The Blueprint of Life
The Enneagram has been described by some authors as ‘a model’ or a personality typing ‘system’. If that were true, it would imply that it is a creation of man. The truth is the Enneagram is as ancient as the universe itself. It has not been invented, nor has it been created. It just is. Our Soul’s existence is inexorably bound to the Enneagram, for it governs our cycles of growth and underpins our consciousness, in the same way that it underpins all life cycles.
Fundamentally the Enneagram is about transformation. Symbolically demonstrating the everlasting cycle of transformation that occurs in all things, the nine-pointed figure of the Enneagram is every bit as living and dynamic as the energy it embodies. The fact that so many people are not yet aware of the Enneagram does nothing to alter its influence. By using the Enneagram, the entire landscape of human consciousness can be mapped and charted. It truly is the blueprint of our lives.
Each of the nine types has different experiences of the world and so each has different opportunities for growth and expansion. Your personality type is the vehicle through which you bring your consciousness into the world and is the perfect vehicle for the experiences you needed for your growth. Your personality characteristics did not come into being because of the way you were treated in your young years. On the contrary, you came into life as pure positivity, with your personality already in place; it is the way in which your soul chose to bring to fruition the blueprint for this life.
As you learned to cope with the environment you found yourself in, you developed ways of acting and reacting that have become the habitual patterns of thought, action and behaviour that are with you now. It is the negative aspects that you took on that cause you the difficulty and pain in life and need to be let go of in order to let your light shine.