5. Body Willing

This fifth sector of the Wheel is Body Willing. In the language of the Wheel Body means physical; solid; matter; mass; space; particle; cerebellum, brain stem, reptilian brain; conditioned learning. Willing means action of all kinds; decisions; doing; determining; controlling; yes-no; on-off; accomplishing; effectuating; carrying out; implementing; working; ordering; intuiting; forebrain; deep sleep and attention.

In the body this part of the Wheel corresponds to the Back and Heart. In our personal life it pertains to Children and in civilization to Education . In the ancient wisdom traditions of the West, and in the Zodiac, it is symbolized by Leo, the Lion.

In language it is represented by the sentence as a whole which makes a statement, an assertion; ie. "This sentence is true."

This fifth sector of the Wheel lies outside of the Enneagram chart of 9 personal motivations. It has a historical meaning which does not pertain to a personal impulse or personality. The archetypal symbol or myth of this sector is the Sun, and also the myth of Lucifer, the fallen angel. Lucifer symbolizes the newly liberated, collective historical drive for individual liberty, the affirmation of the rights of the individual. It concerns the mastery and affirmation of personal skills and of Ego. The complementary impulse is in the eleventh sector of the Wheel, Body Thinking, with its drive to invent something new based upon the discoveries of others.

In life this is the age span of from 28 to 35 years. This time of life is primarily concerned with "Mastery." Learning for people in this stage now changes to mastery of certain outer skills which have been previously learned, and to mastery of language and consciousness. Creative energy, based on sexuality, becomes the basis of personal efforts. With children the role of teacher must be carried out and education is important.

In geography this sector of the Wheel corresponds to the one twelfth of the Earth from 160 degrees longitude East to 170 degrees longitude West (30 degrees). This includes New Zealand and Polynesia. The basic mentality is courage, as with the Maoris, and the ideal for cultures grown in this sector is social welfare (Body Thinking) like in New Zealand.

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