Navigating our human complexities can be a beautiful and challenging dance…
No matter how long we’ve been on a path of growth, we often get stuck in unconscious patterns that don’t serve us – or anyone else, for that matter!
And when we get triggered in this way, it can negatively impact our relationships, our health and well-being. Discovering how to work with our core personality patterns in a way that lets us express our unique brilliance is at the heart of living a great life.
What if we had a roadmap — a soul map — for understanding who we are and finding deeper compassion and understanding for those around us?
A time-tested system that integrates our whole being and which can be applied to every area of our lives?
And what if this map could help us operate in your daily life using your own innate wisdom — resulting in truly authentic relationships and a deep sense of living “on purpose?”
This map is the Enneagram, a powerful personality typing system used by individuals, therapists, spiritual teachers and professionals across the globe.
It is actually a multi-dimensional tool than can lead you beyond the patterns of your personality and into the most enlightened dimensions of who you are.
The 9-point Enneagram symbol represents nine unique personality types and energies, each with specific traits, behavioral patterns and tendencies… and each with unique gifts.
Through this map, we are invited into a deeper understanding of your own temperament — from unconscious patterns when you are less present, to the expression of our gifts and essential qualities when we are more present.
It is a precise and brilliant map for contacting, being intimate with, and interacting with the world as your authentic self.
Ultimately the Enneagram brings us home to real and unconditional love, wisdom, and presence.
That’s why I’m grateful to introduce you to a free online event that I am co-sponsoring:
The Enneagram Global Summit
During this LIVE online series, 20 of the world’s top Enneagram experts…
Including one of my spiritual teachers A.H. Almaas (co-founder of the “Diamond Approach” school that I’ve studied for over 10 years), and others such as Helen Palmer, Robert Holden (ACIM teacher), and Russ Hudson…
All will be sharing powerful insights into how you can apply the Enneagram to transforming your life.
Although the Ennegram was “defined” rather recently, it’s actually an ancient wisdom. One of my close friends took a trip to Egypt with Russ Husdon (a teacher of last year’s and this year’s summits), and while in the pyramids they found evidence of the Ennegram dating back thousands of years.
So it’s not new. It’s not new age. It’s actually a very concrete way of looking at our personalities that empowers us to see our core life challenges and then shift through them into the best versions of ourselves.
Last year’s summit was attended by over 12,000 people from over 22 countries. I co-sponsored it then. I’m co-sponsoring it now:
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During spiritual studies with Almaas and other teachers of mine, I’ve used the Ennegram to help heal aspects of my personality and life I didn’t even know needed healing.
I’ve found insights and freedoms that empowered me to no longer look at spiritual work as “work” and instead relax into the gifts that true transformation offers when my ego isn’t exclusively “running the show.”
Rooted in multiple wisdom traditions, the Enneagram has inspired transformation of the body, mind, heart and soul for hundreds of years…
It is both a gateway to our inner wisdom and a source of illumination for those “stubborn patterns” that undermine our ability to access wholeness, true intimacy and fulfillment of our life’s purpose.
Working with the Enneagram sheds light on the fears, desires and motivations that fuel our world views and behavioral patterns — often unconsciously. It also helps us understand specific dynamics within our relationships, opening us up to compassion and empathy, for ourselves and others.
During The Enneagram Global Summit, you’ll discover the insights and practices you need to break free from unhealthy patterns, reconnect with your true Self and realize your highest potential.
We can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and our Enneagram types by identifying or examining our positive traits and strengths, as well as traits that don’t serve us.
Although there are tests we can take that lead us in the direction of our Enneagram type, only YOU can truly identify your type. Some people discover their basic type by looking at the more positive traits, while others recognize themselves in the negative or “shadow” traits.
However, ALL traits are gifts.
Each one is a lens to your inner world — a deeper understanding of your motivations and a glimpse into our soul’s highest purpose. They also hold the keys to help us make your greatest contribution to our world.
Here are a few examples of shadow aspects of the Enneagram types:
- Being overly perfectionistic, with a domineering inner critic
- Getting angry or controlling when others don’t meet your standards
- Negating your own needs and becoming preoccupied with others’ needs
- Feeling constant pressure to perform, and always seeking approval
- Believing you are alone and will always be abandoned
- Idealizing and envying what others have
- Hoarding energy, time, space and knowledge
By exploring the negative patterns of each Enneagram type, we gain powerful insights into the aspects within ourselves that can be nurtured for your growth and development.
I knew this was true for me when I spent time connecting with a group of people who shared my Ennegram Type (3). At first I thought “EW UG! Please pull the mirror away.”
It was a little difficult to see a group of people mirroring me, not because they were trying to, but simply because they were expressing their innermost thoughts that reflected my own.
Fortunately, with each negative pattern comes a corresponding, equal and opposite pattern that is positive and transformative. That’s the true beauty of this amazing, time-tested system — it illuminates our “soul gifts” and serves as a map to their full expression!
Here are a few of these soul gifts that might resonate with you, depending on your Enneagram type:
- Being an extremely loyal friend, business partner, spouse, etc.
- Valuing integrity and a sense of order in the world
- Connecting easily with others and helping them overcome difficulties
- Holding intense emotions in yourself and others without “running away”
- Accomplishing a great deal professionally
- Observing the higher aspects or truth of a situation that others might find difficult to understand or cope with
While the breadth and depth of the Enneagram can’t be conveyed in a short bulleted list, The Enneagram Global Summit will equip you with the practices and insights you need to determine your type, explore your type deeply, and empower you to use this amazing tool for your personal and professional growth.
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When newcomers to the Enneagram first identify their basic type, they often describe the experience as a spiritual awakening, or akin to discovering a blueprint of their souls.
I know I did!
Over time, we come to know and understand the particular habits, fixations and gifts of all nine types, inspiring deep compassion for ourselves, loved ones, friends and coworkers. Knowledge of the Enneagram has improved my interpersonal connections.
And as we begin to recognize your gifts, we develop a vision for our highest potential… creating a more fulfilling life and making YOUR most important contribution to the world.
If you’re new to this powerful system, the 2018 Enneagram Global Summit will guide you to the best tests and practices for determining your individual type…
Including ways to differentiate between look-alike types.
For example, at first I thought my personality might be a Type 5 (it’ll make more sense after the summit). Other people thought so too! Some of those personality traits felt true to me.
However, it was only after deeper explorations that I came to understand my personality type as a 3. It was blatantly obvious once I saw it, it just took me a little time to get there. 🙂
If you’re already well-versed in the Enneagram, there are many insights here for you, too, and opportunities to take your work with the Enneagram deeper.
No matter what your experience level, you’ll come away from the 2018 Enneagram Global Summit with the best insights and practical applications to further your personal and professional growth and improve your relationships.
If you want a greater connection with your unique gifts, as well as more self-acceptance, self-love and compassion for others, this free online gathering is for you.
And the fact that you’re going pretty close to the roots of this body of work, through my teacher (who was one of the first teachers of it), as well as his teacher, this is a rare gift.
FYI – Here are just a few quotes from previous years’ participants…
“The Enneagram Global Summit was a rich and beautiful experience on many levels. It provided ways to deepen my understanding of this elegant and complex typology and opened my eyes and heart to new ways of looking at myself and others. What a lovely surprise to be introduced to new and varied approaches to deepening my fundamental understanding of the Enneagram. Thank you for providing the world with such riches for the mind, body and heart.”
– Patricia Brill
“I was captivated by the depth and breadth of the perspectives of the different Enneagram experts. I also liked the unity that formed between the speakers. Some speakers would refer to something another speaker said that enlightened them or helped their work, or gave them insights. It was a collective learning ground among experts and novices alike. Everyone benefited! I also appreciated honoring the historical contributors to this field – both learning about them and honoring them. They provided much insight into the evolution of the Enneagram.”
– – Cynthia W. Bangs, Hawaii (MA thesis on the Enneagram, 1994)
“If you want to know the depth of the spiritual dimension of the Enneagram, this event [is] IT. So amazingly profound and such a loving and respectful interaction between hosts and guest-speakers.”
“I attend a lot of online summits and some are pretty vacuous if not downright cheesy. This was one of the best I’ve ever experienced, if not *the* best. I felt I was in the company of some really enlightened, actualized, uber-intelligent yet oh-so-beautifully humble and gracious souls, perhaps from my Home Planet. 😉 Jessica was the perfect host, asking the most insightful questions and never trying to oversell the finished product. I feel extremely blessed to have witnessed this (hahaa spoken like a true 5)…. Seriously, thank you all so much for this.”
– Gina Dell’Grottaglia, Troy NY
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