You value safety and security above all else, and you can be wary and cautious one minute and rebellious and courageous the next. You possess an endearing childlike reactivity and often take the position of the Devil’s advocate. Depending on the situation, you can be friendly and outgoing or reserved and sceptical. Because you want to be safe and secure you put your faith in a trusted authority, belief system or tradition. To determine if someone is trustworthy, you watch for and question any discrepancy you observe. Once someone passes the testing process you become deeply committed and a most loyal friend.
Here is your Map to Freedom...
What does this add to the Enneagram?
Although the Enneagram is a highly accurate description of your personality and ego structure, it does not give you a solid method to navigate your way to the inner freedom.
In order to get beyond your personality you need two things;
Psychological understanding of your inner landscape.
A practice with a spiritual orientation, to navigate your inner landscape.
The My Map Method gives you both. At its core, The My Map Method is about practicing the inner freedom that the Enneagram promises.
How does it work?
The My Map Method is unique because it blends psychological understanding with a spiritual practice.
Your map (your map is actually a physical map you can hold in your hands) gives you the psychological understanding needed for inner freedom. It works in a similar way to a traditional map, by acting as a visual guide revealing, the hectic and noisy mechanisms of your habitual personality traits, thoughts, and emotions.
The R.E.S.T. Process gives you a daily practice that helps you navigate your inner landscape through the challenges of everyday life and allows you to journey back to the peace and aliveness of your true self (in the centre of your map.)
The R.E.S.T. Process involves gently bringing loving awareness to what is happening in the moment and allowing whatever is happening to just be.
Why you, as a Blue Loyal Guardian, find inner freedom difficult…
As a Blue Loyal Guardian, the reason you find inner freedom so hard to find is due to the ways you ensure you remain secure, and your fear that you will not be able to support yourself.
This insecurity leads to a heavy reliance on structures, systems, and traditions. While seeking the security of an external system or authority for guidance, you are at the same time suspicious of that authority. You worry that the source of your support will abandon you. This manifests in generalised paranoia, suspicion, and scepticism. Lack of faith in your own authority can cause you to overly submit to or challenge others.
You are highly motivated to avoid disappointing friends or authority figures and may find yourself proceeding with so much caution that progress is too slow or ineffective.
Afraid of fear, submission, and cowardice, you vacillate between loyalty and rebelliousness by puffing up and backing down. You fear anything unproven or radical. Your greatest fear, however, is of being alone and unprotected. Your vice is fear. This manifests as an excessive judgement and playing the Devil’s advocate. When you are afraid, you doubt your own authority and can become provocative and undermining. Your judgement and fear can keep you from taking action and make it hard for you to trust yourself and others.
What will inner freedom look like for a Blue Loyal Guardian?
By using your map on a daily basis, you will be able to find inner freedom and reconnect with the trust at the core of who you are.
By using the My Map Method you will…
Overcome your usual desire to be sceptical and doubting of other people.
Learn to express your own needs and fears without resorting to attacking those closest to you.
Learn to trust your own judgement.
Have a greater sense of your own self-worth.
Feel less fearful when you are unsupported.
Work towards relying less on structures and systems to feel safe and secure.
Live more fully in the moment rather than scanning the environment for danger or things that could go wrong.
Let go of the need to play devil's advocate.
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 Blue Loyal Guardian
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
Now that you have sampled the map, your next step depends on what you want to achieve. Many people use the map as wall art so that it can act as a visual reminder of all that you are (and you can find your Blue Loyal Guardian wall art in our shop). Others want to take a deep dive into the work of the map by learning how to use it as a practice for inner freedom. If this is the case for you then the My Map to Freedom Box set contains everything that you need with:
A copy of the book, 'How to Live Unleashed and Alive' by Jane Douglas. The book details how to follow the R.E.S.T. Process at all three levels, full theory for each layer of the map, and coloured illustrations of the nine maps with full explanations of each.
A full-scale foldable copy of your map to begin your work.
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