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.

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