FINDING OUR “DIRECTION OF GROWTH”
If you look at the Enneagram Symbol again, the direction of growth for each number in the Enneagram is pointed out by the arrows leading to the next numbers. To enlarge our Spiritual Connection and let go of behaviors that limit us, we have to embrace the God aspect of the next number in line and blend it with the aspect of our primary number and do the same with the next number in line as well.
Again, I can use my own case as an example.
Since I’m a five, my old habits of Aloofness and Mystification, that kept me going in circles, had to be expanded by blending with the next numbers in my line of growth. According to the direction of growth shown by the arrows in the Enneagram, a person with a five orientation needs to integrate more of the “number 8” God Aspect.” The 8 God Aspect is the urge to be a genuine “Leader,” but not just any leader.
If you follow the arrows from 8, the line goes to 2, the number representing the “Divine Urge to Give.” To reach my potential, not only did I have to become a leader, but I also had to lead like a 2, always thinking of the best interest of others, and crafting my work in this manner. Five’s can be self-protected and isolated, not particularly interested in others. But I finally did what the Enneagram says is necessary. I pushed myself to focus on research that brought a benefit to others, so I could be proud to lead people as I found new information.
Blending my 5 urge with the aspects of the 8 and 2 opened me up to a larger download of God Consciousness, and hence, opened me up to much more security, intuitive guidance, and an ongoing flow of destiny in my life. Everyone has a path of growth, so regardless of which number you think you are, there is a specific method of growing spelled out by the Enneagram.
Best of all, once you step on that path, synchronicity begins to bring into your life people representing the specific other God Aspects you need to adopt. It is the essence of spiritual community. That’s what makes the Enneagram perfectly synced with the Celestine Insights.
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