Patterning Intelligence Primary 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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