The Geomic Code is key to opening up possibilities for human growth and development for all of us. The Geomic Code Word Cloud you receive after taking the Geomic Code Assessment provides you with many such opportunities for personal growth.
I was recently “Word Clouding” with my own Geomic Word Cloud. As a Geomic Code Reader, I know that the words in larger font are reflective of my strongest Dynamic Natural Abilities (D-N-A). But it is the words in smaller font that seemed to be calling me to take action. The smaller-font words are the ones that show me the areas of my life that may need me to “shape-shift” in a direction that can help me interact more smoothly with others.
As I took my most recent Assessment (yes, you can take it more than one time) from a place of “purity of preference”, I was assigning a numeric rating to the shapes and colors, one at a time, on a scale of preference from +10 (very attracted to) through zero (neither attracted to nor resistant to) to –10 (very resistant to).
Studying my Geomic Word Cloud got me to research the work of others studying unconscious choice and its influence on human interaction. Dr. David Hawkins, in his book Power vs. Force, has this to say, “Regardless of what branch of inquiry one starts from—philosophy, political theory, theology—all avenues of investigation eventually converge at a common meeting point: the quest for an organized understanding of the nature of pure consciousness…If we can understand even one simple thing in depth, we will have greatly expanded our capacity for comprehending the nature of the universe and life itself.”
Wow! My Geomic Code Word Clouding is more than just playing with words. Understanding even one of those words in the context of my connections with other human beings can help me be a better me. But, how do I get from a word on my cloud back to the feeling about the shape or color that led me to give it the preference rating I did? And, more importantly, how will getting back to that feeling, which is more than likely buried in my unconscious mind, inspire me to take a path I may not have thought about before (or thought about but dismissed)?
For that we need to understand the Geomic Code Preference Scale in terms of a process of discernment that takes us from resistance to attraction. Susan Dellinger, Ph.D., in her book, Psycho-GeometricsTM: The Science of Understanding People and the Art of Communicating with Them, talks about “flexing” as a way to move closer to someone else whose dominant shape is different from yours.
You may be wondering why I would want to move closer to another person whose preference for (or resistance to) the same shape is different from mine? Here, again, is Dr. Dellinger, “Flex creates ability to agree or disagree within an atmosphere of mutual respect.”
For Phil Canville, the discoverer of the Geomic Code, it boiled down to the three basic tenets of quantum physics: (1) We are all interconnected. (2) We resonate with others in a kind of natural empathy. (3) We are all capable of discovering and valuing something new from a different point of view (POV) (also known as a “quantum leap”).
If you don’t really believe this to be true, try this out: Sit two or more people together and don’t let them talk. After a while, they will begin to feel the same way. This phenomenon is called “emotional inductance”. Resonance. Natural empathy. Often, talking doesn’t help people find common ground because words don’t mean the same thing to everyone.
We can move from “this” to “that” from “me” to “you” from “us” to “them” in a way that collects us in a circle of complementarity (that is, a place where how we operate together takes best advantage of our complementary Dynamic Natural Abilities).
Try this exercise:
- Pick a word (maybe from your Geomic Word Cloud) and think of it as “This”.
- Now choose another word (maybe one that appears completely different from your “This” word). Label the second word choice “That”.
- Pick a third word that is closer in your point of view to your first “This” word and name the word a “This” word, too.
- Make your fourth word choice (which is closer in meaning to your first “That” word) a “That” word.
- Keep repeating this process until you find yourself in the middle, common ground between your first “This” word and “That” word.
Have you reached a level of confidence in your ability to name anything “This” or “That” so that you can more readily flex from “This” to “That”? It is our hope at the Geomic Code Research Institute that we can all flex a little closer in understanding to each other.
I leave you with a few points to ponder from great minds:
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” ~Lao Tzu
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~Albert Einstein
“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” ~Les Brown
The Institute encourages anyone interested in personal and professional development to take the Geomic Code Assessment and join us in this fascinating study of how individuals can flex closer to others – to the betterment of all.