Spiritual Direction is about holding space to notice and name the work of God. It's not a new idea. The books of the prophets and the Psalms overflow with interaction between God and people. The Gospels are filled with accounts of Jesus paying attention to those He encounters in the tenderest and most intentional of ways, asking, "What do you want me to do for you?" Direction is based in the premise that God is active now in your life. His actions reflect His love for you. He is delighted as you experience and respond to Him.
A direction meeting is usually an hour once a month to notice what may be stirring in you. These may be things like restlessness, contentment, pain, joy, resistance, confusion, or grief. As director I am a listener, noticing themes and attentive to the promptings of the Spirit. This practice is sometimes described as holy listening or soul companionship. The Holy Spirit is the real "director."
Using the tools of silence, contemplation, imagination and Scripture we become present to God as He is present with us. You are invited to sit with and hear directly from God regarding those movements of your heart. It is a sacred time that flows into your daily life as you explore the rhythms that draw you closer to God in ordinary moments.
My practice is based in the Christian Trinitarian tradition, and ecumenical in nature. I maintain strict confidentiality. I will not offer you my personal opinion nor sit in any kind of judgment. This space is held for you, and is intended to be a refuge of peace and life.
If you are interested in exploring Spiritual Direction, whether just curious or seeking a director, please contact me. I would be happy to answer your questions or consider whether I might be a good fit for you.
Offering Spiritual Direction is both a delight and a vocation for me. I do accept payment for my time, if it is not a hardship for you. My standard fee is $50 per individual 60 minute session. However, I never want issues of payment to keep you from experiencing the benefits of this time; if so, please tell me. I'm located in the south metro of Minneapolis, and have also found Zoom to work well if I am not local to you.