Why we should nurture our hearts

By Robin Camu What does the “Heart” or heart center mean? Heart-dominant people tend to feel first, and then they think and then they know.  We often believe that our feelings always tell us the truth.  But we need the sum total of our feelings, thoughts and instincts to fully

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Cultivating Your Garden of Love

by Robin Camu When we shame ourselves, scorn ourselves or procrastinate, we are choosing to not love ourselves.  When we don’t properly cultivate love within us, it makes it more difficult to unconditionally love those around us.  Instead, how can we use the love put within us to love ourselves

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The Enneagram

We have our annual one-day seminar on the enneagram coming up (always the first Saturday after Labor Day). We’ll be forming our enneagram groups the, to carry us through May. To get us ready, today Robin Camu speaks on how powerfully the enneagram, in the context of authentic community, promotes

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Follow Your Vice to Virtue

Vice and virtue are two sides of the same coin. Rather than rejecting your “sins of the ego”, Robin Camu suggests bringing awareness to them in the moment, offering yourself loving kindness, and watching them melt into opportunities for virtue to flourish. Have a listen.

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Creating A New Reality: The Law of Three

This is Doug. I’m writing about the lesson Robin gave this day. I’m writing because Robin would naturally be reluctant to promote her own lesson, and I think it was a very important framing lesson for the future of our community. It’s important because it tells us what to look for when

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Enneagram Personality Type 1 – The Perfectionist

by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 1 personality (The Perfectionist) from our Wednesday night discussions. Type 1 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeone.asp) Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change:

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Enneagram Personality Type 9 – The Peacemaker

by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 9 personality (The Peacemaker) from our Wednesday night discussions. The next one is the last one. Join us! Type 9 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typenine.asp) Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and

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Enneagram Personality Type 8 – The Challenger

by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 8 personality (The Challenger) from our Wednesday night discussions. Join us for the next one! Type 8 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeeight.asp) Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be

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Enneagram Personality Type 7 – The Enthusiast

by Robin Camu This is a summary of the characteristics of the Enneagram Type 7 personality (The Enthusiast) from our Wednesday night discussions. Join us for the next one! Type 7 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typeseven.asp) Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply

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Enneagram Personality Type 6 – The Loyalist

Type 6 Brief Summary: (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typesix.asp) The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and

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Enneagram Personality Type 5 – The Investigator

Type Five in Brief (from http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/typefive.asp) Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have

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Enneagram Workshop: Part 2

Following up on last week's lesson, how can we use the Enneagram for spiritual and emotional healing? John 5:1-18 gives us background on the 4 criteria Jesus employed for healing: - being willing to own our own brokenness - being willing to give up our identity as a broken person

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