“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Within the whirlwind of daily living, we can forget that our lives are more than an intersection of demands. They are Sacred callings—callings to service and faith, but also to wonder, to depth, to connection, to creativity, to fulfillment, to evolution. Spiritual direction takes us through a different passage than everyday life typically directs us toward. It invites us into our deeper Soul story, a story we may feel disengaged from, challenged by, or curious about in a new way. Whatever questions, grief, enthusiasm, transitions, or longings we're moved by at this time, spiritual direction offers a softening welcome that entreats, "Sit...and feel all that's Holy in you again."
Our relationship with the Holy, a Mystery bigger than ourselves, can color the way we feel about our lives in day-to-day existence. It can shape how we organize our life stories (both past and present) and how we define our human relationships and individual purpose. It likewise can influence how we move through current personal challenges and choices. Spiritual direction provides a contemplative, safe space for exploring this orientation and supports us in moving into deeper relationship with the Mystery each day.
As a spiritual director, I seek to offer deep and compassionate witness to your exploration. Some call this witness "holy listening." Others call it "spiritual holding." Despite the name, "spiritual direction," the process itself is decidedly non-directive. A Holy Presence inhabits the "third chair" of our gathering space and acts as the true director. In my role as spiritual guide and companion, I invite you into contemplation of where you're at in your life story now. I also support you in accessing an inner stillness, observing the healing, insight, and connection available to you in that space.
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