Spiritual Director / Spiritual Doula
According to the International Childbirth Education Association, a doula’s job is to accompany a woman in labour and assist her in having a safe and satisfying birth. Sharing her knowledge, experience and intuition, she provides wisdom, emotional support, and physical comfort...she is your advocate when you are in labour.
Spiritual Companioning is all about being a doula of the soul. . . Your Soul.
So often, we allow others to define for us who they believe we are. A spiritual director journeys with you as you labor to rediscover the one Godde created, nurturing you and offering tools to assist you in giving birth to your Authentic Self. Just as physical birthing is a hard process, so is the journey to becoming. Having a doula / a knowledgeable and nurturing partner, can offer strength for that journey.
It is an art, not a science. Rather than mentoring or coaching you toward the "the right answers" to life's questions, I use my gifts to help you express and clarify.
I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself…Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer. The whole universe will I use to do this. So be on the lookout; this book is far from my only tool…
The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear---all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite Me. I will show you then that I have always been there. All ways.*
"For me to be a saint means to be myself." Thomas Merton
*Conversations with God Book One by Neale Donald Walsch