In all situations of life the “will of God” comes to us as… an interior invitation of personal love.
People have been seeking connection and union with God, the divine, the Holy One, transcendence since the beginning of humanity. Spiritual direction developed centuries ago as an intimate and personal way of seeking.
I come from the Christian tradition and am most at home in the Benedictine spiritual tradition. I share the belief that we are created in the image and likeness of a loving and creative God. Spiritual direction is an intentional conversation and a set-apart space, in which we listen and attend to the Spirit at work in one’s life experiences, creating space for a deeper connection to self, others, creation, and God. Spiritual direction is a creative act, enabling the directee to grow closer to God and make meaning in their life.
Although healing can take place, spiritual direction is not therapy. Although some sense of direction or a path forward may emerge, spiritual direction is not life coaching. There are many ways to describe the purpose of spiritual direction: transformation, growth in holiness, becoming who you are, individuation. Primarily spiritual direction is listening with the ear of the heart, and being present to what is, in the now moment. “Now” is the eternal moment, where we encounter God.
Spiritual direction is a place to explore the “interior invitation of personal love” that is extended to every person. It is a place to experience the fullness of life, with attentiveness and intention.
I invite you to learn more about my spiritual direction work through blog posts, online workshops, and related events.
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