I have only a limited number of hours for Spiritual Direction, but endless faith in the presence and the love of God for each one of us.
The journey of faith is a deeply personal one.
In spiritual direction you are guided, supported and encouraged to deepen your connection with the mind and heart of God. Gratitude, need, prayer, desire, longing…our daily lives are the very dwelling place of God.
In spiritual direction, I offer you this kind of companioning on your spiritual journey.
In the present moment we can quietly listen for the still, small voice of the Spirit. Circumstances and relationships in our daily lives are another place where God meets us at our point of need, even when it is difficult to know.
Spiritual directors are trained to focus on your spiritual questions—your deep longings, sacred experiences and your response to what is holy and meaningful in your life.
Whether you are seeking spiritual guidance in the process of discernment related to major life change, new or ongoing ministry, a path to deepen your connection with God, or are in 12 Step recovery through the power of the God of your understanding, you will feel at home here.
All are welcome. This is a unique place where you can become vulnerable enough to deepen and heal in relationship with the God of your understanding.
How it works:
Most often, we will meet monthly, for an hour, to sit together in the presence of God. We open by lighting a single candle to acknowledge the spiritual holiness of this time together and reaching out to the Divine with a prayer of gratitude.
We will sit quietly for 5 minutes or so and then I will ask you what you most want to talk about today. I will listen deeply to the experiences you share, help you to reflect, offer thoughtful questions and at times suggest a reading or spiritual practice and close in prayer.
Spiritual Direction is seeking the presence of God in all that you experience, it is not focused on problem-solving as would be the work of psychotherapy.
May God bless you and keep you, make the light shine upon you, and give you peace.
Fees for Spiritual Direction are $70/hour. Spiritual Direction combined with email support for the month, $85.
Trish is an ordained Catholic minister who is a graduate of the Living School – a program founded by Richard Rohr, with Cynthia Bourgeault, and James Finley. She is familiar with 12 Step recovery, Christian scripture, buddhist teachings. She has had a lifelong practice of mindfulness meditation, ministry, and contemplative prayer as both teacher and participant. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International, a good resource for further information. Spiritual Directors International
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“God gives us everything we need to be happy in the present moment, no matter what the evidence to the contrary may be. A good spiritual director helps us to sustain that trust.” ~Thomas Keating
“In spiritual direction, there has to be an ongoing awareness that anything can happen; that the Holy Spirit is already affecting you; and one must participate in this work through careful discernment and support.” ~Gerald G. May
When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love. Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh