I have been offering spiritual companioning or guidance since 2016, meeting with folks to puzzle through their spiritual questions, struggles, and wonderings. I completed a spiritual direction internship with The Claret Center in Chicago, in 2019-2020, which helped me clarify and mature in my practice. I am in spiritual direction myself, and I am also in regular professional supervision for my practice.
My most influential spiritual teachers these days are Julian of Norwich, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kathleen Norris, Emily Dickinson, Brene Brown, and Jack Kornfield.
These words from Julian of Norwich, a 14th century contemplative, capture my understanding of spiritual companioning:
“I believe full surely that God’s spirit is in us all, giving light, wisdom, understanding, speaking words in us when we cannot speak, showing us gently what we would not see; what we are afraid to see; so that we may show pity, mercy, forgiveness to ourselves.”
I can meet with directees by Zoom or video call, or in person here in Indianapolis.
Contact me if you’d like more information.