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Navigating the Soul's Journey with Spiritual Direction~
"a sacred conversation between soul-friends that holds space for the impulse of Spirit moving through our daily lives, to be heard and listened to, honored, respected."

Spiritual directors are trained to assist people in spiritual discernment.

Spiritual Direction sessions provides a time and space for spiritual growth to be nurtured in an unfolding conversation between soul- friends (director/directee) with the intention of tuning in to the spiritual dimension of one's individual path. It offers an intentional time for reflection, discernment and encouragement to lean into the Divine embrace of what is sacred in one's life. It offers a time and place to share insights, sacred stories, and invite Light into our day.

Spiritual directors are trained to assist people in spiritual discernment, and should not be confused with professional counseling or therapy. Spiritual Direction is an opportunity to explore with a trusted other, the spiritual dimensions of life that penetrate all aspects of being-human, and touches life on all dimensions - physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and soulfully.

Barbara O'Neil,  LMT, RM/T
Completed training in Spiritual Direction with a wide variety of tools for discernment with an emphasis on the Enneagram, Interspiritual traditions and through the Sacred Art of Living Center's- Sacred Art of Living and Dying (SALD) program and the Anam Cara Project's- Art Science and Practice of Sacred Relationships apprenticeship (2009-20012).
Barbara brings 25 years of professional experience in the field of integrative manual therapies and the bodymind interface. She is a life-long weaver of spiritual traditions and respectfully walks a path deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, Celtic Christianity, Universal Shamanism, Alchemical Healing and her beloved Anam Cara tradition.

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From Spiritual Directors International:
"Spiritual Direction" is a term given to describe intentional, sacred conversations with intent to foster a deeper connection with True self, the Divine, Spirit, transcendent and vital to ones spiritual health. Spiritual Direction is provided in a confidential, safe and sacred space for individuals who seek a spiritual relationship with a 'soul companion' to provide both spiritual mentoring and sharing.  This is done mainly by inviting one's spiritual nature to be the focus of our intent, and listening for the wisdom and guidance of the sacred, the voice of the soul".
 
"Spiritual direction invites a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday. Spiritual direction has emerged in many contexts using language specific to particular cultural and spiritual traditions. Describing spiritual direction requires putting words to a process of fostering a transcendent experience that lies beyond all names and yet the experience longs to be articulated and made concrete in everyday living. It is easier to describe what spiritual direction does than what spiritual direction is. Spiritual direction helps us learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names".

(Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International