כְּאַיָל תַּעֲרֹג על־אֲפִיקֵי־מָיִם כֵּן נַפְשִׁי תַּעֲרֹג אֵלֶיךָ
Like a doe crying for water, my soul yearns for You (Psalms 42:1)
One way to nurture the sacred aspects of life and to affirm and deepen one’s spiritual life is through Spiritual Direction. Also known as Spiritual Companioning, this is a practice in which one person accompanies another in the discovery of the presence of the Divine and in deepening the holy dimensions of life.
In Spiritual Direction I will work with you and help you explore your relationship to the holy, clarify meaning and purpose in your daily life, and strengthen your connection to the Divine Presence.
My desire is to be deeply attentive, and completely open-hearted with you as you share thoughts, feelings, and intuitions about your experience. I serve much like a trail guide, gently pointing out both the hidden and the obvious on the path, inviting reflection on what you notice and perceive, and encouraging discernment as to where this path might lead. Our sessions will include periods of resting in silence and contemplation, and inquiry into how these reflections are experienced in body, heart, mind, and soul. When appropriate, I might offer stories and teachings from Jewish wisdom. Most importantly, I will listen deeply as you share your thoughts, feelings, and intuitions about your experiences. No formal belief about God is required; all one needs is an inquisitiveness and openness to exploring an inner life of spirit.
How it Works
Sessions will be once a month for one hour. Payment is on a sliding scale of $18-$90 per session. I offer one free consultation for you to see if Spiritual Direction will be meaningful for you. If you choose to work with me, I ask that you make an initial commitment of at least three sessions.
Design Your Own Group
Spiritual Direction can also be a meaningful experience for a group. Groups are usually 4-6 people and meet once a month for 90 minutes. Groups can be comprised of family members, friends, synagogue members or even strangers. If you have an idea for a group with whom you’d like to explore some issue or experience through a spiritual lens, please contact me.
If you are interested in learning more about Spiritual Direction, please email me: email@example.com