Can I delete my embarrassing gaffs now please!!
No!!! you must suffer more public humiliation.
BTW, to the OP. There are two things at play here as well that you probably don't know or haven't thought about.
If you want to think C Major for D Dorian, E Phrygian, F Lydian, etc... the modes of C Major.
Your chords will dictate how things end up sounding. Not only that but for each different mode youe will have to re-focus the important notes per mode. So there is no shortcut. Just because you know the dots for C Major E Shape - that's not enough if for instance you wanted to play a D Dorian solo melody ( no chords ). You still need to know which are the interesting D Dorian notes or it will just end up sounding like C Major. Same if you try E Phrygian.
Conversely if you choose to learn a Dorian Scale in each SHAPE, it's a lot of work.
THE BOTTOM LINE....... in both instances you HAVE to learn the notes and relationships or you will never pull it off.
You are at the very beginning and need to stay focused on what Justin is saying. After you grasp that basic aspect, you move to the next level and re-think some things. when it's all said and done though, there is no magic bullet. Don;t expect this happen over night like learning an easy three chord song.
Learning one mode is no easier than learning one scale. In fact the background info and practical application makes it harder to learn so set plenty of time aside. Do what the lessons say. When they say use the Pattern 1 - be sure to have it sitting on your desk with pen and note pad.