Most people think of peace as a state of Nothing Bad Happening, or Nothing Much Happening. Yet if peace is to overtake us and make us the gift of serenity and well-being, it will have to be the state of Something Good Happening.
Often referred to as the Peacemaker, the Type Nine individual seeks peace, harmony, and positive mutual regard and dislikes conflict, tension, demands, and ill will.
Their primary need is the “Need to Avoid.”
The inner landscape of the nine resembles someone riding a bicycle on a beautiful day, enjoying everything about the flow of the experience. The whole picture, the entire situation, is what is pleasant and identified with rather than any particular part. The inner world of Nines is this experience of effortless oneness: their sense of self comes from being at one with their experience.
Their receptive orientation to life gives Nines so much deep satisfaction that they see no reason to question it or to want to change anything essential about it.
In a healthy state, they work to create a peaceful harmonious environment.
The passion of the Nine is sloth or lethargy. They tend to have a self-forgetting apathy with their own drives, needs and desires. If their external world is okay, they think they will be okay too, thus failing to give themselves the proper self-care and attention to wake up out of their mental and bodily inertia.
The fixation of the Nine is indolence or shiftless idleness. It is a slow, simmering boil of forgetfulness that causes them to stay stuck in their own unruffled tranquility.
The Main Theme of Nine
- Forgetting of self
- Merging with others in order to gain love and belonging
- Avoids conflict in an effort to sidestep the pain of loss and separation
- Seeks harmony/balance
- Lack of personal boundaries and priorities
The Core Wound
Feel a loss of connection to caregivers, left with the fear of losing connection to others, self-perception that they are unimportant, inadequate, and insignificant, believe they need to forget themselves and accommodate others. They avoid strong opinions or drawing attention to themselves.
Center of Intelligence: Gut
Interpersonal Coping Style
Withdrawn – Withdraw because they believe they do not matter and prefer to feel comfortable.
The path of Integration for a One
In integration the nine moves to three. They engage with an inner drive to bring about reconciliation in successful endeavors that brings forward true harmony.
The path of Disintegration for a One
In disintegration the nine moves to six. They become deescalating even more than imaginable to secure peace at any cost, becoming even more anxious than ever.
The Awakened Nine
The awakened nine expresses through action, that is manifested in proper engagement with others and a discerning restraint based in unwavering love. When nines are present in their bodies, their own need for inner harmony, and their innate ability to project their strength into the world, no one is capable of exemplifying the tremendous power of love to renew all things.
The 9 with an 8 wing is the Comfort Seeker. They are oriented towards others, receptive, unselfconscious, sociable, like to tell jokes and stories, are easy-going, easily accept others where they are. Their self-image is peaceful. When unhealthy they become complacent, lazy, stubborn, and have a lack of emotional affect.
The 9 with a 1 wing is the Dreamer. They are cerebral, interested in ideas, concepts and symbols. They are emotionally controlled, possess enormous integrity, extremely principled, able to synthesize different schools of thought and sort out common threads. They appreciate the ideas of others, are friendly, teach by example, restrained in their anger. When unhealthy they are disengaged, avoid all personal conflicts, become indignant and smolder silently. They smolder silently, are indirect, withdrawn and stew over wrongs and injustices.