Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice. Some call it spiritual mentoring or spiritual companioning. A spiritual director is essentially a guide who listens, reflects, and holds the space with you on your spiritual journey. It is said that spiritual direction is the essence that Freud extracted from counseling, making talk therapy the linear and clinical experience it has become today. But God is not linear. Nor is God clinical.
People will often seek out a spiritual director in times of transition such as illness, divorce, or death. Some seek direction as they contemplate a career change, a call to a new vocation, or as they approach retirement age. Some might seek out a spiritual director after moving to a new location.
The common denominator in all of these is we find ourselves at a crossroads in life. We begin to ask the big questions and to seek a deeper undestanding of God. We seek new ways for the sacred to become known to us.We search for new ways to pray, ways which lift us beyond the rote words of prayer books. We long to be in relationship with our Creator. We find God in the ordinary, perhaps in the way sunlight streams through the leaves of a tree on a Spring day, or in the graceful flight of a hawk against a blue fall sky. We begin to perceive and experience the nature of God differently than we ever have before. We start to question things we never questioned before. We may hear God calling us to something new. We long to communicate with the Divine in a deeper way, and perhaps above all, we want to make space for this new movement of God in our world.
You need not be a member of a church or even define yourself as religious in order to receive Spiritual Direction. Spiritual Direction is for anyone who is spiritual and seeking a deeper relationship with the god of their understanding. All denominations and faith traditions are welcome.
I work primarily with individuals in private sessions. For information about Writing from the Sacred Space Workshops in contemplative writing, pleaseclick here. Retreats are also being planned.
Spiritual Direction sessions may be scheduled in person in Sun City, Arizona. They may also be done via Skype or telephone. For
more information, please call 623.262.7222 or complete the form below.