2018 Catalyst, Issue 11: The Power of the Enneagram
The Shift Catalyst — The Power of the Enneagram
By Stephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network
You can think of the Enneagram as a roadmap — or more accurately, a soul map — for understanding who you are so you can live on purpose and be all that you were destined to be.
This powerful personality typing system, which is used by individuals, therapists, spiritual teachers, and professionals around the globe, is a gateway to your inner wisdom that can help you access wholeness, true intimacy, and more authentic relationships.
The 9-point Enneagram symbol represents nine unique types or energies, each with specific traits, behavioral patterns, and tendencies — and each with unique gifts.
Working with the Enneagram sheds light on the fears, desires, and motivations that — often unconsciously — fuel your world view and behavioral patterns. It also helps you understand specific dynamics within your relationships, opening you up to compassion and empathy, for yourself and others.
The enormous transformative potential of the Enneagram is why we created The Enneagram Global Summit, a groundbreaking free online event offered from June 11–15.
The 5-day event features Russ Hudson, Helen Palmer, Cheryl Richardson, Katie Hendricks, and many more speakers who can help you discover the insights and practices you need to break free from unhealthy patterns, reconnect with your true Self, and realize your highest potential.
And we’d love to hear your answer to the question, How has knowing your Enneagram results impacted your daily life? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.
The point of [the Enneagram] isn’t to just be a type, but to use the awareness of our type as a kind of entry into a more full-bodied humanity and a greater and greater capacity to embody and flow with all of the different qualities of our humanness. — Russ Hudson
Would you like to embrace and embody the intuitive wisdom of your heart to more deeply express compassion, empathy, and joy? Integral visionary Terry Patten will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on accessing your heart’s full intelligence on Friday, June 7, at Noon Pacific.
Please join Terry to hear him answer questions from the Shift community about becoming masters of the heart — and ask anything you'd like! Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Did you know that the year, month, and day you were born are linked to the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine — Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal — and make up your basic personality, your emotional self, and your highest calling? Spiritual teacher and energy healer Jean Haner will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on uncovering your deepest gifts and essential nature using the world’s oldest personality system on Friday, June 14, at 5:00pm Pacific.
Please join Jean to hear how this powerful system can help you understand what makes you tick, the lessons you're here to learn, and the gifts you're meant to share — and ask anything you'd like! Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.
Discover how sacred sound has the power to connect and heal in UPLIFT’s New film, The Power of Mantra. Sign up for the free Yoga Day Summit, June 21, to watch the film’s exclusive premiere. Click here to view the trailer.
The Headache Healer’s Handbook: A Holistic, Hands-On Somatic Self-Care Program for Headache and Migraine Relief and Prevention, teaches readers how to manage their symptoms naturally — without drugs and side effects. This powerful personalized, comprehensive program gives step-by-step instructions to help headache sufferers discover and prevent the triggers that perpetuate their headaches — and stop their pain on the spot with Mundo’s unique hands-on therapy. Click here to order your copy.
We are seeking two unique and talented individuals who marry seasoned business acumen with a depth of understanding in the transformational field for two senior-level positions at The Shift Network: Vice President of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer.
If you are inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.
A great deal has been written about that ever-expanding group of Americans who check “none” when asked about their religious affiliations. The segment of nones who call themselves “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR) now constitute at least 20 percent of the population, and 30 percent of those under 30 years of age. I have interviewed hundreds of this important cohort for my books, and I find that the media commentary about them is riddled by misconceptions.
Food plants, grown with the optimal balance of nutrients to allow their full genetic expression — what I call Nutrition Grown foods — allow us to express our full genetic potential. We can expect:
Chronic and acute disease prevention and recovery
Improved athletic performance
Improved mental function
Increased quality of life
It is my contention that people and animals given the nutrition they need will not only be physically healthier, but also smarter and more noble. When strength and energy within oneself is realized, one does not experience the fears of a lesser mortal. One can be more generous and loving because one has an overflowing abundance of life energy.
Like most conscious-minded people, you probably know that your childhood has a lot to teach you about who you are right now, the choices you made in the past and those you’ll make in the future.
But can it help you find a more purposeful life right now?
According to renowned Jungian analyst and bestselling author of Goddesses in Everywoman, Jean Shinoda Bolen, by using insights from your childhood, you can get to the heart of your truest self by using insights from childhood to find a dominant part of your psyche: your “natural goddess archetype.”
Women in their 50s can benefit greatly from a number of Ayurvedic herbs to revitalize skin and hair, reduce inflammation, diminish signs of aging, decrease hot flashes, increase sex drive, and more.
Plus, many Ayurvedic herbs and preparations are easy to integrate into your diet, daily routines, even meals — in Ayurveda, “Food is medicine and medicine is food.”
In a rich 6-minute video, world-renowned Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa will share the top three herbs that every woman in her 50s should be taking — essential for maintaining radiant health and aging vibrantly.
When a piece of information registers on the screen of your intuition, that intuitive knowing arises from what can only be called the “brain” in the center of your being... at your heart. In other words, your heart intelligence is the source of the knowing,
This deeper, intuitive intelligence can guide you to find your way into a profound coherence of your whole being, enabling you to experience a deeper source of wisdom and wellbeing than you may have thought possible.
In a 10-minute video, integral visionary Terry Patten defines “integral heart intelligence” and explains how to access it to achieve enduring peace and greater resiliency, even in the midst of chaos and crisis.
Click here for details about Terry’s new live video training, Living the Integral Heart: Access Your Heart’s Full Intelligence to Find Radical Happiness, Deepen Your Relationships, and Live a Life of Purpose & Passion, which begins June 14.
From the time I returned home from the hospital, while physical and occupational therapists were coming to the house; while family and friends shuttled me back and forth to the hospital for infusions; while I was learning a new baseline and a new norm that involved wheelchairs, walkers, ramps, commode seats, and shower benches, I was trying to figure out how to get my music out into the world. I found myself in late 2010 and 2011 inexplicably retaining a p.r. firm, developing a new website, doing a photo shoot, taking up the ukulele, shooting a music video, starting my first blog, Dermatowhat?, engaging on social networks, recording music, and giving radio interviews.
All of this, except for parts of the music video shoot, I did from home — mostly from bed. If I had a crystal ball during rehab, I would have seen that in a few short years, I’d have released five albums, been considered for Grammy Awards, become a playwright, written and recorded three fantasy musicals (and staged two), been honored with more than 50 awards for my songwriting, audiobooks, and stage plays, and would have written my memoir, all while living with a chronic illness and disability.
Anticipation is building for The Enneagram Global Summit: 9 Essential Pathways for Transformation, a free online event held from June 11–15 and hosted by Jessica Dibb, the founder of Inspiration Consciousness School and Community. You can click here to sign up so you can listen to visionary speakers such as Russ Hudson, A. H. Almaas, Cheryl Richardson, Sandra Maitri, Mario Sikora, Deborah Threadgill Egerton, and Ben Saltzman, who will explain how the Enneagram can help you operate in your daily life through the lens of your own innate wisdom, resulting in truly authentic relationships and a deep sense of living “on purpose.” You can join this one-of-a-kind online event — at no charge — to discover why this powerful personality typing system is used by individuals, therapists, spiritual teachers, and professionals across the globe. See our list of dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
It’s almost here! The Yoga Day Summit: Ancient Wisdom for Healing & Transformation — a free 12+-hour online video event held on June 21, most of it filmed by our team in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. Click here to sign up to explore the world of yoga — from its ancient roots in India to today’s global movement of transformation. Visionary speakers include Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Shiva Rea, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn, Michael Singer, Deva Premal and Miten, and Bruce Lipton. Hosted by Philip M. Hellmich (Shift’s Director of Peace) and Sandra de Castro Buffington (a global leader in entertainment for conscious impact) the Yoga Day Summit is a one-of-a-kind experience with a global community of yogis — sages, musicians, scientists and beloved teachers from around the globe — that provides you with yoga practices, guided meditations and healing breathwork for restoring, balancing and invigorating your body, mind and soul. You’ll get to experience more than 40 Yoga Day Summit sessions that you can access for FREE for 48 hours, including exclusive videos with yogis on the banks of the holy Ganges River! See our list of dynamic speakers and find out everything you need to know by clicking here.
This installment in the conversation series hosted by Marianne WIlliamson features featuring Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chief Organic Optimist at Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt producer.
Marianne and Gary discuss how our environment interfaces with spirituality and politics, and ask how we can activate a food system that supports both personal and planetary wellness. Our political choices are marks of our moral values and spiritual convictions, from how we treat the environment to how we treat each other. Realize what Mahatma Gandhi meant when he said, “politics should be sacred,” meaning, stemming from the deepest part of ourselves. Click here to purchase your $20 ticket.
The next session of Prism, Neighborhood Connections’ racial equity learning lab, begins in July. Prism is led by two of Cleveland’s most experienced and dynamic racial equity trainers: Erica Merritt and Adele DiMarco Kious. Prism participants explore the historic conflict that continues to shape the United States and determine the fate of all its people.
Erica Merritt, Facilitator
Racism is examined on four levels: internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and structural. Tools to assess the state of one’s organization and community are introduced. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in caucus groups and bridge the chasm between community and institution throughout their Prism journey. Leaders leave the program with greater self awareness, an individualized plan for beginning to dismantle racism in their neighborhood or organization and greater capacity to do so. They also gain a group of fellow travelers to support them well beyond the structured program experience. Click here for more information.
Immerse yourself in a 5-day renewal that will deeply nourish your body and soul, reignite your spark, inspire your creativity, and awaken what's possible. Alive & Inspired is for women who are ready to join with others at the intersection to pause, celebrate, and take inspired action to create the life they most desire. Each day will be infused with experiential exercises, self-inquiry, movement practices, and opportunities to deeply listen to what's calling you forth. You'll emerge refreshed and renewed, with valuable tools and a community to support your Alive & Inspired life. Space is limited! Enjoy $150 off this month when you mention “Shift.” Click here for details.
For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.
The production of the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.
World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.
Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.
Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World by Phil Bolsta of The Shift Network. Through God’s Eyes is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the only book that shows you how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to bring joy and vitality to your daily life. One reviewer called it “the owner’s manual God should give you when you’re born.” To order your copy, click here. To request a sample chapter from the author, email Phil at GodsEyes@me.com.
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California Vision 2020 (September 20-22, 2018)
Shift's most important event of the year brings together spiritual, social change, and cultural leaders to highlight how we can change the world, starting in California.
• Chanchal Cabrera 7-week course
• Shamanism Global Summit
• Sandra Ingerman & Evelyn Rysdyk 7-week course
• Wendy De Rosa 7-week course
• Barbara de Angelis 7-week course
• Andrew Harvey 12-week course
• Linda Backman 21-week course
• Dr. Sue Morter 7-week course
• Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo 7-week course
• Jessica Dibb 12--week course
• Robert Moss 6-month course
• Raja Choudhury 9-week course
• Sarah Marshank 7-week course
The Enneagram Prison Project aims to teach the incarcerated to understand why we do what we do, using the Enneagram; transformation through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-regulation. Our vision is to free people — all over the world — from the prisons of their own making. Click here to visit the website. Click here to make a donation.
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing, and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.
GGE envisions a society with optimal physical, economic, educational, and social systems to foster the growth and fulfillment of all its members. To that end, we will provide programs that develop strengths, skills, and self-sufficiency in girls and women and help them make meaningful choices in their lives with minimum opposition and maximum community support. We will undertake organizing campaigns to achieve safety and equality in the social, political, educational, athletic, economic, health, and media worlds of the smaller and larger communities in which girls and women live and work.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 478,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in eight countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and wellbeing, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
We are WISER, the Workie Institute for Social and Educational Research. We want to make the world a better place for our children and their children. We are taking the long view; planting seeds now so future generations will benefit. Our vision is that all people are respected and have meaningful opportunities to develop their gifts. Our mission is to empower people to build inclusive communities and equitable access to resources in health, education, and economic markets.
MaMuse (“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires)
Wholeheartedly fed by the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the pure joy of it and to inspire the world into thriving. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart.
Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, and backed by inspired drummer Mike Wofchuck, these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness. With nine delicious years of co-creation and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.
Click here to visit their website and listen to samples of their music.