Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counselling may be right for you if you are experiencing spiritual malaise. A sense of discomfort with the way things are going in your relationships with friends, family, co-workers and most importantly if you feel disconnected form your innermost self.
Spiritual Direction, consecrated time of your choosing devoted to listening, learning and connecting to your innermost being.
Often our innermost needs display in our bodies. We yearn to feel content, happy and at peace. We may experience a host of emotions stemming form difficult circumstances perhaps resulting from our own actions or by someone’s treatment of us. You know these feelings because we all have them, anger, sadness, outrage, disappointment, jealousy, discontent, confusion. Festering negative emotions rob us of peace and joy.
Healing from the chaotic avalanche of negative emotions and thoughts is spiritual and physical work particularly during the pandemic. Spiritual in that it involves an honest but loving self-discovery. The second part involves developing disciplined of self-care. Spiritual Direction may assist us to develop a plan for dealing with our spiritual discontent as social isolation is reshaping our lives. Let us remember our emotional, mental and spiritual states flow into our bodies. Spiritual direction, pastoral counseling may be helpful to develop a plan for spiritual and physical self-care.
Self-care for body and soul involves physical activities a balanced diet for mind and body. Intentionally striving to live the Golden Rule in our daily activities is the good starting point. Finding inspiration in beauty wherever we are is a great way to recover gratitude and joy in our lives even during these difficult times.
Beginning in June, I will offer Meditation, Transformational Life Coaching, Grief Support and Spirituality using https://zoom.us. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us learned to work from home to keep ourselves, coworkers and clients safe. Many of us experience sadness, loneliness, anxiety loss of control. I began to work remotely in March. I became comfortable as one can be leading meditation and Spirituality groups counseling using the internet. It is my hope that as the Covid-19 lessens its grip on our lives, we can resume in person meetings. In the meantime, I am very grateful for the technology that enables us to enjoy friends, family and the offerings of many organizations using digital platforms.
In the past few months, I’ve been finding inspiring poetry, This except from The-book-of-Thel was a special delight.
An excerpt from The Book of Thel by William_Blake
The Lilly of the valley breathing in the humble grass
Answer’d the lovely maid and said: I am a watry weed,
And I am very small, and love to dwell in lowly vales;
So weak, the gilded butterfly scarce perches on my head.
Yet I am visited from heaven and he that smiles on all.
Walks in the valley. and each morn over me spreads his hand
Saying, rejoice thou humble grass, thou new-born lilly flower,
Thou gentle maid of silent valleys. and of modest brooks;
For thou shalt be clothed in light, and fed with morning manna
04 A Meditation In Bells and Wind Chimes
“The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.” Psalm 18:28