Awakening is that aha! moment when peace and possibility simultaneously embrace us.
– Scott McRae,
The material provided in the Vital Living sessions brings together a framework that provided a deeper awareness of how parts of my life and being affect the larger whole. I have tools now to check in, measure results, ask deeper questions, and seek advice.
I was very impressed with the workshop and was engaged throughout. I love the way the philosophy marries the head and heart sides together and how such a feeling based concept can be wrapped within such a logical and structured package. I also like the fact that this is more than just a spiritual model and that it focuses on the emotional, physical, mental, and social, as well, which are all a part of our overall spirituality.
Scott’s workshop was a real eye-opener for me! His Vitality Wheel is a wonderful tool that helps me work on greater balance and vitality in every aspect of my life. More than that, his workshop gave me glimpses into the great mystery that is life itself, and left me hopeful and excited to explore that mystery.
There was just the right amount of content, and I liked the flow. And, I have moved closer to saying “Yes!” to the universe. So, bring it on!
Scott and Melanie created a spiritual experience in a spiritual place, with information that will help us create our new world experience. A Five Start retreat!
The retreat was perfect. I’m so thankful for this opportunity. I realize now that I’ve always had everything I needed, I just couldn’t see it. I fee as though the doors have been opened so that I can act on my new belief that “the universe is conspiring at all times for my well-being.” As a part of the universe, I can now nurture myself as well as I nurture others.
The Enneagram is a map for shifting our inner lives so that we flourish more in our outer lives. It is a system for self-development that uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. Each type views life through a particular lens that shapes what we notice and value, what we see as ideal, and what we want to avoid. This narrowed perception becomes a kind of trance.
This map also shows each type its unique pathway to freedom that comes with our type. We flourish as we access all nine ways of being in the world. Weaving together ancient wisdom, contemporary psychology, and contemplative spirituality the Enneagram is a tool that transforms lives and taps into something universal in the nature and functioning of human beings.
Session One: The Human Challenge: Awakening to the Trance.
The history of the Enneagram; the human struggle to move from our small entranced selves to our vital essential selves; the model of the Enneagram; and a first look at the 9 types.
Session Two: Exploring the 9 Types: 9 Pathways to Freedom.
A deeper look at the 9 types: the various ruts that each type falls into; the pathways out of the ruts; and the unique gifts that each type possesses.
Session Three: The Spirituality of the Enneagram: Joining the Liberating Dance.
The Enneagram’s foundation is an ancient, contemplative spirituality that invites us into abundance by letting go of our trances. Each type is rooted in a Divine quality. The end journey of the Enneagram leads us not to typing ourselves, but to living differently in the world as we embrace these 9 liberating qualities.
Participants will be sent required advance work that will help determine their Enneagram type
When Tuesdays, April 3, 10, & 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Where Carondolet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
A one-of-a-kind small group process for people who want to deepen their understanding, practice and lives. These seven-week sessions focus on a spiritual book or topic.
Do you wonder why you get stuck in the same behaviors and ways of thinking? The Enneagram provides answers to these questions, and helps you determine steps you can take to greater awakening and freedom. This self-development tool uses a nine-pointed figure to portray nine basic personality styles. The workshops are presented in either six or four hour sessions.
Scott developed the Vitality Wheel to offer people a tool for understanding and expanding your awareness and energy for living. This model helps you discover which of these areas you rely on, and which may be impeding you. This workshop moves you toward a holistic and balance way of growing and living.