the ancient practice of deep listening for the movement of God in your life and the world
To live in the world today is often to know spiritual and emotional isolation, the aching loneliness that flows from the twin lies of individualism and shame. Spiritual direction offers a path to healing through deep listening. It offers accompaniment for those entering the sacred practice of discernment.
Through spiritual direction, we ask:
Where does it hurt?
What does love ask of me?
How can anger & anguish fuel freedom & forgiveness?
Where do I encounter beauty and wonder?
How do I build resilience and nurture wellbeing?
How can I cultivate gratitude in difficult circumstance?
Where is God on this leg of the journey?
Spiritual Direction is compatible with therapy, but it is not therapy, and a Spiritual Director is not a therapist. Amanda's training and lived experience in deep listening, sustained reflection, and contemplative practices like prayer and meditation work together through Spiritual Direction to offer opportunities to ask the big questions, align your life with what you truly value, discern your role in the wider world in these times, and lean into God's unrelenting love and beauty. Amanda's practice draws on the ancient wisdom of the Christian tradition but makes intentional space for the truth found in many religious traditions, and the spiritual hunger universal to the human experience. She offers and open and affirming environment, welcoming LGBTQ+ individuals and affirming their freedom to live and love with full authenticity.
Menu of Possible Topics:
*Spirituality & Parenting
*Grief & Loss
*Significant Life Transitions
*Coming Out and/or Transitioning
*Self-Care & Holistic Wellness
*Healing after Being Harmed by the Church
*Conflict & Communication
Amanda is a registered Spiritual Director
Spiritual Direction sessions are $65.
“To be led astray, to become lost in pathless places, to be confounded for want of a plain road. To return to a wild place, become feral, undomesticated. To enter a desert. Bewilderment is to become fundamentally displaced. Trauma may bring it on--the death of a parent, companion, or child. Prolonged spiritual practice may bring it on. Accumulated sorrow may bring it on. In religious mystical traditions, bewilderment is seen as a stage of spiritual development."
"Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished."