Enneagram Update – 2013

Enneagram Test

The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) Version 2.5

Questionnaire Date 6/3/2013 8:55:01 PM

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The following numerical scores are calculated from your answers to the questionnaire.

Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
14 20 15 14 20 14 13 7 27

Your results include expanded descriptions for the top three scores or near/ties on your
test—please follow the link on each type below.

Your highest score was for

Type 9.

Your second highest score was a tie between

Type 2,

Type 5.

For an expanded description of each type, click on the type above. The expanded description will open in a new
window. These will also be available as links from your results email.

Notes on the Results

Your Enneagram personality type is most likely the highest of these scores, and almost certainly among
the highest 2 or 3. Please do not base your self-typing on these results alone. As with
all personality tests, the RHETI is a means for beginning the process of your own self-discovery and
growth. In addition to your RHETI results, you should determine your type based on self-observation and
in-depth reading about the Enneagram types, starting with the descriptions of the most likely Enneagram
types above, and then our books, particularly Wisdom of the Enneagram, which is oriented towards spiritual transformation,
and Personality Types,
which is psychologically oriented.

Based entirely on highest score, you appear to have Type 9
personality characteristics.

Expanded descriptions of the Enneagram types are available to read and/or print out from the links on
your most likely types above; condensed Enneagram type
descriptions are also available. These most likely Expanded Type Descriptions are available only with
the online RHETI; however, you will always have access to these particular pages from the same links
in your results email.

To get a better understanding of your RHETI results, please see Interpreting Your TEST Results. For more in-depth information about the Enneagram
and Enneagram typing, see our books.

A Few Thoughts On How To Love

Every person you encounter has something to teach you, and something to learn from you. It is unfortunate that the territory is a bit more complicated to navigate the further we make it through life. However, the map is not the territory! But you know what? We are in charge of ourselves. Just like everyone else. We can choose to be victims, or we can choose to master ourselves. But we get that choice.

We can also choose to simply love. Love for the sake of loving.
Broadcast love. Be a generator of love.

We can be vulnerable, we can be invulnerable.
It is entirely our choice.

Regardless of our past, regardless of our assumptions and choices about that past- we can move forward and become who we are meant to be. Not because or in spite of that past., but simply because of OUR CHOICE!

I am so sorry that in some cases the past experiences have been traumatic, have been unwanted. Even for some, our current circumstances may not be ideal.

Guess what?
We can CHOOSE what to do about it, what to make of it, and move forward powerfully and intentionally.

One way to do this is to simply BE LOVE. Choose to love. It will attract a variety of wonderful things, people, circumstances and experiences.
Even ones that can be perceived as bad or wrong can be transformed by our CHOICE to use love as a transformative power.

you’ve impacted people when you choose to bring love to them. Doesn’t have to be physical love. Doesn’t have to be traditional love. It just has to be genuine, heartfelt and freely given.

Can you do this?
Of course you can.

Let go of judgement, excuses, past memories, attachment and expectations about specific outcomes and CHOOSE to be love.

Watch magic happen.

I <3  you.
No strings, no expectations, no judgements.
Just love….

How Many People does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook?

Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

6 to argue over whether it’s ‘lightbulb’ or ‘light bulb’

Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is ‘lamp’

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that ‘light bulb’ is perfectly correct

19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page

11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs

15 People to post “I can’t see S$%^!” and use their own light bulbs

7 to post URL’s where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL’s were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL’s

13 to comment “Me too”

5 to post to the page that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say “Didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”

13 to say “Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”

1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn’t the brightest bulb.

4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views.

1 admin to ban the light bulb posters they disagree with.

1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again.

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Love and Revelations

Why is it that the people I MOST Love, seem to be the most afraid of being loved? Why is it that painful to accept Love from others? I’ll Love you regardless. I won’t apologize if it scares you, but do invite you to examine WHY it would.

Direct Processing [old notes from 2006]

This week has been very interesting for me in regards to feeling and moving through stuff. The observation is that feelings, like the ocean, have tides and will come back again and again until there is a resolution which no longer creates energetic ripples. These feelings are not emotions, but have literal sensations in the body and are sourced from a deeper place within.

Through the course of time emotions become attributed, and then fused to those sensations and feelings, which makes the original feeling and
sensation become unseen and repressed.

As ‘negative’ feelings arise, the patterns one has used to deal with those unwanted feelings are automatically engaged, and one typically enters into either a fight reaction, or a flight reaction.

My typical unconscious reaction is a flight reaction, hence the urges this past week for me to not go to regular practice, to avoid my chosen tasks, to get away from people (which is healthy for me in these phases, but that does have an element of flight reaction), avoidance of feelings through distracting actions, and this reaction was strong enough where I almost stopped teaching.

The old feelings and sensations will automatically trigger old patterns, the very patterns that most people get caught in and are unhappy about, and want to change but lack the willpower to do so.

To disengage from those old patterns requires the intention to do so, the discipline to practice methods for disengaging, and then the absolute determination to follow through with the intention in every way possible.

This creates will-power, so that as surface level feelings are brought to resolution and more patterns are unveiled from your inner depths, the strength and will is developed providing the ability to follow through with the more frightening and disconcerting turbulence that is inevitably discovered on deeper pyschosomatic levels of your being.

The feelings and unconscious eruptions of associated thoughts and emotions do come and go like a tide, the conscious choice is to whether to engage and allow those stress-producing feelings and chaotic emotions to rule your inner domain, or whether to be the rightful ruler of your subjective world and to just let them pass in a state of equanimity.

Fighting the feelings, or running from them, solves absolutely nothing and continues the unbalance, where just being present with the feelings and sensations opens the space for quick resolution. Yet maintaining
non-attached to what is going on internally that is ‘disliked’ becomes the passage for gestalt of those unwanted feelings.

In a state of non-acceptance, of disliking and not-wanting certain internal feelings or sensations, a person becomes split against their own self, dividing their energies, and creating a host of internal disruptions. Coming to an acceptance, a surrender-to what is going on internally, removes the internal barriers, and re-absorbs a portion of the self that was before unwanted, fragmented, and separated. This brings the self which has many conflicting voices, into a unified, harmonious choir.

Re-absorbing the disassociated, separated aspects of self is best
accomplished through the pure, undivided, non-judging, and totally accepting awareness of the body and observation of it’s sensations.

Doing this brings a person into attunement with Mother Nature, with the
direct moment, with the timeless state of Being Now. When in the moment, and in direct perception of bodily sensations, the mental and emotional movements which unconscously and automatically arise from subconscious feelings have their influential powers diminished. Naturally, as anything which has no fuel fades and dies, so to do these energetic-feeling patterns lose their hold, fade and dissolve into nothing once they are no longer feed.

Habits which were at one time so difficult to work with, suddenly are
effortlessly gone and you didn’t have to touch or fight with any effects, just simply be present with the uncomfortable sensations arising in the moment.

What is interesting is that when directly processing sensation, mind only can get in the way. Another way to say this is that most people have thoughts, emotions and ‘feelings’ about the felt sensations, and those thoughts and emotions automatically arise and in doing so, completely masks and turns the source feeling into an invisible cause.

The mind can’t do anything except get in the way when processing sensation through the body. Just as you do not need to think in order to taste, or smell, or feel through touch, the mind and it’s actions are just as unnecessary when returning the the pristinte state of direct body sensation.

The common approach to working through uncomfortable feelings is through the same, tired, worn-out methods that hasn’t really worked very well in the past. Rationalizing, understanding, coming to terms, are all tools that the mind uses to seek balance. These attempts of the mind to discussion and gossip, internal monologues and rationalized attempts to understand why are part of the very patterns which reinforce the unconscious habituation. This mental activity feeds the parasitic pattern, but it’s all that people know how to use, it is what society teaches as solutions to problems.

The mind and emotions which creates the problems is absolutely incapable of providing the solution. A different mindset and emotional state of feeling and being is necessary.

Drop the mind when you learn to process directly through body sensations, you drop the mind by not attaching to thoughts or emotions when they arise, always come back to the sensations of the body.

Dropping the mind creates a totally different mode of being where solutions are intuitively provided, freed from past actions and thoughts, and future projections and anticipations. Now, when feelings arise and you process feelings directly through the body, you will at times have no idea what is being dropped, you only know that something is being released. It’s affects may never even be noticed, and if it is, perhaps not for such a long time.

Direct processing through bodily sensation is so effective that you not only stop fighting with effects, you eventually completely forget about the feelings, and their resulting effects and events.

To develop awareness and body-based sensitivity, the only real methods to do so are through diligent practices which are designed for developing body awareness. Simply, meditation on breath and body, forms of yoga and tai chi, voice and vibration, are time tested tools of powerfully building consciousness. Daily practice establishes the bodily connection more and more, so that when the rough-times arise, you are prepared. This means, you have dug your well when your internal domain was not on fire, and can put out your internal inferno when it arises and remain cool, regardless.

With the blackboard of diligent preparation and meditative awareness, when these feelings are white-washed across your mind, then the consciousness practiced daily during times of less stress become vital tools for wiping your mental and emotional slate clean.

Then you are absolutely free, from being subjugated by your own feelings, thoughts, emotions, able to experience a clear internal state of being.