A Journey of Personal Transformation
Like Alchemists of Old – Turn YOUR Life into Solid Gold Human Needs and Development, Enneagrams, and Archetypes Embracing the self and understanding others Bringing light into our shadow Development and overcoming of belief systems born of fear
What will you get out of this course?
- A heightened state of being and awareness; this is the key to understanding ourselves and others.
- Self-Development and Transformation
- Stress Management and Problem Resolution
- Understanding Relationships
- Understanding Yourself
- Understanding Others
- Improved Communication
- Being authentically YOU
Human Needs and Development
Everyone – dependant on age, circumstance and many other external factors and according to Freud’s unconscious biological drives – is at a unique different level of development and awareness. This often creates misunderstanding and conflict. Understanding the stages of human development and adopting an accepting and non-judgemental approach makes our life-path much easier to navigate and those of others much easier to appreciate.
‘Embracing the Self and understanding others’ The Enneagram is geometric nine-pointed star (‘ennea’, meaning nine and ‘gram’ denoting diagram) it is a triangle and a hexagram enclosed by a circle. The Enneagram is a personality-type tool, which dates back to the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras and to the time of the Sufi mystics. It identifies nine distinct and unique personality types. The Enneagram is a tool that helps us understand ourselves and others better, it identifies, nine personality types with nine different perspectives of the world.
Most of us set out on the path to personal growth because at some point the burden of our pain becomes too much to bear. Shadow dancing is about unmasking that aspect of ourselves which destroys our relationships, kills our spirit, and keeps us from fulfilling our dreams. It is what the psychologist Carl Jung called the shadow. It contains all the parts of ourselves that we have tried to hide or deny. It contains those dark aspects that we believe are not acceptable to our family, friends, and most importantly, ourselves. Simply put, we all have a dark side, and if deny our dark side, it will cast a ‘shadow’ that will negatively impact our lives. In learning how to confront these ‘shadows’, you can achieve harmony and ‘let your own light shine through’ by owning every aspect of yourself. ‘Owning’ means to acknowledge that a quality belongs to us.
Slaying the Dragons
You as an individual cannot transform yourself unless you personally face your own fears. This is not easy, but it is absolutely required for any personal breakthrough. Facing fear often means looking at the dark, shadowy side of yourself-not to feel guilty or shameful or to punish yourself; but to release the potential vitality locked up therein. These modules are a guide to facing your fears in the forms of the seven personal dragons. The dragons exist to make you strong. They are the vehicles of transformation. Nothing of great value in life is attained without some kind of test. Seven mighty dragons appear to block the path of all human beings.
Archetypes are your energy guides to your highest potential. The nature of your archetypes is both intimate and impersonal. Viewed through the heart, they are personal enough to be called companions. Viewed with the mind they are impersonal, symbolic patterns that serve in the energetic organization of your spiritual evolution. Working with your archetypal patterns is a way to become conscious of yourself, the effects of your actions, and the need for choosing wisely every day.