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I am stretching here to share a personal part of my year’s journey so far. I attended an Archangel Metatron workshop the weekend of January 11/12 as we entered into the Full Moon Lunar eclipse. The emotional energies were very sensitive. We did a powerful meditation on the first afternoon that really stayed with me.

Powerful Meditation

The most significant part took place in the first 60 seconds on tuning in. As I closed my eyes and began to take a few deep breathes, I saw myself with my arms stretched out to either side like wings and the feeling was that I was reaching out to connect with millions of others as we stretched around the globe. My heart felt so expanded it was palpable. Then just as quickly as it dropped into my awareness, it settled into the background and I could once again follow the voice of our facilitator as she continued to guide us.

The Feeling of a Seed Under the Ground

This vision however stayed with me and I wondered how it would show up in my life this year. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, as I was in a personal coaching session and trying to articulate how I was feeling. This was just before the expanded actions of social distancing went into place. What I ended up sharing was that I was feeling like I was a seed under the ground.  One would think this to feel cocoon like and swaddled in the ground. That was not my sense at all. Once under the ground, it was as though it was expansive, that I was in touch with the whole planet via the earth. That I was connecting with light workers and healers around the planet and we were just waiting to be activated. That once the activation came, we would each know how to sprout up in our specific geographic area with our unique gifts to take action in the world.

Pivotal Transformation Point

It was such a strong and once again visceral sensation in my body. I feel this down time is meant for us to take purposeful time to go within, to receive the messages that only we can get on how we move forward in the world at this time. We are at a pivotal transformation point on the planet to awaken to more balance and conscious choices for the good of all. I still have not received my clear activation message however I am continuing to tune in and feel and learn. I trust it is coming and feel a sense of excitement building around it.

Use Your Time to Support Others and Learn

We chose to be here now so there is no mistake. Let us use this time wisely and learn. Let’s continue to reach out to each other in new ways, support those who need it. Let us share positive messages with those we know who have not been given the gift to slow down. Our front-line people who are out there every day. Thank you to all who are keeping our communities alive through their service.

There is one mantra that I have been saying every day.

I am Happy,

I am Healthy

I am Strong

I am full of Vitality

I am Divine

I am Loved and Loving

I am full of Gratitude that all is well in my life.

May blessings flow to all at this time even in the smallest gestures. Let’s see what we can create together as we symbolically join sacred hands and hearts.

Until next time,

Karen

Enneagram

The Enneagram is a brilliant personality system that provides insight into our everyday personal and business relationships. That’s great news because, “A great relationship is about two things, first find out the similarities and second, respect the differences.” – Unknown

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram provides the road map to understand the natural similarities and differences while providing the scope for everyone to be their unique individual ever changing selves. In my experience, the Enneagram does not place us in a box, we look after that one fine all by ourselves. It does provide the framework for us to stretch outside our own boxes and open up our perspective.

I have written a number of blogs on the Enneagram and have a couple of videos on my website for those interested in learning the basic premise of the system. From a basic understanding, the Enneagram states that there are nine ways of thinking, feeling and acting in our human world. We all have one of those 9 ways of thinking that becomes the basis for how we look at and respond to the world.

I am forever grateful for the introduction to this system many years ago when our three sons were very young. As parents, it is a natural to parent our children from our own point of view and not from theirs. Not only can that be tricky, each parent typically is a different type, so you are already juggling two different parenting styles before even acknowledging the child. It became a question of “do we want to be right, or do we want a specific result?”. If it was the later, then it was much more effective to know what the underlying motivation of the child is.  That actually works for everyone.

Enneagram Panels Day

Communication always begins with understanding ourselves, so the first step in putting the wisdom of the Enneagram to work is to know our own inherent type. There are books, podcasts, videos and many opportunities around the world to attend in person events. If you are in the York Region area of Ontario, then a great opportunity is available in April. I am running my annual Enneagram panels day, where people who know their type provide an ideal vantage point to understand each of the nine personality types.

Keep an eye on my IG and FB pages to watch short videos from last year’s event.  You can learn details and register on my website at: https://in-side-out.com/enneagram-workshops/

Relationships are the fertile ground for understanding who we are and what’s important in our lives. Let’s all take time to bring more peace and understanding to our similarities and respect to our differences.

Check out last year’s Enneagram panels below!

Till next time,

Karen

Enneagram Personality Systems Seminar Workshop Ontario

Enneagram Personality Systems Seminar Workshop OntarioThe Enneagram personality system is a valuable platform for understanding ourselves and others.  I was introduced to it in 1994. Since then it has provided so much wisdom for me in my business and personal life that it was only natural for me to incorporate it into my practice.

Not Putting You in a “Box”

Unlike other personality typologies that tend to box us into a quadrant, the Enneagram works from the inside out (no wonder I like it!) to expose the underlying motivations that arise out of a basic desire and basic fear.  The system identifies 9 different ways that we respond to the world around us through our thoughts, feelings and actions.

I have so many clients and friends who have learned about the Enneagram through me and continue to share how valuable it has been in their lives. Relationships provide such a rich experience to be loved and supported as well as challenged and stressed.  There are two popular sayings that exemplify this fact so well:

“Birds of a feather flock together”

“Opposites attract”

Announcing Two New Videos!

I am excited to share that I have just completed two new videos that are now on my website to introduce this wonderful tool.  The first runs 15 minutes and gives an overview of the Enneagram system, its basic origins, some of the information we can learn from it and why it can support us in our everyday lives.  The second runs for 30 minutes and provides a brief description of each of the nine types. My intention was to introduce the material I would cover at an introductory workshop and become the base for further exploration.

Here is a link to the videos.

Join Us June 2nd for a Full Day of the Enneagram!

Enneagram Personality System Seminar Training Workshop Ontario

For those in the geographic area, the videos provide the perfect introduction for a full day session taking place on June 2nd in Aurora at St Andrews Valley Golf Club from 9am – 6pm entitled “Exploring the Enneagram Types in Depth”. During this day you will witness an interactive panel of people who know their type come and share from their perspective of the world.  If you are not sure of your type before coming, the experience typically provides enough examples to clarify the differences and to know what really feels right within you.

Here is an email I received from a participant after attending the full day program;

Fantastic session. Thank you so much.

Being a Type 5, I am now investigating and analyzing. It is remarkable how some things from 30+ years ago are now clear to me. Truly worthwhile from my perspective.

I am an already enthusiastic fan and proponent. My ‘Type 9 with Type 1 influences’ wife is very amused by my continuous talking about it. Of course, we are all now classified in my family and our motivations laid bare. Yeesh!

I believe that life is meant to be fun and that learning is a constant inspiration for fulfilment and expansion of awareness. Anything that provides more understanding to de-stress our lives is time worth spending.  I encourage you to take a look at the video. Explore for yourself if there is something more for you in the Enneagram.

Until next time, enjoy this beautiful spring weather and do something to nurture your important relationships.

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In harmony,

Karen