How to Empower the Perspective of Ourselves, Others and World

Abstract:  Exploring the nature of our perceptions. Acknowledging where some of our perspectives are draining and misusing our personal power. Ways we can bring forth a new context of living by changing and empowering our perspectives.

How healthy are the perspectives of ourselves, others and the world? Even with our best intentions, we can find ourselves like a fish in water. Going through life with habitual patterns of how we think, feel and act in the world. We trick ourselves into believing that our perspective id just “how life is” and necessary to survive. We pretend that our lives are “fine” while perpetuating an epidemic of disconnection, isolation and suffering. What if we acknowledged our power draining perspectives such as over working, avoiding emotions, creating drama, overthinking and other ways we misuse who we really are? What would happen if we created a whole new context of living based on new and expanding perspectives? Below are a few ways we can expedite this process…

Asking ourselves powerful questions such as “What is the nature of experiencing full alignment with myself and my source? “

Observing and admitting the details of how we disconnect and hold ourselves back. We can make this easier with Riso and Hudson’s book, The Wisdom of the Enneagram. It is a great resource for recognizing our current perspectives, core motivations and how we misuse or use our our greatest strengths. The Enneagram is a quick way to understand ourselves with extraordinary clarity and compassion for ourselves and others. It teaches us how to set ourselves free by recognizing our perspectives and changing the ways we think, feel and behave. The follow is a list of the prominent perspectives as seen in the nine different personality types talked about in this book.

“We'll feel free when…

  • We are able to get things and people organized and in perfect order. Then we can relax and everything in our lives will be perfect. We can keep our lives together by organizing things and getting people to shape up and do things the right. By making "to do” lists and being sure that everything gets done in the perfect and right way
  • We have met everyone’s needs. Then life will be better and people will like us and meet our own needs. We will make this happen by anticipating people's needs, providing what they need, advising them on what is good for them and trying to fix them.
  • We have achieved and accomplished the things that we need to. Then we will  have value, be successful, be highly competent, the best, have others think well of us and everything will be fine.
  • We can prove there's something wrong with us. So we can justify why we feel so powerless to be normal like everyone else and take responsibility for our lives.  We will prove that there is something wrong with us with emotional overwhelm, drama and be provoking so that people avoid us. We will fantasize about how life was and how it could be.
  • We have gained all the knowledge we need. We will have a grip on things to survive. We will get the knowledge we need by isolating ourselves and trying to block out our needs. We will be sure not to get involved in anyone else's needs. Observing, but not getting too involved with the other people. We will take in more and more information and analyzing it before we take any action.
  • We have proved that life is not a scary and that we can trust people. When we are not worried about not being able to take care of ourselves. We will survive by finding a few people that we can trust, and rely on what they think, be loyal, not trust authorities (even though we depend on them) and find ways to deal with our constant anxiety
  • We have totally escaped the uncomfortableness of our feelings and know that our lives will always be full of exciting experiences. Until then, we will be on the go all the time. We will keep it all going by always planning what our next experience will be, entertaining everyone and being in a continual state of motion so no one can tie us down.
  • We can know that we will never need to be vulnerable again. Meanwhile, we will be keeping the upper hand by being overly assertive, and in charge of the situation so we will not have to risk being hurt again. We will deal with this by not feeling our feelings too deeply, preventing ourselves from being vulnerable and being the boss of the others around us
  • We have a life that is free of conflict. Meanwhile, we will stay neutral and pretend that nothing bothers us and negotiate all the problems around us, so at least life will feel better. We will negotiate our lives by staying on the sideline and out of the way so that we are not a target. We will forgetting our own needs and our own lives, merging with and focusing on everyone else. Doing what we can to keep the peace, understanding both sides of the story and helping negate the reality around us.

About the Author: 

Crystal is a certified expansion guide, coach, author and facilitator of the five day live event called Freedom at the Core. Her passion is creating a safe, fun and nurturing space for people to discover what stands between holding back and the freedom they desire.

www.CrystalPresenceOnline.com

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Comment by Regina Chouza on January 27, 2018 at 10:19am

will do, thanks! have a nice weekend =) 

Comment by Crystal Presence on January 26, 2018 at 11:01pm
(second response)
Hi again,
I tried to edit and add the "Each of the types is sabotaged by a belief that"
and I wasn't able to edit it on this end, It happens sometimes...it may be my internet connection that is sketchy at times from living in the mountains.
Please go ahead and make the change from your end, okay?

Thanks again,
Crystal
Comment by Crystal Presence on January 26, 2018 at 10:55pm
Great idea, send it through!
Thanks Regina!
xoxo
Crystal
Comment by Regina Chouza on January 26, 2018 at 2:54pm

Hi Crystal! 

I think its much better. How would you feel about adding an extra qualifier before the list (to account for people who might scan the piece on their phones and can miss a few details): 

2) Observing and admitting the details of how we disconnect and hold ourselves back. We can make this easier with Riso and Hudson’s book, The Wisdom of the Enneagram; an excellent resource for recognizing our current perspectives, core motivations and how we misuse or use our greatest strengths The Enneagram is a quick way to understand ourselves with extraordinary clarity and compassion for ourselves and others. It teaches us how to set ourselves free by recognizing our perspectives and changing the ways we think, feel and behave. The following is a list of prominent perspectives for each of the nine personality types outlined in the book.  

 

Each of the types is sabotaged by a belief that “We will feel free when…

Let me know if you're OK with that and I'll send it through, 


Thanks, 

Regina 

Comment by Crystal Presence on January 25, 2018 at 10:18am

Hi Regina,

Thanks for your feedback about this!

I changed the paragraph before the list of nine perspectives. Please let me know what you think:

Observing and admitting the details of how we disconnect and hold ourselves back. We can make this easier with Riso and Hudson’s book, The Wisdom of the Enneagram. It is a great resource for recognizing our current perspectives, core motivations and how we misuse or use our our greatest strengths. The Enneagram is a quick way to understand ourselves with extraordinary clarity and compassion for ourselves and others. It teaches us how to set ourselves free by recognizing our perspectives and changing the ways we think, feel and behave. The follow is a list of the prominent perspectives as seen in the nine different personality types talked about in this book. 

“We'll feel free when…

Comment by Regina Chouza on January 24, 2018 at 6:52pm

Hi Crystal,   

I made a small revision to the paragraph that introduces the 9 enneagram types. Let me know if you would be OK with the following (I think it makes it a bit clearer for our readers): 

Glancing through some of these most common perspectives, all of which we can change to set ourselves free. The following summary is based on the personality types and fallacies in The Wisdom of the Enneagram. Read the book to learn to heal them.

Feel free to send through any comments or suggestions, 

Thank you!

Regina 

ps ... I had a really interesting conversation with a friend they other day about the Enneagram =)

 

“We will feel free when…

Comment by Regina Chouza on January 24, 2018 at 6:31pm

Hi Crystal! Hope you are doing ok <3 

Sorry for the late reply, I didn't receive a notification on this and I'm just seeing it.  Let me have a read through and if there are no further comments, I will forward it to the publishers. 
Have a nice rest of your week, 

Blessings! 

Comment by Crystal Presence on January 2, 2018 at 1:22pm

PS: Thanks for your patience with this. I was evacuated for the Thomas Fire and getting settled again. All is well! 

Comment by Crystal Presence on January 2, 2018 at 1:18pm

Hi Regina,

I have redone this article, How to Empower the Perspective of Ourselves, Others and Our World, by using the "we" perspective all the way though.  I republished it for you to look at again. Thanks for your input! 

Best to you.

Crystal

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