Inquiries to Realign with Your Purpose Overview

Enneagram Inspired Inquiries
by Gerise Pappas

Welcome! I am delighted that your journey has brought you to my Enneagram Inspired Inquiries designed to support you in realigning with your purpose and your highest potential!

You can benefit from engaging in the inquiries below whether or not you know your Enneagram Type. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for growing self-awareness and realigning with our highest purpose, potential, and presence. These inquiries are designed to guide you in exploring your life through the lenses of each Enneagram Point.

The 9 Enneagram Points are like a menu of potential and energetic options that are alive within us.

Which of the qualities in the descriptions below would feed your soul, amplify your abundance-vibration, grow your on-purpose business, and create deep, meaningful connections?

Let your intuition guide you to whichever inquiry is calling to you.

Body Center:

Point 8 – Embody Strength, Aliveness, and Confidence

Point 9 – Cultivate Unity, Harmony, Wholeness, and Belonging

Point 1 – Steward a Vision of Sacredness, Goodness, and Purity

Heart Center:

Point 2 – Develop Connections through Attunement and Loving Kindness 

Point 3 – Attract Clients through Radiating Your Value and Preciousness

Point 4 – Amplify Your Brand Celebrating Your Uniqueness, Beauty, and Depth

Head Center:

Point 5 – Create from Your Clarity, Knowledge, and Illumination

Point 6 – Manifest from Guidance, Loyalty, and Devotion

Point 7 – Innovate from Inherent Joy and Freedom

Guided Meditation to Realign Your Head, Heart, and Body
by Gerise Pappas

Before you begin the exploration of any of the Enneagram Inspired Inquiries you might do the Guided Meditation to Realign the Head, Heart, and Body which will support you in being fully present in this moment.

  • The introduction to the Guided Meditation ends at the 2:10 minute mark.
  • The Guided Meditation is 12 minutes. 
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Journaling Guidelines:

  • Using a journal, answer these questions without editing or censoring yourself.
  • Let your stream of consciousness flow. When nothing more comes, ask the question again and see if any more comes.
  • Notice sensations that arise in your body as you reflect on your responses.
  • Bring your breath to any sensation you notice in your body. Don’t force anything. Stay with yourself with kindness, gentleness, and allow what is.
  • Tell any inner critics that they are “off duty”; This is a non-judgment zone.
  • Be curious and open to receive your inner wisdom.
  • Look within through the lens of curiosity, kindness, and compassion. If any questions don’t resonate, just move on to the next question.
  • Look within through the lens of curiosity, kindness, and compassion.
  • If any questions don’t resonate, just move on to the next question.

Inquiries to Realign with Your Purpose

Enneagram Inspired Inquiries
by Gerise Pappas

BODY CENTER INQUIRIES:

Inquiry for Point 8 - Embody Strength, Aliveness, and Confidence

Within us at Point 8 is the energy of initiating that comes with a natural empowerment to launch projects and to meet challenges with gusto and confidence!  This energy arises from our gut and moves us into action from an instinctual “gut knowing”.  This 8 energy gives us the confidence to speak our truth without any need for apologies.  When we are connected to this 8 energy and we are fully present in our heart, head, and body, we move through the world with an aliveness, strength, confidence, and power!

Point 8 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. Describe your relationship to power and what it would look like if you were being your most powerful self in life. 

    2. If you owned and embodied more confidence and natural empowerment, how would you do things differently in your business?

    3. What are the ways in which you resist power or fear being powerful? 

    4. If you were to imagine yourself speaking your truth to promote your business or needing to say something potentially confronting to another person, what sensations or feelings arise in you?

    5. If you had ready access to the inner confidence, strength, and conviction needed to take the next needed step that could make a quantum difference in your business or relationships, what would that look like?  

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Inquiry for Point 9 - Cultivate Unity, Harmony, Wholeness, and Belonging

Within us at Point 9 is deep peace, a sense of unconditional love and a knowing that we are all connected, we all belong.  With this recognition, we access an ability to unite others through a gift of diplomacy and are able to cultivate a space for collaboration, even in the face of differences. These qualities and gifts come online within us when we are grounded and present in our body, heart, and mind.  Belonging and wholeness manifests when we are fully including ourselves as well as others. From this place we are able to be the kind of leaders that can take “right action”, demonstrating to others that they are welcome, included, and we all belong.

Point 9 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. What are the ways in which I seek “comfort” and numb out as a way to avoid dealing with conflict?

    2. How is being “nice” and “keeping the peace” in my business and relationships counter-productive? 
       
    3. What are the ways in which I erase myself and keep myself invisible to avoid disharmony or the discomfort of showing up?  

    4. What would become possible in my business and relationships if I more fully owned that my voice matters and I actively offer my point of view? 

    5. What types of “right action” would make the most difference in my business and relationships?  What action steps could I take this week?

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Inquiry for Point 1 - Stewarding a Vision of Sacredness, Goodness, Purity

Within us at Point 1 is a visionary capacity to see the inherent goodness, sacredness, and purity in the potential of all beings, systems, and life itself. A sense of alignment arises that restores a sense of integrity and congruence with our beliefs, words, and actions.  When fully present in our head, heart, and body, serenity allows us to create and manifest with more flexibility and acceptance for the way things are. 

Point 1 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. Notice when judging yourself is causing tightness in your body. See if you can  bring a breath of compassionate, self-forgiveness to that area until it softens.  How does this shift impact your mind? 

    2. Where can I practice acceptance in my relationships to make space for flexibility and for others’ contribution?  

    3. How does my attachment to my plans being executed a particular way or my idea of the “right way” discourage support that I might otherwise receive? 

    4. When others disappoint me, what are the signals that resentment is building up inside of me?

    5. What ideals and standards could I relax that might be unrealistic, so that I can experience more serenity?

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

HEART CENTER INQUIRIES:

Point 2 - Develop Connections through Attunement and Loving Kindness

Within us at Point 2 is a felt sense of heart connection that has an inherent knowing that all hearts are already interconnected as an expression of presence itself.  The gift of Point 2 is like an intuitive super power that can sense what another needs, sometimes before the other person realizes it themselves. This shows up as an intuitive orientation that is responsive to need and to hurt.  This can be expressed as the qualities of loving kindness, attunement to others, and a desire to meet the needs of others.  When I give loving attention to what I or another needs, I am providing nurturing care that is in service to growth or healing. 

Point 2 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. While I can be adept at meeting the needs of my clients, family, and friends, what has me put their needs before my own?

    2. I notice that sometimes I’m not able to say “no” when others need me, and worry if I will lose this connection, if I say no. What is driving the fear of losing connection if I say “no”?  What is driving this need to be needed in the roles I play in life?

    3. By asking myself what I need and meeting those needs with attentive loving self-care as a daily practice, what could taking care of myself in this way make possible in my relationships and business?

    4. As I pause and tune into my intuitive knowing about the needs of my clients, is there anything new or different that I would offer?

    5. What might open up if I gave myself permission to feel, know, and express what I really needed?

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Point 3 - Attract Clients through Radiating Value and Preciousness

Within us at Point 3 is a remembrance of who we are, our inherent value, and preciousness. The gift here is a capacity to function from this heart-centered presence, where being and doing become one. With my heart online, a sense of fulfillment arises from doing what I am called to do; This quality lights up my heart! Whatever I do and accomplish from this place is imbued with meaning and purpose. Even the most simple task can fill me with this sense of value and meaning. From this heart-centered, present, and connected state I am accomplishing and creating in the zone!

Point 3 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. What value am I known for bringing to my relationships and clients?

    2. What beliefs have me stuck in the loop of pleasing, impressing, or fulfilling someone else’s ideal career rather than following my own heart’s authentic desire?

    3. Recall a time when you were connected to your heart, feeling love, gratitude, or a simple sweetness about life.  What was your experience doing simple tasks from this heart-centered place? 

    4. Do you have a knack for being a chameleon or whatever others need you to be, to be successful?  What would become possible if you let others experience a more authentic you?

    5. Have you ever felt, even for a few moments like “the world is your oyster” and you radiated an infectious confidence that attracted others to jump in and join you?  Describe what you were doing and how you were feeling when you last felt “in the zone” like this? 

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Point 4 - Amplify Your Brand Celebrating our Uniqueness, Beauty, and Depth

Within us Point 4 is a depth and mystery of our being that fills us with a sense of beauty, richness, and awe for the uniqueness of who and what we really are and who others are as well. From this depth we see and feel what is real, authentic, and beautiful in life. A rapturous passionate love of depth and the mystery emerges from here like a fire from our heart and soul. Noticing and expressing this kind of deep and beautiful truths from the core of our being allows us to be seen and known for our unique gifts. Something authentic emerges that is compelling and invites others to become inspired and connected in a refreshing realness.     

Point 4 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. Is there a depth of mystery and beauty dwelling within me that I have yet to bring forward in this life? The invitation here is to take a few minutes to close your eyes and feel into the back of your heart. Listen for and into a deep stillness there to discover a deeper sense of who you are.

    2. What might shift within you if you let yourself be seen for your uniqueness and express the depth and truth your heart knows and sees?

    3. When you see others shining their unique light brightly, what arises in you?

    4. Does an impulse to compete or be envious arise? If yes, can I center myself in my own uniqueness, celebrate who I am, and what I bring that no other person can?

    5. What support do I need to step out further to share more of my unique voice and contributions in my relationships, business, and communities?

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

HEAD CENTER INQUIRIES:

Point 5 - Creating from Clarity, Knowledge, and Illumination

Within us at Point 5 are the gifts that come from an illuminated mind. When I am grounded in my body and heart, a clarity of knowing and an expansive open stillness becomes available in my mind. The quality of clarity and knowing that arises here has a crispness about it that illuminates what is true and real. This knowing calls forward a quality of compassion from within us that comes with seeing the truth of our human condition and how the universe operates. This quality of open-mindedness can inspire a genuine interest to know ourselves or another person better, and discover with curiosity a new aspect of what our businesses or life can provide. Point 5 opens us to our inherent intelligence and capacity to discover.

Point 5 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. In what area of my life could I become more curious?  Is there a person or topic of interest that I could explore in more depth?  Take a moment to allow yourself to express who or what this might be.

    2. What beliefs do I need to let go of to allow myself to become truly curious, and engaged in discovering something new?

    3. Have I been shamed for being smart?  Have I been told that I am not smart enough or good at something that I would actually love to do or experience?  If I gave myself permission, what would I explore?

    4. Am I concerned with being depleted in some way? Are there resources or knowledge that I have that I am holding onto or holding back from sharing with others? What would become possible if I challenged myself and shared my gifts and resources beyond my comfort zone?

    5. If I embodied more trust that my gifts, knowledge, and resources would be received, to whom or what am I called to give? 

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Point 6 - Manifesting from Guidance, Loyalty, and Devotion

Within us at Point 6 is a source of guidance that arises from a quality of stillness when we become present in our body, heart, and mind.  As we relax into this stillness, it becomes this trustworthy “ground” inside of our mind. From this place the gift of Point 6 becomes a source of inner guidance directing us in knowing what to do, how to make decisions and what direction to take in our daily activities. This guidance comes from our awake mind that is connected to our heart and has a crisp quality of bright, spontaneous, awakeness to it. This expresses as our capacity to pay attention and to respond to life in a practical way, in the moment, not worrying about the past or future.  From this place, I trust myself and recognize that there is an abundance of support available. With my mind connected to my heart, a quality of devotion emerges that allows me to rise above daily challenges knowing that I am contributing to a bigger purpose. 

Point 6 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. What disables or disconnects me from my ability to trust my inner guidance?

    2. How does knowing what you are devoted to help you overcome your daily challenges with courage and resilience?

    3. How does being loyal serve my relationships and business? What happens inside of you when loyalty becomes an obligation?

    4. Take a moment to take stock of the abundance of resources that you have in your network of family, friends, and colleagues.  Make a list of these resources, naming what they provide for you practically and emotionally.

    5. If I stopped planning for all the ways “the other shoe will drop” and redirected this energy in a positive way, what else could I accomplish in my life or business? 

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

Point 7 - Innovate from Inherent Joy and Freedom

 Within us at Point 7 is our access to inherent joy and freedom when we are present in our heart, body, and mind.  This has the quality of a  “happy for no reason”,  grounded positivity; This is not about being polyana but an orientation of positivity that emerges as we embody a receptive still heart that enables us to savor the moment. This savoring can feel like a quiet joy and satisfaction, a kind of causeless positivity that infuses how we relate, create, and collaborate. This gift of Point 7 allows us to be in the moment and experience great joy in the most simple of activities. When we allow ourselves to contact and be present with our sensitive hearts, a great awareness and appreciation for the moment emerges that fills us with tremendous gratitude.

Point 7 Journaling Inquiries:

    1. When I let go of FOMO (fear of missing out) and the insatiable compulsion to have more experiences or obtain more knowledge, etc, what does this actually free up inside of me?

    2. How might the quality of my life and how I approach my business shift by more fully adopting a mindset of spacious and causeless positivity?

    3. Is the need to keep my options open keeping me from making decisions in my business?  Do I find myself in a loop of planning, anticipating possibilities, and considering options?  What do I need to call forth in myself or what support do I need to make a decision and stick to one plan?

    4. From the mindset of joy, freedom, and causeless positivity, what would you love to create or innovate for your business or life in general? 

*** If embodying more aliveness, strength, confidence, and power would make a difference in your business and relationships, click here to contact Gerise and schedule a complimentary 30 minute Discovery or Strategy session ($75 Value). 

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