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Spellers Camp by Jenn Jordan

December 4, 2023

He walked up to me, with his perfect olive skin, thick curly black hair and big brown eyes, grabbed two big fistfuls of my hair and yanked me to the ground.   I fell to my knees, catching myself with my face just inches from the gravel.   He held on tight and continued to […]

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Code of Ethics by Deborah Ooten

November 28, 2023

We live in a rapidly changing world. Whether we’re reading the latest unexpected news headline or undergoing changes in our personal lives, we must learn to continue to be conscious during rapidly accelerating shifts. A regular practice will help us remain present during these inevitable evolutions.   During these changing times, it’s essential that we […]

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Holiday Relationships Made Easier by Deborah Ooten

November 13, 2023

As we go into the holiday season, the most difficult thing to manage can often be our relationships with one another, whether we are relating to our spouse, primary partner, children, parents, or friends. Some basic rules of engagement are important to keep in mind as we eat, drink, and make merry over the next […]

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Response Versus Reaction by Deborah Ooten

October 23, 2023

Relationships of any kind often have moments of difficulties. Many of these difficulties arise from a type of reactivity that occurs in each one of us. Reactions arise from body, mind, or heart centers of the individual. The reaction comes from that aspect of ourselves that we call the personality or the ego. The personality […]

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The Wisdom of Trees: Lessons from Nature’s Resilient Consciousness by Deborah Ooten

October 9, 2023

    Trees are magnificent beings that have stood as silent witnesses to the ebb and flow of life on our planet for millions of years. As we explore the depths of their existence, we discover that trees possess a profound consciousness that holds valuable lessons for humankind. In this article, we delve into the […]

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Living Mindfully by Deborah Ooten

October 2, 2023

The Buddha spoke of the “Four Noble Truths:”   •    First Noble Truth: suffering exists •    Second Noble Truth: suffering has causes •    Third Noble Truth: happiness is possible •    Fourth Noble Truth: there is a path that leads to happiness   We need to understand that happiness is found not by seeking to quench […]

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Every Moment is Sacred by Leighah Roni Beadle-Darcy

September 4, 2023

“Every Moment is sacred.” ― Ron Esposito     I miss Ron being in his earthly body. I miss him being Ron in the post-grad further development/Gurdjieff classes he was in with me that Deb of CLC runs. I wish he was still with us in body. And yet, what he has left us is […]

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Memorial Tribute Concert Planned for Ron Esposito

August 27, 2023

Dear friends, a memorial tribute concert is planned for Ron on Sunday, October 1 at 3 p.m. in Newport, KY. Please find more details at WVXU: https://www.wvxu.org/media/2023-08-02/ron-esposito-memorial-concert-wvxu-tvkiese   This event isn’t organized by the Conscious Living Center, but we warmly welcome you to attend.

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Practices for Conscious Change by Deborah Ooten

August 5, 2023

While these practices are tailored to each enneagram type, embracing each of the practices helps develop flexibility and resiliency during times of transition.   Type 1 Core belief:  Good people don’t have anger. Habit: Judging and clamping down emotions that seem unacceptable. Practice:  Practice remembering that emotions of grief aren’t bad.  Allow feelings of anger […]

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Recording of Ron Esposito Memorial Service

July 10, 2023

A memorial service took place for our beloved friend and colleague, Ron Esposito, on July 8. If you weren’t able to make it or would like to witness the service again, you can watch it below.    

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In Loving Memory of Ron Esposito

June 26, 2023

Dear friends, it is with great sorrow we share that our beloved friend and colleague Ron Esposito passed away on Saturday. The entire story is available at https://www.facebook.com/ron.esposito1/posts/pfbid029ivfNo8ibtDA6Y39P2rW3T2KChQZex5BJtogXqPKG6EffkXh7XjhNwUeBiKCkND4l.     There will be a memorial service for Ron via Zoom on July 8 from 12:00-1:30pm EST. Please use the links below to join. Sending much […]

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Creating a way to stay in present moment awareness. PLAY! by Cathy Hudson

June 26, 2023

First, a couple of definitions for the word play. To amuse oneself, enjoy oneself and have fun. Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. Activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children.  Being in the present moment (I added this one). I am just going to […]

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Trust: Roadblocks and Practices by Deborah Ooten

June 17, 2023

Type 1 Core belief:  I am not accepted unless I am perfect. Habit: Heavy self-criticism which leads to external criticism Trust Practice: Practice gentleness and acceptance of self and others in all situations.   Type 2 Core belief:  To be loved I must meet the needs of others. Habit:  Seeking approval and likability/loveability from outside […]

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Looking for the Core Emotion of the Heart Types by Deborah Ooten and Beth O’Hara

May 31, 2023

This article was first printed in November, 2009 in Nine Points Bulletin, a publication of the International Enneagram Association, as a response to an article by Bea Chestunt entitled “Shame, Envy, Panic, Feelings, Hysteria, or Sadness?: Looking for the Core Emotion of the Heart Types”.   We are excited that you have opened this dialogue […]

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Introduction to Spiral Dynamics Video

May 9, 2023

Dr. Deborah Ooten was recently interviewed by Robin Grant, on the topic Introduction to Spiral Dynamics. Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/824858775 or on our videos page.

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What the Book of Mormon highlighted for me about ignorance and tolerance by Deborah Ooten

April 29, 2023

I have never been a fan of Monty Python or South Park kind of humor/satire. It seems to be about making fun of another person or group. I had a hard time with the first act and was glad I stayed for the redemptive second act. The real struggle came for me when the audience […]

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Introduction to the Enneagram Video

April 11, 2023

Dr. Deborah Ooten has recently been interviewed by Robin Grant, on the topic Introduction to the Enneagram. Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/815505384/eef8d4176.  

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Inner Observer Practice by Deborah Ooten with Ron Esposito & Beth O’Hara

March 26, 2023

If we want to stop doing the things that keep us limited and suffering, we have to develop practices that support us in conscious shifting of our lives. Our practices not only support our own evolution but evolution overall. The more we loosen our individual constrictions, the more we are able to support and uplift […]

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Allowing a New Type of Spring Awakening by Being Present to Death by Leighah Roni Beadle-Darcy

March 11, 2023

“You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” ― Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable   Spring Equinox, a time of buds and green. I remember being age 7 at primary school, and we were set a task of writing about our favourite months with a drawing to go with it. I chose April and drew […]

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Discover the unifying function of breath

January 19, 2023

Dear CLC Community Member, The first and last thing we do in life is inhale and exhale.   Breath is the most critical physiological function, one of the most transformative forces in life, and one of the most powerful medicines on the planet.   According to Jessica Dibb, founder of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance, […]

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Who is that older person? by Cathy Hudson

December 25, 2022

“There is only one way and that is your way. There is only one salvation and that is your salvation. Why are you looking for help. Do you believe help will come from outside? What is to come will be created in you and from you. Hence look into yourself. Do not compare. Do not […]

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Embody enlightenment through the Enneagram

December 5, 2022

Dear CLC Community Member,   What if you had a roadmap for understanding the essence of who you are and what motivates the behaviors of the people around you? A personalized guide to help you embrace an expansive orientation toward your best personal, professional, and community life?   The Enneagram is visually represented as a […]

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A Letter To Our CLC Community

November 19, 2022

Dear CLC Community Member,   As a longtime teacher of consciousness, I’ve discovered that combining two models is better for creating individual and community change than using only one. Aso one of the world’s first teachers to combine the wisdom of the Enneagram and Spiral Dynamics®, I’ve found using both systems leads us to more […]

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Testimonial for Dr. Deborah Ooten

November 8, 2022

Your eyes are always wet The tears of connection The tears of life The fountain of love Your tears are real It melts the hearts I look at you I feel alive But on a different level Different realm Even when I am writing now I don’t know from where those words are coming I […]

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Fulfill your highest potential by combining Spiral Dynamics & the Enneagram

October 26, 2022

Dear CLC Community Member,   How much do you really know about yourself? If you’re like most of us, it’s not as much as you may think…   When Spiral Dynamics is combined with the Enneagram — the model of the human psyche taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types — you can […]

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