I studied many tools to help people in this walk, including meditation, listening skills and right/left brain techniques.
I like to say that I am a spiritual mentor, not a director. It is semantics only, but I feel that I am journeying with the person, not leading them. It is listening to one's journey, with no preconceived ideas or judgments. I believe Spiritual Direction is being present together in a safe place and learning to listen to our small voice or gut, in order to process our world around us.
I will help you listen, by modeling and also offering up practices that might help you to do it for yourself. I do not have the answers, nor will I say that you will glean the answers in Spiritual Direction. The more important aspect is to validate your questions, and then possibly one day, the answer will come.
I am not affiliated with any specific church, even though I did study at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, which is a Methodist Seminary. I am a very open person, and I have studied many religions and people within the spiritual traditions of our world, whether it is Rumi, the Bhagavad Ghita or Psalms.
I would suggest that if you are interested in Spiritual Direction, I would plan on at least three sessions, one time a month for an hour and a half. This will give us enough time to establish a relationship and to see if this would be something that we would like to continue to develop or not.
I am also open to having some time in Spiritual Direction as well as a private yoga lesson, and then you would need approximately two hours for both. Please contact me for more information.
May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take the time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.