"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."
--Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
Spiritual direction is for those who understand their lives as a spiritual journey. The role of the spiritual director is to accompany you on your journey and, through holy listening and spiritual friendship, help you to hear and follow the Divine direction for your life.
No longer reserved for clergy or the professional religious, all now have the opportunity to reflect with a qualified spiritual director about one's life and its events with an eye to noticing where the Mystery or Spirit may be active, gently nudging us toward a fuller life and growth as a loving person. Since 1997, I have had the privilege of serving as a spiritual friend and guide to both clergy and lay alike, meeting with people from a variety of faith traditions (or none at all).
What can you expect from Spiritual Direction?
A deeper and richer personal spirituality.
A greater sensitivity to and awareness of the presence of the Holy in your life.
A clearer sense of what you are being called to do and be.
A sense of the spiritual practices that best help you be responsive to that calling, such as journal writing, prayer and meditation.
An experience of the value of contemplative prayer as both a spiritual practice and health enhancement.
A greater energy and vitality for your work.
A greater sense of purpose and direction in your life.
Sessions for spiritual guidance generally take place monthly, face-to-face, and last about an
hour. Sessions may be held on the telephone or by email as well, to accommodate long-distance clients.
"I so enjoyed our time together yesterday! I feel more and more of me simply unfolding...or opening. What a great gift you are giving me...myself. God is smiling." --Carrie Cannady
"I feel comfortable in Mimi's presence and in sharing intimate aspects of my spiritual life with her. I appreciate her warm hospitality, listening skills, wise contributions to subjects that surface, and ability to be fully present in our time together." -- Jim Thompson
Next. Are you ready to explore spiritual direction? Contact me. Let's see if we're a good "fit."