The process of Formative Embodiment engages the individual on at least three levels:
- The biological/genetic, through which the physical body and its survival programming appears to us as a given.
- The social formative influence, through which we embody forms that enable us to organize effective roles and responses within our tribe.
- Our personal layer, through which we come to embody values, objectives and lifestyles that express our uniqueness.
Most people are in a continual negotiation among these three domains in an attempt to discover a coherent and satisfying way to meet their needs.
Embodiment is thus an ongoing, never-ending process through which we adapt to life stages and transitions, providing us with opportunities and challenges to forming ourselves throughout the life cycle.