Soulful Journey Collective
Spiritual Direction, Retreats and Workshops
In his book, Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore describes the soul as “not a thing, but a quality or a dimension of experiencing life and ourselves. It has to do with depth, value, relatedness, heart, and personal substance.” We call our practice the “Soulful Journey Collective” because we believe the world is currently experiencing a loss of soul as described by Moore. When soul is neglected it often leads to increased polarity and rigidity about ideology, and loss of meaning. The recent “spiritual but not religious” movement is, in part, a symptom of this loss of soul in many of our institutions today.
Our Thoughts on Spiritual Direction
The art of spiritual direction is difficult to define. Is it therapy? Is it counseling? Is it coaching? While sessions or workshops may feel therapeutic, we are not therapists. Spiritual direction often centers on conversations about the great unfixables in human life. It’s about the mystery of moving through time as loving, mortal human beings, and walking together on a common journey. It is about Holy Listening, and blessing one another with our presence and attentiveness.
Our Vision for Ministry
"We're All Just Walking each Other Home"
While there exists within and around each of us a loving, creative spirit that transforms us as we cannot transform ourselves, we all encounter this spirit differently. Our vision of spiritual direction is to help bring soulful living back to the center of our lives through a deepening relationship with this spirit and with one another. Whether you have ever been, or are currently, part of a religious community, if you are seeking a deeper sense of your life’s purpose, spiritual direction may be for you.
Who We Are
Spiritual Director, Celebrant, Retreat and Workshop Leader
As a parish minister I often found I was practicing spiritual direction in the “cracks” of my daily work, as conversations with the members of our community nudged themselves between the more practical aspects of parish administration or sermon-writing or teaching. I found these conversations to be what gave these more practical tasks their shape and meaning and richness. When I knew it was time to move beyond the parish, I felt called to continue being part of others’ lives that are looking for more soulful ways of living through spiritual direction – for my own spiritual nourishment as well as for theirs.........
Spiritual Director, Retreat and Workshop Leader
I’ve always been a curious learner and for me, the only greater joy than diving in to a new concept or mastering a new skill is watching other people come to their own “Aha! Moments”. Whether in a creative workshop, a retreat setting, or a spiritual direction session my goal is to create a welcoming safe space for people to get in touch with their deepest inner wisdom and guide. Accompanying another on their journey to what is sacred in their life helps me to recognize how God is actively involved in everyday activities and calls us to become the change God desires for the world.