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Abuela the Challenger - Enneagram 8

La Familia Madrigal\'s Handy Dandy Guide to Spiritual Transformation

Do you know someone who is a little prickly, who has a tough exterior and a strong sense of justice? A person who stands up for the little guy, but also has a tendency to steamroll people? Then you might know an Eight. Abuela, the matriarch of la familia Madrigal, illustrates how Eights can be a potent force for good when they're healthy, but cause a lot of damage when they get off track. So how can Eights be open to the Spirit? And how do the rest of us love the Eights in our lives well?

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Welcome to Summer at Catalyst! This year, we’re going on a quest for spiritual transformation. To help us get at that, we’re spending our summer with La Familia Madrigal from Encanto. The nine magical Madrigals correlate with a tool utilized in Spiritual Direction called the Enneagram.

This week, we’re focusing on Mirabel’s older sister, Isabela. Mirabel calls her and her other sister, Luisa, the ‘beauty and the brawn’. Isabela is the beauty. She’s tall, slender and her power is creating beautiful flowers. She embodies what a perfect daughter should be, and to top it all off, she’s engaged to a handsome man from the village.

She’s got it all, she can do it all and she never, never does anything wrong. No wonder Mirabel loves her and is more than a little envious of her.

Do you know that person? The straight-A student or the star employee? They are the model student, child, employee, whatever and they never settle for less than absolute perfection. And, look, you wouldn’t say this out loud – certainly not where they would hear it – but they can be really judgy.
Friends, you may just know an Enneagram One.

And if you’re thinking, “I don’t know anyone like that. But I sure do know a bunch of slackers and rule-breakers. Don’t they know that in order to succeed, we have to be perfect?!

Then you might be a One!

Ones are amazing – their drive for excellence is unparalleled, and if you want something to just knock your socks off, you should involve a One. But we’ll see today what 1s already know – they have an overbearing inner critic who keeps them from being able to enjoy the life they’ve worked so hard to build.

Ones, how can you find freedom to enjoy the life God has given you? And how can the rest of us love the Ones in our lives well?

Join us Sunday as we the path to transformation for Perfectionists.

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