You value inner peace above all else and want to be agreeable, peaceful, natural and comfortable. You value being calm, and if possible like to avoid conflict. You see yourself as accepting, unassuming and laid-back. Considerate and gentle, you make people feel comfortable and at ease. You are very accepting and readily empathise with others, which means your company is often sought after. It is easy for you to lose yourself in daydreaming, the needs of others or the basic task of living, and so you may never go after what you truly want. As the strong, silent type, you have the power of patience, persistence, and resistance, seeing yourself as having stamina and taking pride in your ability to endure.
Here is your Map to Freedom...
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.
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.
Why you, as a Teal Peacemaker, find inner freedom difficult…
As a Teal Peacemaker the ways you struggle to find inner freedom are connected to your fear of conflict. This fear means you don’t want to be drawn into conflict or inner turbulence and avoid being pressured to react. Self-forgetting by nature, you repress your anger and neglect your needs in order to avoid the discomfort that comes with conflict. Retreating to your inner sanctum you may lose yourself in life’s simple pleasures, the needs of others, or the basic task of living. At the heart of your self-forgetting is a resistance to being deeply affected by life. You do not make effort in making contact with yourself or the world and you diffuse your awareness so that the full impact of reality does not touch you.
Being shut down, overlooked and not included by others are among your greatest fears. Because of this fear, you would rather merge into someone else than run the risk of alienating others.
The average Teal Peacemaker sees themselves as nobody special, the modest person who stays in the background so as not to cause any inconvenience. At their core, they feel that their presence, options, and involvement do not really matter and are of no particular consequence.
What will inner freedom look like for a Teal Peacemaker?
By using your map on a daily basis, you will be able to find inner freedom and reconnect with the peace at the core of who you are.
By using the My Map Method you will…
Overcome your usual desire to disappear into the background.
Learn to express your own needs and fears without resorting to being passive-aggressive and manipulating others.
Learn to let go of the need to merge into other people.
Have a greater sense of your own value.
Feel less resentful when others don’t include you.
Work towards taking real action in the world.
Live more fully in the moment rather self- forgetting and numbing yourself through food, wine or mindless TV!
Let go of the need to avoid conflict and discomfort.
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.
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 Teal Peacemaker 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 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