Each of us, as we go about our daily lives, experiences things that seem nonsensical and random at times. Other times things seem coordinated by some higher power, or somehow influenced by our own deep desires. And within this organized chaos that is our lives, we try and find a way to harmonize these experiences into a cohesive whole, assigning meaning to the inexplicable coincidences, and sense to the nonsensical.
This is spirituality.
And each of us does this, in our own unique way. Some of us find our order and meaning in religion, and others find our order and meaning in practices and rituals we have devised ourselves. But the end result is an attempt to bring meaning to our own lives.
In short, it is a way of finding a place within ourselves where we can sit in peace as the universe churns around us.
Sometimes it is helpful to have a listening ear, a neutral companion on the journey who helps us to decipher our thoughts and feelings, and who guides us as we make sense of these events and experiences, so that we can find that place within ourselves that is untouched by the winds and waves of our lives.
This is spiritual direction.
Working with Mike
My process is always to begin with an informal, get-to-know-you type of meeting, usually over coffee. The idea is to see if we get along, if we click, and if you feel comfortable working with me, and I with you.
If we do plan to move forward, we can meet as often or as little as you would like. Once a month is a popular choice for many, but we can meet more often or less often, as you see fit.
Though my own background is in the Christian faith, I work with people from many faith traditions, as well as those who follow no tradition, or even find the concept of a deity too foreign. My job is to help you make sense of your world, in the manner that brings you peace, so I will always work within the framework you bring to our meetings.
Does this cost anything?
Over my years of providing this service, I have found that when I offer the service for free, people begin to take my time (and their own) for granted. For this reason, I do charge for this service, but I leave it up to you to determine the amount, as you know your own budget limitations. A fee of $25/hr is a suggested minimum, but is not enforced.
How do I get started?
Contact me today to set up an initial meeting.