Reconnecting to Oneness with the Holy Ideas
Date: January 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. AZ/MST
Format: Online Via Zoom
Cost: $125 – AEA Membership discounts apply. Scholarships Available
All great spiritual traditions teach that True Reality is Wholeness – Oneness – Unity. In other words, all existence is made of the same “stuff”. We enter this world in an undifferentiated state but, by necessity, develop an ego that results in a sense of separation from this Unity. When we are truly present and receptive in the moment, we are able to drop the protective armor of our personalities and experience life as an interconnected web.
The Enneagram, at its highest spiritual level, connects us back to this experience of Unity through what are called the “Holy Ideas”. These are not referring to any religion, but rather to direct perceptions of Reality that are not obscured by our personalities and, in that sense, are sacred experiences of Being, or Essence.
Connecting with your Holy Idea brings with it the experience of something called Basic Trust, which is a deep abiding knowing that what is optimal will happen. It is a trust that is not dependent on a person, thing or situation but rather a feeling of complete confidence that life is unfolding in “right order”, despite circumstance – that you are deeply, completely and permanently “held”.
Join us for this highly experiential workshop that gives you the opportunity to interact in community with other like-minded seekers. Through exercises, meditation practices and dialogue you will:
- Learn how to be receptive to your type’s Holy Idea
- Feel more ease and freedom as you replace efforting with trust
- Relax the automatic defensive patterns of your type and open to Presence, Grace and Joy in your life
This workshop is part of the AEA Core Curriculum. In order to benefit from participating in it, you need to know the basics of the Enneagram of Personality model and have a recognition of your own EnneaType.
Joyce Plaza, MS, MBE is a certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher (Palmer/Daniels) and a certified International Coach Federation (ICF) Life Coach. She has been studying the Enneagram since 1998 and has taught Enneagram workshops to individuals, groups, and teams. She also studies the Gurdjieff work. In 2016-2018, she served on the Board of Directors of the Enneagram Association of Narrative Teachers (EANT), and from 2018-2020, served on the board of The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) which included serving as President of the TNE Board for 2019 and 2020.Her professional career included extensive experience in education and training at multiple levels, from high school to graduate and medical students, and included an academic career in research compliance administration.