Spiritual and mystic schools all point towards a path of realization of the complete human self, a process of expanding identification from fixated identification with the separate self to pure cessation in the Higher Self. Understanding and treading this path is the ultimate mission of humanity according to these schools. By closely examining these paths, collective stages indicating a universal process of psycho-spiritual waking-up are identified.
The “Stages of the Heart” model is a framework developed by Dr. ElSherbini that builds upon this collective insight and integrates the rich human spiritual wisdom from numerous models covering the traditions of the East and the West and spanning thousands of years of human heritage. The framework lays down a general foundation of state-stages applicable to all individuals, then personalizes the awakening journey to each of the 9 Enneagram types. This gives deeper insight into the real meaning of the Enneagram and its spiritual terminology, transforming it from a judgmental model of individuation and separation into a universal model of compassion, tolerance, and unification.
In this session, Dr. ElSherbini shows the unity of all waking up paths as seen through the eyes and heart of one integrated map. He presents the “Stages of the Heart” framework, showing how it was developed and the stages the heart goes through along its psycho-spiritual journey of waking-up. He then applies it in detail to one of the 9 enneagram types.