In our Becoming Your Own Guru eCourse, module three focuses in on helping you to IDENTIFY yourself in the Enneagram typology.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We start by looking at the THREE INTELLIGENCE CENTERS (or TRIADS): HEAD or Instinctive, HEART or Feeling, and HEAD or Thinking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Knowing how you relate to stress and stimuli is an easy entry point to identifying your number. UNCOVER and then RECOVER. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today for the #MagickShamanShadows I am asking you to sit with your trigger word from yesterday. .
You need to feel where the word hits you the most when you say it out loud. There are three energy centers where the word will bounce around, Yachay, Munay, Llankay. (Head, heart, gut)
Say the trigger word out loud a few times and really feel where it hits home. If it feels like it's in your head, Yachay, then ask if it belongs anywhere else in the body...and really let the energy fall where it leads you to. .
Post what energy center your word resonates with the most, Yachay-head, Munay-heart, Llankay-gut.
My head and Ajna centers are open, now what?
Open centers in Human Design is all about the potential for achieving wisdom. It gives us the opportunity of observing and understanding what is mine vs. theirs. With an open center, learning to surrender, let go of attachment, to allow the open centers to be our guide, a filter if you will instead of us always ‘thinking’ we need to act, is the greatest gift. To read the rest, click link in profile
This book has been a joy to read. It is insightful and gracious and resonant in a way that reminds me why the Types can be found on a circle--the rule of oneness and wholeness. Today's reflection on the Type 5 is no exception. -- "One of the fear types, [the Five’s] solution to existential anxiety is this holding on and holding back. Implicit in this fear of depletion is a sense of being fundamentally cut off from any source of nourishment and the juice of life, so there is no anticipation or hope of replenishment. Their ultimate fear is of a painful sense of deficiency, a desiccated inner emptiness, a parched and dry barrenness, based on their basic assumption that they are ultimately separate...But you don’t have to be a Five to hold back and hold on. It is part of the nature of the personality, and so is a universal characteristic whenever we are identified with our ego structure. This only makes sense: if we believe we are ultimately cut off, ultimately isolated--which is the core belief of the ego--all we can do is clutch at what we have. The specter of our provisions running out and being faced with an intolerable and what feels like life-threatening depletion looms large at the center of our personality, regardless of our type, striking fear into our hearts and making us grasp on to what we have. To be identified with our personality, then, is to be avaricious. Another way of describing avarice is as attachment. Attachment is the ego’s characteristic of attempting to secure and hold on to things. When using the term attachment in this context, we are not using it in the psychological sense of forming deep bonds with others but rather in the sense of clinging to things, which is in many respects its opposite. There is little in the psychological literature about attachment in the sense in which we are using that term because it is so foundational to the personality itself. However, there is extensive focus upon it in spiritual understanding...Not only do we create our sense of self through our attachments but in chicken-and-egg fashion, our holding on is driven by our beliefs about who and what we are.” --
Today we see our likeness in the 7 structure in the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain. --
"As we have discussed earlier, if our orientation is toward pleasure, we will orient toward enjoyable experiences rather than toward the truth of our experience. When we do this we are perpetuating the gluttony of the personality, rather than aligning ourselves with the attitude of the soul informed by Being. We are relating to spiritual experience as though it were something yummy to consume, and in so doing, preserve our sense of self as empty and in need of being filled...To become sober, then, we need to work through our adherence to the pleasure principle. Or to recast things a little differently, we need to understand that true satisfaction and fulfillment lies in valuing the truth of our experience rather than opting for what feels good and avoiding what doesn’t. In a sense, then, we are taking the pleasure principle a step deeper, getting to the source of what really satisfies our soul...Sobriety, then, is not being intoxicated and swept away by our emotions or our minds. It means not becoming drunk with our experience, no matter how lofty and transcendent it is. It also means not indulging and exaggerating our pain, but rather experiencing both extremes directly, fully, in a balanced way. It means not getting swept away by an emotional current, pulled out to sea by its undertow, and drowning in it. It means ceasing to relate to ourselves as though we were empty vessels needing to be filled, consumers needing to consume. It means ceasing to move only toward what feels good or familiar, and instead opening to the unbelievably interesting mystery that we are."
The last section of this book by Maitri is about the fear corner, the head types, led by the Six structure, which is both specific and universal.
"Fear is one of the underpinnings of postmodern life, and as long as we are identified with our personality structure, we live in fear....Many people who study the enneagram erroneously decide that they are Sixes because of the degree of fear, anxiety, worry, distrust, and doubt that they live with, but each of the nine types has its own kind of fear and all nine can be seen as different responses to survival anxiety. This is because whenever we are disconnected from our inner ground--the ground of Being--we are insecure...What determines our type, from the perspective highlighted at point six of the enneagram--that of fear--is the question of what we are afraid of. If we are afraid of creating conflict by making ourselves or our needs too obvious, it is likely that we are a Nine. If we are afraid that there is something fundamentally wrong with us or that who we are is not enough or good enough, it is likely that we are a One. If we are afraid of rejection, being needy, and of not being loved, it is likely we are a Two. If we are afraid of failure, it is likely we are a Three. If we are afraid of being abandoned, of our sadness, of feeling lost, it is likely we are a Four. If we are afraid of entanglements and of losing what we have, it is likely we are a Five. If we are afraid of boredom, of grunt work, and of being exposed as a charlatan, it is likely we are a Seven. If we are afraid of being weak, and not being in charge or on top of things, it is likely we are an Eight. If, on the other hand, we are simply afraid of everything and everyone to one degree or another, if fear itself in a nameless, faceless way is they driving force of our psyche, then it is likely that we are a Six."
-- Courage isn't the absence of fear! --