SPIRITUAL RHYTHMS FOR THE ENNEAGRAM A HANDBOOK FOR HARMONY AND TRANSFORMATION
Question: What do you get when the Enneagram and Spiritual Formation get together and have a baby?
You do not need to have any experience with the Enneagram. This may have caught your attention because you have bumped into the buzz as this ancient lens of understanding self has become in vogue in our recent years.
Nor are you going to be bored if you are an Enneagram expert...this is not a study of the Enneagram alone. It is a study of integrating Spiritual Formation tools into the lens of Enneagram.
A soundbite about the Enneagram:
“The Enneagram opens you to an extraordinary view to the truth about you. It can help you recognize your unique melody as well as where you are off-key internally and relationally. The Enneagram reveals your tempos, soloist agendas, and dedication to your “playlist”. Still, discovering the truth of your number can never encompass who you are. Nor does it automatically change you or your relationships. Relational repairs and healthy interactions take intention and attention. Enneagram insights have to be applied to the rhythms and grooves of ordinary daily lives to bring transformation.” (Calhoun, 2019)
I am very drawn to how this book weaves together self understanding through the Enneagram and contemplative practices of spirituality and Spiritual Formation. Each Enneagram type has its own shape of engaging with spiritual formation and this content applies much of the influence of St. Ignatius’ bend on practices and offerings that incline us toward God in type-specific, very practical ways.
I hope you consider joining me this summer...let’s dive deep and use this summer study to heal from some of the chaos we have all endured this year and poise ourselves well and equipped for what is to come.
Here is the Agenda for Meeting Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM for 5 weeks (excluding July 23rd):
Week 1 (July 30th): Introduction to Enneagram, Triads, Objective of Harmony, and Introduction to Spiritual Formation
Week 2 (August 6th): Eights, Nines, and Ones
Soul Resource 1 STOP for Harmony
Soul Resource 2: Solitude and Silence
Week 3 (August 13th): Twos, Threes, Fours
Soul resource 3: Returning Prayer for Harmony
Soul Resource 4: Mindful Body Harmony
Week 4 (August 20th): Fives, Sizes, Sevens
Soul Resource 5: Examen and Harmony
Soul Resource 6: Welcoming Prayer
Week 5 (August 27th): Integrating the Enneagram
Soul Resource 7: Imaginative Prayer
Soul Resource 8: Practicing the Presence of God
Soul Resource 9: Work Styles and Harmony
Soul Resource 10: Harmony Triads
COST: $35 Per group, $175 total.
*Note* We will meet in a safe, screened in porch, 6 feet apart, conscience of COVID safety at all times.*
or Text 678-757-5785
Calhoun, A. A. (2019). Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation. Downers Grove, IL, IL: IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press.
Welcome to a journey I have been preparing for years. This is a course I have expanded upon after originally bumping into this curriculum in a graduate school course. I have taught the course in person in a group setting, and now I have repackaged the spoken course into this interactive self-study landscape.
I am so excited to share the contents of this course with you. I have had it in my hopper for so long because I am drawn to it again and again for personal anchors of spiritual practice. To those who have gone before me, putting banks on this river of Christian Spiritual Formation, I am forever grateful. We stand on the shoulders of the Saints we will learn about, then following them the long, beautiful train of Christ-lovers that have passed on #Godcode from person to person until they have reached my hands...and now I pass them on to you. The view from this posture is of a Jesus, our Lover-Savior-King who always waits ever close for our attention. Exploring new ways into this place of attention is the purpose of this course.
Once you have purchased this course, you will walk through modules that build on each other, crisping in view 4 distinct flavors of Christian Spiritual Formation, each correlation with: 1) A phase of the Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) 2) A Myers Briggs Personality type and 3) a distinct Saint from our Christian tradition. Once you distinguish the shape that fits you best, you can begin exploring how to nurture not just the practices that fit your propensity, but ways to lean into all sides of your spirituality to develop solid roots into your unseen center of union with God.
One Time Cost: $135