Relationships are difficult! As the personalities of two people come together, complexities abound and expand as relationships deepen. The Enneagram is a map that leads us through and beyond our personality types. Contained in this map are road signs, of sorts, that indicate how we detour into predictable conflicts. It also points to how we can move toward a presence that is grounded and inspired, and leads to relationships that flourish.
This three-part class is for individuals and partners with some previous experience of the Enneagram. Through presentations and personal and small-group reflections, we seek to deepen our self-understandings in ways that will enhance our capacities to be in healthy relationships. We will explore questions such as: are some type-pairings better suited than others? Can we ever get beyond the same old ruts that trip us up? What are the conditions that lead to relationship mayhem? How do we grow relationships that are respectful, enhancing and exciting? How does our spirituality intersect with our relationships and lead to our higher potentials?
The goal of the course is to move closer to essential Self so that we can evolve through our relationships.
Session 1: An Overview of Enneagram Awareness and Why and How We Get Stuck
Explores how the Enneagram frames human and relationship struggles and the journey to liberation, how relationships work at each level of awareness, specific trouble zones for relationships, and how the Enneagram Wheel offers pathways that lead us out of trouble and into deeper connection with ourselves and others.
Session 2: The Five Features of Healthy Relational Space
Healthy relationships occur within an energetic context that is bigger than the words we speak and the actions we take. Walks through five aspects that enhance the energetic connection and space surrounding a relationship, and looks at the unique contribution each type has for enhancing relational space, plus how we transcend our types and activate higher potentials through healthy relationships.
Session 3: The Higher Forms of Relating with Others and the World
Relationships have the potential for significant shifts when partners engage their higher potentials together. Looks at how the nine pathways to spiritual awareness affect relationships, exploring the concept of “co-mingling” as it relates to human and Divine relationships, and considering what it might mean to enter into a sacred relationship with the world.
Participants will be sent required advance work that will help determine their Enneagram type. This is not an introductory course.
Scott McRae has been involved in spiritual work in various forms for 30 years, and feels like he’s just getting started. His journey has taken him from parish ministry through campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and spiritual direction. Director of Spiritual Care and Pastoral Education Supervisor for Park Nicollet Health Services, he and his wife Melanie run Sojourners Institute and its Sojourners Spiritual Guidance Program.
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For questions about this event, please contact Wisdom Ways at 651-696-2788.