Are you struggling with:
Finding Balance in Life
Difficult Life Transitions
Mourning Loss of any Kind
These are all things worked on in Spiritual Direction. No topic is off limits, everything is open for review: prayer, work, family life, interests, leisure, relationships, fantasies and fears, hopes and disappointments.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Although Spiritual Direction has been around for – well for, forever, is new to many people.
It is similar to counseling, but not the same. You meet with a therapist for mental health, to work on your relationships with other people. You meet with a Spiritual Director for spiritual heath, to work on your relationship with God.
Spiritual Direction is Personal and Private.
It is a privileged and confidential relationship between two people traveling the same road. One of the travelers is just a bit further down the road.
Spiritual Direction is really about listening. I listen to you and I listen to God on your behalf. My job is to mirror how God sees you. I am empathetic by nature and by training. My role is help you notice things you do not see, things too close, things in your blind spot.
In Spiritual Direction, you have the freedom to explore questions about God, focus on your interior growth and wholeness, and find answers during times of trial and transition.
Usually conducted for 1 hour, once or twice a month, it is a time devoted just to you. A time with someone fully present to you, listening.
You Would Benefit from Spiritual Direction if:
- You are in a season of transition.
- You are struggling to find balance in life.
- You have experienced a great trauma or crisis.
- You have lingering guilt you’d like to get rid of.
- You feel God is distant or worse, disinterested in your life.
- You are disappointed your life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it would.
- You have questions you’re afraid or embarrassed to ask.
- Your spiritual life is dry and stagnant.
- You aren’t sure you believe in God anymore.
You Aren’t Alone:
Humans weren’t designed to journey through life alone. We were created for community and companionship. Spiritual Direction is an enduring tradition of companionship that will lead you closer to understanding God and closer to understanding your true self.
I have been under Spiritual Direction myself for over 30 years. I have benefited from the guidance of many Spiritual Directors, companions who God has gifted with words and ideas I couldn’t have found alone. I have journeyed through many trials and sufferings, often lonely and confused, but I was never alone. I’m grateful for those who took the journey with me. You can read about some of the losses and traumas I’ve been through here and here.
How to Get Started:
- Contact me to begin the conversation. (lisa @ dailypax.com)
- I will respond (usually within a few hours) to set up arrangements for our 30-minute initial conversation.
- You are free to discern our next step.
The initial conversation is my gift to you, so that we can determine if Spiritual Direction would be beneficial at this time and to discern if we’re a good match. If you’d like to move forward after our first meeting my rate is $50 per session. That being said cost should never be a barrier to Spiritual Direction. I am flexible and willing to offering discounts. I trust in God’s ability to provide.
I am available for in-person direction, and also meet with many people remotely via FaceTime, BlueJeans, Zoom, or old-school telephone.
Technology has removed any issues of proximity. Let’s get started!