It can be growthful to question our wishes. A 9 may wish for peace, for example. But turning that wish around expresses that 9s need to take a strong stance in their own behalf and engage in conflict when necessary. A 4 may still long for the horse she wanted when she was 12 years old. Looked at differently, that horse may represent avoiding solutions to life’s problems by longing for what one can’t have. I’ll have two or three different drawing assignments. We’ll point out symbols used, look at the drawings from different points of view, and see how the drawings speak “between the lines.”
Elizabeth Wagele is an Enneagram author, cartoonist, and musician. Her work includes The Enneagram Made Easy; Are You My Type, Am I Yours?; The Enneagram of Parenting; and a CD, The Beethoven Enneagram (consisting of Beethoven piano sonatas and explanations). Elizabeth also gives workshops and musical performances.
2003 IEA Global Conference
Santa Monica, California, USA