Take out your Mantra Sheet that you filled out during the last call. You’ll be adding to it. If you need another one, go ahead and print it again, and — this is important — fill in your final mantra from last time.
This is a “growing” document!, and will become a prompt for your daily practice so that change can be easy.
The gifts of type Four include creativity, out-of-the-box problem solving, and unlimited emotions, embracing the joys and the sorrows.
With this pandemic, we’re all needing creative problem solving!
AND, with SOOOO many emotions just under the surface, we must have someone to talk to about our feelings.
The Four's gift of empathy and understanding can open the door to these conversations.
The challenge here, like all of them, is too much of a good thing!
When emotions and one's inner life are so interesting and important, Fours can get stuck here, and the darker emotions tend to stick like velcro.
And then they get attached to their story, and tell it over and over again, from a different perspective, of course, in the hope of being understood.
Unfortunately, this keeps the story alive.
AFTER THE VIDEO:
Which of the mantras you experienced would be most important for you to cultivate in yourself?
Do you need more of the Nine’s gift, or something to diminish the challenge of Type Nine? Perhaps it’s some of each.
Take out your Mantra Sheet, and write down your final mantra for Type Nine in the appropriate box.
Practice the mantra and the mudra as often as possible.
Practiced when you don’t need it. That’s how you strengthen the neural pathway. Then it’s more likely to be there for you when you do need it.
This is what makes change easy!