Awaken from Ego, deals with our “Refusals to Answer the Call,” which is the second step of Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. As we are called to the spiritual adventure, it is important to clear the multiple ways we reject it. When we examine our judgments, reactions, beliefs, defenses, instincts, and negativity, we see how our ego is locked in its fixations and complexes.
The Enneagram maps the nine different reactions generated in order for each of us to survive. Investigating this sacred system allows us to name our fixations, where our ego naturally rests. Through an understanding of the emotional, mental, and physical types and their array of motivations, we can learn to reverse our automatic behaviors, and be guided to convert our ego to its higher meaning within Source.