Wisdom Spiritual Direction
Wisdom is about a different way of being in the world and in our life, a way of presence within Wholeness. A way of seeing from the heart as an organ of spiritual perception, open to the more subtle spiritual realities with a vision of human purpose and meaning. It involves listening to the intelligence within our connection to our mind, heart, and body, our connection to others, our biological and spiritual ancestors, the earth, and God, the Divine, the Ground of all Being, the Mystery that infuses and surrounds us.
Wisdom Spiritual Direction is about waking up, transformation and becoming. It moves beyond self-improvement and problem solving and instead focuses on living from and within the Whole. The process of listening and exploration involves not only the spiritual dimension, often seen as the vertical dimension that exists outside of time, but the psychological, often seen as the horizontal dimension that exists in time, and the meeting of these dimensions within the actual body here and now in the present circumstances of our very lives. This work of transformation is a dynamic process of doing and undoing, of efforting and letting go of effort, and of surrendering and showing up to the Whole of which we are inseparably part of.
Although my main influences have been Western and Christian, wisdom is a shared tradition and I welcome all.
Individual Wisdom Spiritual Direction sessions are 60 minutes and take place over the phone or online via Zoom, a free online platform that is easy to use. The time typically consists of a practice to arrive into the space together followed by deeply listening to what is emerging in the very conditions of your life, as you allow wisdom to emerge and integrate in your very being, as well as exploring how you can participate with God unfolding through you.
Wisdom Spiritual Direction Circles can be anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours and take place online via Zoom. The time typically consists of three-centered practices to collect ourselves and cultivate presence along with sharing from the heart either about your wisdom journey in general or the exploration of a specific topic. There is something powerful about gathering in these circles. Through the collective container, the practice of witnessing and being witnessed, and opening to the Divine, a greater wisdom begins to dawn.
Transformed action can only come out of transformed being which can only come out of transformed consciousness.