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Inner Critic Retreat
March 1, 2018 - March 3, 2018
March 1-3, 2018
at the Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA
Begins 6 p.m., Thursday with dinner
Concludes Saturday after lunch
$300 overnight/$255 commuter
Being a human is no easy undertaking. At the core of our life experience is a very basic, and often unexamined dynamic which lives underneath our consciousness – our relationship to ourselves. This relationship includes how we ‘hold’ ourselves and the ideas and beliefs carried in our mental, emotional, somatic and energetic bodies, which we can easily take as ‘truth.’
There’s no question that how we experience the full gamut of our humanity is related intimately to the amount of internal life space the Inner Critic/Superego takes. When left uninterrupted, it is one of the most dominant, and life-dampening and damaging aspects of the personality structure. More than ever, we are called to change our relationship to it. Unearthing the unconscious ways we feed it and keep it alive, we discover that the inner critic also can become a vehicle for awakening, leading us to a change in our hearts and consciousness. Deeper truths arise as our hearts heal and we embrace our inner knowing.
In this experiential retreat, practice discerning between the inner critic and inner authority; sinking into your heart; and engaging in deep living practices that support you in allowing and integrating a fuller range of your nature. With insights from the Enneagram and EnneaCross™, the retreat includes brief talks, somatic exercises, meditation, and individual and partner inquiry, all held in spaciousness.
Ultimately, this work supports the primacy of Love and Compassion in your life and in the world.
Register at www.mercy-center.org.