Where do you go to learn and grow yourself? Do you have a therapist, coach or spiritual director with whom you can tell yourself the truth? Do you have a physical place at church, in nature or at a yoga class where you can connect with yourself and the innocence of your true nature? Do you have a friend or loved one who can remind you to treat yourself kindly or give yourself permission to try a change?
I know a place. I was so struck with the poignancy and the earnestness of the sold-out group of students during Deepening Spiritual Awareness in Denver this past June. Many were new to Enneagram study. Others, like me, were repeaters, looking for a way to renew and remind myself of my connection to what is Greater. Our facilitators, Terry and Helen, were such skilled and reliable creators of the container – the safety and encouragement needed for self-revelation in the company of other seekers. Growth is fostered here; so are friendships and community.
The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) is a remarkable nonprofit organization that provides these kinds of environments, three-centered learning (mind, heart and body) and profound teachings that can put this knowledge to work for transformation. We are truly a global movement, with more than 1,000 Certified Narrative Enneagram teachers in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. We also are a membership organization looking to provide connection and information through our TALK newsletter and webinars. There are plans for new online learning opportunities next year in addition to our core trainings and world-class certification tracks for Narrative Enneagram Teachers and Practitioners.
TNE’s current annual budget is $750,000. Approximately 66% of this money is generated through tuition and 16% through other sources such as product sales and membership fees, leaving the remaining 18% needed from donations. From people like you. Because you have experienced a life-changing moment in one of our trainings or programs. Because you are part of one of our learning communities and treasure growing with like-minded students. Because you appreciate that a portion of every dollar we raise goes to support our scholarship program for qualified students. Because you have limited donation dollars and you want to make a difference by giving to an organization that has a bold and determined vision of transforming human consciousness, one person at a time.
As of December 17, we have reached 71.5% of our $135,000 fundraising goal for 2018. I urge you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to The Narrative Enneagram. We can’t do it without you.