Spiritual direction is the practice of coming alongside people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of their encounters of the divine, or how they are cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and asks questions to assist the directee in their process of reflection and spiritual growth.
I was trained as a spiritual guide using the principles of the ancient church and Celtic spirituality but also employ a modern sense of the spiritual world. Rather than a director, I like to think of myself as a "soul friend" what the Celts call an Anamchara. Anamchara is an old Gaelic term for "soul friend"; anam meaning "soul" and cara meaning "friend." In the Celtic tradition "soul friends" are considered an essential and integral part of spiritual development. The Martyrology of Óengus recounts an incident where Brigid of Kildare counseled a young cleric that "...anyone without a soul friend is like a body without a head."
Often, we seek the aid of professionals who do not validate our sense of spirituality, and a big part of us becomes lost. With a spiritual coach, however, you will find it easier to talk about life in a more meaningful way, and you will feel safe and secure when opening up to them. There are no judgments, concerns, or mocking comments, only a deepening of your faith and sense of spirituality. I am here to listen to you and help you grow in any way I can.
Our sessions can take place in person or, if you are at a distance, on the internet through a secure video conference that will work on any device. The meeting time is one that we can mutually agree upon in advance, and it will be your time moving forward.
Additional questions are welcome or if you are ready to begin use the contact page.