Visionary Intelligence Secondary Expression

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

Known for inspiring unity. We Secondary Visionary Intelligences, aspire to express inner goodness in ways that help others find their own inner Goodness or Passion. Our major preoccupation is with the fulfillment of our desires and those of others. There is commonly a major theme in each individual’s life where we seek to become more detached so we can better see the whole. The dilemma with this is how to keep our own needs from interfering with the needs we are trying to serve in others. We like to work behind the scenes in our support of others, doing our best to quietly inspire them along the way.

Secondary Visionaries aspire to express inner goodness in ways that help others find their inner passion. We like to work behind the scenes in our support of others.  We do not want the responsibility of fulfilling other people’s dreams, but we do our best to quietly support them along the way. As we become more conscious, however, we are naturally drawn to situations where we do assume greater responsibilities. Undeveloped Visionary Secondaries tend to be perfectionists and often set high ideals (like Visionary Primaries) that we find difficult to accomplish. Actualized Visionary Secondaries recognize that it is the process that matters, not the goal. While we care about outer appearances, we also seek to find ways to deepen people’s appreciation of who they are. What we really want to find out is what others are committed to. When we know their level of commitment, we can operate with the greatest degree of appropriateness to help mediate the process so their objectives are clearly met.

The most important thing others can do to honor a Secondary Visionary is to engage our vision and the grace of our being. A Visionary secondary is known for practical and personal ways of interacting that deepens everyone’s ability to get what they want. In other words, a Visionary Secondary loves being personally accountable to the visions and goals of a group when we know up front exactly what needs to occur. Our sensitivity to the motivations of others and our ability to help reframe the pain of our constituency allows us to create solutions that few believe are possible. As long as we do not overly criticize ourselves and others, we can be a passionate resource motivating others to live up to their potential. Our gift is our ability to uplift the desires of others to fulfill a common good. When we do this with tenderness, gratitude, and an understanding and appreciation of where others are, we can be immensely effective leaders.

As Visionary Secondaries, we express our power by embracing seven techniques. First, we seek inspirational possibilities to manifest and demonstrate our goodness. Second, we seek to improve current circumstances in simple and personal ways so we can feel a sense of progress in all our relationships. Third, we are committed to constantly re-evaluating our personal goals and objectives to see if they are fulfilling our desires and the desires of others. Fourth, we seek others who agree with our personal vision so we can ask for and receive support. Fifth, we desire others to be as flexible as possible so we will feel free to re-define ourselves as circumstances change. Sixth, ideally we use communication to build consensus in those around us so we can mobilize resources when we need them. Seventh, when our commitment to peaceful interactions comes into conflict (because others have tried to force a situation), we feel justified using force in return.

We are committed to a spiritual revitalization of who we are, in order to make our work expression as satisfying for other people as it is for us. We want to be with people who are committed to a joyful way of living their lives without reservation and compromise. We become very committed to idealizing our lives so we see the best in every situation. What guides us is our devotion to acting good and encouraging goodness in others. What we bring to our work endeavors is an enthusiasm and a passionate exuberance, which makes others wake up to how they are not being fully present. Visionary Secondaries, therefore, operate best when others have faith in our ability to uplift them. When others dismiss, discount or deny our creative input, it affects us extraordinarily and reinforces our beliefs that we are not really needed in the situation.

As Secondary Visionaries we try to prove that we can be practical visionaries and we want to be seen as good. Our reverence for life drives us to try to anchor others by reinforcing what we are doing to support them effectively. We particularly do this by honoring our spiritual practices and seeking to be sincere, earnest and enthusiastic about what others are contributing to the groups we are part of. Our focus is therefore enhancing our ability to be seen as faithful and diligent. Most Visionary Secondaries have the urge to support others at a young age and feel confused when others do not reciprocate.

What we do so well is to help develop people’s inner assurance that they are doing the right thing. We demonstrate great anticipatory skills because we are able to fashion answers before they even ask the question, knowing what will come up next. We want most to be perceived as passionate so others will engage us without reservation or judgment. When people do have concerns and do not connect to us, we feel limited in our ability to change the situation or circumstance. We want people to believe in us so we can be effective in guiding them. Unfortunately, it is all or nothing, for when other people do not believe in us, we feel unable to help them. While we can maintain our faith in other people if they do not believe us, their lack of faith in us distances and denies us, a very painful place for us to be.

We increase our perceptiveness by letting go of our social conditioning and defensiveness. The more we can release ourselves from these patterns of behavior, the more effective we will be at serving others who have different patterns. Another challenging possibility is to become more loyal to Spirit than to the people we serve. This would allow us to expand our perceptiveness because we would not be defining ourselves in terms of the people we connect with. Of course, this means stepping outside of a religious framework, which is where we are usually most comfortable because we prefer to be in an environment with like-minded people.

One of the most effective practices for us is to work to uplift our desire and transform it in our heart to community service allowing us to expand our ability to love and increase our gratitude for all that exists. The more we propose creative projects others can participate in, the more experience we will get supporting others working together. We feel we are making our highest contribution when people can operate in a group cooperatively. This is why many times we initiate groups to give us practice in performing support in this way. Of course, it does not keep us from having many friends whom we support personally and individually.

Undeveloped, we are out to prove that we can persevere by learning how to love the best in ourselves and others to overcome obstacles. We begin to open up to spiritual guidance, recognizing how often we have gotten lost in our own self-criticism and judgment, and projecting it on others. We therefore endeavor to use humility and goodness to overcome our fears, enabling us to reengage our creative aspirations. If we are not able to find a big picture possibility that absorbs our interest, we may fall back into a zealous pursuit where we either attempt to fix ourselves or others.

When we are Undeveloped, we become fixated on proving how good we can be to the point that it is impractical to live up to our own ideals. Our beliefs about what is right drive us to try to fix the world as a way to make up for not being able to fix ourselves. Unfortunately, sexual over-expression or suppression and jealousy inhibit our growth and development. We get caught between trying to control ourselves, and failing that, become over controlling of others. Lacking compassion for ourselves, we become zealous in our attempts to make others what they are not.

The difference between a Visionary Primary and a Visionary Secondary is the personal focus of the Visionary Secondary. By contrast, a Visionary Primary is always more group-oriented and has a “big picture” focus. What differentiates us from the Visionary Primary expression is that we do not immediately assume we can make some large contribution before we examine all the resources and skills necessary. We want to know we can do it before we will commit to it. Another major difference in us versus the Visionary Primary, is that we focus more on tenderness and we honor what another person is loyal to. This means we accept their boundaries, as they have them, and do not challenge them to think outside of their own box. This is why our approach is more practical than a Visionary Primary. Overall, what we seek is to reintegrate people in their way of being so their crisis of spirit does not jeopardize their current commitments.

A common theme for Secondary Visionaries is the establishment of some idealized way of being, in which we try to bring others who have never succeeded into alignment with our Secondary Visionary Intelligence. For example, when we need to prove we are a good caretaker, we can easily become identified with how our caretaking offsets the negative thinking of others about our caretaking. The problem is that we end up loving who we think we are at the cost of who we are. In this case, the need to prove our devotion overwhelms our ability to be present with another. Some would say this means that our need to look good overshadows our need to do good. 

The Visionary Intelligence builds its experience based on its Emotions, which consumes 40% of its energy. These emotional perspectives are built on the reflection of what did and did not work emotionally in the past. An easier way to understand this is that every aspiration becomes our ongoing intention to find a new and better way to be expressed. In a way, our desire to constantly improve on what has been done previously, sets us up for disappointment, because we never seem to live up to our own ideals. The common confusion of multiple ideals being layered and packed together also tends to short-circuit our logical reasoning ability and sometimes our ability to articulate our Thoughts.

Finally, our Feelings are our primary connection to our body even though we do not trust or experience our Sensations much. When we start to integrate our Feelings and Emotions the bonus is that we develop a strong sense of intuitive self-knowing. This means that our Feelings, Thoughts and Intuition all eventually consume 20% (each) of our energy. It is interesting to recognize that because of our lack of body Sensations, it is more difficult for us Visionaries to be strong in our self-referencing. Of course, everything that is processed is always brought back to whether it serves the highest common good. 

The greatness of this Intelligence is that it attempts to focus on what is best, and it embodies the passion to do better when we surrender to it. Unfortunately, it is easy to get caught up in exclusive ways of thinking there is only one path to greatness, and such an approach frequently sabotages our progress. When we open ourselves up to divine inspiration and let possibilities emerge moment-to-moment in alignment with the intentions of those around us, a whole new way of contributing shows up. What we need to emphasize is that enthusiasm and a commitment to an outcome does not mean that we can deny our “in the moment experience” of what our truth and our path is. When we are one-pointed and focused in our intent, we need time to allow a clear response from the universe before pursuing idealistic preconceptions of how we believe it should be. We break out of these idealistic notions when we question the outcomes or objectives of any situation to make sure it is a real choice we are making. If it is a true choice, we can appreciate it for its value, independent of whether we participate in the outcome or not.

When we are compromised, we are frequently invested in being personally involved in an outcome, which is not as valuable as when we are authentically making that choice. This reflects an over identification, which becomes a distancing idealization. When we release ourselves from these potential distortions, we can actually make contributions without self-sabotaging activity. We broaden our contribution by taking off the blinders of a rigidly held outcome. Since our gift is based on our unique view of a situation, we need to be concerned that we do not personalize and/or limit how we contribute to others. This means that our Visionary Secondary Intelligence and wisdom grows by trying out different things with different people so we can calibrate what works best with others, and in which situations. This means that we need to explore more options with more people and operate with a greater degree of mental and emotional flexibility. It is important to create a middle ground between our perspective and the perspective of others. The more we break out of a particular ideology in which we are no longer the special or chosen one, the more likely we are responding to true needs and opportunities for contributions. 

This Intelligence is based upon seeing and improving humanity as a whole. We become easily attached to our ideals of how things can be better. This development path means that we seek answers to the difficulties we see around us by asking the question, “how can the path that would transform our pain be denied”. Some would say we see beyond the current reality and are able to focus on that which could be or should be happening. The paradox is that while we are extremely sensitive to phenomenal disturbances, we can also block out those disturbances when it suits us. 

We uplift others by using motivations and establishing bigger external goals in which a group desire can coalesce. How this occurs is by focusing on the possible growth that others seek with us. The challenge is not to become so heavily attached to an outcome that we become zealous/fanatical or focus entirely on selfish/superficial desires, which produce no real effects. Navigating between these two extremes requires that we learn how to be present in the moment and right-size our desire for growth with what others can embrace. It is the natural desire for good that we promote. The natural prerequisite for the development of right human relationship is to see and embrace an ideal as the first step toward bringing about the acceptance of better social values. 

At the core of bringing inner balance to the Visionary Intelligence is being able to integrate Thoughts and Emotions about a particular aspiration. The content of any aspiration has to be in alignment with the ability of others to respond to it. When we fully contribute, it is because we have focused on integrating and adapting our vision to the people with whom we are working. Any attempt to make others adapt to a vision creates a disconnect that eventually minimizes the effects of the aspiration. 

It is important to recognize that we establish channels for the distribution of magnetic energy, which is the source of our impact on others. These channels develop around what we become devoted to. This is why we make such compassionate speakers and are able to focus on that which brings about transformation. It is also important to recognize that our faith comes from an eternal optimism and desire to see the best in any situation. This Intelligence is not based on logic, deductive assessment of possibilities, or even attempting to sift through options to find the best one. Rather, it is based upon an inner knowing of what the Truth must be and a complete repulsion to the way things are not working. This means that the Visionary Intelligence (like the Inventive Intelligence), is based upon duality or replacing something that is sub-optimal with something optimal. 

The principal behind this Intelligence is conscious self-sacrifice. What makes an ideal real is confronting all of the obstacles in its way. The more we commit to a particular outcome, the more we release ourselves from the natural ways we have been supported to create a new possibility. What makes our commitment real is our ability to be repulsed by how things are not working. The most common way that self-sacrifice occurs is through purification. The focus is to visually demonstrate for others, how what is occurring does not lead them to where they need to go. For this reason, we not only value the effort we make but also the efforts of others to make this transition possible. 

Our belief is that failure is mainly the result of insufficient desire. This teaches us to become one-pointed, focusing entirely on our goal to the exclusion of all else. This is our sacrifice, as our friends will attest. Unlike Inventive Intelligence individuals who like indirect or bank shot approaches to accomplishing goals, we are direct, believing the straightest path to a particular goal is the best. We arouse others to their higher possibility by sharing the pain around the obstacle they experience. We persuade others by making the pain so much more acute than the desired outcome. This is why we use emotional arguments presented in dramatic ways to awaken the pain in others, which they are denying. One reason for this emotional pain is the fact that we are more sensitive to any form of emotional oppression than any other Intelligence. 

Our leadership style is to personalize problems while holding and clarifying the higher goal desired. In this way, we inspire others to actually come up with a way to accomplish the goal. The more enthusiasm we convey in making the ideals others seek desirable, the more we are able to leverage them into making the solution possible. Once we establish our direction, our inner clarity keeps us from making compromises that others would gladly make. This creates a tremendous schism between our ideals and what is practical. Our desire for what is better can also lead to a puritanical zeal, because we innately believe that the universe we interact with is transitory and impermanent at best. 

More than any other Intelligence, we fundamentally believe that we can create and influence our reality by the way we envision it. The more evolved our Intelligence is, the more inclusive we can be in honoring others where they are. This shows up as a sense of humility and self-deprecation in our personality expression. The more we are aligned with our Creative Nature, the more we speak for our followers.  This makes us more powerful in our expression (which may not seem humble). Another effect of this Intelligence over the last two thousand years has been the striving to make relationships more powerful and real. Today, people experience an expanded sense of possibilities in family structures because of the devotion of the Visionary Intelligence. 

As we find our own inner grace, we become a way to unify and affirm those qualities, which we find near and dear. When honored, we can become one of the most supportive contributors to the revitalization and renewal of a person's authentic values, particularly how others wish to live. What motivates us is the desire to serve the common good. Initially, this means doing what others guide us to do to contribute to the family. Hopefully, this transitions to a point where we take ownership of that which we want to contribute and do so with increasing autonomy. Without this growth and revitalization of our desires, we become limited in our ability to contribute. By finding the source of our desire and organizing ourselves to go beyond that which is comfortable to serve some greater need, we continue to evolve and grow. 

Eventually our choice of service is one where we are served by serving others. The full maturity of our contribution can therefore be affirmed in a way which is personally fulfilling. This is when our inspiration often merges with others and where we are drawn to be the spokesperson for the emotional well being of small groups. The Intelligence manifested is demonstrated by how quickly and effectively the motivation of the group can be put into action. Our core understanding knows an appropriate sense of timing and when to bring in new people or other groups to supplement our own activities. The key indicator is an attachment to being a networker where others value our capacity to bring the right people together at the right time to produce a result. 

One of the major problems is that our solutions can be considered (by others) to be impractical, extremist or based upon blind faith. Others can come to believe that we will never be satisfied with what is. This means (to others) that we are forever tilting at windmills or attempting the impossible because we do not want to be effective or successful. It may be true that much of our identity is built upon changing what is, but until we come to see the power of meeting people where they are, we will never enjoy seeing the success of moving things forward with others. What we also have to change is our delight in tearing others down who do not understand or appreciate how things can be better.

What we need to accept is that we can work with everyone from where they are to where we want to go if we give them a chance. We also need to understand that our attachments to what must change needs to become a more open and understanding discussion of what could change so that we can make a difference. While there are ways to bring about understanding of how things can be better, the best way for us to proceed is to understand the underlying motivations that we share with others. Without a way of meeting others where they are, we will have no power to move them from where they stand. 

We can recognize the importance of our Secondary Visionary Intelligence by how we overdo, under-do or react to it. When we under-do this Intelligence, we become insulated, isolated and unpredictable. When we overdo this Intelligence, we become a closed mental circuit that projects our beliefs on others, expecting them to change. When overwhelmed and/or discounted by individuals who do not accept this form of Intelligence (particularly when we are precocious and can read the desires of others they do not want to accept), we become extremely selective in what we are willing to share with others. The result of this excitement stimulates our fantasy perceptions where we want others to take charge of us. It is interesting to note that while we can be passionate, we do not want to get lost in the passion. When we overdo, we try to control our fear by detaching from our passion. Our attempts to chill out drive us to impose our projected fears on others. 

On the Secondary level, we always confront the issue of under doing or over doing our Creative Expression. The goal is to find a point of flow within ourselves where we are not imposing ourselves on others nor are we being affected by their response to us. In this middle road, our passion can be expressed without taking a position about what is too little or too much. With this Secondary Visionary Intelligence, too little means that we become internally focused where we withdraw from trying to fix others because we have had many negative experiences where others did not appreciate our attempts to contribute to them. When we under do, we become more devotional and usually attempt to unconsciously sacrifice ourselves to benefit others. 

Caretaking is frequently the result of being defined by what others need because we are unable to challenge the prevailing beliefs of others. We frequently make a choice to not impose ourselves on others because of their reactions and our fear that we will be isolated and abandoned. Under doing provides us with a capacity to preserve our values of selflessness and humility but in effect, we become a punching bag when others are not autonomous or have clear boundaries. Some reasons for under doing our Secondary Visionary Intelligence are that we had parents with the same Intelligence and we were never able to live up to their standards. Otherwise, it is likely that we grew up in a time and place where we were not expected nor invited to speak up due to either our gender or racial identity. Under doing our Secondary expression prevents others from knowing how and what we contribute. As a result, our Tertiary Intelligence is overtaxed and we are more oriented to self-protection than expression. 

When we over do our Secondary Visionary Intelligence, it is easy to be one-pointed or single minded in our pursuit of outcomes, no matter what the cost. This leads to idealization where we project our fears on others and in an unconscious act of self-sabotage, we make it impossible to accomplish our goals. Of course, we always have others to blame for this. The challenge is to be part of the larger solution and not to distance our Creative Self from “our personality self” by making our repulsions to others a dominant reality. This is the core reason we fall into doubt and judgment. Our personality fears are easily reinforced when we do not see others not embracing growth. This produces experiences where we feel we are not enough, and we then project that on to others. We also fall back on our unshakable faith and our undimmed optimism that somehow; in some way things will magically change. What we do not realize is that we typically undercut others’ ability to achieve greatness if we are not acknowledged first for this outcome. The major downside of over doing our Intelligence is that it promotes a situation where unconscious competition prevails. 

Either under and over doing our Secondary Visionary Intelligence minimizes our capacity to be fulfilled in our life work. It should be noted that any use and implementation of our Secondary Intelligence will get us noticed by others. This is a different experience than operating in our Tertiary Intelligence where others accept us but do not see our power. It is also different than any Creative Expression imprinting that merely irritates others and pushes them to ignore us. When we can find the place of expressing our Secondary Intelligence in a flowing way it automatically re-orients us by organizing our Secondary expression in terms of our Primary. With a Secondary Visionary Intelligence, this means that our earnestness and sincerity is transferred to our Primary and we become truly open and receptive to spiritual guidance. The power of our Secondary transforms itself by serving the intention of our Primary. In effect, we naturally integrate and centralize the love and aspiration of the Visionary in our Primary Intelligence. In this process, we become more committed to expression of our Primary. 

One of our challenges at this Secondary level is balancing our emotional response. We frequently swing between too much or too little in our emotional response. This reflects the reality that we are very sensitive to the Emotions of others and do not know how to honor our own Emotions without taking a position about them. This reflects that we typically try to stabilize ourselves by thinking about our Emotions. In this way, we come to justify either over doing or under doing, depending upon the reactions of others. The ironic aspect of this is that we do not want to create more issues with others but in effect, by separating ourselves from our Emotions, we frequently project them on others.

This means that if others react to our experience, we, in turn, react to their reaction. As a result, others think that we are edgy and pushy or self-serving and withdrawn. What we need to realize is that our Emotions are, in fact, reflections of the integration we have in our thought processes. As such, when we create Thoughts about them we are in fact second guessing ourselves and creating more layers that cover up our actual emotional truth. Inadvertently, these layers end up reducing our ability to be in touch with the purity of our emotional experiences. In addition, it is important for our Emotions to stand on their own because they do not require any explanation or justification. While it would be nice to know how our Emotions relate to our Thoughts, it is not something that we need to share with others or dismiss because we are afraid of what others may think.

Another challenge we need to engage is idealizing the differences between people by fixating on how hard it is to make changes. This is seen most often when we become dramatic and start issuing ultimatums about how others should interact with us. The solution to this dilemma is to build from the strengths of others as well as our own strengths to see what is in common rather than what is different and misunderstood. This means that if we fixate on the problems, we will unconsciously build up a perspective of how difficult things are when, in fact, they do not need to be. It is also likely that we will be perplexed by the varied motivations of others and feel frustrated that they could not just adopt our motivations for a while.

We need to learn how to be more open, available and relaxed about what occurs rather than build up an internal anxiety when differences show up. Sometimes we can take pieces of the problem and neutralize them one at a time to achieve this effect. The key is to make peace with the difference and not see the difference as bigger than we are. Other times, we need to consciously work out ways to release the tension in our body, so the tension in our mind is not reinforced or amplified through our body. The key is to “unhook” our selves from the story we have told ourselves about how things that are different are overwhelming to us. Find the way that best works for you so we do not automatically polarize others by projecting our fear upon them. Otherwise, a co-dependent pattern will keep us trapped in these interactions without a way out.

Sometimes we get caught up in projects where we feel that we need to take complete control and responsibility for an outcome. As long as this project is defined by us and done by us alone, it probably will be able to be implemented without problems. When it comes to doing projects with others, being overly responsible and driven to make things work becomes a liability. This is because we get in a mode where we want our way of doing it before others can do it with us. When we are working with others this tends to creates an obstacle because we are not equally empowered to learn and grow with each other. In this way, our need to make it work promotes a projection of superiority upon others where they become subjectified by our intensity and direction. This means that, if they do not follow our instructions exactly, we become upset and angry thinking that they are sabotaging us.

We need to learn how to trust others and accept that the way they get around to it may not reflect our standards but may be the only way they can contribute. This means that we need to observe what people do well and find a better way of managing and using people so that things come together to meet our objectives. It also means that ultimately, we need to learn to accept that others have their own way of doing things to include in our life if they are going to contribute to us.

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