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Spiritual Direction

What is Spiritual Direction?

I view spiritual direction to be a guided process in which you listen to your life, and seek to name the deeper currents of your life, so that you more fully come into your own as a person.  I believe that the result of spiritual direction should be a life of greater ease and empowerment. At the same time, for most of us it takes a significant commitment and process to gain this sense of ease and empowerment in our lives.

As your spiritual director, I am your companion on this journey.  I believe you are your own, best resource for matters of the Spirit. I encourage you on this journey by offering support, thoughts, observations, resources and spiritual practices.

I have training in coaching and pastoral counseling so we can use these approaches, as well. I invite you to explore the questions, concerns, hopes, and wonderings about your spiritual life.  We can use conversation, prayer, meditation, dreams, readings, ritual, soul cards or journaling to explore these currents.

The gift of spiritual direction can take many surprising forms in your life. Often, it feels like a journey without a fixed ending that, nonetheless, is driven by a desire to be more real and more aligned with the Divine. Gertrude Mueller Nelson puts forth a vision of the spiritual journey that I like:

A spiritual life is not about escaping the world and its daily requirements; it’s about infusing the world with a vision of the holy. Then we begin to weave real community like a bright, whole tapestry where your task hinges on mine, your job mends where mine is worn thin. For my job and your job is a grand business: it is to find God not just dwelling in the hot sun’s eye but discovering the divine in the earthly task at hand.

Time, Frequency and Termination

Each session lasts for one to one-and-a-half hours. The frequency and duration of spiritual direction is determined by your preferences (typically three to four weeks between sessions). When you decide the time is right to terminate this relationship, I always respect that and I appreciate direct conversation with you so we can have closure and honor our time together.

Skype and Phone

I welcome out of town clients and have found that Skype or phone sessions are very effective for spiritual direction.

Fees

My fee is $95 per hour or $140 for 90 minutes.

Fees are due at the time of the spiritual direction session. Paypal is available for Skype or phone clients.

Use the form on the Contact Page if you would like to talk with me about spiritual direction.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856