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It was 2 in the morning. It had been a very long day, sleep was  not going to come.  There was one person, and one person only I could even talk to, without breaching confidences.  I walked out into the evening air. Needing to get far enough away from the retreat center's building, where attendees…

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Spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.   My own journey with Spiritual Direction, with allowance of space for discovery and exploration created and cultivated a sense of safety and curiosity that has grown me spiritually in ways I never anticipated.  Thomas Merton once said, “Direction will school us in being true…

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"You are an 'I,' you are a person, in your personhood you have a physical body, in being an 'I' and having a physical body you take up space. You being an 'I' is a good thing. You having a physical body is a good thing. You taking up space is a good thing." And…

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I was looking forward to supervision. There are realities I have known and touched. I have believed in the potency of choice, the power of permission, the sanctity of safety. I have been grateful for the modality of spiritual direction in my own personal life, and yet this gratitude has grown exponentially since I have…

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There is no image to be upheld. There is no agenda. There is no hype. There is no fad. There is nothing new. There is nothing to prove. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This morning has me within a coming home of sorts.  A moment twenty plus years in the making.  A moment maybe a lifetime in the making. …

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  It was pieces coming together from here and there. A heart and a hope and a prayer came to life. I love meditation. I am a tactile person. I love the feeling of holding onto something as I tune into places of stillness and silence. Making prayer beads for another person is an immense…

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Flour was everywhere, as giggles and play filled the air. The table was laid out with ingredients, rolling pins, bowls, cookie cutters, sprinkles and frosting. Words Thoughts Feelings Acknowledgements Filled my being A snap shot of sorts entered my mind's eye. There was something to be taken in, not just treats and baking. The cookie…

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WHAT? I'm somewhat in denial that I moved away from the Carolina's over three years ago. Maybe it is because we left our oldest son behind when we moved to Virginia, but in fairness to the other five children that made the move with us, they are all  pretty incredible human beings. I often say,…

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