I offer Spiritual Direction online as well as in person
Bay of Plenty
I am personally anchored within the contemplative tradition of Christian spirituality. I have deep Christ-roots and I have an affinity with the mystic expressions of all faith traditions. I honour the holy wherever I find it. I am comfortable working with people of faith and with those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. I seek to listen for the way the Sacred shows up in your life.
I grew up in the charismatic/evangelical faith stream and spent my 20’s on staff at a mega-church in Sydney. During a chapter of of burn out and deconstruction I discovered the contemplative stream of Christian spirituality, which felt like a deep relief and a homecoming all at once. I welcome people who feel ‘on the edge of the inside’ of the Christian church/tradition (to borrow a phrase from Richard Rohr) and need a safe place to make sense of this frontier experience.
My influences include Christ, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Genoa, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Ilia Delia, Teilhard de Chardin, Rilke, Howard Thurman, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Borgeault, David Whyte, John O’Donahue, Richard Swartz/IFS Therapy, The Enneagram, Parker Palmer/Circle of Trust, Toko-pa Turner, Mirabai Starr, Krista Tippet, Rob Bell.
Approach to spiritual direction
As a spiritual director, it is my privilege to companion people as they reflect on the spiritual dimension of their lives.
The primary relationship in the room is between you and God, One-ness, Love, or whatever your language for the transcendent is. I desire to serve that relationship through deep listening, open questions and creative enquiry. I won’t tell you what to think or believe. Rather we look and listen together for the ‘sound of the genuine’ within your own soul and the holy invitations that are present in the midst of your ordinary life.
I seek to create safe space: through loving respect, deep listening and ethical practice, slow space: through silence, pauses and spacious reflection and brave space by inviting the real you to show up with the hopes, questions, doubts and desires you may be hesitant to voice in other contexts.