Prerequisite: Part I Training
This is the third of the first 3-part series, using the Three Centers to focus our work. During this Retreat, we will explore the real capacities of the Head Center as well as the challenges of developing more Presence in this Center. We will explore the Essential Qualities and ego-related issues of the Five, Six, and Seven in much greater depth than in the Trainings, while keeping our focus on experiential learning through working with the mind. Our aim is to encounter and work through our remaining, deep, psycho-spiritual issues.
This Retreat will provide personal, hands-on experiences in which we will deepen our connection with the real intelligence, energies, and capacities of our minds. This will facilitate work on areas such as dealing with inner chatter, presencing our fear and anxiety, discriminating inner guidance from fear-based ideas and opinions, and working with our insecurities. We will spend considerable time exploring the more expansive and non-dual nature of our Higher Mind, the realm of consciousness from which the Holy Ideas are generated. This work is not only for Fives, Sixes, or Sevens, of course. Regardless of our dominant Enneagram type, these issues, conflicts, and blockages play themselves out in our daily lives.
As mentioned, the Retreat will focus on experiential exercises, physical movement, spiritual teachings, meditations, music, journaling, and small group work lead by Russ. We hope this Retreat will be as life-changing as the Part I, as powerful as the Part II, and as much of a community experience as the Part III. Everything is designed to help us to open to a deeper experience of Mind, increase our ability to be present, develop our sense of inner spaciousness and freedom, deepen our trust in reality, and help us to open to the vast clarity and stillness of real Mind so that we live our lives in touch with more trust, inner knowing, and guidance.