For inner wholeness
and deepening spirituality
This ministry is about Contemplative Prayer.
Contemplative prayer practices open us up intimately to God and create a union, a closeness with God...
This ministry is about journeying with you using the path of the Enneagram
to reveal the wholeness of your true self.
Imagine loving God with all of your heart,
soul, mind & strength!
"To live fully awake to life is never to have regrets"
The Enneagram brings us awareness of our habits, motivations, blind spots, and much more. It has deep spiritual aspects that free our hearts and minds to be present to ALL of life.
Pairing this inner knowledge with Contemplative practices gives meaning and purpose, not just to what we do, but to who we really are.
Are you willing to explore your true self?
To know God more fully, we must also know ourselves. For one-on-one sessions, we explore your habits, actions, and unconscious behaviors to reveal your gifts and graces. This also reveals blind spots and adverse traits you can see, release, and allow God to bring an inner awakening of unconditional love
Click "Learn More" below for more about the Enneagram and the Integrative Enneagram Form we use for this process
The Church of Jesus Christ is going through incredible changes. Some are threatened by the sheer magnitude of the changes. Others know that growth and moving to a new level of spiritual consciousness will be tumultuous, but Spirit-led as well.
If people of faith can willingly embody the realities of God at work in the world, they may find that Contemplative Prayers will hold them in the deepening space of closeness to God.
Flourishing Souls desires to create a community of people who will practice Centering and other Contemplative Prayer forms weekly for connection, accountability, and intentional focus on each another while opening their heart to God.
Click on "Learn More" to consider what is awaiting you if you are willing.
As an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church I am available for other services you may benefit from:
Speak on the Enneagram & its spiritual significance
Speak on a Biblical topic of choice
Pre-Marriage Sessions using the wisdom
of the Enneagram
Public Speaking / Preaching
Book or Bible Study Groups
Retreats / Workshops
Topics can be arranged
There are many approaches to the Enneagram. Flourishing Souls delves into the spiritual dimensions of this map of human consciousness. It illuminates why we do what we do and why we find change so difficult.
"Rather than putting us into a box, the Enneagram shows us how small or limited we have made our own box - and invites us to be our free, authentic self."
Prayerfully consider if God is drawing you to look deeper, open wider, and invite your soul to flourish in new and unexpected ways.
Jill Schneider Smith
I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for over twenty years. I started this ministry in 2020 because I was seeking a new way to connect individuals to God in deeper and life changing ways than most local churches address.
I discovered the healing aspects of Contemplative Prayer forms at the same time I was just beginning to explore the Enneagram (which teaches how to be emotionally healthy and I've learned it is a deeply spiritual system for self-awareness). Both Contemplative Prayer and the Enneagram brought me to an understanding of whom God created me to be, and how much I am completely loved. Just as you are. This awareness also brought the wisdom of connecting my heart, body, and mind together. Each part of me taught me to release habits of my personality that were keeping me distant from God and myself. This is always a journey, so growth, deepness, and expansive connection to the Spirit are continual.
God is good that way.
I desire to bring the practices of Contemplative prayer with the Enneagram to you, to groups, and to the kingdom of God on earth. For together they bring awareness, wholeness, and well-being of the soul. Some call this Wholeheartedness.
* The Enneagram helps each of us see the unique gifts God has placed within us and windows to release the habits of personality that keep us locked into behaviors that keep us from following our dreams.
* Contemplative Prayer forms connect us to God in deep personal ways differently than corporate or petitionary prayer. Centering Prayer works with the wisdom of the Enneagram when it becomes a regular practice. It does this by creating new neuropathways in our brains even as it connects our hearts to the open, loving space where God waits for us to be present.
.... I find both incredibly helpful because you can't love God with your whole heart if you don't know your true, authentic self.