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Adult Spiritual Formation Class ~ September 2022
September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adult Spiritual Formation Class to Begin in September 2022
Beth Geense and Janice Robinson have led two Enneagram focused spiritual formation classes during Covid and now will be offering a third class this Fall.
The Enneagram is an ancient psycho-spiritual tool for spiritual awakening and growth. “It is not a religion and does not pretend to be a complete spiritual path. It concerns itself with one element that is fundamental to all spiritual paths: self knowledge.” (Riso and Hudson)
It helps access deeper self understanding so that we can identify and let go of ego defenses that are part of the “lesser self”.
The Enneagram begins its particular way of spiritual formation with personality typing. The typing illumines self and others in a helpful way that enhances self acceptance and tolerance of others. Often in our modern culture, this level of usage is where the study of the Enneagram ends. Beth and Jan have chosen to use the Enneagram tool as it originally was intended, as a focus for personal and spiritual transformation. The most central tenet is that by becoming conscious of our false self qualities we become more available to our spiritual Center and union with the Divine Source within.
In a way, you could say that this work grows us in becoming more loving people. It gives us a larger way to respond to Divine’s invitation for relationship. That longing in our heart can be consciously and intentionally attended to as we come to understand what blocks our availability.
The class is divided into two parts. The first 4 zoom sessions are weekly and will offer the basics of the Enneagram. The second part is a depth focus on your particular personality, formation challenges and helpful practices which are offered over 12 zoom sessions done twice a month for 6 months.
The primary study guide is a book by Riso and Hudson, Wisdom of the Enneagram. There will be home reading with practice assignments, reflection and journaling along with discussion and sharing at our zoom classes.
The class is limited to 10 persons to allow for in depth conversation.
No cost – First class September 12, 6:30 –8 p.m.
Regular attendance is needed as a gift to all participants. Consider if you can commit to the regularity of this class. Random attendance does not work. Sign up is on a first come basis. Call, text or email Beth or Jan for more information or to sign up.
Beth Geense: 253-732-6862 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Robinson 253-278-9650 email@example.com
Beth and Jan are retired psychotherapists with a deep appreciation of the Spiritual nature of healing.
Beth added spiritual direction to her practice in 1996. She is a graduate of the spiritual direction program at the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, MD.