together. The experience of the Compassionate Intelligence is holistic and focuses on people as a group to make change occur and, in general, is self reflective and adaptive. This contrasts those Compassionates who are primarily self-focused, egotistical and expressing power through the direct outer manipulation of circumstances and not being self-reflective. This is why the highest contribution for a mother with a child is to make sure that that child can be autonomous and grow by teaching them to take appropriate risks in their life. When the Compassionate Intelligence is compromised in individuals it leads to overprotection and ultimately the suffocation of children in their own Creative Expressions. The more a Compassionate Intelligence initiates creativity from their place of power, the more they change the Context of any individual, partner or group. While outwardly this change usually shows up as an increase in the ability of an individual to love themselves inwardly, outwardly it shows up as a person’s capacity to be more true to their Authentic Nature.

The Compassionate Intelligence is a constantly evolving, deepening Intelligence, which embraces Mystery as a key component of its True Nature. In the outer world, the Orchestrating Intelligence is thought of as more masculine because of its order and structure, while the Compassionate Intelligence is considered more feminine because it encourages undefined exploration with no set goals. The Compassionate Intelligence embodies a comprehensive, inclusive wholeness, which contains possibilities but which may not organize them in any consistent way. This Intelligence empowers individuals to work most effectively in environments where Stillness and Quiet allow possibilities to emerge. Hence, they either need to be alone to do their own processing, or need to bring others into a coherent, open way of connecting to their process by accepting and valuing their own Inner Knowing. This tendency to synthesize understanding with others paradoxically tends to minimize direct personal analysis, because much is commonly left unsaid (but implied for those who have ears to hear). This supports mutually created solutions defined by those sufficiently conscious to know the choices possible in each moment.

Sometimes others become upset over the passivity and time required for a Compassionate to produce self-validated, illumined solutions. Compassionates like to operate outside a set time frame. Others can resist this style and get triggered by the Compassionate’s lack of intellectual structure or time focus. This is because Compassionate Primaries may define what is important by their emotional perspective and priorities as to what is important. The Compassionate Intelligence therefore, can vary their decision-making process length from virtually instantaneous to an unpredictably infinite amount of time. Compassionates focus on where others are connecting on various Motive levels. The higher the Motive (e.g., the Intuitive Motives of Universal DominionConscious Participation, and Mutual Accomplishment) and alignment to those Motives, the more Compassionates trust and respond in a moment to moment basis. The effect of this process is that the lower the Instinctive Motives (e.g., LustGreed and Arrogance), the more likely Compassionates procrastinate or do not trust the situation. Compassionates ponder on the infinite Unity of the Thought process so that when a decision will be made it can be predictable. A Compassionate’s sensitivity to the quality of Goodness itself makes them feel repulsed by anything selfish and self-serving, particularly when it comes at the cost of others’ welfare. Strong, comprehensive, detail orientation is often correlated with what appears to be slow, pondering, labored interactions. A Compassionate’s desire to be kind and soft towards others makes them appear to be resistant to getting things done, when in fact they are just seeking a framework where mutual wisdom can best occur.

One of the problems Compassionates confront is that they unconsciously self-sacrifice when others do not live up to their ideas of what should happen. It’s easy for them to get caught up in the glamour that they are making the decision on a principled basis and others should learn from their example. Unfortunately, it is very rare that others learn from their sacrifice, even if they go to extreme lengths to explain it. What would be a better response is conscious sacrifice where we know we are giving something up, not for others, but for making something better for us inside. For example, it would be better to choose to give up something and do it for internal reasons than be reactive and try to teach someone else a moral lesson. Again, this indicates that Compassionates tend to define themselves in terms of others instead of honoring themselves for their authentic Creative Capacity.

The more Compassionates are in touch with true, conscious service where they, by example, demonstrate Goodness, the more likely others are going to respond by learning from their Goodness without having to do anything at all. To accomplish this, Compassionates need to place themselves in situations where their Goodness can lead. Hierarchical environments with preset positions minimize their natural contribution. They cannot be the Radiant, Loving Beings they are when they need to define ourselves in terms of others. The more Compassionates are expected to fit in and fulfill the needs of others without first being honored for their natural harmonious and loving qualities, the less they shine.

At the heart of the Compassionate Intelligence is the feminine quality of Spacious Presence. When they are truly being their Self they are able to be with others without any resistance or denial of their Self and others’ Authentic Selves. Paradoxes arise from the differences they experience but do not limit them. The more Compassionates are able to express their feminine qualities without taking on the role of having to mother others, the more natural fulfillment and self-satisfaction they will experience. This acknowledgement will also makes it possible for them to honor the masculine within themselves on a much deeper level. When they honor their inner masculine self, this is commonly experienced as Pregnant Duration, where honoring that any truth or support they need will automatically be forthcoming, if they can get out of our own way. With Pregnant Duration they learn to trust that anything that occurs has a purpose and can be a stimulus for their internal transformation process. Not only do they learn to provide space for others, they learn to provide the time they need to interact with others in a way that serves both.

Understanding The Compassionate Intelligence

What people do not understand about the Primary Compassionate Intelligence is that they believe in the basic expectation to be loved and that love is the most important thing. Love being the foundation of everything creates a capacity to bring out love in the others around them. Without this flow and feeling of connected, loving support, they do not think they are doing their job well. It is only through feedback that they begin to see how profound their impact is upon others. There are three other factors, which contribute to having appropriate feedback and being understood. They are Appropriate Assertiveness, Over-Inclusiveness and Getting Lost In Learning. In each situation, Compassionates need to know how to best guide others to connect with them. Sometimes they get caught up in their own processing and they do not ask for the support we need to move forward. To the degree they forget their own goals and themselves, it is likely that they are not assertive and providing appropriate feedback to others. They often wait for others to provide guidance or suggestions and they want others to step forth and take charge.

Compassionates need to be willing to speak up or they will never have equal co-creative partners in their projects. Finally, Compassionates need to learn to distinguish between how much research/learning they need to do to solve any particular problem and hold themselves accountable to checking in with others when the time allotted exceeds their expectations. Otherwise, their complaints about Creative Flow are irrelevant and meaningless. Until Compassionates become more sensitive about how to work with others, they are setting themselves up for misunderstanding in many ways.

The Compassionate Intelligence can be over-engaged by projecting onto others the need for personal consideration and goodness to prevail, which may overwhelm their ability to be present with someone in the moment. When over-engaged, Compassionates tend to focus on how others’ reactions affect them. While a Compassionate’s goal is to minimize impacts, they also try to divert the angst and fears away from others. When others discount or deny their Compassionate Intelligence, they fixate on their own, internal issues and fears, which keeps them from expressing themselves and they can become passive observers. Compassionates can become internally insulated, isolated, and withdrawn because they have projected their Intelligence onto others who are not seeing it the way they do. This can lead them to resist common goals and to establish personal alliances and loyalties in order to guarantee their safety and security. When they are not engaging their authentic Intelligence, they become judgmental and reactive to those who try to impose demands upon them. They can become extremely territorial and fixated on how to maintain a connection with those who are allied with them. The result of denying themselves and not engaging their Primary Intelligence results in greater self-critical dialogue. The key to expressing their Primary Compassionate Intelligence is to create emotional balance within themselves so they operate effortlessly in a Creative Flow within themselves and with others.

This requires that Compassionates accept their Authentic Nature and way of doing things and not create obstacles to their Authentic Expression. When the Compassionate can accept their unique Creative Power to bring people together by being conscious of both internal and external differences with others. The more they fear, the more they tend not to engage their unification skills and be an example of internal reconciliation. At the other extreme, they can over-engage their desires and become attached to them, generally overwhelming their ability to be natural and flowing in their expression. The solution is to be present with both their fears and desires so they do not have to act out these issues with others. The more they can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge Compassionates will carry and triggered by others around them. When Compassionates are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept their Primary Intelligence, they become extremely concerned that there is something they do not understand or appreciate about themselves and need to explain.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that the Compassionate Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who they are, which determines how they gain fulfillment. Fulfillment shows up as the capacity to integrate groups of people with simple Emotions and Feelings, communicating Love. The Compassionate Primary Intelligence grows and deepens through the phrase “I see the greatest light.” The Compassionate Intelligence is extremely sensitive to light and sound and are considered the individual Sensitives.

This is different from a Secondary Expression, which focuses on how to obtain security by being successful, defined by the quality of their relationships. What Compassionate Secondaries seek is the capacity to unify those they love so there is little to no conflict where love can be optimally expressed and acknowledged.

The Tertiary Intelligence, focuses individuals on safety and determines how they are seen in their family of origin. They create safety by ignoring conflicts and differences while focusing on the qualities that make them feel loved and accepted. The core issue is how do they take charge of loving themselves so they do not need the love of others to reinforce their self identity.

Intentional Intelligence Primary Expression

(formerly known as Warrior, Body Wisdom or Ray 3)

Primary Contribution: The Intentional Intelligence naturally optimizes our practical sense of time and our innate sense of how to prioritize, for the most effective results and minimal effort.  We are described as Implementors. We contribute by thinking systematically and creating contingencies in all situations, while assuming that everything could break. When actualized, we become strong abstract thinkers, making us extremely efficient, goal-oriented strategists who operate tactically. Our Intentional Intelligence respects the abilities and knowledge of those around us, and thus, we can quickly summarize a plan of action. We treasure focused activity and work with demonstrable economic value. We constitute about twelve to fifteen percent of the US population. Physically grounded, assertive, confident, accountable, persistent and committed to always improving the process, we often develop policies, rules and guidelines that make the “right” things happen consistently each time.

Leadership Style: Establishing Clear Priorities. We usually seek to minimize the degree of group interaction, because we believe we are more efficient in getting things done on our own. Our leadership style is heroic and personal, and we seek to be an example of that which we state. Our innate sense of priority makes us extremely powerful in a crisis, because we know what to do and when to do it. We seek to assign responsibilities and attempt to set realistic timeframes in a systematic way, so that consistency and predictability are the norm. Only major unexpected events result in our willingness to change or deviate from our original plan. This focus makes us extremely effective in areas where we are managing projects with set outcomes and obvious results. We treasure loyalty the most, and once broken, it is hard to regain our trust. We view contributors as parts of a larger system, where performance is given more freedom, and the squeaky wheels require the most attention. We despise non-performers and actively seek to replace those who are not contributing.

Primary Blindness: Our Intentional Intelligence can be aggressive, competitive, narrow-minded, intimidating, rash and hard to stop once we start, which sometimes gets us in trouble. We fear wasted effort due to a lack of coordination. Because we do not trust others to do things correctly, we will work ourselves into the ground doing everything on our own. We consider ourselves to be master planners and therefore, fear both that people will not consider our input before beginning an initiative and that we will have to bail others out when another person's solutions do not work. At times, our innate ability to simplify problems can seem condescending, and we often react, if others do not respond to our suggestions. We expect individuals to honor the chain of command; going over our heads or around us destroys our trust. We fixate on our plan, preventing openness to spontaneous redirection as priorities change or new opportunities emerge. Finally, we do not trust emotion or passion that is not based on personal needs. This is because we tend to believe only that which can be seen concretely in our lives.

Development Process: Our Intentional Intelligence energy first demonstrates expertise on a physical level, then we expand into intellectual, and finally, social knowing. When less authentic, we try to prove our effectiveness through concentration and get upset when we do not foresee obstacles. We compete with ourselves to do more or produce additional economic value by doing things faster, which becomes a game and can lead to an over-focus on the micro instead of the macro. At first, we do not delegate effectively due to a fear of inefficiency, so we can get lost in being busy so that, enforced quiet can be transformative, turning us into an activist for fluid teamwork. We come to honor integrity, both personally and professionally, to the point where we choose not to be involved with others without these standards. We trust systematic or deliberate action and do not like to rush into things, except when an emergency arises. Seeing a step-by-step implementation plan, before we engage a new process, helps us.

Identifying Characteristics:  As Implementors, we can be startling in our physical connectedness to our body.  Our body usually appears muscular and we have square faces with strong chins. We are centered and operate from gut knowing which can be intimidating to individuals who are not grounded. We are immediately identified by our love of what we believe to be the truth, our commitment to a clarity of purpose, and our sense of certainty. Authentic Intentional Intelligences achieve an internal calm which contrasts with our rough and rugged outer appearance.

Intentional Intelligence Exploration

The Primary Intentional Intelligence in the most balanced expression is a synthetic, purposeful, simple presence. We like to see everything evolve in a step-by-step manner. Early qualities we reflect are inner peace, nobility, directness and a versatility and adaptability in all forms of action.  We are extremely coordinated in our actions, and when most evolved, we coordinate our activities with others into a larger framework. One of the key themes we express is a resourceful momentum towards clearly defined goals. We are extremely efficient and are able to adapt our plans in the moment to maximize the results. This can be seen outwardly in our one-pointedness, our engaged sense of unification, and our directness. We embody and express Life energy like no other Creative Intelligence.

When our Intentional Intelligence is operating in the polarized position, we have to prove our effectiveness through our concentration. When polarized, we are not able to delegate effectively, because we want to make sure everything is done right – so we do things ourselves. We are effective strategic planners and focus consistently on producing value for others to demonstrate our usefulness. An indication that our Intentional Intelligence is polarized is when we show up as being in disengaged opposition. We have to take opposing points of view to make sure all the bases are covered. This means that we are commonly opposed to anything others may propose, and we distance ourselves from their solutions to maximize our own personal objectives.

If we have been repressed and we are operating at an unactualized level, our personal efficiency is the only way to get out of our personal dilemma. This means we need to let go of our fear of being rejected or abandoned and recognize that we are already isolated and effectively abandoning ourselves. At this level, we primarily stick to tactical implementation of things and can be demeaning and directive, when others challenge what we know or the way we are doing it. This is how we get our reputation for being dogmatic implementers of some activity. Another indicator of this stage is how we repress our passion by not allowing anyone to see what brings us joy. Fortunately, in all stages we know how to operate frugally and we increasingly become greater risk takers in managing money as we evolve.

The most important thing others can do to honor our Primary Implementor Intelligence is to admire how we ground and manifest our abstract thinking ability. We have the greatest insight into doing things in an economical way. It is our deep strategic insight that enables us to make complex problems simple. It is also important for others to acknowledge our follow-through and commitment and our unwillingness to give up under any circumstances. Others can identify when we are in our power by sensing our Stillness. The more we are distracted by activity, the less we are in our power. We tend to relax when we are given room to work out a problem, which we do in a systematic way. We can usually tell you a time when we will have an answer. When others honor our understanding of a situation, we engage with them more deeply.

We are called Implementors because we can reflect both the impulses of our physical body and how creative spirit interacts with our body. For many individuals, it is hard to imagine how our Intelligence can be both grounded and high-minded. One way this is seen and valued is our increased sense of integrity and appreciation for loyalty. Some are also surprised to learn that we are highly discriminating when dealing with extremely abstract ideas. This is because, although we like and seek accuracy, we also love economy in motion, where results can be ambiguous. When grounded and high-minded connections are opened up, we are completely clear and single-minded in our pursuit of proven, safe solutions. Most individuals see our sense of determination as self-limiting when we are not flexible.

Another side of our Intelligence's process is in the pursuit of answers. Compared to all the other energies, we are the most flexible in creating answers. As long as the solution is effective, the particular process does not matter to us. The only limit to this flexibility is our struggle to make sure that a process maintains the standard or quality that we have come to expect. We are known for our ability to systematically search through different alternatives and quickly eliminate those that do not hold promise. The irony is that while we pay attention to the details, we also tend to disregard them, when they do not seem to have necessary relevance.  We can simultaneously explore options, analyze them, and quantify each option’s merits independently.

Our kind of matrix thinking is called concatenation, which allows us to analyze data at the same time we are developing preliminary conclusions. Concatenation is the ability to analyze results based on incremental changes in variables or input. We are able to optimize the end result based on knowing exactly what is needed, when it is needed. We are highly deductive and skilled at identifying the likely problems in any process. We are incessantly active, manipulative (in an analytical way), and quantifying so choices can be made backed up by scientific assessments. It is important to note that we can be scientific but we feel that the science can be overdone and, therefore, we prefer simple solutions.

We think everything should be considered strategically and tactically. While we are resourceful and can be very Convergent, i.e., breaking each problem down into its essential elements and processing one element at a time, we are given to rigorous reasoning and an infinite array of distinctions. We combat the sheer magnitude of Thoughts we work with by systematically organizing them into prioritized hierarchies that represent our willingness to deal with them. We use reason to build practical structures that guide how and what we think in our development. This is the opposite of the Inventive Intelligence. The common sense of our Intentional Intelligence prescribes us to simplify whenever possible. Remember, we weave together many types of understanding, integrating this information from a multitude of sources; we represent our understanding, calibrated by the Sensations in our physical bodies.

We are challenged by Subjectification and/or Idealization and we are not worried about Objectification, because we feel more resourceful in this area. Usually we overdo our Sensations at the cost of our Feelings, but we are intellectually self-reflective in terms of our Thoughts. What is ironic is that, while we rarely consider higher forms of knowing we commonly apply these forms to come up with unique and body-intuitive ways of solving problems. This is because we operate at dual levels simultaneously and can concentrate on complicated subjects with many variables. We also work well when brainstorming non-linear, abstract, problem-solving tasks.

Another paradox about our energy expression is that, while we have great mental agility, we often get over identified with physical plane development and become repulsed by how others limit their body wisdom, momentum and physical activities. This is how we envision ourselves as clean, clear and unambiguous in our goals. Everything is defined in terms of an activity. This highlights why the theme of our Intentional Intelligence is, “Purpose itself am I.” We do Subjectification, if we become impatient with someone. This means that we think we know better about how to perform a certain activity and others should immediately accept our guidance because it will be more effective. Sometimes intellectual interactions with others about to accomplish a purpose can go round and around because we have different principles (like eliminating wasted steps) that guide us. We can become mentally hyperactive, which is why it is good to have regular physical activity to ground us. Formerly known as the Body Wisdom Intelligence, our energy is extremely sensitive to sound and rhythm. We use drums and musical instruments to facilitate our activity.

Our biggest handicap is in thinking we are more efficient or clear in our activities than anyone else. The more we are attached in proving we know more than others, the more we attract situations that prove us wrong. A more effective solution to this is to always be looking for situations where we can go beyond what is known to discover what is new. Engaging change in this way is hard for us to do initially, until we learn to trust our natural capacity to reform and reframe new opportunities in our life. This means that we do not have to see all change as problematic but we can use our own Intelligence to put a spin on how we can change if we want to. The key is to not become complacent in our self-importance about how we know what we are doing, so that we can be humble when we discover something we did not know. The more we become able to adapt and grow in any situation, the less desire we have in predefining circumstances to produce a fixed, limited outcome. In other words, we will get more confident in our ability to deal with reality, whatever it is. Going beyond what we are comfortable in choosing is the first step in this process.

Understanding Intentional Intelligence

We are commonly misunderstood because our Primary Intentional Intelligence is practical and manipulative of situations and our understanding is more precise than others’. Typically, we are able to assess things in ways that others cannot or do not. We see the limits of how far a structure or strategy will work and can therefore predict where it can break down. Our capacity to think through a process to completion is much greater than that of others. What we take for granted as the basic requirements of a situation, is commonly much different than how others assess the circumstances. For example, we do not see the importance of beauty or elegance in architecture. If it is functional, then we appreciate it. We treasure reliability and predictability. If someone, therefore, acts in ways that are not accountable, we want to eliminate them from the equation. And finally, we want others to be accountable to their word and their God so we discount anyone who is untrustworthy, amoral or acts in shady ways.

We can over-engage our Intelligence (by projecting our actions onto others), which can be seen by our need to establish timeframes and schedules so others understand how their performance will be measured. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on the most effective way to accomplish a job. The problem occurs when our common sense solutions are not able to be engaged by those who need to do the job. This completely frustrates us and we become overly directive micro managers. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on how the expectations of others are unreasonable or unrealistic given the circumstances. We end up establishing our own system of measurement and attempt to convince others of its benefit. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally indifferent, isolated and belligerent because we need others to recognize the need for efficiency and effectiveness. When others deny this, it leads us to be reactive and to demand more from them. When we are not engaging our Intelligence, we become a closed circuit, not taking in new options or possible improvements. We become repetitive and unwilling to communicate or connect with others. The result of denying ourselves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater self-critical dialogue. The key to expressing our Primary Intentional Intelligence is to create balance between our personal activity and the activities of those around us. Any differential between the two leads to judgment and disagreements.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things while not creating obstacles to its expression. Some would say it is about accepting our unique truth and realizing that it will manifest with others at the particularly right time and place if we just allow it. The more we isolate, the more we tend to not engage our truth and just “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, it overwhelms our ability to be natural and flowing in our expression. Things happen in fits and starts. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we do not have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become self-focused in what we are willing to share with others.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment occurs when we are part of a larger group where our contribution is valued and appreciated. What others see in us is the capacity for reliable, consistent implementation of activities that enable an organization to grow. Our Primary Intentional Intelligence grows through the theme of “Purpose itself am I.” This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful, which, in this case, has to do with setting a high standard of performance so we can be well compensated. Our Tertiary Intelligence focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin. We manifest safety by repeating what are proven and known strategies and tactics to keep others from messing with us. Two indicators of this are a steadfast silence and focus on only believing what we can see.

Inventive Intelligence Primary Expression

(formerly known as Artisan, Harmonic or Ray 4)

Primary Contribution: Unconventional problem solving and conflict-resolution.  We visualize an issue and provide tactical insights about how to best contribute. While we like exploring extremes, our real power emerges when we hold all points of view and see the paradox of a circumstance. This empowers us to cut through superficial encumbrances and establish something that will change the whole situation immediately. Inventive Intelligence individuals quickly have ideas and we express them easily. As change agents, we excel at revealing options others do not see and at providing choices that can empower others in every situation. Our independence allows us to see things in new ways so we do not get caught up in traditional problems that entangle others. We are master idea integrators, even though we tend to lack a sense of timing. This means many of our breakthroughs are revolutionary, unexpected, and have unforeseen consequences. Many are amazed when we pull off the impossible by bringing new things together in unexpected ways. Developed, we also have extraordinary musical and language abilities.

Leadership Style: Reorienting Possibilities. As Inventive Intelligence or Inventors, we first need to establish the big picture with others and develop a series of steps necessary to reach our intended outcome. We are inclusive thinkers that expand the context or depth in which ideas are engaged. Our leadership style provides a central plan with an opportunity to adjust it based upon new discoveries that emerge. In order to come to an agreement on the definitions and results needed to accomplish each step of a process, we allow team members to apply their own creativity in accomplishing each of those steps. We encourage others to come up with the micro-steps they need to contribute to the larger plan. We also encourage group brainstorming, when team members encounter problems, and we promote ingenuity and initiative in meeting deadlines. Our biggest challenge is holding ourselves to established timelines and communicating that sense of urgency to others. This is because we realize that the physical manifestation of a task takes more time than we expect.

Development Process: Inventive ingenuity is released when we work, not only with our ideas, but also with how our ideas can interact with those of others. Releasing attachments to what we know enables us to see how the confluence of others’ ideas brings into focus the paradox that clarifies a new way of knowing. We use our ability to transform conflict within ourselves to create space so that everything has its proper place in the world. We are driven to maximize the degree of resonance and minimize the degree of dissonance by bringing beauty, simplicity, and elegance to our expressions.

As such, we are excellent problem solvers, both individually and in groups. An enhanced sense of prioritizing allows us to focus ourselves, so we are able to see pitfalls and diversions and to step around problems. Without the ability and the desire to ground our results, we do not make great leaders. By doing so, we present new possibilities, which enable others to do things with greater efficiency. When we are not preoccupied or distracted, we are able to engage in a wide variety of solutions in order to come up with the one that best serves the needs of those around them. This means that we should put ourselves in places where we have a strong connection to the people we are serving, so the right solutions will be drawn out of the circumstances.

Primary Blindness:  As Inventors, we deceive ourselves into believing something is real when it is not. We are overly impressionable. Unrest follows us wherever we go until we are willing to take responsibility for our creativity and make our lives a quest for higher expression. We are torn between idealism and flexibility in our creative expression and our ability to integrate with other individuals and groups. Often, we are interested in music and writing and can become addicted to taking risks. We are extremely moody, which encourages others to support us in getting out of our negative moods. Once we are in a negative mood, we affect everyone around us.   

Identifying Characteristics: Our Inventive Intelligence energy can be best identified by our flair for the unusual and our sensitivity to our environment. Sometimes we act as if we are somewhere else (which we are) or in our own creative world. We are identified by our exquisite sense of touch and the creativity that flows from our hands.

Inventive Intelligence Exploration

The values of Primary Inventive Intelligence are developed in three stages. At best, Primary Inventors focus on Universal Rapport. We use our ingenuity and uniqueness to unify separate elements in order to bring about intellectual understanding and unity. This looks like a sense of confidence in our self-connection that encourages others to share inner conflicts and experiences. We are known for our ability to embrace Paradox and turn common beliefs and assumptions upside-down. We manifest and demonstrate an inner beauty and elegance that inspires others to participate with us. When we are balanced, we operate with a sense of equilibrium so change is not overwhelming to others around us. As Change Agents, we learn to read in others, the degree of change they are willing to engage in at any particular time and to fulfill it. Overall, we have the ability to transform conflict into harmony and build a network of people that resonate with our unique way of thinking.

In early stages, we are dedicated to changing the status quo without necessarily taking the time to develop a solution that works for everyone. Sometimes we have not examined all the options, because we are basically experimentalists at heart. Typically, we feel out of sync with people, because we try to do something bigger than those around us are capable of accepting. In this stage there is a lot of rebellion and exploration of new possibilities. One of the indicators that we are at this stage is when we are acting defiant and we thumb our noses at others who try to make us follow the rules. The more we see and accept our own diversity, the more we can be in harmony and reconcile ourselves with others. The keynote of this stage is how we manifest our Inventiveness and Imagination by doing the unexpected or impossible. The more inclusive and accepting we are of our own internal process, the more likely we are to engage others who are different.

At an early stage, the Inventor who is repressed operates with self-rejection in extreme modalities. Outwardly, we are checked-out and unable to look you in the eyes. If we cannot change things, we want to destroy them. Because we are not seen and accepted by others, we are frequently self-deceptive and believe our own limitations, feeling the world is persecuting us. In extreme circumstances, we can be self-destructive and highly addictive. If we are in a state of self-denial we show up as paranoid, disassociated, and unable to get beyond our own fears of being judged. Many times, we deny our inner conflict and need for change and hence, become the most fixated against all change of any of the Creative Intelligences. To loosen this up we need to be more spontaneous and allow ourselves to improvise temporary but congruent ways to express ourselves. The more playful we are, the quicker we will move into Stage two of our development.

The most important thing others can do to honor us is to support our aspiration to create things of beauty around us. Usually, we choose to take things that exist in one framework and bring elements of that expression into other domains. This is a source of our ability to neutralize conflicts and bring harmony and beauty to the environments we love. Others can further support us by allowing us time and space to work through our conflicts. When others don’t expect us to be conflict-free, we are encouraged to share ourselves and our process in a way that uplifts everyone. By encouraging our creative processes, we can work through our inner processes in ways that are uplifting and unusual. By accepting our uniqueness, we can allow ourselves to relax and deepen our own process. We become steadfast and disciplined as we learn to manifest our power. We relax when we are seen as unique and different. Then we feel free enough to make suggestions that can wake others up to the problems they engage.

We are grounded in the aesthetic, visual and imaginative realms. We are able to be dramatic, expressive, spontaneous, playful, and paradoxical without effort. We expand or explode imbalances and obstructions in Context (usually expressed as self-limiting perspectives or the framework of a possibility), releasing Awareness and Love. We call this Inventive Intelligence, because we integrate multiple sensory domains in a completely metaphorical way. We are more feminine than masculine and driven by strong desires to break out of set ways of thinking. We also are not protective of the status quo, because better Thoughts are always being developed. Inventive Intelligence is visually acute, musical, and linguistic in nature. We can be visualized as a pendulum oscillating from side to side, yet always returning to center. This constantly reoccurs, because we gather the best options from the periphery and make them available to everyone. We create inclusive “thought-forms” that bridge and link with the Universe, allowing us to be flexibly defined and responsive in character.

With Inventive Intelligence, accuracy is not relevant; tone and unique connectivity hold much greater importance. We emphasize strong contrasts for dramatic affect and to illustrate our points. We are extremely flexible and pliant and easily impressed by external circumstances. This impressibility is what makes us sensitive and powerful as a change agent. It is also easy for us to become distracted by the multiplicity of ways to engage our environment. We operate on five levels simultaneously, making it difficult for others to get our full attention at any time. We are rapid, fast gestalt-oriented thinkers, who develop close rapport with anyone we choose. (But this does not mean we want to stay connected.) Instead, it is our curiosity that allows us to unify with others in their Thoughts. This is what makes us effective at bringing new possibilities to the world.

We are most attentive to issues of beauty, where elegant and simple solutions can change the world. We are extremely sensitive to color and tone, which we use to code and organize our thinking. Inventive Intelligence individuals pursue ideas that bring together competing or conflicted forces so we can operate in unity. The irony is that we value rugged individualism and stoic indifference to the choices of others. Even though we do not focus on factual details, we consider and evaluate all obvious concerns before we are willing to make a choice. Additionally, we have to consider all the issues in relationship to each other (in the larger context) that are trying to be addressed. We are self-reflective, introspective, and almost obsessively preoccupied by our own way of thinking, which helps us not become bored. We are capable of both analysis and synthesis, but we are more interested in bringing ideas together in new ways.

Inventors can quickly vacillate between hyperactivity and lassitude as we integrate things in our own way and time. We are strong in our interconnected, synthetic, anagogic (making analogies), and metaphorical capabilities. We are free-associating, improvisational, and constantly self-refining. We are also sensitive, poetic, musical, and interested in literature. Our interests are determined by our Primary Creative Expression, and may not be wide ranging (depending on the Secondary energy). One of the primary purposes of our Intelligence is to integrate our new understanding with the understanding of others, when it serves our mission. We tend to be more introspective and quiet, depending on our Secondary, whereas Orchestrating, Visionary, and Patterning Intelligences are more outgoing.

We tend to break down pre-existing structures to find new ways to assemble Thoughts and make them more interesting and useful. We accomplish this primarily through problem solving outside the box; we hold on to a large, Divergent point of view, naturally attracting many different approaches. Because we have a naturally Divergent Decision Making style, we can utilize support in bringing together, stabilizing, and organizing our thought processes. Others may rebel against the time it takes for us to become decisive.
Inventors are peculiarly abstract. We focus on symbolic images and rely on figurative frameworks for expressing our knowing. Our imagination encourages many kinds of artistic expression, particularly using our hands. We transcend time, which makes it more difficult to follow our Thoughts. Instead, we trust that everything will show up when it shows up. We are extremely sensitive to tension and intellectual conflicts, as we try to bring about harmony under all circumstances.

One of the big challenges we experience is learning how to be responsible for the results of our creative expression. Since we are the main initiator of creative activities, it is much harder for us to deal with situations when it does not turn out the way we would like. Our capacity to initiate can get us so charged up that we can engage things before we even think of the consequences. This is particularly true when we have not learned the skills of self-discipline, concentration and intellectual focus. Over time, when we get a lot of negative feedback about how impulsive we are, it can lead us to pre-emptively short circuit our creative process by fearing that no one will accept the outcome.

When this occurs, our sense of creative risk taking disappears and we only do those things where we know the results in advance. One of the primary indicators that we are caught in this pattern is when we hide out or minimize our contributions in jobs by either doing only what is expected or co-creating possibilities with others that we can count on not to reject us. We address these fears by recognizing that negative reactions are one of the primary ways we awaken possibilities. Why try to think within the box, when our capacity to see the bigger picture can change the location of the box completely. The downside of fearing that our Creative expressions will not be accepted is that we receive little or no feedback. In this circumstance, we do not ever experience the “great win” when it occurs. Ultimately, we need to learn how to break preconceptions to make our unique contribution.

We deepen ourselves with steadfastness and discipline.  We give birth to new ideas and forms of thinking, which, in turn gives birth to new spatial manifestation. This reflects that we use the feminine more than the masculine to achieve our intentions. We can recognize the importance of Inventive Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become overtly in-your-face expressive (hyperactive), overly poetic or picturesque. When we under-do this Intelligence, we vacillate, are indecisive, and create crises to keep ourselves busy. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept this form of Intelligence, particularly when we see immediately what is missing in a situation and this upsets others, we become extremely petulant, sarcastic, caustic or self-pitying. It is interesting to note that while this Intelligence can be balanced and intuitive, it does not want to get lost in its wholeness. When we are hurt, we become overtly individualistic as a way to protect ourselves.

Inventors experience the greatest difficulty when we have unregulated passions, extreme moodiness and get caught up in over dramatic expression. This is usually the result of being repressed as a child, so we do not trust that others will hear and accept us as we are. This drives us to push more even when it is not necessary to be seen for what we want. The core issue is knowing what we want which is the best way to experience our authentic nature. When we do not know who we are and what we want, we are prone to exaggeration in order to get push back. We seek a balance between pushing and being pushed so that our Truth can become more obvious to us. It is ironic that our authentic expression becomes more revealed when we are in a constant state of conflict and turmoil. In this way, we create a sense of movement through constant change, forcing us to revise our inner and outer experience of what is right.

The core issue is how can we create and express beauty without becoming attached to it. What helps us to do this is the concept that beauty flows through you and into the world. Whenever we attempt to control, limit or possess beauty we end up distancing ourselves from it. It is only by honoring it as an expression of who we are that we actually embody the beauty we seek to express. Beauty can be expressed in terms of outcomes but can also be focused upon from a process point of view. For us, as Inventors, bringing peace, harmony and beauty to the process is more difficult than doing it as an outcome. Ultimately, we need to be the source that creates the fulfillment rather than the effort that we need to overcome to produce the fulfillment. Making peace with ourselves by unifying the aspects of internal conflict makes it easier to create the beauty we wish to bring to the world. Until that time, we can see literally where we are in our integration process by the conflict we have with others when attempting to create something together.

We can recognize the importance of Inventive Intelligence by how we over-engage our Intelligence (by projecting our Thoughts onto others), without realizing that others may not have the context or capacity to reflect our experience. The more we want to be seen and experienced as a thinker, the more impatient we are with other’s lack of appreciation and understanding. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on the underlying details or unique structure of our Thoughts. Others may not even possess the background to understand how this idea is different than what came before it. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on our internal landscape and or conflicts that keep us from expressing ourselves. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally insulated, isolated, and unpredictable because we rebel against the common perception that solutions are incremental in nature. As a result, we try to force ourselves to consider discontinuities that change the whole operating paradigm. This leads us to be dismissive and volatile when others do not see the possibilities we are trying to convey. When we are not engaging this Intelligence, we become a closed mental circuit that continues to deepen until the underlying premises are revealed. We become competitive, and unwilling to share our perspectives. Ironically, we also can become aggressive and disagreeable in order to demand the attention we believe we deserve. The result of denying ourselves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater self-critical dialogue. The key to expressing our Primary Inventive Intelligence is to create inner unity so that we are able to congruently communicate our insights to others.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things and do not create obstacles to its expression. Some would say it’s about accepting our unique truth and realizing that it will manifest with others at the particularly right time and place if we just allow it. The more we fear, the more we tend to not engage our truth and “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, we are overwhelming our ability to “be” natural and flowing in our expression. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we don’t have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become extremely selective in what we are willing to share with others.

Understanding Inventive Intelligence

What people do not understand is that we see ourselves as creative brain-stormers without a fundamental need to edit our Thoughts. This means we often come out with comments that are insensitive, politically incorrect or harsh. Due to the fact that this is a part of our contribution, we do not believe we should be judged or harassed about these interjections because offsetting this is the occasional brilliant observation that changes the world. What we want is more creative understanding and acceptance that everything does not have to fit some social or political standard for correctness. Why can’t everyone recognize that thinking the same way in sync with others is not all that creative or powerful? What would be the cost of empowering the reality of free speech in our world? We represent those individuals who are the most sensitive to repression, denial and the cost of conformity. In our pursuit of uniqueness we set a new standard that encourages others to be more authentic. While some individuals misunderstand our intentions, it has always been our desire to awaken the best in others.

Primary Inventive Intelligence individuals are experimental and exploratory in sexual interactions. Being sensuous, we like physical connection even though it can make us feel uncomfortable. We tend to look for ways to be safe with our partner and love when we do something that surprises them. Over time, we do look for a sense of security, but it is not about doing things in habitual ways, but how much flexibility and adaptability a partner demonstrates with us. The more our partner does not fall into a pattern of expectations, the happier we are. We quickly tire when repeating any activity more than three times. Sometimes, this drives our sexual partners a little crazy when they seek to repeat something that works for them. The best advice we can give in this situation is for our partners to be more inventive and responsive to sexual interactions in unusual places and times. The important thing to remember is that sexuality is also a creative mental process, which requires us to be fully involved. Anytime we are not fully engaged, sexuality loses much of its joy.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment is a matter of being a recognized idea generator that others can then refine into practical applications. What we want is a support group that will assist us in making our ideas real. Primary Inventive Intelligence grows through steadfastness and discipline with the theme of “merging with the one,” which reflects our connection to the cosmic mental plane, where all creative ideas originate. This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful, primarily seen as patenting ideas or creating new businesses that stretch the imagination and result in financial rewards.  Another aspect of our Secondary Inventive is how we rebel against the status quo and everything that is mediocre. Our Tertiary Intelligence, which focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin, can protect us by diverting threatening issues away from us. We commonly evaluate each interaction based on our internal comfort, which allows us to choose what we engage and dismiss what scares us.

Investigative IntelligencePrimary Expression

(formerly known as Scholar, Concrete Knowing or Ray 5)

Primary Contribution: Using insights to provide feedback loops in order to improve results in all areas of endeavor and to help solve problems. Our Investigative, comprehensive approach to intellectual understanding makes us incredible resources for others who do not know the “lay of the land”. We seem to remember everything we have read and organize that information so that we are not only repositories of information and knowledge, but also of wisdom. This wisdom draws others to reflect on their own understanding in our presence. The gift of the Investigative Intelligence is our ability to accept the ideas of others and improve or expand them. Being holistic thinkers, we can see any flaws or exceptions, rarely missing any important details. We are traditional problem solvers. About twelve percent of the population absorbs information and sees patterns in this way. We are neutral to the differences in others; hence, we can be integrators, particularly on the intellectual level, where we hold everyone’s perspective equally. Historically, we have been seen as academics or nerds, but now we are instrumental in a technological society.

Leadership Style: Our leadership style is to first let others know what is expected of them. We like to set clear, unambiguous procedures so performance and accomplishments can be easily delineated. When things do not go as expected, we are the first to examine and discard assumptions which are no longer accurate. Our leadership style is to organize learning environments and structures so that we keep refining the standards for performance. Known also as Investigators, we constantly search for new sources of information and insight, which we then share to build the internal awareness of a group. Our primary skill is to recognize what people know and to build learning networks that increase the depth of this knowledge throughout the group. Our ability to respond quickly to new opportunities is key, because we have decision-making frameworks already predesigned to assess the situation. We are also great at de-personalizing problems so character assassinations are minimized. Everyone on the team is valued based on the merit of their ideas and their capacity to identify potential problems before they arise. While we do not outwardly enforce a rigid hierarchy such as the Intentional Intelligence, we consider it a sign of respect when people go through proper channels. In this way, issues can be prioritized and exceptions duly noted so that proper reviews can be performed.

Development Process: Unactualized, we emphasize theories, structure, order over chaos, and attempt to be businesslike and punctual. We resist participating in a process if we believe it is going to affect our perceptiveness. While others can respect our intention we try to maintain distance while facilitating an understanding. If we are encouraged to explore our passion, playfulness and paradox of being both observer and observed, we build a greater understanding of how everything fits together. Without heartfulness, we tend to become pedantic and mind numbing in our pursuit of minutia, but when we unify our mind and hearts, we can move with our passion and desire to know. Over time, we develop greater cultural and political insights, which allow us to better support our teams. Ultimately, it is our curiosity that allows others to connect to us and see our humanity. We encourage others to explore the details and foundations of our Thoughts so we are more able to validate our beliefs.

Primary Blindness: Our Investigative Intelligence can get attached to data and lose the big picture. We do this by attaching to our assumptions, not realizing this could keep us from seeing the larger truth. Conversely, we can also get stuck believing our theories or hypotheses are facts about how things actually work. We convince ourselves that our system of knowledge is more real than the facts they are based upon. This promotes the condition of illusion, where others are expected to agree without self-examination. If we do not trust our understanding, we can be hypothesizing, theoretical, confused, overly serious, and caught in inertia. We can become such strong observers that we may lose our sense of participation in the process. This creates situations in which our input is not welcome, because it appears judgmental.

Identifying Characteristics: Our Investigative Intelligence can immediately be identified by our intellectual power to rationalize, neutrality, an insatiable desire for knowledge, an innate curiosity, and our need for accuracy, clarity and precision when communicating. We often have thin faces with large foreheads and are typically tall and awkward in our movements.

Investigative Intelligence Exploration

The values of our Primary Investigative Intelligence are developed in three stages. At its best, we express acute psychological and logical understanding and appreciation of the world. Our ability to understand others is a direct reflection of refining our own inner knowing and becoming clear about certain tradeoffs. What we have overcome is the illusion of believing we know something, when we actually do not. We accomplish this by being in a constant state of self-discovery through deepening what we know in light of new observations. At this stage, we are able to unify our heart and mind to investigate Universal principles and discover the Scientific Truth of a situation. Our clarity and curiosity empower us to separate our Thoughts from our thinking process, so we are not attached to the Thoughts themselves. In this way, we have the unique insight of how developed and powerful each thought is. All this shows up externally as an ability to engage and share wisdom with others without taking positions or making judgments. Since wisdom conveys a transpersonal understating and an acceptance of the Truth, we do not need to protect the Truth or convince anyone of its accuracy. This state of inner balance regarding Wisdom is a result of integrating the Intent, Content and Context of a situation so there is a complete representation that is faithful to the experience. The Primary Investigative Intelligence is a repository of wisdom. Typically, we are thought of as traditional problem-solvers, because we appreciate incremental improvement.

Eventually we integrate our hearts into a broader scope and move into the last phase of knowing which is contextually based. While we do not want to be imprecise, we seek to be inclusive of higher principles or observations that seem to align with our insights. This is where our thinking becomes interrelated with the thinking of others; we move from knowledge structures to self-understanding to acceptance of a deeper wisdom that is the basis for all-human knowing. The more we study a particular subject, the more we come to a place of choice about how we use that knowledge. We either follow the path of reinforcing what we know or maintaining an openness that allows us to reexamine how we think rather than what we think. This is how we deepen from knowledge, to understanding and finally, to wisdom. Changing our thought process is how we shift from exclusive patterns of thinking to inclusive self-unifying processes.

When our Primary Investigative Intelligence is operating in an early stage, the discovery process itself enthralls us. We seek to elevate our position through demonstrating a mastery of what we know. This phase of building content understanding of how the world works can be challenging, if we keep the investigation at a literal level. It is advisable that we allow ourselves to become more abstract thinkers and prioritize our observations from a basic curiosity of what shows up in the world. We move from observations to an explicit provable structures, then to an abstract theoretical structures, and finally, to the principles or themes that guide choices. This is the world of motivation that allows us to explore our intuitive nature. When we are polarized we have to demonstrate our intellectual power so that others will defer to our understanding. The whole goal is to get others to accede to our superior knowledge. We seek to demonstrate how much we know, which becomes a trap when we believe in superficial answers. At this early stage, we can get caught up in trying to prove what we understand, confusing it with fixed knowledge. This is a stage where we transform knowledge into wisdom by becoming less attached to our Thoughts. As a result we can be very diplomatic with all types of people. We are identified by our attachment to objectivity and how we concentrate our Thoughts in particular ways. We are afraid of becoming biased and/or losing our reputation, which we carefully manage.

When repressed, we are known for our pedantic thinking, where we are locked in to theoretical abstractions. One of the key indicators of this is becoming trapped in superficial understanding that does not reflect deeper issues. Knowledge becomes a goal in itself, and we do not even appreciate the value of understanding, much less the value of wisdom. Initially, we operate on a content level by being able to absorb and present memorized information on demand. This assimilation structure reveals our affiliation with our masculine roots, where knowledge becomes real when it can help us act effectively. The process of Investigators deepens as we begin to relate pieces of information together, which then prioritizes our interests in where and what we want to explore. As we go further into the intent, we clarify and energize our priorities, establishing a clear sense of relevance. Investigators have highly accurate, Thoughts which are sharply delineated, particularly in early development. At this stage, we get locked into proving that our memory and intellectual structures are reliable. What we seek most is the acknowledgement that comes from our breakthroughs in scientific thought as a result of our systematic investigation. This “by the numbers” approach may not yield any breakthroughs, but the incremental approach helps us to feel we are contributing.

The most important thing others can do to honor our Primary Investigative Intelligence is to honor our sense of detachment, by not reacting to our observations. It is important others listen and seek to understand us and our thinking process. Since we customize our thinking processes the most, getting to know how we think makes us feel loved and appreciated. When others treasure our unique way of looking at the world and embrace our desire for bias-free reporting, we will develop our power to actualize things by being an arbitrator of various versions of reality. Investigative Intelligence energy is neutral to the differences in others. Therefore, we can be integrators, particularly on an intellectual level, where we equally hold everyone’s truth. We are usually the most integrated and can synthesize an inclusive way of knowing that sees things from many directions.

We are scientific, objective, detached and lucid in our observations. We are inductive thinkers, who question and investigate everything. We are fact-ascertaining and empirical, getting caught up in literal details in ways no other energy can match. We unify and expand information that is complete and balanced between Intent, Content and Context. We are repulsed by and eventually destroy information where the Intent, Content, or Context are not in alignment. We are called Investigators, because we seek to validate the reality of living in the world by focusing on the ‘what’, ‘how’, and ‘why’. These three tests of usefulness reflect the personal relevance of information to serve Content, Context and Intent. When we know something, we can then recreate and share it, translating it to the needed frequency depending on the receiving Intelligence, so it can be acted upon.

Overall, the development of our Intelligence is systematic and extremely focused on what we know can be verified. We only change our framework of thought when we discover errors in the rationalization process. While intrigued with details, we have mixed Feelings as to what degree we should engage them in a particular situation. Most of the time, we focus on what we know rather than expanding our range, unless we have a predefined interest in a new area. We are extremely analytical on physical, emotional, and intellectual levels, even though we do not often talk about emotional perspectives.

The most important characteristic is our ability to interpret the facts without distorting them. This leads us to want to say what is known exactly and precisely, without over or under-doing it and without exaggerating or oversimplifying the concept. We are particularly attracted to summary tables where conclusions, principles and objectives can be expressed and clarified. We love to see the assumptions that lead us to certain conclusions articulated so the obvious errors can be easily identified. This relates to our natural skepticism, which asserts that people have the responsibility to prove the positive; however, we operate from the assumption that others must prove something in the positive before it is accepted. The Investigative Intelligence treasures the truth above all. We find it extremely wasteful and despicable for people to present themselves in ways that do not fit any objective reality of interpretation of the facts. We are naturally convergent thinkers and can concentrate easily and effectively in a disciplined way. Others may believe that we are too rational, technical and unimaginative because of how we try to maintain impartiality in the way we validate our Thoughts. We are typically convergent decision makers who amplify a skeptical mindset to reveal the underlying basis for what is true.

Sometimes, we are clinical, quantifying, mathematical and measuring. Other times, we are questioning, curious and inquiring about the facts as we see them. Of all the Intelligences, we are most fearful of Emotions, Intuition, Feelings, impulses and impulsiveness, which is why we emphasize our slow and careful deliberation above all else. We love to establish a certain rigor in how we implement a procedure to identify a distortion of someone else's thinking. We despise those who jump to conclusions too quickly. Through detachment, we deepen our appreciation of our intellectual power. Our theme is “when three minds unite,” which reflects Intent, Content and Context coming together. The Investigative Intelligence is about learning to share what is known so everyone can use it. As long as an individual is attached and withholding information, we do not know how to effectively express our Primary Intelligence. Initially, we are at risk of being defined by the information around us. It is hard for us to see ourselves as creators of information rather than recorders of it. This means we have yet to embody that we are thinkers and not the results of our thinking.

We can recognize the importance of our Investigative Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do, or react to it. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become pontificating pundits, theoretical, separative and do not accept of other’s Thoughts. In effect, we become trapped and identified in Thoughts of how we are different from others. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become extremely literal, focusing on minutia and unwilling to stretch our perceptions into new areas of thought. As a result, we follow the Thoughts of those who are authorities and use their perceptions as a substitute for our own insights. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our form of Intelligence, particularly when others do not see the value of the structures we use, we become extremely despondent and/or impatient regarding their inaccurate views. It is interesting to note that while we can be rational, we do not want to get lost in rationalizations. When we are hurt, we become overly logical and avoid Emotions as a way to protect ourselves.

One of the biggest challenges is to stop limiting our Thoughts to deductive or linear patterns and start perceiving different ways of knowing more completely, particularly on intuitive levels. Thought is not meant to just regulate and systemize our experience but to evoke new ways of perceiving the Truth. This requires us to be familiar with the various modalities of knowing and to let go of single-step solutions for figuring out the truth. When we have the ability to synthesize thought it is because we can see how all forms of knowing can contribute to deepening our knowing in a particular way. We call this becoming “wise” rather than being “right”. It is about escaping the limits of what thought is so we can create it afresh and anew in each moment. In particular, it is about deepening our thinking so that the Thoughts of others may contribute to but not fundamentally change our own perceptions. This is not because we seek to reinforce our positions or past perceptions of what we think is right, but because fundamentally, we know ourselves to be thinkers beyond our own structures and fixed Thoughts. In this way, our Truth becomes integrative, inclusive and transforms the thinking of others into new ways of perceiving.

The key way that we can develop ourselves is to explore our Emotions and Feelings. To move into wisdom we have to both honor our own Feelings and Emotions and integrate them into our other perceptual frameworks. Feelings help us to integrate our body awareness and Sensations. Emotions help us to build and organize our Thoughts in a unified way. Together, they allow us to bring together the different expressions of our body and mind so a higher, more inclusive synthesis occurs. Otherwise, we will end up reacting to the Feelings and Emotions of others which will keep us from being present with ourselves or with them. The paradox is that the more we attempt to protect ourselves from Emotions and Feelings, the more likely this process isolates us from our own humanity. Since wisdom requires us to develop our inner senses, it is important that we are not distorted in our outer senses. Inner senses such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and claircognizance directly relate to our outer senses of seeing, hearing, touch and direct knowing. The senses of smell and taste relate to direct knowing. Fortunately, the more conscious we become the more complex and capable we become in shifting between our senses while being inclusive to them all.

One of the best ways to develop our senses is to be able to establish an inner domain where we can reflect upon our senses in real time. In this way we can respond to how our experience is mixed between our senses and being able to respond.  Initially, we need to become a better mix-master of what we want to bring together and in which way. Eventually, we learn to provide ourselves with more capacity to process than what we are receiving in any given moment. In this way, we can take our inner hearing and relate it to our outer hearing so that we are working on both levels simultaneously. When this occurs we shift from a linear way of processing to a more multi-modal way of integrating our experience. In this situation a likely outcome would be clairaudience, where we have our outer hearing complemented by our inner hearing, and even some spacious background to bring together our hearing.

We build the capacity to go beyond knowledge and understanding and embody wisdom. This occurs through our natural ability to concentrate and meditate. The key aspect is to shift from being driven and at the effect of our Thoughts to actually being at choice regarding how we use our thinking. For some people it is a shocking revelation to realize that we could live in a space of inner silence without thought. Shifting beyond our Safety and Security thought processes means we need to trust that our Creativity and inner knowing can take care of us. This indicates that we have, usually through a process of meditation, come to occupy a place of intuitive knowing called in esoteric circles, straight knowledge. In effect, our knowing is based on our sense of being which no longer requires us to process our experience to know it. There are three major qualities that need to be developed to maximize the utilization of wisdom. They are Spacious Presence, Pregnant Duration and Skillful Means. One of the major outcomes is an internal shift to be able to hold space for others to become a creative problem solver and to learn when to engage or not to engage a particular process.

Understanding The Investigative Intelligence

What people do not understand is that we see ourselves as facilitators and arbiters for the right use of information. For this reason, we are typically offended whenever information is miscommunicated, contains obvious bias, or is summarized in a way that is incomplete. Our immediate response is to try to correct the situation. We do this because our higher calling has to do with integrating and clarifying rather than confusing people with information. It is easy to observe that others think we are overprotective, intrusive and perhaps insensitive to the opinions of others, when we jump to correct these issues. The fact that these issues do not daunt us affirms that our nature is to find the highest way of communicating information and transform it into wisdom. Another aspect of this is how we believe there should be an objective and verifiable process and procedure for organizing information so it is free of distortions. This is why we commonly look for organizational framework and consistency, in terms of useful results, whenever we evaluate the accuracy of what we are looking at. Our main desire is to train others to independently evaluate information in this manner.

We can recognize the importance of Investigative Intelligence by how we over-engage our Intelligence (by projecting our internal systems to eliminate bias and distortions onto others), not realizing the negative reactions of others to this. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on the process and ignore how others are responding or reacting to us. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on our explanations, internal answers to external circumstances and excessive content that keeps us from knowing or expressing ourselves. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally insulated, isolated and self contained, believing that our interactions (with others) will not be supportive or helpful. This leads us to be overly analytical and undemanding of others. When we do not engage this Intelligence, we become a closed mental circuit that overdoes data collection at the cost of assimilation and understanding. We become extremely self-focused, and fixate on activities that stabilize our internal processing. The key to expressing our Primary Investigative Intelligence is to create a relationship between what we know and what others know so our knowledge can become synergistic.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things and do not create obstacles to our authentic expression. Some would say it is about accepting our unique truth and using it to engage others. The more we become isolated in our understanding, the more we tend to not engage our truth and “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, we are overwhelming our ability to “be” knowing and interactive in our expression. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we do not have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become extremely objective and analytical about how to validate our experience.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment arises when we are able to translate or solidify wisdom between multiple Intelligences so there is greater understanding in the world. Primary Investigative Intelligence grows through the theme of “when three minds unite,” which reflects Intent, Content, and Context coming together. This is different from the Investigative Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security be being successful, which is about obtaining, disseminating and using knowledge to create solutions for others. On a Secondary level, we want to be appreciated and admired for the information we can convey on demand. Our Investigative Tertiary Intelligence, which focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin, fixates us on having the right information that guarantees our survival. Our safety occurs by maintaining an objective assessment of what we can trust about others so they do not hurt us.

Visionary Intelligence Primary Expression

(formerly known as Priest, Self-Referencing or Ray 6)

Primary Contribution: Inspiring groups to fully engage in their opportunities to grow. We innately know what others desire and use these insights to see and affirm the truths others deny. We accomplish this by balancing and integrating Feelings with Emotions, which creates a safe space for healing and transformation. Our contribution is primarily to create the experience of trust, where our appreciation for others is clear, and individuals feel empowered. We focus people on the actions that will uplift them the most. If we have done our own emotional healing, this becomes the primary way in which we work with others.

Currently, less than forty percent of the population has any kind of outward personal growth process.  We Visionaries want to make growth more obvious and available. When we are being present in our truth, we create a foundation from which we can think globally and act locally. It becomes easier for us to work with others in ways that produce mutual possibilities, even if we have differences of opinions about how to do it. Actualized, we strive to create inclusive, overlapping visions, where common interests can be honored.

Leadership Style: Motivating Group Consensus by helping others to determine their vision and to express themselves passionately. We are master motivators. Our innate faith in others and our hopefulness make it safe to respond to us. Our challenge is to ground and make real a vision in a way that supports others taking concrete action. We see how personal matters can be included and used to bring out enthusiasm in a group. Visionaries bring structure and focus to what is being done or not done and constantly push for a greater integration between motives and skills for others. This can lead to a fixation of living to pre-established ideals, reducing flexibility in manifesting our goals. On the other hand, our innate independence of thought helps us maintain a course of action, even in the most adverse circumstances. We seek to learn how to trust others, particularly when it seems apparent there is limited alignment. Since appearances can be deceptive, we need to use passion to let the Universe support us. As we grow into our full power, we become more inclusive, easy-going, fun loving and soft.

Development Process: For the Visionary Intelligence, identifying with the practice of our “work” helps to focus our service. The biggest challenge for us is to integrate our strong life energy with our internal Wisdom. When we do this, our intensity dies out, and we become more available. We become more effective in seeing how other people's truths do not have to relate to our own truth. When we embrace the possibility of multiple truths and engage the paradoxes of life as an open question, we shift from personal to transpersonal perspectives. The more we are acknowledged as contributors, the more our generous nature emerges, including our desire to bring out the best in others. As we see the higher possibilities in those around us, we act as a guiding light to support things working in harmonious ways. We can be hurt, when others discount or deny our support. As growth-agents, our tendency is to focus people on actions that will uplift them the most. The problem is that we give ourselves away, not realizing that to continue to serve, we first need to honor our own basic needs. Until we balance our needs with the needs of others, our deepest desire—mutual growth, cannot come to fruition. Eventually, we learn to convey invitations and accept other’s decisions.

Primary Blindness: We Visionaries can overstep boundaries by pushing others to take action, when they are not ready to do so. Usually, we do this in the name of what we perceive is best (for individuals or groups); we forget that each individual has the right to validate their own path and make their own choices. We commonly need to practice honoring other's timing and ultimately, their choices, even when they are obviously not the best choices. Many times we focus too much on others at the cost of our own development and manifesting our own dreams. We forget to focus on our own issues and are often unwilling to discuss our process, because we make the problems of others our own. Eventually, we discover that we are not the only preservers of what is good, and we begin to see other Creative Intelligences contributing to the growth and development of the people around them.

Identifying Characteristics: We are best identified by our intensity, most notably during eye contact. Our beaming eyes immediately let you know we are being present with you. We possess a focused, tight energetic quality around the head and demonstrate our energetic sensitivity by knowing when others are looking at us.

Visionary Intelligence Exploration

The values of our Primary Visionary Intelligence are developed in three stages. At best, our Visionary Intelligence operates from a conscious inner clarity. Our ability to be present with ourselves encourages others to also be present. Judgments or attachments minimize our ability to transmit inspiration to others. When we are balanced, we demonstrate an inner peacefulness by enthusiastically engaging life in a way that purifies us. Our growth and transformation process attracts others magnetically to our visions. Our relaxed persistence attracts generous and abundant response. Simply stated, we are dedicated to finding ways to make things work for everyone. This manifests as an inspiring openness in which everyone feels accepted and seen.

When operating in early stages, our dedication to the highest possibility polarizes others. Our attachment to our own vision keeps us from incorporating others in our growth. What typically occurs is Dueling Vision Paralysis, because we are not grounded and we can not make our vision inclusive of others. The key issue is the acceptance of our own truth so we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves. Otherwise, our attempts to make things better are actually interpreted as trying to control others for their own good. In this level of development, the blinding light of our eyes shows forth, which shows where we are in beginning to use Thoughts to awaken the knowing of others. This indicates that we have come to a single-minded purpose that can be focused on others. This is a personality-based, security-conscious belief in our rightness. Until we come to understand the downside of confronting and putting others on the defensive, which reduces our effectiveness, we do not evolve beyond this stage.

Our need to identify with our Thoughts and take credit for how we push things forward interferes with our natural desire to operate freely with others. By practicing restraint, we emerge to a new level, which is where we start seeing the wholeness of ourselves as part of the group and begin to unify others through emotional perceptivity. The transpersonal power of the group calls forth the Intelligence needed to solve the group’s problems. In this way, we find our full blossoming in helping to anchor the reality of others as to what the group knows and wishes to accomplish together. This energy develops more concretely in terms of Thoughts and then slowly expands to body Sensations and Emotions.

What we need to do is to ground ourselves in our physical form and see what others are willing to engage as a way of moving things forward a little at a time. The more we need to perfectly implement the big idea, the more we will experience reactions from others. To the degree that we are railing against the way things are, believing that circumstances are unfair, the more likely we are to physically internalize things and become rigid or ramrod stiff. When Inspiration and aspiration are in balance, that is, when the highest is meeting the lowest, a natural process of Creative embodiment occurs. When we become polarized in one of these extremes, we automatically diminish the inflow of universal support, and the result is scarcity.

When we realize that we can work with people of all types, then the floodgates open, generating the support we need to implement our vision. When we are operating at our lowest stage, our self-abasement, which is derived from a lack of faith in ourselves, we create a lack of will to manifest our vision. Ultimately, we grow through three stages of development. We emphasize our physical Aliveness and capacity to manifest what we desire. We are focused primarily on Intent and how this intent matches the results we produce. Getting past this stage requires the ability to go beyond tried and true mental approaches that repeat old patterns. Until we escape this conservative mindset of repeating the past, we cannot really begin to engage our creative capacity. We frequently act like martyrs, becoming victims of circumstance, and end up seeking advice, which is never implemented. Sectarian prejudice distracts us from our larger purpose, and we become self-forgetful in terms of what is truly important for us. We need to find a way to accept ourselves while simultaneously expressing our intent. Until we do this, we deny our power, which increases our experience of being a victim of circumstances. The result is Creative self-denial.

The most important others can do to honor us, is to respect our determination to make things better. By being supportive of our devotion to the highest possibility, others can give us what we most want—a person working to a higher common purpose with us. It also helps to respond to our inspiration by engaging us without reflecting any judgment. We feel valued by others, if there is a connection with them and we feel listened to and honored for our capacity and insight. This can be facilitated by systematic and sincere acknowledgement about how we make a difference. It is when our idealism is balanced between possibilities and problems that we can trust our ability to see the whole picture. Then we are problem-solvers, rather than problem-makers.  We can restrain ourselves in some ways so we don’t overwhelm others who are not ready for greater possibilities. By honoring our vision as it is, others make it possible for us to connect in a way which is fully co-creative. We relax when we know others are as committed to the goal as we are.

We are unrelenting, idealistic, and unwilling to compromise. We do not give up and do not give in, which allows us to hold on to possibilities and work on manifesting them, despite the odds. Instead, we slowly build undeniable associations (about and between what works) that we test by projecting them in the world. What we seek is a reaction from others who can then be directed to serve a new vision. We always seek to push the envelope by making things better. We expand or explode imbalances and obstructions in Content (similarly to Compassionate Intelligence), releasing Wisdom and Light. For the last 2000 years, our Visionary mentality has been completely in ascendance in trying to bring about more positive manifestations of action in the world. We have a rapid, straight-line motion that attempts to capture the indefinable or inexpressible and put it in our pocket. When we dwell on our own experience, we are completely accurate and effective, but totally capable of gross distortion when dealing with passions of which we have little or no knowledge. We take pieces of what we know and apply the patterns to the world, but find that the world does not respond easily to our suggestions.

The gift of the Visionary Intelligence is that we are the most unwavering, uncompromised commitment to determining solutions, more so than any other Intelligence. The downside is that we frequently are the most inflexible, which tends to produce a crystallizing effect, particularly if we are not growing or developing. This points to the key issue: Visionaries are all about transforming and changing self-perceptions. One way to identify our energy is to notice how certain we are about what we know and how unconcerned we are about what we do not know. This can lead to developing a rigid perspective when we pursue a fixed mental objective without considering the reactions of others. It also pushes us to leap forward, sometimes prematurely, under the auspices of the need to take action and growth.

We are brilliant when it comes to our internal experience, but we lack a clear understanding of how external things work which creates imbalance. We use a clear set of personal experiences to guide our choices that slowly changes as we become more aware about energetic differences in the world. The more open we become to ambiguity, the less force is needed to initiate growth in the thinking of others. This suggests that we are shifting from a superficial over-masculine approach to a more authentically feminine framework. Full of goodness, big-pictured, and without the desire to get into the details, we appreciate abstractions that allow us to summarize and synthesize concepts for others. We have a reputation for being one-pointed, repetitive and inflexible thinkers.  We can make others cringe when we challenge their point of view.

We tend to seek feedback in very incremental and limited ways. We attempt to build our understanding piece by piece, which is why we want to limit feedback until the past input has been digested. This smaller focus leads others to believe we are not sufficiently analytical. Because we resist analyzing the big picture, we are sometimes accused (by other Intelligences) of not being able to adapt quickly or reorient ourselves to what is occurring. What we do best is dissect an idea or concept to find its underlying motive or insight. Others react to how volatile our internal creative process is and how little of our process we can share. We are distinguished by our mental ardor, devotion and desire for manifesting solutions that contribute to the world.

While we are (eventually) considered completely intuitive, initially (since it is not easily quantifiable or predictive) others may see us as non-linear and non-rational in nature. We have a very narrow focus of how we grow and achieve our goals. This mental vision embraces our whole picture, but may not include all the aspects necessary to actually manifest our vision. This is why we find ourselves categorized as ethereal or hard to pin down, even though we are quite clear about what we are committed to. Another gift is that we are passionately clear and direct about what we believe, so much so that we become confused if others do not articulate their views in a similar way to ours. This can lead to bouts of pessimism and hopelessness when we become frustrated by the inability of others to work with us.

The will of the Visionary is almost the same as the Orchestrating Intelligence. The main difference is that Visionary is not so much interested in operational thinking, but in completing a thought process in a way that leaves a clear, uplifting imprint for others to follow. The other difference is that Visionary Intelligence is actually the feminine perspective to the Orchestrator’s masculine. We lay the mental track for others to follow. Our ability to be brief and to the point makes us seem like Orchestrating Intelligence, but what differentiates us is the capacity to endlessly repeat and reinforce ourselves, making it difficult to change direction once a path is chosen. We are naturally idealistic and organize options in terms of our benefit and likely outcome within the scope of our intentions. Many consider us be overly abstract and principled. Actually, we are not only organized by what we consider high-minded outcomes, but we see ourselves as doers, pursuing solutions until we can create the tangible results we seek.

We can recognize the importance of Visionary Intelligence by how we over-engage (projecting our Intelligence onto others), not engaging or reacting in our interactions with others. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on how others are responding or reacting to us. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on our internal issues and fears, which keep us from expressing ourselves and becoming passive observers. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally insulated, isolated, and unpredictable because we have projected our Intelligence onto others and they are not seeing it the way we do. This leads us to be hypercritical and demanding of others. When we are not engaging this Intelligence, we become a closed mental circuit that does not take in new experience. We become extremely repetitive, and unable to focus on how to connect with others. In this situation we inadvertently ignore others and internally fixate on doing only what we know the way we know it. The result of denying our selves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater self-critical dialogue. The key to expressing our Primary Visionary Intelligence is to create balance within ourselves so that we operate in an effortless flow between our selves and others.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things and do not create obstacles to our expression. Some would say it’s about accepting our unique truth and realizing that it will manifest with others at the particularly right time and place if we just allow it. The more we fear, the more we tend to not engage our truth and just “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, we are overwhelming our ability to be natural and flowing in our expression. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires around being who we are so we do not have to act these issues out with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry which can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become extremely selective in what we are willing to share with others.

It is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence has the capacity to read the emotional state of others directly and this may trigger us into reacting to their misperceptions about our intentions. We need to recognize that others have their own opinions and we do not need to take their perceptions as our own. In addition, we need to accept and focus on our own emotional states so we will not be tempted to substitute the Emotions of others for our own. It is interesting to note that while our Intelligence can be passionate, it does not want to get lost in the passion because it can be scary. When we get attached to our desires to the exclusion of our well being, it separates us from what we want. This is called Idealization. When we are hurt, we also become passionate and emotional as a way to protect ourselves. This is due to the fact that we need time to change our assessments and we feel pressured and perhaps even guilty that we believed something that proved to be untrue. Learning how to hold our own emotional states more clearly and cleanly will reduce experiences of blame and shame where we feel compelled to protect our emotional well being.

The big problem with our Visionary Intelligence is that in the pursuit of idealistic goals, we become distanced from our own heart-felt passion. This causes us to fail at balancing our desire with the desires of others around us. Perhaps it is our singular focus that has both good and bad components, which makes this occur. While the focus clarifies our intent and drives us forward, it also intensifies our focus and drives us to an outcome in a way that does not actually work. It is our fear of failure that drives us to overdo and fixate on doing things ‘perfectly’. The main problem is that we do not calibrate or co-ordinate with the desires of others in this situation. Our excessive attachment to how things are done prevents others from aligning with us and therefore we feel in conflict with them. Our unwillingness to break things down into smaller steps keeps others from agreeing with us. What makes it even worse is when we can see how great it could be if only others would participate and do what we suggest.

How we can address this issue is by opening ourselves up to greater input. The more we can see and identify with what we see others need, the more likely we can create mutual outcomes that will occur. It is important that we begin to share our insights rather than bottle them up so that no one can meet us. This means that if we have a fear of saying something that we should practice sharing it so we can get at our own fears and become more transparent with others. It also helps demonstrate our vulnerability so that others can become more compassionate co-creators with us. When we are able to look beyond our own needs (and even our projected needs onto others) it opens a door to entertain more grounded and realistic ways of solving problems.

The major challenge we confront is becoming too fixated on an outcome and too narrow in our implementation of it. Because of our focus and inner concentration about what is needed, it is hard for us to marshal a broad response to a particular problem. This directed, focused approach is hard for others to meet. Even having other individuals with the same Intelligence can make it difficult to align to the self-declared goal. This likely occurs because we have different emotional interpretations about what is needed and why it is needed. This shows how we may have intellectual agreement but not emotional agreement with others of our same Intelligence. Perhaps what some of this intensity brings is primarily the result of not believing others are committed to the same thing we are. More likely, it is because we have difficulty in accepting the more inclusive, broader possibilities that seem to minimize our focus. In simple terms, we use our focus to promote tension so that change occurs. We fear we will lose control of the process if we include everyone’s point of view. What would help other Intelligence types is to support them in refining and clarifying the outcomes they want to see occur which promotes a natural alignment. One of the difficulties is that our Intelligence can be impatient and even directive about how things should be because we are the most aware of the downsides as they exist. We tend to anchor ourselves in the pain of the experience and know directly about how it needs to change. Therefore, we need to bring attention to these issues and make sure change occurs.

Becoming more in tune with what others want to contribute and want to see is important. From this expanded openness we can see greater capacity to embrace solutions that would help us to experience the power to change them. This would not only expand our power to effect change but would gain the support of others so that we can benefit from the expanded trust that occurs. Others would be more motivated if we provided them an opportunity to participate in the goal setting process and begin to look to us for leadership.

Being pure in our intention is what drives so much of the energy toward a fixed point of view. Our fear is that others will dilute our focus or undermine our purpose by defining it in their own terms. The more we are attached to a particular outcome in a particular manner the more we set ourselves up to doing everything ourselves. Due to our perception of what the crisis of the moment is, we amp ourselves up by defining the situation in dire terms so we can get others to engage our process as we see it. What we do not notice is how often this polarizes against us. Others begin to believe that we are demagogic and someone who does have their best interests at heart. This denies the input of others and the support we need to make the changes we want.

So much of our life contains experiences where we did not get what we wanted because others did not see the problem the way we did. This experience leads us to take the “high” road by trying to define the problem in our own terms where we will not deny our sense of purpose, our vision, and our principles. It would be a more inclusive road if we were able to interact with others in a way that was open, playful and paradoxical which focuses on the breadth of opportunities rather than the depth of them. In other words, as a Primary Visionary Intelligence we automatically focus on the depth of our purpose, principles and vision, but not necessarily on the breadth of these possibilities, particularly in the way we relate to others who are different. We do not have to fixate on the complete end result at the cost of the process and relationship with others.

Having ideals does not require that we overdo the results to prove our commitment. The problem with fixating on the results and not enjoying the process is that we get tense when everything is not working the way we planned. This results in operating more from scarcity, fear and desperation (which instead of inviting the new opportunity into our life makes it more difficult to engage). The more we get caught up in this struggle the more we are unwilling to fail which makes others the inadvertent target of our fears that things will not work out. What we need to do is explain and accept our desire to push things forward without running other people over or driving them away. We can confirm that we are doing this by the degree others feel angst being in our presence and become afraid to tell us their truth. We may experience this as a greater sense of isolation or living in a bubble where others are afraid to challenge our view of the world. The irony is that sometimes we internalize that others love us as who we are when in fact, they are operating out of fear of being rejected, particularly feeling that they may not be good enough to be our friend.

It is easy to get caught up in the idea that we personally have to “make a difference” by saving the world. This shows up as pressure to do more and to do it bigger than anyone else. While it is true that we make our best contributions in groups by emotionally unifying them, we need to avoid making ourselves a caricature by idealizing what we can accomplish. When this occurs, we will notice ourselves becoming more anxious and afraid that things will not come together. This obsessive focus on proving we can do what others say we cannot do throws us off balance. The more pressure we are under to create a structure that supersedes us, the more likely it will eventually collapse of its own weight. We see this in the rise and fall of celebrities, particularly when they get attached to their own image. Other indicators that we are caught up in our self image, is a fear that others will not follow our lead or agree with us which drives us to try to convince them of our single-minded intent. This reflects the reality that when we begin to believe our own story and amplified back to us by others around us, it can become a prison isolating us from any authentic inner growth. Another problem with falling into this process is our need for others to be perfect around us. This creates pressure not only within us but is then transferred to others where they have to live up to our standards. Sometimes this can mean that we think others should suffer the pain of this process with us, otherwise they are not as committed to it as we are.

The way to offset this Idealization pattern is to be more open, inclusive, and flexible about how we accomplish our mission. We particularly need to let go of our emotional attachments and intellectual desire for completion that drives us to do more than is needed in any given situation. The more humility, humor, playfulness, and passion we express, the easier it is not to fall into this pattern. In other words we do not have to try to enroll or sell others on our vision but could invite others simply to engage us. What is needed here is a trust that the process will evolve and move forward. We do not need to force it and create animosity just to draw attention to it.

Another aspect of this is making sure that people are not being motivated or identified with our personality but instead relate to our goals or objectives easily. This reflects greater awareness that we are, in fact, transpersonal creative beings so we do not have to argue over personality differences. For us, being in the limelight not only makes us an example of how we can reorient others but it needs to represent a path that others can realistically take. If others cannot follow and manifest the experience that we represent, then our ability to support them is severely limited. The reason people are drawn to us needs to be aligned to our ability to serve them in what they want to create with us. This is particularly obvious when, as head of an organization, our death could bring about a collapse of our entire effort. This reveals that we need to build up others’ capacity to do their own problem solving and not be dependent upon us. Ultimately, we need to realize that our authentic power is one which engages the environment and selectively transforms certain aspects in a calm, clear manner that others can take ownership of.

Understanding Visionary Intelligence

What people do not understand is that we see ourselves as integrators who want to bring people together, but are frequently mystified by the conflicts that arise. While we want peace, sometimes we are driven to shake things up by challenging the status quo. This paradox is not lost on us and we frequently make ourselves wrong for having to push people to get results.  What we would most like others to know is that we do what we do because we do not see any other way to accomplish our mission. The more resistance to our ideas that we experience, the more we feel compelled to challenge “what is”. Sometimes, this ends up creating more animosity and violence than we expect. We want others to realize that we are doing the best we can with the circumstances in front of us. We hope others will see that the result is a greater good, even though the “means” by which we accomplish this may not be pretty. What would need to be different for others to accept that we are trying to get the best result in the quickest way? We think we do well, considering the circumstances, to break through preconceptions and shed light on the problems we want to address. Of course, grace to us may mean something entirely different than it does to others.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. Fulfillment is a sense of joy about being able to contribute by unifying people in a common uplifting objective. This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful. The Secondary Visionary Intelligence is more about responding to the needs of others and helping to provide self-reflection about what motivates them to change their possibilities. Our Visionary Tertiary Intelligence focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family or origin. This Intelligence is about maintaining our spirit in the face of not being understood in our family by differentiating ourselves in terms of motives. We protect ourselves using our Visionary Intelligence by always thinking that our unique perspective will eventually support us in being powerful.

Our Primary Visionary Intelligence grows through the theme of where “the highest light controls” is manifest. This Visionary perspective helps us to focus on the fact that the more we bring wisdom to our interactions with others, the more effectively we can let solutions emerge that will support our purpose.

Patterning IntelligencePrimary Expression

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

Primary Contribution: Connectors, social innovators and truth tellers. The Patterning Intelligence, or Storytellers as they are called, are great communicators and have the ability to know the best time to share something. We have the capacity to listen deeply to others. We work effectively to enrich the inter-connections between people in a group, so that a synergy can occur. In group settings, we encourage individuals to find their capacity to contribute to the group. In our attempt to embody our mission from the top down and inside out, we tend to find the core energy that represents the seed of what needs to be accomplished. The secret to our success is our ability to anchor our communication in experiences common to everyone and reflect humanity—both its strengths and weaknesses. From these seeds, Thoughts of greater understanding emerge from interactions and personal experiences. When actualized, we do not take ourselves seriously and we use playfulness to show others that passion is powerful. Offsetting this lack of outer attention is a deep inner concentration and organization that knows what to do and when to do it.

Leadership Style: Building Alliances. We deeply connect our speaking with the actions that follow and any discontinuity between the two is cause for alarm. This is why we typically err on the side of over-communicating in order to provide time to determine if there is a sense of alignment. This permits us to determine which individuals need more guidance and support than those who do not. Our leadership style, therefore, inwardly explores where others are in their experience with what they are being asked to do so that we can lead them to an effective outcome. We may appear fickle to others when something shifts, and we end up quickly redeploying our teams. We appreciate fast moving or changing frameworks based upon external circumstances. When we do not have a good feeling about how things will turn out, we will seek to go over the process again and again, until our body registers that others are congruent. When things are going well, we acknowledge individuals for their contributions in the group. It is also hard for us not to give others second or third chances when they are not performing as we expect. This is because we always see ourselves in the problems of others and we can easily put ourselves in others’ shoes.

Development Process: When we learn to trust our experience, Storytellers know the best way to synchronize and coordinate people in any activity. We have an innate sense of timing by being able to predict how long certain processes will take before another sequence can be initiated. This occurs when we exercise frequently, tuning into our life energy in the moment. We know instinctively where each person would best fit. We use our unique ability to sequence activities in a way that involves and invites group participation. Many groups succeed in the hands of Storytellers, because we unify individuals by focusing them on the overall goals of the group. We have the inside track on understanding the inner complexities of group activity. We see ourselves as integrators that bring together people who can solve a problem. This means we operate as facilitators of a process and, therefore, we are not the experts that drive the process. We focus on the individual process people go through, making sure they have the information required to take the next step. We can accomplish this because for the most part, we try to be as impersonal as we can, which allows us to impartially see what is going on around us. Our objective is to clarify the attention and lessons of a group so that the individuals in the group can take action in a consistent and clear way.

Primary Blindness: We seek greater security and influence over others by using our voice, not recognizing that convincing others is not the same as coming to a mutual agreement. It is more important to first determine the underlying motives before trying to make something work. We can develop a false sense of confidence about our influence over others, particularly when we come to believe that others do not see our ability to manipulate.

Identifying Characteristics: We can be identified by the energy around our throats and by our resonant voices. Our voices tend to hold the attention of others because of our melodic and complex resonant energy. We are interested in an interactive exchange within the group.

Patterning Intelligence Exploration

The values of Primary Patterning Intelligence are developed in three stages.  At our best we unify Spirit and Form in what we do. Our balance and group identification help produce results through establishing right relationship and a renovation of how people are connected. This shows up externally as being compelling speakers who, through the power of our voice, are fascinating and interactive. However, we come into balance when we can be silent and operate with a functional knowing of how to unify the group. We accomplish this by keeping the attention of others focused on where we want the group to go. We use humor, distraction and any other device we can imagine which would institute a rhythmic implementation of the ideals of the group. We realize that any group energy goes through ups and downs in its ability to implement change so we help group members align to the progress of the group.

One of the main ways we practice engaging consciously in groups is to be able to see things in terms of the group. Our Patterning Intelligence excels at being able to differentiate motivations, both externally and internally that effect group performance. To the degree that we are able to separate the group perspective from our personal needs is the same degree we can do this with others. The benefit of this is to be able to balance individuals’ personal needs with the needs of the organization. This ability to separate the personal view from organizational views is what makes our Intelligence so accessible to others. Our natural humor, enthusiasm and general happiness make it easy for others to connect and feel seen on a personal level no matter what the differences. In fact, our strategy is to neutralize differences in order to connect the group together. Since most of these differences that we have to honor reflect the Secondary Intelligences of others in a group, we become effective at seeing the obstacles that others place in their own paths while letting things be ok the way they are. One of the primary secrets to our success is that we find individuals fascinating and are therefore willing to explore all the variations without making judgments that would become a barrier for others.

A Primary Storyteller operating at an early stage is learning how to weave activities in order to accomplish group goals. At this stage, we develop our power of speaking and build a sense of timing and rhythm so we can bring the group into sync. Unfortunately, we can get polarized when we try to push people into activities they are not motivated to do or ready to accomplish. When this happens, we can get caught up in seduction or attempting to influence others in ways which are not in their best interests. This always backfires because growth cannot occur when people are not aligned in their own truth. In this way we discover that our power is really to bring attention to possibilities so that true choices to engage in a process can be made. What we are learning is how to synthesize group effort. Until we can do this, we are not able to fully unify the group energy.

When we are repressed, we mainly ground ourselves in activities that make us feel safe and comfortable. We seek out adoration and agreement for our most outlandish aspirations. Other Intelligences will experience difficulty trusting a Patterning Intelligence person at this level, because we are constantly shifting or changing our minds about what we will do (which is similar to Inventive Intelligence in early stages). While we have an enormous ability to manifest our desires, we are primarily operating in independent ways to do what we think is right. Most of the time, we are perfectionists caught up in appearances and habits. What we are trying to anchor is the experience of being in a place where other people can participate with us. This is easily identified by our slippery dullness where others know something that we are saying is not completely right.

The most important thing others can do to honor Patterning Intelligence Primaries is to honor and acknowledge our communication process. This means being willing to listen, read or laugh with us when we make observations about the experiences that bind people together. We like being with people, so if we are isolated too much we can become resentful and distant. At all stages, we have the ability to bring groups together to work on common issues and lessons even when we are not directing those groups. We typically have an unusual sense of humor that allows us to discuss the ironies we see in any particular situation. We are usually late bloomers and take time to manifest our community orientation. The less humorous we are, the less others trust us to actually make a contribution to a situation. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, then we are not oriented to our highest possibilities.

We demonstrate a detailed, constructive, and imitative thought process that allows us to materialize and manifest whatever we think. Like the Intentional and Investigative Intelligences, 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 Inventive Intelligence), releasing Awareness and Love. We are called Patterning Intelligence because we organize feelings and Thoughts in a group and bring them into alignment so that 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 the early stages of our development. One downside is that we get caught up following particular methodologies, which 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, it is more likely that we are powerful organizers of people and tasks, which drives us to coordinate and synthesize what is necessary to move forward (without necessarily enjoying it).

While we 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. Our preeminent characteristic 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 our 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 reexamination of each level of knowing that insures everything is being taken into consideration. The ability to pattern is what empowers our Patterning Intelligence thinking.

Like the Inventive Intelligence, Patterning Intelligence seeks to bring order to any situation. While the Inventive Intelligence works from the top down, the Patterning Intelligence works from the bottom up. This reflects that our focus is placed on using physical form to establish the right relationship. We seek the functional usefulness of any pattern, idea, or motive so we can effectively relate it to other opportunities that emerge. Compared to Inventive Intelligence, we seek greater conformity. We also appreciate the timing and sequencing of events more than Inventive Intelligence. Our 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.

The Patterning Intelligence senses the opportunities in a situation through direct energetic Sensations. The more we externalize our knowing, we see things in terms of diagrams or geometric forms that represent how everything is interconnected. 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 is that others without this Intelligence have difficulty knowing what to make of the symbolic representations. In short, the map is not the territory. Patterning Intelligence provides a masculine and feminine balance that helps us easily see different perspectives.

The problem with Storytellers has to do with the lack of self-trust in what is observed. Frequently we cannot separate ourselves from what we observe. Our desire to be helpful interferes with our capacity to provide clear feedback. Our need to be good to others and ourselves can then interfere with the need to explicitly define what we need to do next. We innately sense the communication necessary to move groups to the next step. As long as we are indifferent to the communication process and trust what is emerging we can effectively contribute by sharing our insights with the group. Conscious groups operate using the laws of group magic that we Patterning Intelligence individuals inherently know. When there is a perversion of magical group processes, not only do groups lose their energetic integrity, but defensive differences will also predominate. Because we are the only energy with both masculine and feminine qualities in equal amount and balance, we are best positioned to recover the group integrity. We need to do so using masculine and feminine energies in a precise and regulated manner.

We can recognize the importance of our Patterning Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become perfectionist, dogmatic and predictable. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become habitual, less verbal and afraid to take risks. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our form of Intelligence (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 our self.

One of the key problems we confront is idealizing our work or the people who work for us. It is easy for us to see the patterns of how things manifest and believe that others can see these patterns the way we see them. One of the ways this gets expressed is by talking about the magic of our capabilities and how these perceptions are then taken on and embraced by others around us. The problem with idealization in this situation is we assign others to be conscious when, in fact, they may be unaware. What it comes down to is that others may possess an instinctive response to issues that we interpret as a conscious, intuitive realization. This creates a trap because when we bring things up others cannot talk about or implement the strategies we want. The problem is that others typically delay having the conversation with us, which keeps things from being clear, which is exactly the opposite of what we do (where we push things before others are ready). As a result, we need to learn how and when to best interact with each person to give them clear input without being patronizing. This fixation on trying to understand things from the inside out can also lead us to be overly attached to the expression of our sexuality.

What we end up doing when we are caught in this pattern is projecting how we want others to take us beyond our comfort zone in terms of excitement which leads us to be disappointed when they do not. While we are very focused on the type of connection we have, we constantly seek a more complete connection. We seek to bring out our Sensations and Feelings and integrate them with our Emotions and Thoughts so that we experience the wholeness of our sexual experience. The challenge is that we fixate on the lower physical senses and do not use our higher inner sensibilities to create this wholeness. This is because we have inadvertently defined our sexuality in terms of bodily Sensations and not heart to heart connections. Since the core of our understanding of ourselves resides in our energetic body, we can believe that our power emanates from this location. The inverse is also true. When others do not respond to us on this level we can take it as a personal affront where we attempt to get them to affirm our power on this level. When this occurs, we can get caught up in addictive patterns of sexual behavior as an attempt to break out of any sexual repression.

Our true goal is to balance the inner with the outer experience so both mutually reinforce each other. This pattern of identifying with our lower desires leads us to push others in a way that eventually neither of us can handle. One conclusion is that we need to do it better or be more internally inclusive to actually accomplish our internal goal, while the other option is to let go of this pattern and deny sexual involvement until this pattern is no longer predominant. This second option requires identifying with our spiritual need for connection as a way of then bringing in our physical experience. All this reflects a false need to perform to show that we can constantly improve ourselves. What we are in fact accomplishing is to objectify ourselves in terms of our physical experience and end up being disappointed that there was no transmutation of our sexuality into creativity.

As you might imagine, our Intelligence tends to glorify what we are able to manifest and bring together. Anytime we go beyond our current skills and produce a result that exceeds our expectations we tend to sabotage this growth by idealizing it. The core issue is we need to feel like we are a mover and a shaker. Whenever others bow to our influence and accept our interpretation or direction, egoically we can see it as an affirmation of our power when in fact, it was done out of fear and/or desire to conform to us. This is a distortion of power rather than true authentic power which is co-creative.

While it is easy for our personality to get entangled in the need to have influence over others, if it is not done cleanly and clearly for the benefit of the whole, then it, in fact, sabotages the outcome more than we realize. To be co-creative means that we meet in a space of trust and unity for a larger purpose. Any denial or discounting of anyone’s personal truth submerges or reduces some of the co-creative power that our decision would invoke. This means that we need others to operate autonomously and choose to engage a process rather than be forced or coerced into it. It also means that we need to continually pay attention to how everyone is contributing and connecting in order to maximize the capacity for us to contribute in a clear direction. The lesson is not to get caught up in our personality perspective about growth and unity because this will distract us from seeing what is going on in a larger level.

The other variation that we can fall into is glorifying change with people in our group when, in fact, it can be reinforcing compromises people are making with each other. It is important to remember we are not really about change, but more focused on systematic, incremental improvements. Our fixation on change is really a distortion of our desire to create unity where everyone gets along with everyone else. The key issue we need to be cognizant about is that any adjustments individuals make for the benefit of the group should be considered temporary and not required for them to be an ongoing contributor to the group. This has to do with the concept of Skillful Means where we as Storytellers use our ability to bring out the best in situations in a constant, unfolding where everybody learns their limits and acknowledges them as the process evolves. Ultimately, it is about finding a way to regenerate the group by letting people move and flow between various types of agreements so they won’t get stuck in a particular paradigm that diminishes their creativity and contribution.

Understanding Patterning Intelligence

What people do not understand is that we see ourselves as harmonizers who bring out the best in others. This requires that others trust our suggestions and follow our guidance for us to be effective. If others do not believe our perceptions are accurate and end up resisting us, it takes a long time to produce the results we expect. This frustrates us enormously, not because others do not believe our suggestions, but because they do not try them out on any level. Others do not see how these suggestions can bring out the best in those around them. Due to this, teamwork is not valued, which reduces our internal capacity to make unity apparent and real. This irritates us because we believe it is a matter of communication, which is our great skill. If we cannot motivate people to engage possibilities and connect with each other more effectively, what is our real value?

We can recognize the importance of our Patterning Intelligence by how we over-engage our Intelligence (projecting our motivations onto others), getting upset when others are not on the same page. When we push ourselves and over engage our Intelligence we tend to focus on differences between people that we have to overcome or correct. When we discount or deny our Intelligence, we fixate on taking care of ourselves and enjoying life to the fullest so we do not worry about circumstances. When we over engage our Primary Intelligence, we become internally insulated, isolated, and over talkative not knowing what to do with ourselves. This leads us to be easy going and non-responsible for the issues of others. When we are not engaging our Intelligence, we become disengaged and dispassionate about life. We become extremely repetitive, and unable to focus on the needs of others. In this situation we inadvertently ignore others and internally fixate on our stories. The result of denying ourselves and not engaging our Primary Intelligence results in greater dialogue without purpose. The key to expressing our Primary Patterning Intelligence is to create balance within us so that we can listen to others and ourselves simultaneously to operate in a co-creative flow.

This requires that we accept our nature and our way of doing things and do not create obstacles to our expression. Some would say it is about accepting our unique truth and realizing that it will manifest with others at the particularly right time and place if we just allow it. The more we fear, the more we tend to not engage our truth and “be” it. At the other extreme when we over-engage our desires and become attached to them, we overwhelm others in our ability to be natural and flowing in our expression. The solution is to be present with both our fears and desires so we don’t have to act out these issues with others. The more we can make it ok to have these experiences, the less charge we will carry that can then be triggered by others around us. When we are overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept our Primary Intelligence, we become unable to edit what is appropriate to share with others.

In conclusion, it is important to remember that our Primary Intelligence provides the space of being who we are and determines how we gain fulfillment. This fulfillment emerges from our capacity to love the group we are working with so that it comes together in a fully functioning way to integrate and perform certain activities to the best of their ability. This is different from a Secondary expression, which focuses us on how we obtain security by being successful. A Secondary Patterning Intelligence person accomplishes this by managing the social dynamic or political infrastructure of a particular community by making everyone feel connected. A Tertiary Patterning Intelligence, focuses us on safety and determines how we are seen in our family of origin. It is more about how we use conversation as a way of distracting or diverting negative attention away from us. The focus is to be able to talk our way out of any problem or use inner self talk to console ourselves when others do not understand us. The more evolved we become, as a Storyteller, the more we unite spirit and matter in particularly human terms.

Our Primary Patterning Intelligence grows through inclusion and operates from the theme of “may the highest and the lowest meet.” This refers to the mission of this Intelligence to bring together spirit and matter so it can be more consciously precipitated. Since the physical plane is actually a field of congealed energy, our Patterning Intelligence senses the opportunities in a situation through direct energetic knowing. The more our Intelligence externalizes what it knows (from the inside out), the more we see things in terms of diagrams or geometric forms that represents how everything is interconnected.

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