The Richness of Silence
We live in a world that is full of stimulation and distraction, opinion and conflict. What many of us need is to slow down, switch off, and spend some time within, and we know that this is not as easy as it sounds. A session of spiritual counseling is a refuge where you can leave the chaos of the outside world and sit in a space of safety, silence, and reflection.
It is very rare in our world to have someone simply listen to your story, without offering an opinion or jumping into their own narrative. The deep listening that takes place in this work offers you that opportunity, the chance to be heard.
As you hear yourself unpack and reflect on the elements of your life experience, you will be pleasantly surprised at the depth of your own wisdom and at the healing power of sharing your story. Invariably, there is a clarity that comes with being held in this space of contemplative reflection. A true gift to yourself.
A Spiritual Community of Two
Were you raised with beliefs that you have outgrown? Does it feel like religious institutions no longer meet your needs? Over 25% of Americans identify as “Spiritual but not Religious” meaning that you are not alone in your desire to be a spiritual being on a unique path.
It is not necessary to attach oneself to an institution in order to have a spiritual life, but it is very helpful to have support - a community that holds you in your pain, supports you in your exploration and challenges you to grow. When you and I come together, a community is created. One that is uniquely tailored to your needs and desires.
Reconnecting with the Self
Individuation is the process of returning to our true Self, a reconnecting with our Divine nature, our Buddha within. This is a natural process. As you begin to shine the light of awareness on your experience, wonderful and miraculous things will begin to happen and transformation is inevitable. As a tree naturally grows toward the sun, your soul knows the way to wholeness.
Discerning the Path
For most of us, this is uncharted territory. If we knew where to go and how to get there, we’d be there already! In addition to learning how to listen to your heart, to your unique wisdom, it is often helpful to have map to read, an image of your unique challenges and gifts.
My favorite tools for developing self-awareness are the Enneagram, Soul Contract, Dreamwork, and the Tarot. If you are interested in taking a look at your process through any or all of these lenses, we will fold these disciplines organically into our work together. You will be amazed at the insights that come.
Developing Your Own Tools
This work is about learning to connect with your Inner Authority, your intuitive sense of what is correct for you. In this effort, you may find that you are interested in learning silent meditation, or in cultivating awareness of your energy body through Qigong. You may be inclined to develop your intuition by learning about Akashic Records or the Tarot. You may want to begin to keep a journal, or to knock the dust off that old guitar and write some songs. You may want to learn a new artform like painting or woodworking.
There are forms of creative expression and spiritual exploration that are perfect for you. In our work together you will be encouraged seek these out and explore what they have to teach you, about who you are and the hidden gifts you possess.
The Support of Accountability
This work creates a sacred container that extends beyond our sessions together. Part of the work of growth is simply knowing that there is someone aware of and interested in your process. Knowing that in our next session, I will ask you about your meditation practice, just might be enough to help you get through the challenges that regular practice presents. We all need accountability because life is full and distractions are plentiful. No one needs to do this alone and neither do you.