What is Spiritual Guidance?


Logistics

Fees

Spiritual Guidance
One hour session.
Cost per session: $75 

Optional Intro
Exploring if spiritual guidance is right for you.
Twenty minute one-time session.
Cost: $25

Location*

Unity Spiritual Center of Waco
400 First Street
Hewitt, TX 76643

*Long distance sessions available via Zoom. All sessions during COVID19 are via Zoom.

Interested? Let's get started

Holy Listening.

Spiritual Guidance is born out the ancient tradition of Spiritual Direction, but I believe "guidance" is a better description of what I do than "direction." A guide is someone who is familiar with the terrain and can be a navigational assistant without telling you exactly what path you should take, because I believe the path is yours to discover and forge, not mine to prescribe. What I want is for you not to do this work alone, but to have a trustworthy companion to support you along the way. As a spiritual guide, I approach clients with reverence, trust, and the deep belief that the wisdom you need is already inside you. My role is to help you access your inner wisdom. I listen for your soul’s truth and assist you in hearing it too.

Soul-Oriented and Inclusive.

I began my own career as a Christian (Baptist) pastor in a theologically progressive setting after growing up in a fundamentalist evangelical setting, so I am well-suited to work with Christians and post-Christians, but I also work with people of any faith tradition or no faith. As long as your desire is to find and follow your authentic path and do the inner work necessary to become the truest version of yourself, we can likely find some common ground. One of my goals is to help you foster your own unique connection with the divine. As a queer person who has experienced hostility at the hands of religion, I am especially sensitive to the human need for deep acceptance, respect, and compassion.


Trauma-Informed.

My specific areas of research and interest are religious trauma, feminist spirituality, mystical traditions, and the intersections of systemic oppression and soul work. I have experience working with survivors of domestic, sexual, and religious abuse, the LGBTQ community, and marginalized populations. I also love to walk alongside people who are undergoing a faith crisis or spiritual awakening (which are often different names for the same thing). Feminist spirituality and waking up to the Divine Feminine are my jam, so if you feel traumatized or wounded by your experiences with a patriarchal god, we might be a good fit for each other.

The Session.

A typical session is one hour long. During COVID19 all sessions will be held over Zoom. We often begin and end in silence, although I can make adjustments as needed, especially if silence is new or uncomfortable for you. Prior to our first session I will send you a brief questionnaire to help me get to know your journey. At our first session I will tell you a little bit about myself and ask you to tell me about yourself. I will explain my practice of spiritual guidance more fully, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. If we both discern that we would like to keep meeting, we will schedule further sessions. At subsequent sessions, I will ask questions along the way, but ultimately you set the agenda. What matters most is what you bring to the session.