You value love and affection above all else, and as such you have a warm, sociable and enthusiastic personality. You are demonstrative, friendly, and exceptionally gifted at creating and maintaining relationships, even with the most difficult people. You want to be liked and are always ready to be helpful or offer a friendly compliment. As a good listener, you can focus on the needs and concerns of others and are happy to show your giving and generous nature by helping them. With high levels of emotional intelligence, you are emotionally astute, soft-hearted and sympathetic, and always seem to notice when someone feels sad or is in distress.
Here is your Map to Freedom...
What does your map show you?
Each 'layer' of your map describes a separate aspect of you as an Orange Helper.
The outer layer shows your personality traits.
The second layer (sub-divided into two) shows your thoughts and beliefs.
The third layer (mostly blank space) shows your basic needs.
The centre space shows the quality at the core of you. In the case of the Orange Helper that quality is Love.
Your map is a physical printed map that you can hold in your hands. It works in a similar way to a traditional map, acting as a visual guide revealing your inner landscape. It's aim is simple, to guide you back to the peace and aliveness of your true self.
How does it work?
My Map to Freedom is a visual container that holds all that you are, it works by allowing you to explore and transform your understanding of who you are and the specific ways you rob yourself of inner freedom. Schools of personal development around the world are united in stressing the importance of self-awareness on the journey to inner freedom. My Map to Freedom provides you with a simple tool combined with a mindful inquiry process called 'The My Map Method' to be able to do this more easily.
What difference will The Map make to my life?
In your relationships
It will set you free from the ways you typically close off and defend when around others and grow your capacity to respond from a place intimacy and realness. It offers a simple method of understanding why you do the things you do in the context of real relationship challenges.
In your work
It will set you free to be more and bring more of who you are into the work you do. Your map equips you with the tools to achieve the self-awareness you need to work be the authentic you in the work you have chosen to do. It will help you understand the ways you interact with others and smooth the way to more harmonious working relationships.
In your wellbeing
It will set you from the ways you typically react under stress. It will clearly show you the everyday patterns of behaviour that create stress and offer a simple method of inquiry that allows you to mindfully learn to respond to life stress rather than 'act out' in your usual stressful ways.
In your sense of purpose
It will set you free from the endless search for meaning and purpose in your life. Your map points you to who you are and why you are here. It also provides a practice that enables you to feel fully alive no matter what the circumstances, a practice that uses everyday challenges to bring you back to the real you.
The journey to freedom for an Orange Helper.
Your journey to inner freedom is dominated by your unconscious fear of being unloved. Because of this fear you will often 'over give' in your efforts to be liked and loved. You often believe that you are the only one who sees and can give people what they need. You may promise more than you can deliver or deliver more than you promise. Unconsciously, you may feel needy and want to be taken care of by others and can become emotional, sullen or overly dramatic, suffering from psychosomatic illnesses.
Whilst you are friendly, upbeat and want to be considered a ‘special’ friend you can get in your own way by overdoing your focus on shapeshifting to please others. Skilled at going out of your way to notice what is needed, you feel motivated when others acknowledge your efforts and express their appreciation, but you can be so focused on others that you don’t pay attention to your own unmet needs and feelings. Because you can’t help imagining that people are as sensitive to criticism as you are you may sugar-coat or shade the truth out of fear of hurting someone. Whilst you may believe that your giving nature is unconditional if you dig deep enough you will discover that you have a habit of strategic giving. Giving to make people feel indebted to you.
The journey to inner freedom means recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling so you find more space to be you! So that you can get back to who you were before the world got its hands on you!
What inner freedom feels like for an Orange Helper
Once you have transformed these conditioned patterns of being you will be on your way to Inner freedom. This means that you will feel more;
Energetic - because you have transforming your usual desire to give away too much of your time and energy to others.
Empowered - because you will be able to express your own needs and desires.
Authentic - because you will tell the truth rather than sugar coating difficult messages for fear of conflict.
Accepting - because you will admit when you are wrong.
Loving - because you will no longer be resentful towards people do not appreciate your efforts.
Trusting - because you will know you are enough.
Alive - because you will live more fully in the moment rather than worrying about other people.
Peaceful - because you will end the need to be quite so 'pushy' in your relationships.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life, and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation, you will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Download your free map & guide for the Orange Helper
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
Now that you have sampled My Map to Freedom, your next step depends on what you want to achieve.
Choice One - you can own a 40cm x40cm print of your map as a piece of Wall Art. This not only decorates a space it also acts as a daily reminder of all that you are and deepens your self awareness. We have four home friendly versions of your map to choose from, see those here.
Choice Two - you can use your map to do the work of getting you back to the peace and aliveness of your true self. Those who wish to use the map to do the liberating work of inner freedom are advised to buy the My Map to Freedom Box Set which explains how to use the map as a guide on this most life changing of adventures! Details of the book are below.
Choice Three - you can use it to help others. My Map to Freedom is widely used by coaches and helping professionals to help their clients deeper their self-awareness and to assist them in getting back to their real self. Discover more here.
My Map to Freedom Box Set
This box set comes with a full scale (40cm x 40cm) foldable map of your personality type and a copy of the book 'How to Live Unleashed & Alive' by Jane Douglas.
The box set is perfect for you if you want to live a more fulfilling life, are working with the Enneagram, want to learn how to live in the now or are a coach or other helping practitioner working with others. By using the book and your very own map together, you will be able to see the specific ways your personality type behaves, thinks and feels, showing you with startling clarity how your personality traits, thoughts and emotions rob you of a deep and meaningful connection with your true self.
This book has been written for you if you are:
Tired and stressed with your daily life
Unfulfilled in your work
Closed off in your relationships
Trapped in self-destructive behaviours
Empty and disengaged with life
Frightened to be or show who you really are
Dissatisfied with life in general
Struggling to stay present, in the now
Looking for a way to live the wisdom of the Enneagram
A coach wanting a map not only to your client’s solutions but also to deepen your coaching presence