The Basics

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Based on your responses, your score (on a scale of 50 - 180) is .  With that score, your Primary mode is...


Perceiving / Being / Doing

and your Essential Edge is


Self-awareness

You tend to feel your own experience deeply and bring that into your conscious awareness.


You are generally grounded in your body and your sense of yourself.  


You often operate at a sustainable pace and, generally, you maintain healthy boundaries with others.  


You are naturally inclined to take things in stride. While you may not always feel seen and recognized by others, this is a wonderful blessing as you engage and express yourself more with others.


This is a foundational orientation for creativity, a true blessing.  Let’s see why.


The Gift

You have an unusually well-developed ability to connect with the present moment, current surroundings, current physical sensations.


You also have a well-suited capacity to connect with your unique and precious gifts. including your wisdom and deep sense of what is true for you.


What you learn early

  • Groundedness
  • Confidence
  • Clarity
  • Presence

Strengths

Patience

Being someone who “feels comfortable in your own skin,” you are less vulnerable to outside influences, the clock, social pressures, etc.

 
You are also less vulnerable to being pulled away from your center by time pressures, deadlines, etc. 

 

Resilience

You are especially resilient, even under difficult circumstances.


You manage to find ways to maintain your resourcefulness and your presence of mind when it's most needed.


When others are looking for wisdom and guidance, or are expressing opinions that don't seem to be well thought through, your wisdom and calm presence can be helpful and reassuring ground for your own path forward and for those around you.

 

inner strength

You find the inner strength you need when it is called for. 


Your nature and your life experience leave you with a reservoir of access to energy, wisdom, and strength that can help you through hard times.


Being aware of this can reassure you when you feel tired that your own history offers tools and doorways to sources of strength that can sustain you and others in good times and challenging ones.

 

Challenge / Opportunity

Awareness of Other

The challenge you have is in paying the kind of close attention to yourself as you pay to Other.


Not only do you have the opportunity attend to yourself, but also care about yourself in the same way you care about others around you.


Do you give other people more slack than you give yourself?  Is your self-talk as kind as it would be to someone else?


Do you give yourself the benefit of the doubt in the same kinds of ways you offer that to others?


As you nurture this capacity to relate with and empathize with others, your relationship with yourself deepens and becomes more enriched, and your ability to express yourself reflects your own fullness and your capacity to appreciate diversity of all kinds.

Self-awareness

As someone you is well aware of your feelings and experience, you are keenly aware of the present moment.

There are two main areas that, if neglected too much for too long, can impede your growth and progress in reaching your potential.

Both involve your relationship with “Other” and how you negotiate that along with your relationship with yourself.


As you develop these other areas, you will need to adjust and recalibrate your self-awareness and your relationship with different aspects of yourself.  


As your relationship with Other and with your own self-expression shifts, your natural self-awareness will continue to be a strength, but it will also evolve and shift.  


This can be uncomfortable, but it continues to be a blessing all the same.

Self-expression

You may be feeling drawn to express yourself more clearly and powerfully at this time in your life.


As someone inclined to simply "Being" deeply connected with yourself, the idea of expressing yourself more visible can be quite a challenge. 


While it's a blessing to know yourself as well as you do, it can be tricky to experience the vulnerability of expressing yourself out loud and making yourself more visible, audible, and well-known.


One way to connect with your natural expressivity is through play.


By nudging and nurturing playfulness, you can express yourself truthfully and have your message heard in the ways you would most hope it would be.


In this way, your creative expression opens the door to connection with others that emerges organically from your grounding as a "whole" being.

Now what?

Remember that...

...your Essential Edge, "Self-awareness," is a precious gift that can serve you well.  


...you can refine this natural gift further for ever better results.

Pay attention to...

...what is going on around you in your local environment.  What are the sounds that you're hearing?  What is the energy of the space you're in?


...how your body feels in any given moment.  Even when you're busy, stressed, overwhelmed, bring your attention to your physicality.  


...what you say to others and to yourself during the course of the day.  Everything you think, say, and do affects your spirit and your body.  Be kind with yourself.


To navigate your day well, everything works better when you're in synch energetically, emotionally, and physically.  


Your body is fully engaged in integrating everything you're experiencing during the course of your life, your week, and your day.  Pay attention.

Notice when...

...you see something around you but you pass it off too quickly. Consider a different response.


...you feel something in your body that feels off.  Consider making that feeling a higher priority and doing something about it.


... you have something to say but you hold back. Consider new options for when you speak up and when you stay quiet.  


Reconfigure your habitual pattern and bring more choice into each opportunity to express yourself.  That doesn't necessarily mean to always speak. Just bring more genuine choice to the situations you find yourself in.

Learn why...

... most people don't realize their potential, and the essential skill for unleashing it.


Your "Being" nature offers several unique advantages over the other Essential Edge types in pursuing your deep creativity and accessing and expressing your unique and precious gifts.


Learn what these are and how to take best advantage of them.  Also explore how you can work with the underloved parts of yourself so you can move toward become the person you know you're capable of becoming!

Develop new...

... practices to reconfigure and realign yourself so your inclinations, your intentions, and your habits synch up easily with each other.


Creative practices can be fun and fulfilling when they open doors to new possibilities for having the life you most want to live.

Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoyed it!



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