A playful and powerful tool to assist self-realisation
I (Adima) studied the Enneagram initially with Eli Jackson Bear at the beginning of the 2000 years. His teaching opened the way to the spiritual dimension of the Enneagram and the use of its wisdom for self-realisation.
In the years following the initial study, it happened to become my passionate hobby to thoroughly watch the fixations reflect and operate in myself and others.
At some point I noticed that an understanding of the Enneagram had merged into my body-mind-consciousness-system. Until recently I was not formally teaching it, it was more like the Enneagram was teaching me from within to distinguish the many different ways, in which behaviour structures express as self-deception or self-betrayal.
I enjoy discovering and deepening in its many dimensions. It is a playful and yet powerful tool for growing in and expanding self-awareness.
I find it highly entertaining and a great mirror to look into and expand non-seriousness about oneself. It is useful before, during and after spiritual awakenings and realisation. The Enneagram supports to detect how to distinguish true self from the subtle imitations that the mind - especially the spiritually trained mind - is capable of.
The Enneagram is often referred to as a system to define “personality”.
This can be a confusing idea. Personality is the product of the belief in “me and the story about me”.
What the Enneagram gives is rather a template, a blue print of one’s intrinsic imprints in character and the inherited task we were born with. It can reveal what we need to transcend to be free and how to “do that.”
The personality will vanish during that process and give way to a true individual.
The Enneagram shows us ‘how’ we are within the ‘who we are’ while taking away the filters which the story of me has veiled over the truth of self.
I suggest to rather drop the central quest for “which fixation am I?”, which would just add to your story of definition. I invite you to get in touch with the complex wisdom of the Enneagram, reflecting in us, and to open up to where it is pointing. In my experience this attitude is a helpful ally on the inner journey and a real benefit on the path of growing self-awareness.
Compact Intro Group: a 3 day weekend
Retreat: 10 days in a seminar house setting
Modules: 3 (long) Weekend-Groups of 3.5 days each within 3 months
Both formats offer the same content:
1. Body – Transcending Anger
2. Emotion – Transcending Image/Lacking
3. Mentality – Transcending Fear
The Enneagram and Tibetan Pulsing
People who know both techniques often ask whether it would be possible to merge the two systems.
Even though one might detect certain similarities between the map of Tibetan Pulsing frequencies and the map of Enneagram Fixations, it is not possible and not needed to merge the systems.
The Enneagram is mainly a mental tool, the Tibetan Pulsing is a map of the nervous system and a template for body work.
The Enneagram shows the unavoidable task of our character fixation. We’re born with that fixation.
The Tibetan Pulsing shows the frequencies (behaviour patterns) of how we play out polarised energy within the “story of me.” The personal frequency manifests when the ego forms in a child’s system and rarely changes, but change is possible under certain circumstances.
Both methods give relevant maps for growth of consciousness and assist and guide us on the path to liberation.