Saturday, October 26, 2013

Enneagram redux

The School for Contemplative Practices meeting this morning went very well.  So well in fact that we are going to stay on the theme of the enneagram.  Because of the Thanksgiving weekend we are going to set forward our next gathering to the 23rd of November.  [That is the fourth Saturday and we have been doing the last.]

I you weren’t with us this morning you can still join us in four weeks.  If you want to get a running start, here is some homework.

The most accessible way I have found to identify your type is to watch these videos from Integral Recovery.  While the topic is the enneagram as a way to understand recovery from addiction, the way that Leslie Hershberger speaks about type is eloquently simple.  Just view them as you notice the resonance (or dissonance) in you.  If you have a strong emotional reaction of either sort, this may be your type.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Enneagram at Sacred Soup

EnneagramThe Enneagram is a symbol that represents a complex interplay between the forces that give rise to the cosmos. While the laws which the symbol describes apply to everything, one of the most popular and intriguing applications is to the understanding of personality types and the formation of our sense of self.

This coming Saturday at the School for Contemplative Practices of Sacred Soup we are going to explore the Enneagram, its history and its roots in esoteric Christianity, and how it can be used to aid us in knowing who we are and how we can discern the barriers to becoming more fully who God invites us to be.

We will begin at 10:00 in the Second Floor Lounge at Pilgrim UCC and will conclude at noon with a light lunch for those who can stay. If you will be late call Mark at 314-853-9385 so we will know to leave the door open for you.

School for Living and Creative Conflict Resolution 10/24

The School for Living is meeting every other Thursday at Pilgrim from now until Christmas. Our theme is Creative Conflict Resolution as an application of the Law of Three.

The Law of Three is a spiritual principle brought to the West in the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff which we can see as a framework for understanding all creative activity. Creative Conflict Resolution is a set of practices and perspectives by which we can use the energy that is latent in all conflict to effect creative transformation. We will especially be looking at the persistent patterns of conflict which arise in all significant relationships to further our personal and spiritual transformation.

We will gather at 6:30 and meditate at 7:00. We expect to end by 8:30. Please use the door closest to Kensington by the parking lot.