What is a centered path? A life journey fueled by the creative imagination, sustained by compassion, centered in the communities, environments, and causes that call for engagement, and guided by the contemplative light of the Divine.
My Path: As part of my own call to a centered path, I practice the ancient art of Anam Cara (“soul companion” in Gaelic.) I completed formal training in the service of this vocation as a spiritual director, a practice which is grounded in the ancient Christian tradition of holy listening, and also welcomes interfaith and other spiritual paths. To this formal training I’ve melded a lifetime of intellectual exploration regarding religion, philosophy, psychology, and the arts. I also welcome and affirm those who are spiritual but not religious, or exploring other paths such as creativity as a spiritual practice, Panentheism, and Goddess spirituality.
Anam Cara in Practice: I offer a safe, reverent, welcoming, affirming, and confidential meeting space on the Olympic Peninsula, WA, in which to explore your own spiritual questions and experiences. Some topics might include: your personal creative practice; family and personal relationships; identity issues, grief or illness; social justice concerns; work, career paths or retirement- wherever you may seek a deeper spiritual connection and desire for meaning. You may wish to focus on deepening your current prayer life or other spiritual practices, or seek new ways to explore the presence of the Divine in your life, relationships, and/or work. Spiritual direction is not about fixing, correcting or steering someone toward a particular outcome, path, or doctrine. The Divine has a thousand faces and a litany of names, and meets us where we are.
Wherever your own journey leads, I wish you well.