Interfaith Spiritual Direction
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.
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 has developed out of my healthcare practice. For over twenty years I have been a medical intuitive and energy work practitioner. Many clients over the years have had spiritual crises due to ill health or the ill health or death of a loved one. Others want to learn how to pray.
I would like to lay down the energy work side of my practice. Working in healthcare fulltime does not allow me the time and energy to develop my ministry as an interfaith spiritual director. My need is for funds so that I can reduce the number of energy work clients yet still have sufficient money to live on and, second, use the extra time to educate people about spiritual directors in general and what I can offer them in particular.
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