Welcome to September…not sure how July and August flashed by so quickly yet here we are. As I shared in my last post, these last six months have provided a fertile ground for us to do a deep dive into our closest relationships. Limited travel, gatherings and outings have resulted in more time spent with our close family, friends and most importantly; ourselves. Some of us have always been comfortable in our own company for long periods of time, however for many; this is a very new experience.
I happen to be a very social person; enjoying the opportunity to work with my clients and hosting events that bring the community together. When that was cut off for a few months earlier this year, I too was in my own company for many more hours a day than ever before. It has been a rich ride, some days blissful and some days extremely uncomfortable. I found I was slowly going down a rabbit hole of seeing all the things in myself I didn’t like. The crazy thing is, that same outlook was in play as I looked outside of myself too. I was seeing all the things that had built up over the years with other relationships. As I touched base with others, many were also saying that their buttons were so close to the surface that others could push them without much effort. What were the gifts coming forward in this uncomfortable way?
One of the incredible gifts that came forth was a series of online Enneagram classes with The Awakened Company led by Catherine Bell and Russ Hudson. The timing was so perfect to provide very practical understanding on how each type might deal with the pandemic crisis.
What IS the Enneagram?
For those who are unfamiliar with the Enneagram, it is a personality system that provides incredible insights into nine patterns of thinking, feeling and acting in the world. We all hold some of each type within us and we all have a dominant personality type that is the base motivation for how we engage in the world with ourselves and others.
My website contains more detailed information and videos describing this system. I also coach individuals, couples and teams with the Enneagram to bring more ease and effectiveness to their relationships.
Once each year, I hold a public workshop where individuals can witness others who know their type describe how they tend to look at life. It is one of the most fun and informative days that I lead every year.
This year will have a slightly different atmosphere in a great way! We will be outside under a huge tent at the Historic Sharon Temple on September 13th. There are a few spots still available. If this is not an option for you, I encourage you to research the Enneagram. I am happy to work with you or guide you to Russ Hudson, , Ben Saltzman, , and the Awakened Company, to name a few.
May these times bring wisdom, transformation and compassion as we move forward together to create a world that works for everyone.
Until next time,