Author of Sex and the Enneagrams, Ann Gadd looks at how we can improve our loves lives through understanding ourselves on a more intimate level.
Only the essential survival needs of shelter, food and water, create such desire in the human experience. Sex encompasses every aspect of universal paradox: – pleasure / pain, love / hate, gentle / brutal, spiritual transcendence / primal urge, unconditional giving / self-gratifying, playful fun / serious offence, … the list is endless.
Listen to Ann Gadd being interviewed by Cape Talk about her book, The Enneagram of Eating: How the 9 Personality Types Influence Your Food, Diet, and Exercise Choices.
Listen to the talk here: https://soundcloud.com/primediabroadcasting/fabulous-find-artist-travels-coast-to-capture-beauty-and-perks-of-sas-beaches
Imagine white light as the pure wholeness of your being. But, let’s say, at some point, this light goes through a prism. The prism symbolises both life’s experiences and karma. (What you’ve come to learn, plus your life’s experience.) The white light splits into various colours, one of which could be said to represent your
Interview on the 8 October with Salome van Coller-Peter and Ann Gadd. Interview with Ann Starts at 26:00.
If you believe the Enneagrams are simply another form of personality profiling, you’ve missed the point. There is a perception that the Enneagrams are simply another personality profiling system, like Meyers Briggs for example.
Affirmations can be helpful reminders of staying conscious of our path. Remember, it’s important to say affirmations in the present tense. The reason for this is simple: the subconscious mind is ever present – it does not work in pasts and futures.
All types are essentially all parts of each other. Everyone then needs to feel grounded, authentic, courageous etc.no matter what path you have chosen. We are then all trying to get to these gifts of our soul – our virtues, but have misguided ways of getting there. The Enneagram brings awareness to these adaptive strategies or patterns, so we can find the true way home. One of the original reasons for the arising of this work was to understand why a person forgets consciousness. This enables us to understand the troubled areas (fixations) in a compassionate and objective way and bring them to meet the gift or virtue, so we can transform.
If life gives you lemons… (Through the Enneagram types.)
Initially, when you paint there is a perceived division between what you paint and who you are. The more you enter into the process the more you realise that we are the canvas and, as such, are both the creator and the creation.
‘Art’ and ‘income’ are not words that tend to sit comfortably in the same sentence, ditto with ‘passion’ and ‘profit’. So just how possible is it to live as an artist? To use a phrase from a book by Stephen Walsh, to succeed, you need the “art and the engine.”
Learning to work with change creatively, is an excellent way to facilitate personal growth. Art is all about change. You take a canvas and transform it.
An Enneagram is symbolically represented by a Nine pointed star (composed of a triangle and hexagram) contained within a circle.
Why we don’t have sex in relationships.
How can singles attract Mr Right? Interview by Lilou Mace
How can singles attract Mr Right? Interview by Ann Gadd
We all long to live by our passion. To run that restaurant in the country, to pursue that desire to sing, to travel the world, write a best-selling novel or follow our artistic passion.
Ann Gadd is an exhibiting artist, writer, facilitator of Create Yourself Artworkshops, Reiki Master, Footologist, transformational counsellor and speaker.
In any relationship there is a constant interaction of energies, and archetypes or opposing types of behaviour that often cause breakdown.