Nourishing Practices: Coming Home to Ourselves through the Intelligence of our Body, Heart, and Mind
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37
- What if there is nothing to “achieve” in our spiritual walk?
- Jesus modeled a path of “kenosis” self-emptying. What does this really mean for our lives and spiritual formation?
- What does Jesus mean when he says, “The Kingdom of God is within” and what are the profound implications of this in our experience?
- How can incarnation, inhabiting our body and experiencing it as sacred be a gateway to the intelligence of our heart?
- What happens as we relax inwardly and become more present in body, heart, and mind?
This half day workshop, through teaching and experiential practices invites you to explore nourishing spiritual practices that help open to the wisdom of your body, heart, and mind. From across time and history, perennial wisdom speaks to the importance of practices to help humans grow beyond the ego self or what Christian mystic Thomas Merton called the “false self.”
Enneagram theory offers us deep insight into why we struggle to access the intelligence of our body, heart, and mind and why we often live imbalanced within these centers. Through the innocence of the natural course of our childhood development and cultural conditioning these centers become imbalanced, often distorting our perception and experience of reality.
This workshop provides an introductory understanding of how these centers function when in harmony and what our experience is like when we are out of alignment.
You will come away with nourishing practices for your being so that you may feel more grounded in your body, alive in your
hearts, spacious in your minds, and attuned to the deep care of the world in which we live.
The ripening of mature spiritual practices as Rumi so wisely says, invites us to see that love is our greatest reality.
Meet the Instructor
Summer Estes, MA, LCMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist, breath facilitator, founder of Embodied-Intelligence, and has a special interest in deep inner work that integrates both perennial wisdom, somatic, and mindfulness practices. Summer has been a student of the Enneagram since 2010 and began the training program in 2017 at The Enneagram Institute in New York with Russ Hudson. She graduated in 2019. Summer loves to create co-creative learning and healing environments. She has been on faculty with The Second Breath Center, a Christian Wisdom school in Greensboro NC. She has led many inner work workshops with organizations including Cone Health and Compass Greensboro. She has worked in the healing arts for over 17 years.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
We understand things come up in life that may prevent you from attending retreats as planned. Please notify the office as soon as possible If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation for a group sponsored by Well of Mercy.
You may sell or gift your space to a friend. Day workshops are non-refundable. In these cases, we consider your payment a donation to our on-going ministry.
Date: July 20, 2022