AEA Series: The Virtues

Explore the Virtues of Your Heart…

Are you looking for more peace, joy and serenity in your life? Would you like to experience more balance and less reactivity? We have an answer for you!

If you know anything about the Enneagram of Personality Type, you know that it shows us clearly how, in the necessary process of developing a personality (ego), we are cut off from our original state of wholeness in 9 very distinct ways that color what we see, hear and do. The Enneagram types are quite clearly habits of attention and habits of thought and emotion that oftentimes keep us in a state of separation from Essence – or Love, Life, God, Spirit – pick whatever word works for you. We’re going to use ‘Essence”.

But this rich and deep system also offers each of us a clear path back to Essence via what is known as the Virtues of each of the Types. This class will introduce you to these Virtues and demonstrate how they assist each of us in moving through the reactivity and automatic responses of our Type to greater maturity and higher consciousness. And that translates to more peace, joy and serenity.

The Virtues described by the Enneagram are qualities of the life force, ever-present and experienced in everyday life when we are well-balanced and non-reactive. You could think of the Virtues as antidotes for the default settings of our Type. For example, if you’re someone who is accustomed to noticing what is not right, imagine how freeing it would be to connect deeply with the feeling of serenity; a deep knowing that life is perfect, exactly as it is, and you don’t have to fix it! Or if you are someone who often fears that something bad will happen as a result of your choices, imagine how it would feel to connect with the kind of courage that allows you to trust that all is well no matter the circumstance you are in. These are just a couple of examples, but each Type has a particular path to wholeness, so to speak. And the good news is when you connect to any one of the Virtues, you have access to them all!

This is a highly experiential class that gives you the opportunity to interact with a community of other like-minded seekers. Through exercises, meditation practices and dialogue you will:

  • Discover practical ways to work through the automatic responses of your Type
  • Learn how to relax the contraction that occurs when you become reactive
  • Experience serenity, humility, honesty, equanimity, nonattachment, courage, constancy, innocence and right action
  • Open more easily and frequently to the grace of being present in your life

In order to gain the benefits from participation in this class students should be familiar with the Enneagram system and have developed a capacity for inner observation. Ideal preparation includes the classes in the Foundations stage and the Barriers to Spiritual Freedom Series. It is presented in six 2-2½ hour sessions.

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EVENT DETAILS | REGISTER

When: TBD

Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Where:

Paradise Valley United Methodist Church | Room TBD
4455 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Cost: $150 for this 15 hour, six-week course;

To apply for a Scholarship, click HERE to attend.

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Register by Phone:

Contact Sheila at 602-888-1381 | or by email

Author: AEA

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