Dear Minister, Chaplain, Spiritual Director, Healer,
As Spiritual professionals we are taught to listen to the still, small voice within us, and in so doing to discern Spirit's will for ourselves and our lives. We stretch that listening muscle in our daily work as Spirit's messengers, in our own spiritual practices, and with that people we serve.
I work exclusively with spiritual professionals seeking spiritual and entrepreneurial support. Spiritual professionals often feel isolated in the communities they serve - having no one to turn to when they can't hear Spirit's guidance for themselves. Spiritual professionals are often entrepreneurs, by choice or sometimes by necessity, and may feel overwhelmed by being responsible for all aspects of their business or ministry.
Spiritual Direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. In Spiritual Direction we seek the presence of Spirit in our midst. We learn how to live in peace, with compassion, promoting justice, as humble servants of that which lies beyond all names. We tend to the Holy, in a sacred dialogue.
You may be called to Spiritual Direction for different reasons. For example, you may long for a sacred dialogue partner, and not have someone in your life at this time who can help you listen deeply.
You may recognize that you have Divine Gifts, but may not know how to integrate these into your current life. Or you may wonder what your Divine Gifts are. Each of us carry Divine Gifts. The more we are able to recognize and nurture these, the more we feel in alignment with Spirit. As a result, we experience ease and abundance in our lives.
You may feel blocked in your communication with God/Spirit/Higher Power. You may have at one time had an active relationship with Spirit, and now you're wondering where the heck Spirit went.
You may feel like you are living two lives right now - one consists of a day job that pays the bills but is not fulfilling, and another rich with Spirit and life-giving. You may wonder how to bring these lives into alignment.
Do any of these resonate with you? If so, I can help.
If you desire to be listened to more deeply, if you are in discernment about a major life change or topic, if you need support with figuring out how to be a spiritual entrepreneur, or if you could benefit from one-on-one support in deepening your connection with Spirit then you are in the right place! I am here to support you and to help listen you into self-discovery.
In the process of Spiritual Direction you will become clear on the actual issue you are discerning, how you really feel about it, what God really has to say about it, and what action in your life would help bring you more into alignment with God's will for you. You will have a deeper understanding of your Divine Gifts, and will find ways to incorporate these Gifts into your life. You will stop feeling like you are living parallel lives and start living one Spirit-filled life.
It would be my honor and privilege to accompany you in this way. My Quaker Shaman private practice was created to support Quakers and folks from other faith traditions to discern Spirit in their lives, and to offer reasonably priced spiritual direction sessions for ministers, chaplains, and healing professionals.
Emma M. Churchman, M.Div.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver, The Summer Day