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Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Nine (Continued)

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Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Nine

A place for those with the type nine enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 9

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep!

The door is round and open

Don’t go back to sleep!

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Nines to use for reflection? Nines are known as “anger that went to sleep,” and this has many meanings. Nines keep their anger so minimal that they often don’t recognize it. Without access to their anger, however, Nines put their entire vibrancy to sleep, lose their “voice” and become disabled from expressing what they want, knowing at times what they don’t want but not what they do want. Hence the message, “Don’t go back to sleep!”

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Eight

A place for those with the type eight enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 8

There is a sacredness in tears

They are not the mark of weakness

But of power

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Eights to use for reflection? Eights believe that showing vulnerability of any kind is weakness; they also believe that strong is good and weakness is bad. But when they allow the tears of vulnerability to emerge and integrate this aspect of themselves, they learn that true strength includes being vulnerable.

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Seven

A place for those with the type seven enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 7

I looked inwards

And the beauty of my own emptiness

Filled me until dawn

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Sevens to use for reflection? Sevens search for continual external stimulation to fill the emptiness they feel inside. Their emotional passion of Gluttony is one way they do this, but Gluttony only satisfies for the moment and then the sense of being full is gone. It is the inward journey that truly satisfies.

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Six

A place for those with the type six enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 6

Once the seeds of faith take root

It cannot be blown away

Even by the strongest wind

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Sixes to use for reflection? The Holy Idea or high mental state for Sixes is Holy Faith. In a world of perpetual uncertainty, Holy Faith provides Sixes the path to certainty in an uncertain world.

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Five

A place for those with the type five enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 5

Open your hands

If you want to be held

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Fives to use for reflection? Fives appear as if they need very little from others and their environments. It has been said that type Fours and type Fives are the most sensitive to a sense of existential abandonment, with Fours having “wet abandonment” and Fives having “dry abandonment.” In other words, Fours feel abandoned and weep about it, whereas Fives deal with their sense of abandonment without tears. Deep inside, however, Fives want engagement with others and deep connection; this is the meaning of the poem.

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Four

A place for those with the type four enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 4

You are not a drop in the ocean

You are the entire ocean in a drop

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Fours to use for reflection? Fours are continuously searching for deeper, profound and unending experience and connections, and when this does not occur – for example, being out of real contact with themselves or feeling separated from others – they become distressed, sad, and/or angry. Part of this is based on their feeling of being insignificant, not-enough, and/or deficient. This poem illuminates that which is more true, if they only knew it.

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Three

A place for those with the type three enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 3

That which is false troubles the heart

But truth brings joyous tranquility

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Threes to use for reflection? The Threes’ passion, aka their vice, is deceit. However, this version of deceit essentially means self-deceit: that is, believing that which conforms to and confirms your idealized self and disowning that which does not. Because the passion of deceit forms in the Heart Center, the Threes’ passion creates an emotional falsity that troubles the heart. But truth is a different story. What is your truth?

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com