Life is a Sacred journey, and spiritual direction is a way to intentionally deepen your spiritual pilgrimage and grow closer to your true self and the Divine.
A form of spiritual companionship, spiritual direction has been practiced for thousands of years in many faith traditions. The practice of spiritual direction asks the question, “What is stirring in you?” and makes space for Sacred longings to surface.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION IS FOR YOU IF…
- You’re seeking spiritual and personal growth
- You want to deepen your journey with spiritual practices
- You desire a safe place to explore your experiences of God
- You want to connect with the Sacred in everyday life
- You’re in a season of uncertainty or discernment
THE ROLE OF A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
As a spiritual director, I offer a compassionate and engaged presence, helping you realize your deepest desires and name the presence of God in your everyday life. In our spiritual direction relationship, I don’t see myself as a teacher, but rather as a guide and advocate who walks alongside you on your journey, with curiosity and tenderness.
WHAT HAPPENS IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?
We’ll begin the session by centering ourselves and becoming anchored in the present moment in whichever manner you’d prefer. Many directees choose to do this by spending a few moments in silence or prayer. Others might prefer to have me read a poem or guide them in a meditation.
As the session continues, you’re invited to bring any topic that you’d like to explore in spiritual direction. Through discernment and deep listening, we will open ourselves up to the spirit-threads in your story as we sit in the presence of the Holy Spirit—or, as I like to say, the Sacred Guide.
Our time together ends as it began—with a gentle transition back into everyday life in the form of silence, prayer, or perhaps a reading. In between sessions, you are encouraged to participate in spiritual practices that draw you toward the Divine and pay attention to the presence of the Sacred around and within you.
Spiritual direction sessions typically occur monthly and last one hour. Outside of our monthly sessions, you are encouraged to engage in a regular spiritual practice that is life-giving for your journey. We can explore this further in order to find a good fit for you during our sessions.
WHO I WORK WITH
I consider it a blessing to work with anyone who is seeking to actively engage the search for the Sacred in their lives. I meet with directees in person at my home in Seattle, WA, or online via Skype. I also offer Journey Consultations and additional spiritual direction services for seekers going on pilgrimage. Learn more here.