I believe in forging 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. As part of that call to a centered path, I practice the ancient art of anam cara (translated as “soul companion” in Gaelic). My primary training in the service of this vocation is as a spiritual director, a practice which is grounded in the ancient Christian tradition of holy listening. To this formal training, I’ve melded a lifetime of practice, theological study, and intellectual curiosity about the Christian faith, along with respect for other world religions. Personal exploration and deep interest also inform my experience and understanding of SBNR (spiritual but not religious) paths, including creativity as a spiritual practice, and Earth and Goddess-based 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 meaning. You may wish to focus on deepening your current prayer life or other spiritual practices, or seek new ways to enrich your particular faith connections. 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.