It is widely known in spiritual work that genuine transformation is a transformation of the heart. Yet, the traditional teachings behind the Enneagram make it clear that this can only happen through an awakening in the body and in the mind as well. It takes most of us a while to really understand what the centers are in our direct experience, and often longer to really learn how to bring presence to each of the centers. In this presentation, we will look at the experience of three-centered presence and distinguish this from our concepts about the centers. We will explore how presencing each center enables us to “disidentify” with its contents in a way that opens us to a sense of ourselves beyond the personality while including the personality patterns in a deeper, more compassionate awareness. We will then see how staying with this process begins to turn the heart’s longing toward its source, and leads to a transformation of our sense of what we are in this world. Gurdjieff called this “The arising of Objective Conscience.” The session will include discussion, exercises, meditation, and music to assist us in exploring the deeper realms of the heart.
2017 IEA Global Conference
San Antonio, Texas, USA