Discovering How God is Speaking to You in Your Enneagram Language
During this 52-week devotional, you will begin exploring how your heavenly Father is speaking to you by listening to God in your own Enneagram language. Using the Enneagram system helps you navigate the process of growing and developing into a healthier and more well-rounded human being. Through biblical truth and Enneagram awareness, you will uncover your deepest thoughts, unconscious motivations, and personality traits while you learn to identify patterns of behavior that drive your decisions. Simply put, once you understand how you are wired, you can engage with God and His Word in a fresh new way, bringing you profound knowledge of His truth. As you read Scripture through your own personality lens, you will clearly hear His message of who you are and whose you are—a message that drowns out the lies of the Enemy. As you begin to hear God’s message with new awareness, you will recognize cycles and triggers in your life that have kept you bound. This acknowledgment will help you find freedom, allowing you to embrace your uniqueness and others’ differences. After all, the more you understand God, the better you understand yourself; and the better you understand yourself, the more you can engage with God.
DISCOVERING THE HISTORY OF THE ENNEAGRAM
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that was first brought to the United States in the 1970s by the American psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo. This highly effective process provides a roadmap to your patterns of behavior and helps you identify your distinct habits, thought processes, and response triggers that dominate your everyday life. The word Enneagram
comes from the Greek words Enna
, meaning “nine,” and grammos
, meaning “figure.” This refers to the nine-pointed geometric figure, one point for each personality type, upon which the system was originally based. Since its introduction in the US, a host of teachers, psychologists, and psychiatrists have refined and expanded it to create today’s Enneagram system.
DISCOVERING THE MEANING OF THE ENNEAGRAM
In the Enneagram system, you have a primary number that speaks to your dominant personality traits. In addition to this number, four other numbers are also important. The two wing numbers
, those to the right and left of your primary number, help further identify patterns of behavior. Oftentimes, you will identify with one of your wings more than the other. However, you can learn to access the positive qualities of both your wings in order to become a healthier version of yourself. Also, you have a stress number
, the one you go to in times of stress, and a growth number
, the one you go to in periods of personal growth. You are encouraged to explore all of these numbers, since they will bring a new level of awareness to your life. On the opposite page is a chart listing each Enneagram number, its wings, and the numbers you tend to use during periods of stress and growth.
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