A tool that guides us to learn our authentic selves. We are not as we think we are not our traumas, childhood wounds, and our beliefs based on our parents’ and caretakers’ beliefs. We are not our generational curses. We are made in the image of God. If we are made in God’s image then that means we are light, we are energy, and we are better than what we believe.
It’s our ego personality that keeps us believing what we are not. The ego traps us into believing our fears, our insecurities, our power, and any part of ourselves that we are to the external world. The ego personality is made up of the following:
◦ Personal history
The Enneagram helps us understand the following:
◦ External behaviors
◦ Underlying attitudes
◦ Characteristics sense of self
◦ Motivations conscious and unconscious
◦ Emotional reactions
◦ Defense mechanisms
◦ Object relations
◦ What we pay attention to
◦ Spiritual barriers and potentials
The Enneagram is not witchcraft, voodoo, Scientology, or affiliated with politics or religion. It has underpinnings of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism because it dates back to 2500 B. C.
In the words of George Ichazo, who brought the Enneagram to America “ We had to distinguish between a man as he is in essence, and as he is an ego or personality. In essence, every person is perfect, fearless, and in a loving unity, with the entire cosmos, there is no conflict within the person between head, heart, and stomach are between the person and others. Then something happens, the ego begins to develop karma accumulates, there is a transition from objectivity to subjectivity; man falls from essence into personality.”
I hope this helps those who are not familiar with the Enneagram.