The Enneagram Story
The Enneagram is the most effective tool for mapping our unconscious operations. Understanding why we think, feel and behave the way we do helps us see how we can rewrite our past narrative and create a story we truly want to live from. Why would we want to live in a story that was outlined by untruths, pain and mistakes that harms and hinders us when we can recognize our ability to write a new narrative that will lead us into truth? If you don’t like the story you are in, get out of it.
In addition, the Enneagram is a creative and nuanced system that allows us to see how we are each connected yet completely unique in our design. It reveals the boxes we live in and offers a ladder to help us climb out. It also reveals the need for compassion for ourselves as well as for others with the recognition that each one of us has an important story that longs to be shared.
By investigating the three centers of our intelligence (the body, the heart and the mind) as well as the nine narratives and their subtypes, we can discover a path towards our original design.
I have seen this tool used in incredible ways in my life as well as in many others’ souls, marriages, professions, etc.
The Original Narrative of the Nine Types-
You were created to be a:
Type 1- Goodness and Holiness Champion
Type 2- Loving and Kind Friend
Type 3- Motivated and Inspiring Leader
Type 4- Depth and Identity Creator
Type 5- Illuminated and Insightful Counselor
Type 6- Faithful Village Caretaker
Type 7- Freedom and Potential Releaser
Type 8- Powerful Life-Giving Defender
Type 9- Wise and Peaceful Connector
The Subtypes are based on our personal inclination towards self preservation, social interaction, and bonding in one to one connections. When the three subtypes are associated with each of the nine narratives it reveals 27 different types that then still lean into each other and interact in different seasons and stages of our lives. Once again, the Enneagram shows how every person is unique in design, calling, gifting, relationship and perspective that leads the unconscious and conscious belief systems.
Levels of Alignment
In addition, everyone is on a different path to get to where they are individually called. The levels of alignment point to how personal awareness, development, health and beliefs are aligned, misaligned or out of alignment. They speak to how healthy or unhealthy a person's mental, emotional and spiritual paths are.