THE WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM
IF WE WERE TO REALLY OBSERVE OURSELVES, WE WOULD BECOME AWARE OF OUR TENSIONS AND HABITS.
IF WE WERE TO BECOME AWARE OF OUR TENSIONS AND HABITS, WE WOULD LET GO AND RELAX.
IF WE WERE TO LET GO AND RELAX, WE WOULD BE AWARE OF SENSATIONS.
IF WE WERE TO BE AWARE OF SENSATIONS, WE WOULD RECEIVE IMPRESSIONS.
IF WE WERE TO RECEIVE IMPRESSIONS, WE WOULD AWAKEN TO THE MOMENT.
IF WE WERE TO AWAKEN TO THE MOMENT, WE WOULD EXPERIENCE REALITY.
IF WE WERE TO EXPERIENCE REALITY, WE WOULD SEE WE ARE NOT OUR PERSONALTIY.
IF WE WOULD SEE WE ARE NOT OUR PERSONALITY, WE WOULD REMEMBER OUR SELF.
IF WE WOULD REMEMBER OUR SELF, WE WOULD LET GO OF OUR FEARS AND ATTACHMENTS.
IF WE WERE TO LET GO OF OUR FEARS AND ATTACHEMENTS, WE WOULD BE TOUCHED BY GOD.
IF WE WERE TOUCHED BY GOD, WE WOULD SEEK UNION WITH GOD.
IF WE WERE TO SEEK UNION WITH GOD, WE WOULD WILL WHAT GOD WILLS
IF WE WERE TO WILL WHAT GODS WILLS, WE WOULD BE TRANSFORMED.
IF WE WERE TRANSFORMED, THE WORLD WOULD BE TRANSFORMED.
IF THE WORLD WERE TRANSFORMED, ALL WOULD RETURN TO GOD.
One of the reasons that this speaks so strongly to me is because it mirrors the hypnotic process that I use when I work with people to create change in their lives. The first step I use is to do a technique with a person which allows them to become more deeply aware of the areas in their life that currently aren’t working. Once in a hypnotic state, a person is able to be more aware of “their habits and tensions”. Then we work at releasing the negative emotions around that. After releasing that tension, a person feels much more relaxed and much better. Once we aren’t clouded by stress, sadness, anger, fear or whatever, then we are able to see more clearly. From that clarity we find insights about our life and beliefs and ways of behaving. We become aware that these ways of behaving (or our personality has the poem puts it) aren’t actually us. This just a pattern we’ve learned. Then we can tune into what our heart and soul truly wants – or “we remember self”. This opens the door to change or “transformation”. So powerful.