What is spiritual direction?
Spiritual direction (or spiritual accompaniment) continues a tradition of practicing deep, sacred listening in community. It's a time for us to pay attention to how you engage with spirit/uality, and to listen for how and where that leads you to move in the world. I consider spirituality a dimension of our wellbeing where we look at meaning and purpose. It's the practices and the observations that weave space between ourselves, the world and everything that leaves us wondering.
People often come to spiritual direction when:
navigating or marking major life transitions
discerning changes or ways to use our gifts
curious about new spiritual practices, or wrestling with old ones
looking for an ongoing space for accountability, reflection and exploration that is de-pathologized and celebrates your own unique
So what do we actually do?
Typically, we'd meet one-on-one for about 50 minutes on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. I am available to connect via Zoom or in-person in Denver.
Our time could begin with some form of grounding exercise, prayer, ritual or silence. Then we'd engage in some conversation about what you're noticing in your spiritual life. Ideally, you'd leave with some of your own insights or questions to linger on, or a practice or question to experiment with until we meet again. You would be committed to your own forms of spiritual practice between meetings; spiritual direction isn't the primary place where the work happens, it's where we examine and tend it.
We will build our time together around ongoing deepening and exploring your sense of spiritual living. Spiritual direction is less about solving a specific problem or working through a behavior change; other forms of care work may be better suited for that. It's not about "discipling" or theological training, though we may learn some things together.
I suggest a contribution of $50-$100, and this exchange is based around the intention of making spiritual care accessible and resonant for a variety of people. I tithe a portion of this toward supporting other BIPOC communities of care and learning. I will share further details when we connect individually.