The Core Principles of the Integrated Model of Early Development are defined by Wendy Anne McCarty in 2005.
1. We are sentient beings—conscious and aware from the beginning of life. We have a sense of self as we enter physical form that is present prior to, during, and after our human life.
2. From conception on, we have dual perspectives of awareness: a transcendent perspective and a human perspective. Our earliest experiences involve an intricately woven relationship between these two distinct perspectives. Together they form the Integrated Self.
3. From the moment of conception we perceive, function, communicate, and learn on nonlocal consciousness, energetic, and physical levels.
4. We have an ability to transmit and receive communication during the prenatal and perinatal period and participate in a reciprocal relational process.