We offer Spiritual Direction 

 

What is Spiritual Direction? Also called spiritual companioning or holy listening, is a sacred time of listening.  

"SPIRITUAL DIRECTION explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.

"Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions. Describing spiritual direction requires putting words to a process of fostering a transcendent experience that lies beyond all names and yet the experience longs to be articulated and made concrete in everyday living. It is easier to describe what spiritual direction does than what spiritual direction is. Our role is not to define spiritual direction, but to describe the experience.

"Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names.” —Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International

We offer Spiritual direction in person, on Skype, FaceTime,  or email. For more information contact Rev. Naomi Kelly at naomikelly58@gmail.com   


Inner Landscape
“While some physical places and landscapes feel more like home to us, ultimately it is in service to us discovering the primal home within each one of us. 
What would it be like to move through the world and, no matter where you found yourself, to recognize yourself as fully at home?“
— --- Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

We also offer practice in

  • CENTERING PRAYER

    Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Read more: http://www.centeringprayer.com

  • MOVEMENT & MEDITATION

    Movement and mediation combines movements from Qi Gong, Yoga and Tai Chai with music and chant. This increases the body - spirit connection and enhances the experience of prayer.  See event page for details. 

  • SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    “For four centuries, The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola have been a powerful and resilient force in shaping Christina life and spirituality.” Weaving Home offers a 4 month course based on the Ignatian Exercises but inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin with a focus on “the grace and blessings God gives us for consciously creating a positive difference in the world.” The New SpiritualExercises by Louse M. Savary

  • LECTIO DIVINA

    Lectio Divina, literally divine reading,’ is an ancient Christian practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, a person listens to or reads the text of the Bible with the ‘ear of the heart,’ as if he or she is in conversation with God, with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion.. Read more: http://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/faq/lectio-

     

  • VIRTUAL AND LIFE RETREATS

  • Our first on-line retreat is January 7-31 see event page for details. 

  • Upcoming Retreats in 2016: a journal making retreat  in March and creating an art journal retreat in May. See events page