Sail the Wine Dark Sea: Session 4 (Sixes)


Session Four:  The opposite of being the big one is the fear that you are the small one. The Laestrygonians are physically huge, but lean into fear, pre-judging and pre-emptive actions. Fear can motivate but it can also cripple or exaggerate. The action here results in a huge loss for Odysseus and is a turning point in the story. Perhaps a lesson for us in this as well. What can we learn about being right-sized from the fearful, watchful sixes?

This video is Session Four of a 10 Session Series: Click here to view the entire series.

Set sail on the wine dark sea with Odysseus as he travels from Troy to Home in Ithaca. A distance of 565 nautical miles, a two-week sea cruise. It takes ten years! Sail the sea, meet the monsters, applaud the help-mates. Partake of bread, cheese and wine – even if metaphorically. On our way home we will travel the Enneagram in counter-clockwise order. Every encounter along the way has lessons, questions, warnings and encouragement for us. Odysseus arrives home – not to spoil the ending – a changed man. A different sort of hero. We will arrive home changed as well. His journey is ours.

Using Michael Goldberg’s brilliant book, Travels with Odysseus, we will leave Troy, victorious in that infamous war. Spoils of war filling 12 ships to sail home to Ithaca. The journey mirrors our necessary travels to home, loosening our egos and discovering our gentle strengths, our values, our virtuous selves.

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