So in June, 34 of us gathered and left our inhibitions at the door. We danced (even the Type Ones got funky!), we shared, we loved, and we cried.
At the 3-Day Enneagram Panels event, I saw big Type Eights break through to their vulnerability, fearful Type Sixes discover the face of courage, and shy Type Nines claim their truth in front of the group.
Here is a quote from one of the Type One participants…
“I woke up the day after the 3-day a NEW PERSON. I had recently been VERY critical of my whole family, and myself, of course. After the 3-day it was as if I saw them all as perfect the way they are, and the thick lens of what wasn’t right or what was missing was lifted off. Criticism was not evident — I didn’t need it. I would also say that I was grieving the lost time being truly with my kids. Right now I’m in a state of wonder and attempting to integrate this huge piece of
growth, afraid that I’ll go back to old ways…yikes!”
A Type Eight participant who is new to the work wrote this to me the day after the event…
“I was in sensory overload and didn’t have the voice to express my gratitude yesterday. Where to begin. I won’t begin to rattle off everything I’ve been going through but how about I start with deep deep gut felt appreciation for the work you do. It’s really quite remarkable how much work was accomplished in three days. I thought the panels were fantastic. All of them. If not for exactly as they were, I would not have been able to do my work. It was a pleasure surrendering to your direction. You truly provided the arena for so many types to be open and present or in my case exactly where I had to be to receive. It was a beautiful thing to experience and I am truly grateful that I was on the receiving end of so much light. I’ve been in the midst of intense process all morning.
I wanted to take advantage of this window in time to to share a few things and slow down. (heh, who’d a thunk it..SLOW down.) You really covered just about everything. This is suggestion and not a critique. I think in the future it would be helpful to talk a little more on what to expect as stuff starts to come up when you are home and on your own…..I was lucky enough to get the day off but I hadn’t really given it much thought before hand. (maybe I’m still in shock but this is pretty intense and I’m a tuff cookie) I imagine there are others in the clutches of process.
I will never forget finding my wrath in the face of vulnerability and seeing it as my own. Thank you for helping me in identify my type, my triggers, and for swiftly propelling me into this process.
Safe and Sound,
Any other participants who want to describe what changed for you at the event please comment below.
So what’s next in the Enneagram adventure?….
“The Nine Passions: Your Journey Back to Essence”
Do you know the Passion of your type?
Do you know how it separates you from your Essence Nature?
More importantly… do you know how it is the key to reconnecting with your Essence Nature and remembering the truth of who you are?
Save these dates for this two and a half day event: October 16, 17, 18, 2008.
Any questions about the Nine Passions found on the Enneagram? Ask them below and we’ll tell you all we know.