Using the Enneagram to Plant Seeds of Abundant Life
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Happy Spring, Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to share with you a little of what’s on my heart during this time of Lent leading up to Easter. This season is all about preparation. If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that it’s essential to do the hard work of getting the ground ready for new life. If you don’t make sure the soil is healthy, you just won’t see a lot of growth. You can try to shortcut this step, or skip it all together and go straight to planting, but nothing will thrive, and anything that does bloom will soon be choked out by weeds.
I bet you see where I’m going with this! In order to experience transformation in our lives this Easter, we must first do the hard work of preparing our hearts. As we set aside this time to focus...
Hi, Enneagram Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to talk to you about how our Type’s Core Motivations are driving our thoughts, feelings and actions. When we truly understand our hardwiring, we can use the knowledge as an internal GPS to keep ourselves on the path of health and wholeness in our life, work and relationships.
Be sure to follow me over on Instagram as we unpack all 9 Types’ Core Motivations (Fears, Desires, Weaknesses and Longings). If you’re unsure of your Enneagram Type, I recommend paying special attention to this series! Perhaps you’ve taken my free assessment, but you’re still a little unsure. (No matter how sophisticated, assessments can only be about 80% effective, depending on the individual’s spiritual and emotional self-awareness and health.) Honing in on your personality’s Core Motivations is vital in determining your Type and unlocking the transformation and freedom a Gospel-centered Enneagram has...
How the Gospel Sets Us Free From the Ties That Bind Us
Greetings, Enneagram Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back with more insights to help you in your personal awareness and transformation journey. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we’re currently diving into the Core Motivations of each Enneagram Type, starting with Core Fear. Understanding our Core Motivations is part of using the Enneagram as an internal GPS on the path of healing and wholeness.
When we gain insight into our Core Fear, what our personality is constantly trying to avoid, run away from or prevent from happening in everyday situations and interactions, we can harness the insight to steer ourselves away from common pitfalls and unhealthy patterns, leading us to peace, empowerment and freedom in life, work and relationships. Each of our tendencies to think, feel and behave in certain ways are rooted in protecting ourselves from our Core Fear.
As you identify and and confront your...
Hello, Fellow Enneagram Aficionados! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to explore the ins and outs of every Type with you. When most people discover the Enneagram, their first order of business is usually to learn as much as they can about their own Type. They’re natural priority is to uncover the Core Motivations behind their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and struggles, and the ways they can keep themselves on a healthy path. (Don’t know your Enneagram type? Take my free assessment)
This is a wonderful first step, but the beauty of the Enneagram is that it gives us so much insight, not only into ourselves, but also into all the people around us. You most likely know at least one person of every Type, and learning more about who they are and what makes them tick has so many benefits. Not only will you gain greater awareness of why your spouse, children, friends, and co-workers do what they do, but you’ll also be able to extend more grace, empathy and...
Accelerate True Growth in 2019
Happy New Year, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth here. I hope your 2019 is off to a great start! January is already almost over, so I’m guessing most people’s New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. The gyms are thinning back out, the budget tracker has been abandoned, and the diets have gone off the rails. The truth is, by Valentines Day, most people can’t even remember the goals they set or promises they made at the stroke of midnight on January 1!
Why Most Resolutions Don’t Work
Though we have the best of intentions, why do we humans find it so hard to make healthy changes in our lives? Why do we keep failing in our strivings toward good habits, fulfilling our life purpose and having whole relationships with others? Why do we look to food, to approval from others, to recognition in our careers, and a million other things to satisfy us? Why is it that so many of us never feel...
Hello, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to talk to you about why I take a Christ-centered approach to the Enneagram. This ancient symbol has been around for thousands of years, and people have interpreted it in many different ways. In fact, when I was first introduced to the Enneagram back in 2000, there was only one Christian Enneagram book in existence! We are lucky that today there are a few more Gospel-centered Enneagram resources.
Why do I think it’s so important to approach the Enneagram with our faith in Jesus front and center? I’m glad you asked! To be honest, without grace, the Enneagram could be downright depressing for every Type. It’s because this tool illuminates our hearts’ intent. While it reveals each of our strengths, motivations and heart longings, it also reveals our core fears, weaknesses, insecurities and sin tendencies. Those parts are not so flattering, acting as our Achilles’ heels and causing pain and...
Hi, Friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, here to talk to you a little bit about what I do as a coach. I’ve already shared my story of how the Enneagram transformed my life, accelerated my own growth and enhanced my relationships with others. Whenever something positively impacts your life, whether it’s a product, app, company or even a belief system, you can’t help but share it with everyone you know. That’s why we all love leaving and reading reviews before we buy anything these days, and a glowing endorsement from a friend or family member will have us running to our Amazon carts faster than you can say, “free two day shipping!”
When I was first introduced to the Enneagram back in 2000, it brought so much insight and clarity to my inner world. When I discovered my Type (You can take a free assessment), I finally had a way to put words to the fears, desires and longings of my heart, the reasons why I do the things I do. It also helped...
How Exploring this Ancient Symbol Can Deepen Our Walk With Christ
Hello, friends! It’s Your Enneagram Coach, Beth, here. Welcome to our new blog home! We created this space to provide you with more information, stories and resources as you take a Gospel-centered approach to the Enneagram. Our hope is that this blog will be a great tool for you as you use the Enneagram to transform into your most authentic and fulfilled self. We want to help fuse your personal story with a rich learning experience rooted in Christ and his perfecting work in you, no matter your Type.
What’s the Enneagram Anyway?
Perhaps you’ve heard about the Enneagram for awhile now, but you assumed it’s just another personality test. You may have used those tests in determining if you’re introvert or extrovert, or what career path might best suit your skill set. While those tests are fun, and useful in helping us pinpoint our particular preferences and tendencies, they usually stop...
Hi, Friends. It’s Your Enneagram Coach Beth, back to give you a simple overview of the Enneagram. If you or someone you know could benefit from learning more about this simple map for self-discovery and growth (Hint: We can all benefit!), this will be a great place to start.
The Enneagram (Ennea=9, Gram=Diagram) outlines nine basic Personality Types that clearly describes why each of us thinks, feels and behaves in particular ways based on our core fears and desires. This powerful tool can help us harness and transform self-limiting behaviors into life-enhancing personal empowerment. It can also help us create and sustain meaningful healthy relationships with God, others and ourselves.
Discover Your Enneagram Type
Identifying your Enneagram type is the exciting first step to uncovering the power of the Enneagram as a tool for becoming your best self. You can take our free assessment here.
All Types operate in us to some degree, but there’s one we use the most...
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