Second Breath 3: Deep Healing
In the third class of our core series, Deep Healing, we ask:
HOW DO I EXPAND FROM FALSE SELF AND AWAKEN TO TRUE SELF?
HOW DO I SHIFT FROM ANXIETY TO TRUST AND FROM DISTRESS TO LOVE?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME TO LIVE MY LIFE FREELY AND FULLY?
We reflect on how our own unique personality — as described through our Enneagram Type — holds wisdom about our particular habits (which bind us) and our options (which frees us).
In this class, we dive deeply into being more conscious self- observers; this kind of observation is a vital skill in freeing ourselves from our mechanical reactions.
The journey from false self to true self
This journey helps us to not identify with our personality and instead how to consciously shift to new choices.
We learn to recognize a space when we begin to react
We must see how we tend to react (in the same, old ways) and then envision the possibility of creating a deeper, more grounded space from which we choose to respond. In essence, this is taking a second breath.
We explore the contrary forces of our personality (what gets us into trouble every time) and then engage in spiritual practices that are designed to release us into a life lived more freely and fully.
Deep healing through release
We learn that deep healing comes from releasing that which shuts us down and then affirming that which is within our true self.
We learn how to truly breathe
Breathing in and out in new, surprising and transformative ways.
Structure for all core classes
We assume that the wisdom needed for this journey is inside each person — and we help you create space for this wisdom to emerge.
Content is delivered in person or in video segments presented online — along with supporting reading material.
You will be invited to slow down time and take time to reflect on the most pressing questions about your life.
If desired, you can share reflections around a table with others in a safe and trusting space.
Spiritual practices incorporated throughout the course will help you access the wisdom of the body, heart and mind — which is central to shifting into new life.
This work has been transforming, powerful and life-changing for many in our church. Several people in his congregation have found their particular call to serve in the community through the participation in these classes and experiences.
The Rev. Charlie Zimmerman