“To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another,” (Douglas V. Steere).
One of my great joys in life is to journey with others as we explore together God’s footprints in that person’s life. I feel that I hold space’ at these times for a fellow journeyer to allow their soul, their inner teacher and guide, to be heard and validated. It is, for me, a deep and respectful listening—a soulful listening where the person being listened to can share their everyday lives and experiences with all its joys and sorrows; ups and downs, trusting that it is being held safely. We are all on this amazing journey and we need each other to be able to see more clearly, to understand more deeply, and to discover more profoundly the beauty of who we are and where God/Holy One is both present and leading us. With respect to my background, my spiritual life is lived within the context of my Roman Catholic faith. I am a graduate of Newman Theological College, the Haden Spiritual Direction Program and the Sacred Art of Living and Dying Anamcara Apprenticeship. My training includes Christian mysticism, Jungian psychology, Ignatian spirituality, the Enneagram, spiritual suffering, and world religions. I have a special interest in journeying with others through life’s transitions. Some of my greatest teachers are my husband, children and grandchildren, who provide me with many life lessons.
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