Spiritual Direction

“Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.

Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions. Describing spiritual direction requires putting words to a process of fostering a transcendent experience that lies beyond all names and yet the experience longs to be articulated and made concrete in everyday living. It is easier to describe what spiritual direction does than what spiritual direction is. Our role is not to define spiritual direction, but to describe the experience.

Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.”

Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv

former Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International

Blog Post: Find out why I left “Coaching” behind and embraced Spiritual Direction

A Spiritual Director (which is similar to a coach but more than a coach), walks beside you in deeply intuitive conversations to focus on the deeper spiritual questions you may have. Things like “Where is God/The Universe/Spirit/Source showing me things or leading me in my life?” or “Where is the Hand of Faith gently guiding me?”

Throughout this process a Spirtitual Director and Directee focus on where this Third Presence of God/Spirit/Universe (however YOU define this..and by whatever name YOU choose) is showing itself. 

There is often silence.

My Approach..
Discernment is an unfolding process.  It’s not about setting goals and achieving them.  It is about how we are guided and how we follow.  It’s about how we “show up” as our “Divine Essence” in those moments we truly feel the connection with creation, divinity, and “cosmic wonderment”. 

My background has feet in the world of Celtic Christianity, early pre-Celtic shamanism/earth reverence, as well as a strong Christian Faith and relationship with Jesus as forgiver/redeemer.  I love all things nature as a gift from God/Source/The Universe.  I’m also a bi/gay man who has worked through reconciling and re-unifying all of the parts of his spirituality (which is a continual process).  I understand the journey through shame, reconciliation, and embodying ourselves in totality for how God/Source/The Universe made us.  In all of our gifts.   I believe it’s important to find a spiritual director that fits your own belief system, and one who also intently listens to your journey without placing their own spirituality over yours.

I am open to exploring topics which can range from the day-to-day personal, to the spiritual, psychic, cosmic, ghostly, nighttime and lucid dreams, supernatural encounters, aliens (yes we can talk even about those!), or any soul-level concerns you may have. I’m not afraid of the ‘woo-woo’ or ‘out there’ topics, so put on your intuitive hat if you like!  Perhaps you are highly intuitive, or are exploring these things for the first time in your life and you have questions.  Maybe you have EPIC dreams of a prophetic nature.  Maybe you believe you can solve a very important problem in a very different and innovative way.  Maybe you slay demons in your dreams.. (yes I can go there too!)

I’m here to be your “believing mirror” on all of these sensitive topics. Confidentiality is assured!

Spiritual Direction via Phone or Zoom Video
In Spiritual Direction sessions, the lid is truly off.  I can combine many activities and approaches.  Traditional Coaching and Mentoring, Oracle card readings,  Dream Coaching, Dream Walking, Listening and Reflecting.   I like to share via Zoom.  I also offer email and video laser followups via phone, text, email, or quick Loom videos.  Every Directee comes with their own sacred story and their own individual needs.  Therefore, I approach each session as a new opportunity to learn even new ways of companioning.

My spiritual direction session and intuitive sessions and readings are a form of Spiritual Healing and Consulting. They do not claim to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor are they intended to prescribe in any way.