Sacred Panels Deepen your understanding of self and others Feel connected - validated, grounded, centered, expanded, "at home"
& seen for who you really are
Fall in love with each of the types! That's a big promise...yet, the only way and the only time, we've ever "fallen in love" is when we were present to our own essence and the essence of the other.
Enneagram Panels of any kind are totally awesome...but rarely will you have the chance to explore the spiritual qualities or "essence" of each type.
You will go beyond the experience of feeling compassion and understanding, as happens in "type" panels to a place of being an advocate for the type--and wanting to support, defend, and protect the other in being themselves. In other words, you will find that you truly love each type, the energies of each type, and value what those energies bring to the world.
Experience the essential qualities, essence and sacred ideas
associated with each type.
What is Essence?
At the core of each type are what Enneagram scholars call the "essence" or holy ideas or essential qualities of the type, the spiritual aspects of oneself. Each type has spiritual qualities that people of the type know well and that resonate deep within their being...as well as unique spiritual challenges. These essential qualities are described by Helen Palmer, David Daniels, Riso & Hudson, Stephen Hatch, and others.
For example, for a type #7, the essence is joy, a deep joy (not superficial pleasures) associated with Sacred Novelty, Sacred Flow, and Sacred Freedom...and experienced most often when I (Sandy) am engaged in my Holy Work with a certain quality (with which I am challenged) called 'sobriety.'
Connect with your own "essential" qualities....and experience others in a whole new way.
Panels are the BEST!
Learning about others from others is the best way to come to know about the other types. A trained facilitator leads people of like-type in a conversation about their similarities based on Enneagram type. Members of the audience simply listen in to the conversation. Time is provided at the end of the panel conversation for the audience to reflect on what they have learned about themselves and what they have come to appreciate about the type.
In the words of Helen Palmer, "The Enneagram of types is part of an oral teaching tradition. The material is best transmitted by seeing and hearing groups of people of the same type speak about their lives. Seeing and hearing a group of people express a similar point of view transmits far more of the power of the system then can possibly be conveyed by a mere written record of their words.
After about an hour, a group of people who start out looking physically very different begin to seem the same. The viewer can sense similarities that are the more subtle signs of type. There is a unique feel to each of the types, a distinguishing quality. The room fills with a definite presence as the character unfolds.... The world looks very different to each of the nine, and experienced very differently."