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How Does it Work?

How does this all work?

For hundreds of years (if not more) humans have debated whether we are born with a “clean slate” or whether we are born with predestined pathways. While it sounds contradictory, there is truth to both arguments.  We are born with both a clean slate AND we are born with predetermined factors.  Any parent of more than one child will have noticed how very different each baby is - from birth.


What if we have three different parts of us?

  1. All the individual experiences of this lifetime

  2. Genetic behaviours from our parents and past generations

  3. Inherited memories from humans who have lived long ago who experienced - and survived - an extreme environmental or social event

Number three is a huge driving force within each of us.  Unconscious memories that have become our fears, our skills, and our strengths - especially during times of stress.


Are all of these memories the same?

No, there are a number of different sets of memories - even within the same energy group.  


Why are there different sets of memories?

Because each of us brings something to the group - more compassion, more courage, more clear thinking, more strategy more nurturing, more leadership etc.  It is an advantage to human progress that we display and act with diversity. Nature knows “never put all your eggs in one basket”.


Why are some of these memories so negative?

Because it is only when times are negative that we act.  If we are comfortable there is no need to extend ourselves or to help extend others.  Negative stress is both negative and positive in its experience and its outcome.


How do these memories form within us?

There are three universal forces - energies that have different actions and consequences.  These energies can be dominant - one at a time - or merge to form a double or even a triple energy.  From three primary energies or forces come a total of seven energies.


Each of us is born with one of these seven energies. Which type of energy we are born with forms a part of who we are and how we act.  This energy determines

  • How we behave under stress

  • Which triggers “get to us” the most

  • Which strategies we will most likely employ to help us out of trouble

This force is more than just a stress response.  This force has a negative AND a positive side.  We become the best person we can be through understanding and embracing this force.  We become powerful and self-energised.

Life themes and survival strategies

You came into life with a number of social survival strategies in place. While we all have the same physical survival aspects, such as natural drives to breathe and eat, social survival instincts vary. Social survival skills are what you employ to secure your position within any group.


Nature survives through diversity. It is not beneficial for all human beings to contribute to the group in exactly the same way. We need a number of different strategies to socially secure us. These different strategies are represented by seven different groups.

Each of the seven groups has been given a colour for easy recognition. Each colour group has up to thirty identifiable survival strategies and qualities. Soul & Survival details all these qualities with stories to highlight their benefits. You will begin to understand why you have these characteristics, when you are most likely to use them and how they can trap you in an endless cycle of repetition and reaction.

Individuals have never been able to survive on their own they way they can in a group. Your survival instinct helps protect you by providing qualities needed or desired by the group. These qualities give you personal value and you will instinctively revert to them for your own protection when you are under stress.


Whether you are extroverted, introverted, academic, technical, physical, or creative; your social survival skills are how you respond to stress.  Sometimes beneficial and sometimes not, knowing yourself through the Soul & Survival model will help you be a better person.


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