I am a practical person. I am not much interested in widening my KNOWLEDGE of anything just the sake of being clever about something. If I cannot use my UNDERSTANDING of a particular subject for my own advancement, becoming WHO I MEANT TO BE, I am not interested in it any longer.
THE SYSTEM OF THE ENNEAGRAM has kept my attention for decades. The reason is that this system provides constant feedback on HOW I AM DOING with my RECOVERY from who I think I am, so I can become WHO I TRULY AM. Unfortunately, the two are not the same.
It is a must that we create LOVING CONNECTION with ourselves by embracing all that we are, both limitations and greatness.
So, my main focus with using THE SYSTEM OF THE ENNEAGRAM is DISCOVERY&RECOVERY. I am interested in GAINING AND USING the KNOWLEDGE of the ENNEGRAM to recover our REAL SELF from under the layers (octaves) of our defences.
It is misleading to assume that your ENNEAGRAM TYPE is who you are. It is actually your limitation, your defence and your fixation. Though it is not a part of us that we should dislike or shun, it is still part that we need to embrace and say goodbye to!
So, my questions are:
How to use my knowledge and understanding of my ENNEAGRAM type to my advantage?
How to recover from my difficult experiences of my past that framed how I think about myself today?
I use the SYSTEM OF THE ENNEAGRAM to detect my FALSE-SELF, find ways to heal and let go of the unreal, and discover WHO I TRULY I AM under the layers of deceit.
The SYSTEM OF THE ENNEAGRAM is like a play-ground of adventures, discoveries and insights. However, it is up to us to use the KNOWLEDGE that we gain from these experiences to blossom ourselves into our GREATNESS.
In practical terms for example, an ENG6 must recover her/his sense of COURAGE by facing his/her deep seated FEAR of being ALONE and HELPLESS in order to find his/her STRENGTH that is the foundation of his/her PEACEFUL-WARRIOR within.
An ENG5 must move out of his/her ‘head-space’, let go of the constant need to understand the world around her/him and become actively involved in shaping his/her own life. The energy that s/he invests in analysing life must turn into physical activities so the ENG5 can experience his/her VITALITY to make things happen.
An ENG9 must get in touch with his/her sense of frustration and the underlying pain of being the ‘saviour”of the day. S/he needs to stop neglecting his/her true needs and silently projecting his/her unmet expectations onto the world. An ENG9 must learnt to be present and active in the shaping of his/her REALITY.
For an ENG7 to become successful and truly live his/her greatness, s/he must face her fear of pain and the pain of feeling ‘not good enough’, stop the crazy adventures and looking for new discoveries. An ENG7 must find the way to calm down and stay with ONE chosen interest and deepen his/her understanding of it.