WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND ITS BENEFITS?
Spiritual Directors International member Marian Cowan, CSJ sums it up beautifully by stating:
“Spiritual direction is a time-honored term for a conversation, ordinarily between two persons, in which one person consults another, more spiritually experienced person about the ways in which God [or however one names the Divine, Holy or Universal] may be touching her or his life, directly or indirectly.
More specifically, spiritual direction can help one attain a highly personal, even mystical experience with the Divine. The presence of the Divine becomes a significant and continuous part of one’s daily awareness, leading to transformation in certain areas of one’s life.
As an Interfaith Mininster and Spiritual Director with more than 25 years of experience, my deepest intention is to support an individual’s evolution of the soul. Awakening to the Presence is my focus. “Presence” may be viewed as God, the Divine, Self, Beloved, Inner Being, Higher Power or any other name one is comfortable using. My motto is “One Love, Many Paths” for the highest intention of all faiths is to experience conscious contact with God. Not just knowing about God, but truly feeling the Unconditional Love of God that is at the core of every living thing.
Individuals who are serious about their spiritual awakening are the best fit for my particular approach. Creating a safe and loving atmosphere, I teach the power of devotion, humility, surrender and gratitude as the path to the Beloved. Meditation, contemplation, authentic prayer, and waking devotion are practices I also integrate to support one in connecting with their deepest truths and experiencing spiritual transformation. Together, we will gently probe your heart so you may unearth a spiritual process that aligns intimately with your soul.
My formal spiritual training includes One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York, the New Seminary in New York and various leadership programs since 1995.
My professional background in spiritual leadership entails teaching A Course in Miracles for fifteen years, co-founding and leading the first interfaith spiritual center in Central Coast California, teaching meditation and numerous programs on forgiveness, nighttime dreams, sacred activism, the power of kundalini during the awakening process, and much more. As a published author, I have contributed to national publications throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1994. I am currently following the path of Bhakti Yoga, The Infinite Way, and the bodhisattva because my spirit relishes an eclectic and interspiritual approach to God.
My sessions are 60 or 90 minutes long and my fees are $85 for 60 minutes and $105 for 90 minutes. If you are having financial difficulty, we can discuss options for payment. I offer Zoom and phone as I travel extensively and live in three different parts of the country. To contact me, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org