If we are to evolve as people and a planet, Scott addresses our need to counter “devolution” by shifting from reactivity to creativity. The Enneagram invites us to be aware of what currents we are living within–whether the descending current of safety and fear or the ascending current of growth and love–so we can combat the overwhelm of an ever-changing world. The model directs us toward our Divine Qualities and, from this place, to service toward others and the world.
Scott introduces an Enneagram wheel that we can use to see how we move from our reactive tendencies, through the soul, and into our creative and inspired capacities. He further discusses how we have a two-tiered consciousness in which we evolve from our ego-based self into a heightened consciousness of our spiritual identity.