WCME 064: IEA part 4 of 4: Helen Palmer, the 3 instincts in relationship, and my impressions of the IEA community
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I learned quite a lot on each day,
And made some great friends by the way.
And all this despite
Being quite old and white –
Get hype for the great IEA!
- “Your type is an adaptive strategy to keep you secure in the world.” -Helen Palmer
- Identity feels like choosing but it’s really automatic
- When I get triggered, instead of reacting outwardly, I can center inwardly.
- The imagination is a true path to next levels of consciousness, if we can just get past our projections.
- Anchor the castle, invoke the blue fairy, then she begins to sing.
- Go to the part of your body that has shut down that has enabled the passion to arise. Stay with it and relax.
- If you have trouble going within, ask “what am I running away from?” Take up a sport and get exhausted.
- Apply the Enneagram to “be a tube not a bucket” to address the resistance in nine ways
- That is not a thought. That is the recognition capacity of your inner witness.
- Don’t go away from it. Go toward it. It’s just a contraction with a bunch of interpretation attached to it.
Instincts in relationship workshop:
- All the instincts are trying to get needs met from outside. You can redirect and get them met from inside.
- Self-pres says “please don’t have people over for parties”
- Social says “sexual beats around the bush but doesn’t ask for what they need”
- Sexual says “social wants to be heard but rambles and doesn’t get to the point. I want intimacy but not that kind.”
Overall impressions of the IEA community:
- The IEA community is largely old and white, and the narrative tradition is stuck in 70’s gender roles.
- Keep the spirit of scientific inquiry; drop the gatekeepers.
- In order for this community to survive into the next generation, we need to be one community, not an uncomfortable hodgepodge of a spiritual community and an academic community.
- The backstory about the snow shoveling argument
Previous episode in this series:
- WCME 060: IEA 2016 part 1: Bringing a scientific mindset to the Enneagram
- WCME 062: IEA 2016 part 2: Using Non-Violent Communication (NVC) to have conversations that transform
- WCME 063: IEA 2016 part 3: 4 Perspectives on the 3 Instincts: Russ Hudson, Mario Sikora, Beatrice Chestnut, and Tom Condon
You can find the IEA conference here. I’ll be there and I’d love to meet you! -Pace
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