I CAN TELL YOUR TYPE
by the language you use
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BEFORE listing the characteristic language style of each Ennea-type, it may be helpful to consider Language in the larger scheme of physical/spiritual reality. As we know, most people function from a ‘False Self’ imposed on us by parents, friends, job & society. This mask has little to do with innate capacities, & blocks personal energy, making us internally weak.
👀 ‘Waking up’ (personal growth) comes from self-awareness – observing the False Self in action, then developing our compassionate & non-critical Inner Observer, which connects us to our Core.
The goal is to gradually outgrow or minimize our specific defensive pattern – as well as any minor others – to become a more well-rounded, whole person. Then we can use the energy & qualities of whichever of the 9 types is needed in the moment, while letting our True Self shine thru.
Language : a union of Sacred & Secular
TRUE Communication is based on Eternal Principles with its own set of laws, This is shared among intelligent beings, via the ADAMic ‘original’ language spoken with God in the Garden, a physical mechanism used by our soul’s spirit to express original thought, ie. the Essence of the Eternal.
This chart presents Language as both Divine & mundane attributes of Human Character. It also defines the circulation of light, growth of plants, the development of society & human conduct….
Communication is much more than a mechanical activity via sound waves, or the connection between two or more people, no matter how deep or productive.
◆ Communication includes
a. Speaker and b. Listener AND c. ‘Common thinking / understanding’ of both people / groups, which represents Consciousness, seen at the base of the Enneagram’s 9-6-3 triangle.
√ Without Consciousness, thoughts expressed in language would not be possible
√ With it, we have human understanding & the spiritual benefit of two-way communing with the Divine.
Using the concepts in the above chart allows us to analyze & improve the process of “truly conscious communication”. It reminds us to pay attention to what we think about & say, so we can be better understood – to ourself & by anyone willing to listen.
◆ The structure of all languages is naturally shaped by the basic form of the physical brain – which molds speech.
In turn, speech shapes the basic patterns of our mind, forming the way we make sense of the world.
A unifying feature of language is the child’s process of learning to speak.
Mastery of all languages develops in seven stages, using system & method:
1 – Sensing = Affective gestures
2 – Thinking = Exploring acoustic potential
3 – Feeling = Brain lateralization
4 – Willing = Grammar
5 – Body = Word power
6 – Soul = Communication
7 – Spirit = Poetry (Each explained )
👄 Coherent language (point 4), formed through grammar, represents a higher order of thinking. The “Grammar of Man” – the structural common denominator of language – unites the thousands of spoken languages on our planet, allowing for translation.
◆ The Enneagram’s 9 categories of grammar (in Part 3) are based on Sacred Number. In ancient Greece, Pythagoras discovered that the concept of “Universal Number” leads to structure, & the structure of the mind is also the structure of the world.
In essence, all is Number & therefore the key to wisdom – the ability to live well in a chaotic world – by having internal / intuitive information about how things really work.
(See “The CODE” , with Marcus du Sautoy, math prof – re. how significant numbers appear all over the world, governing all life. 2011, Netflix)
◆ The relationship between Number & Grammar (in Part 2) is the bridge between esoteric & exoteric knowledge, which indicates that Quantity / Number = Quality / Meaning, which then can lead us:
— beyond Meaning (external source), when life’s meaning (always subjective) comes from a pre-existing order or plan, imposed from the outside (God)
— into Sense (internal source) – where we are able to make sense of our own life. We decide the substance of it, limited only by math & grammar (Objective Truth), & then determine whether it makes sense – to us. (MORE….)
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