Befriending our Desires
Spiritual Formation Group
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Fridays, 10 - 11:30 pm
Sept.29, Oct.13, 27, Nov.10, 24
KW Location TBD
(if interest, virtual group is possible - let me know if you would prefer that or at a different time!)
For many of us, we have been taught that to focus on our desires is to be selfish. We have a hard time imagining that thinking about what we want connects with listening for God’s will. However, there is a long history of Christian spiritual writers exploring human desire as one form of God’s leading in our lives, or even, as the way that the image of God is present within us.
Join a facilitated small group exploring a theology of desire and how befriending our desires can be a liberating part of our spiritual lives.
We will meet five times throughout the fall season with some teaching, guided spiritual practices, and group sharing. Suggestions for home practice will also be provided.
Sliding Scale Fee: $80/100/120
Virtual Course - 4 Weeks
Tuesdays - 7-8:30 pm
Starting Sept.26, 2023
Sliding Scale Fee: $115/130/145
The Enneagram is a tool for self-awareness that invites us to discover what it means to be more present in each moment. This foundational, four session course, will introduce you to the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth and personal transformation.
It is designed for both newcomers and those interested in becoming more intentional with their engagement of the Enneagram.
The course will cover:
The purpose and practice of the Enneagram
Theory of personality formation
Introduction to the 9 core personality structures: including the sacred gifts, basic fears and desires, invitations to growth
Through teaching, poetry, meditation, exercises, and conversation, you will be given a solid foundation to continue your journey with the Enneagram.
Learning from Stress
Going Deeper with the Enneagram
Thursday, October 12 - 7-9 pm
Sliding Scale Fee: $40/60/80
The Enneagram invites us to take another look at stress. Rather than getting down on ourselves for the sometimes surprising/irritating/funky coping strategies that emerge when the pressure builds, the Enneagram challenges us to see how these strategies serve us and the invitation that they bring, if we can see them as they are arising.
This virtual workshop will explore what is referred to as the “movements” of the Enneagram - the lines that connect each number to the others on the Enneagram symbol and express where we go in stress, and where we go when we are secure. We will prioritize digging into the stress movements of each type and as time allows, we will also explore what the movement of growth involves as well.