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Winter of 2017 Newsletter 

One of our Certified Face Reader students recently contacted me about her confusion when reading a face that had a balance between left and right brain features. To her it seemed that the features contradicted one another. I directed her to the Experience Map which is the topic for this newsletter.
Our experiences happen so quickly that we seldom realize that there are actually several steps involved in having an experience. This newsletter will take us through the steps which form our experience and create our personal reality. The first step is inception. We have to take in information from the external world, next we have to process that information for it to make sense, and then we give energy to manifest our perception and finally we express in words or actions our response. 

Of course we may short circuit this process at any step along the way. Some experiences never get processed while others never get expressed. What is amazing is that our face indicates our response at each step of the experience. Understanding this dynamic not only helps us better understand others but it also gives us a map to follow when actually reading someone's face. Kristin Edstrom, one of our Certified Face Readers, is pictured here to show you the areas of the face for each stage.
At the inception stage we are taking in information at a distance. We use our ears, eyes, and sometimes our nose to capture that information. For face reading, ears and eyes are the main features we read at the inception stage. Next, we process the information to unpack its meaning. The forehead and eyebrows give us the face reading clues as to how we process information and turn it into a perception. The quality of energy that we use to manifest our perceptions is revealed by the nose and cheeks. Finally, how we express our experience back into the world with our words, actions, or attitudes is coded in the mouth, jaws, and chin. 


Inception & Processing
In face reading, our physiology or physical structure affects our perception. As an analogy, we might think of how different that the same song sounds when played on a tuba or on a flute. Applied to face reading, one of the ways that we take in information at the inception stage is through our ears. They serve as our antennae. People with really big ears have really good antennae for listening. However, in today's world the majority of our listening time and attention is devoted to primarily listening to words.
Words, like language, are mental constructs which is the province of the left brain. Words are abstracts or symbols that stand for real things, ideas or concepts so that we can capture, evaluate and analyze our experiences. We then project our conclusion into plans for the future or an explanation of the past but the left brain is never in the present moment. People with big ears, in true left brain fashion, like proven methods, trust authority, and reject what is unknown or unfamiliar or what cannot be quickly categorized. These characteristics are all ways that the thinking/analytical left brain processes. It can be very logical but it can also be very literal, hearing the words but missing the implication, tone, or hidden meaning.
On the other hand, a person with small ears has a more right brain approach to listening. They listen more with their eyes than with their ears and they "get it" when they see it. They do well if they take copious notes in class even if they never open up their notebook again. The right brain is visual and it is capturing all of the experiences occurring in the moment.
These small ear people listen to not just the words themselves but also the tone, context, and the total experience including the feeling in the room.  They may miss the exact wording but they can catch what was only implied but never said. Because the processing is visual, a small eared person has difficulty listening to a long winded, slow talking, often pausing person who only talks and does not show them anything new. Confronted with that situation, the person with small ears may stop listening and start thinking about something else. This is just one example of how our physiology affects our experience and it is true at every step of the experience.
Once we have taken in the information, we then have to process it for it to make sense or to give it meaning. The forehead and eyebrows are the parts of the face that reflect how we process. For example, round eyebrows reflect a right brain method of processing where there is a preference for real world examples and the opinions of others are valued when making a decision. Straight and angled eyebrows reflect differing degrees of left brain processing. Straight eyebrows are less interested in the opinions of others and prefer to be given the facts or data so they can make up their mind for themselves. While angled eyebrows are even more focused on analyzing and evaluating with a desire to be right and they will almost always have an opinion.
Manifestation & Expression
Processing the experience allows us to develop our personal perception. The next step is to manifest that perception in the real world. The quality of the energy that we use at this step will impact the outcome. The cheeks and nose hold the clues to understanding how we manifest our perceptions. For example, a broad nose expresses right brain energy. Our right brain is responsible for our personal and life force connections with others. A broad nose would indicate that in manifesting their perceptions these folks would naturally take others into account and see themselves as a possible provider. In true right brain fashion, they would have a concern for the needs and well being of others in making their decisions.  Conversely, a thin nose indicates a more left brain energy that is focused more on the self than on the connections with others. Our nose reflects our work style and for a person with a thin nose they are not only self-reliant and self-sufficient, when asked if they need any help, they will almost always automatically turn it down. They prefer to do it themselves.
As another example, people with wide cheeks express left brain "doing" energy. These are the people who have energy for the long haul and while they may go at their own pace, like the Energizer Bunny, they just keep going and going to accomplish their goals. Narrow cheeks, on the other hand, express right brain energy. They belong to people who have intense energy for shorter bursts, but after a few hours they need to take a break. They can throw themselves into the task and hit the ground running but they will mentally disengage if forced to keep doing a repetitive task that doesn't show them something new. Perhaps a good analogy is the fable of the tortoise (wide cheeks) and the hare (narrow cheeks).
Finally, the last step of an experience is expressing our perceptions and taking actions to bring a result back into the world. In face reading this will be revealed by the mouth (with all its parts), the jaws and the chin. For example the lips indicate aspects of how we express ourselves. The upper lip reflects right brain energy with its focus on feelings and personal connections. A person with a very thin upper lip has pulled that energy inward often in response to having experienced criticism or disapproval at an earlier point in life. They play their emotional cards closer to the vest and they don't open up on a personal level until they have established a degree of trust.
The bottom lip expresses left brain energy and how we take ourselves out into the world. To take the example full circle, a person with a thin upper lip but a full bottom lip would be more comfortable talking about what is happening in their external world but may be more reluctant to talk about their personal life and feelings.
Conclusion: Face reading allows us to trace another person's perception at each step of their experience and to better understand their unique and individual point of view. When we address each of the four steps of the other person's experience and find at least one thing in each of the areas of the face that reflects their perception, it creates a more powerful connection than when we randomly read features without understanding the Experience Map and the functions of the features operating in that area of the face. Understanding and incorporating the Experience Map when reading faces can give a clearer awareness and assessment of everyone you meet.
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