February 2012 Newsletter
1 February 2012
Hello from beautiful Seattle –
At least we have recovered nicely from the snow/ice storms of January. We were not the only ones ‘camped’ at SeaTac Airport for 27 hours while nearly every flight was grounded until temperatures warmed enough to melt the sheets of solid ice covering all runways. Interesting experience.
We did make it to Banff, Alberta, Canada (photo above) in time for me to introduce face reading skills to a conference of nearly 400 Rural Doctors and Nurses. It was lovely to meet and work with so many dedicated and highly motivated individuals. One M.D. commented that these face reading tools are a benefit to the medical profession as they help practitioners “go straight to most important issues, or at least recognize that they may be present.” Every person who completed an evaluation indicated they would like to learn more of these skills. Since using face reading tools for many years has made such a positive difference in my life and work, it is deeply rewarding to be able to share this valuable information with others in a way they also find useful. My thanks to each of you who participated in the presentations.
I have been asked to review the very basics of face reading since many of the older newsletters are not accessible in the archives. So, beginning with this issue, I will do that. Hopefully it will be a great resource for those of you just beginning this journey and a fabulous review and practice for those of you who have been following this for a few years. As always, I invite you to share your thoughts, questions, discoveries with me.
In this issue –
1. What is ‘face reading’
2. Various ‘tools’ for face reading
3. Glenna’s reading of the January 2012 Face of the Month (and further comments on photo of David Carradine featured on Homepage)
4. Frequently Asked Questions –
1. What is Face Reading? – All of us read faces. Seeing and reacting to a face is the method most of us use to form our first impressions of others and by reading emotional expressions of others we often gauge their reactions and opinions. But there is so much more to observe and understand about self and others through the study of face reading.
One basic premise of face reading is that each individual represents a walking history of her or his life’s journey. Our face is like a roadmap – revealing where we came from, where we are at the present time, and where we are going (unless we have a fundamental shift at core levels.
Our facial features, emotions and other qualities in the face can be ‘decoded’ or ‘read’ to reveal things such as attitudes, beliefs, health and behaviours.
2. Various tools for face reading – Since there are many layers of information imprinted on each person’s face, a variety of methods have been developed to increase the accuracy and understanding of human beings and human doings. In future issues I will be describing ‘physiognomy’, personology’, emotional expressions, face mapping, mirror imaging and personality profiling (from the face reading perspective).
3. Glenna’s reading of the January 2012 Face of the Month– Seems like you were pretty busy last month as I didn’t get too many ‘reads’ from you for the January Face of the Month. I always enjoy reading your insights, so please do not be shy about sending me your thoughts each month.
If you have not done so already, please do a mirror image of this photo. His ‘social mask’ (his right face) reveals focussed and immoveable determination as well as anger and sadness. Looking behind his mask, to the ‘real self’ (his left face) you begin to see the slight confusion and depression added to the anger and sadness. This is a photo of Colonel Mikolaf Przbyl as he was attending a military investigation into media links in Poznan, Poland. Immediately after defending his integrity and record of good service, he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head. He survived and is speaking out from his hospital bed, stating he did this to expose ‘corruption in defence procurement contracts’.
What I see in this photo of David Carradine is the complete opposite in his ‘social mask’ (his right side half of face) and the ‘real self’ (his left side half of face). Publically he projects fierce determination and no small amount of angry/creative energy (even though there is an element of fear in his right (‘public’) eye, too). His private face reveals diminished energy and less resolve as well as a much deeper sadness. While his public self gave the impression of being unstoppable, on the personal side, he’s ‘running on empty’.
4. FAQ – ‘Is it possible to control your face to show only what you want others to see?’
Glenna replies – Not for someone applying more than one of the face reading tools when doing the ‘read’. During our early formative years, our body and mind act as one to respond to powerful influences in our life. We each form specific thought patterns and make essential decisions of ‘self’ based on these (or our perception of) earliest experiences. This information becomes ‘imprinted’ on our face through the repeated use or ‘body building’ process of facial muscles which pull or push our features into recognisable alignments or characteristics. Experiences from this early time in our life is usually forgotten on the conscious level, but remembered in the subconscious. Most of us spend the rest of our life acting on these decisions without ever evaluating them. This results in our attitudes (hence the patterns in our face) becoming more pronounced and visible as we age. Because our face (and every other part of our body) is living tissue, it responds to changes we make in our life. Hence, what I said above, the face is like a road map that indicates where we have come from, where we are at the moment and where we are heading. So learning face reading is a powerful way to gain immense insight into self and others. It is a fascinating (if not always comfortable!) journey. Welcome aboard!