Interfaith Spiritual Direction

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No matter what is going on in our lives or in the larger world, there is a spring of peace, personal meaning, and joy
available to all of us through a relationship with God.

Whether we need practical help to make the connection, need a way into deeper communion, or just need occasional check-ins for an ongoing fruitful spiritual practice, a spiritual director or companion can be there for us. Sometimes a director is of one’s own faith or church. I am an “interfaith” director, which means I will not steer you into any particular spiritual path or religion. I will help you find what fits for you. You can read about my background on my website: www.FeelingMuchBetter.org .

 

Here are some of the ways I can help:

Starting out: A spiritual director is not a counselor or psychotherapist. She is a bridge for you and God to reach each other. Through the director’s intuition and experience, and through her own prayers for you, she helps you connect with the Divine, however you define it

Blocks in our path: Sometimes, unconsciously, we block our relationship with God because of fear, a belief system that no longer seems true, hidden feelings, or for other reasons. A spiritual director can help us find our direction again—find our way back to God. 

Sometimes the block is physical, or happens because of restricted energy flow in the body. With your permission, if this is the case I will do an energy work session with you to release the block or open up the energy flow.

Boredom: Sometimes nothing particular is “wrong,” but the savor has gone out of prayer. It feels lifeless and meaningless. A spiritual director helps us re-connect, or connect in deeper and more powerful ways.

The dark nights of the soul: A companion alongside us during the times of emptiness and what feels like silence on God’s end, is a Godsend.

For the more experienced person and the mystic: Spiritual exploration is simple, but it isn’t easy. Some of us have the means within ourselves to walk our own way most of the time. When we get stuck or confused, or perhaps occasionally overwhelmed, having someone to talk with about it can be all we need to get going again.

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I have the support of Middlebury Friends Meeting, of which I am a member. I also have supervision from my own spiritual director.

This ministry developed out of my healthcare practice. I was a medical intuitive and energy work practitioner. Many clients over the years had spiritual crises due to ill health or the sickness or death of a loved one. Others wanted to learn how to pray. So in 2018 I broadened my spiritual direction training and then added that service to my practice.

At Thanksgiving, 2020, after nearly 30 years, I laid down the healthcare side of my practice. I continue working with spiritual direction clients and have begun to teach workshops based on Quaker spiritual life.

My need is for a replacement laptop. My 2015 Mac laptop has major health issues which I cannot heal. (Yes, I'm joking, but occasionally laying-on-of-hands did seem to settle a recalcitrant computer.) It is my only computer and I rely on it for remote client sessions, Zoom ability for teaching (and more during covid times), proposal writing for workshops and books, online research, and email. I would like to live without computers, but it doesn't seem possible.

I have always bought used laptops, but they aren't being made as well now and don't last more than two or three years. Older Macs (made before 2015) aren't able to handle new technology well, such as Zoom and new internet speeds. A new Mac costs about $2000.

I welcome any donation or any leads to someone with a healthy, post-2015, 15" Macbook Pro for sale. Blessings to you and be well.

 
 

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