Dear Kaleid Women:
During the launch season of The Kaleid Project, we are inviting you to peer intentionally through three metaphorical lenses: the lens of seeing yourself, the lens of seeing others, and the lens of seeing your city.
Over the next three weeks, we will curate some content for you. Think of us as docents in the museum of perspective, showing you the variety and beauty that God has created in the exhibits of self, others, and the city.
Curating the Lens of Self: The Enneagram
St. Augustine said, “How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self?”
John Calvin said, “Our wisdom . . . consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.”
Perhaps you’ve heard talk of the Enneagram - that elusive and popular tool of self reflection.
Here at The Kaleid Project, we have found the Enneagram to be a helpful tool for self knowledge and so it is also helpful for God-awareness and God-closeness.
Here are a few helpful resources:
The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz is a wonderful next step book that ties the Enneagram to spiritual practices.
An Instagram/Facebook account:
@yourenneagramcoach provides a steady stream of interesting perspectives on the Enneagram via helpful memes.
Songs and art:
A project called Sleeping At Last provides reflective music and art centered around the nine numbers in the Enneagram.
The Enneagram Institute resources:
For a daily dose of insight into your type, you can sign up for the thought for the day at The Enneagram Institute’s website. Their site also provides an assessment tool to begin to discover your type.
And, for those of you who are either over it or like a bit of wry humor with your Enneagram, there are these video shorts.
Follow us on facebook and we will share more Ennea-information with you this week!