The Basics

Hi ,


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-expression

You tend to feel most comfortable when you are expressing yourself to others.


You generally feel most at ease when you are influencing the people and circumstances around you to resonate with you. 


You often find yourself setting the pace of operation for yourself and others around you.


You are naturally drawn to make yourself known to those around you.  While that isn’t always appreciated by everyone, it can be a true blessing as you engage more and more deeply with the mystical nature of reality within and around you. 


How might that be, particularly as it relates to your capacity for personal and relational growth and development?

The Gift

You have an unusually well-suited capacity to connect with others and with the idea of creating something that hasn't existed before.


You have an innate sense that things can look different than they ever have before and you may feel that somehow you have an important role to play in that.


What you learn early

  • Courage
  • Trust
  • Possibility
  • Power

Strengths

courage

One of the great gifts you are given as someone with the Essential Edge of Self-expression is that of courage.


Because of your engagement with what you are doing, and what you have to express, is so natural and thorough, you are inclined to have the heart (the courage) for doing it!


Much of the kind of fear many people have revolves around being seen or "exposed" in front of others.  


When you are focused on your natural inclination to express yourself and what you have to offer, then the fear of something not working out as hoped becomes secondary to the profound fulfillment of offering your gift.


This is quite a blessing and a strength, and quite an Essential Edge!

 

motivation

One of the strengths of your Essential Edge (an inclination to do, to play, to express) is that you have an underlying motivation to serve others. 


This is a powerful strength not just from some sort of moral standpoint, but energetically. 


When you have an innate desire to serve, that becomes a source of energy that comes in from outside of your own personal energetics. 


In this way, drawing on that universal desire to connect, serve, and make a difference in others brings with it its own energy.  This can be a game-changer when you are wanting to fulfill a big dream that seems impossible.


Because of immensity and seeming impossibility of the dream, you access resources, energetically and otherwise, that open creative possibilities.

passion

Another valuable strength of your Essential Edge of self-expression is your passion for connecting with others and making a difference, having an influence in what you see in the world around you.


This passion is hard to source, and it can't be bottled and sold, but it can move your forward when other energies and resources come up short.


The passion you have as someone who is inclined to expressing yourself and make a difference can also help to guide you as you proceed so you don't get off track along the way.  


It is important to attend to the challenges of your type (see below) so that your passion doesn't become the only driver of the bus of your life, but it can help you discern how you're doing along the way.

 

Challenge / Opportunity

Awareness of Other

You may need to work on paying more attention to how others actually experience things. And you may need to spend more time noticing your own physical responses to different circumstances, thoughts, emotions, etc.


The question for you can become how can you be in the Present moment well enough so you can not only express something that stirs people, but that comes from your own deep truth in the moment and also the truth of those you are “playing” to.


You are naturally inclined to be courageous and passionate. Now, you can learn more about expressing your own deep truth that you know can also resonate with the deep truth of those around you.

 

Self-awareness

The challenge you have is in paying the kind of close attention to yourself as you pay to influencing others in your life.


Not only do you have the opportunity attend to yourself, but also care about yourself with the same passion and dedication you give to serving the world.


By attending to the moment with self-awareness and genuine empathy for others, you can offer your unique and precious gifts most effectively.


Thus, your deeper connection opens the door to creative expression that emerges organically from your natural wisdom and truth. 


And when all three of these are well balanced, you can express yourself courageously and passionately in complete integrity.


Self-expression

Now let’s take a look at the challenges you have when your main mode is doing, and your Essential Edge is Self expression.


Doing, you are primarily aware of what’s going on with your expression.


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 “allowing” and how you negotiate that along with your desire to share yourself with others.


One of the benefits of your “Self expression” is you know a LOT about being visible!  So you have a lot of insight into ways of expressing things that can land in others in the ways you would hope they would.

 

Now what?

Remember that...

...your Essential Edge, "Self-expression," 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 "Doing" 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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