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If you know you’d like to be in touch about your spiritual life and what might work best for you, feel free to click the button above and schedule a free consultation with me. Otherwise, please read about the small group spiritual accompaniment I offer in the page below. Since I first wrote this page, I have lowered the price of the groups to $50/month, and I don’t want cost to be a barrier to anyone in these strange times. So even if money is a concern for you, please do be in touch.
What You’re Longing For
You know that you want to deepen your relationship with your own Deepest, Wisest Self, that part of you that is connected with the Source of Love and the Spirit of Life. With God/dess. With the Divine. With your own deepest capacity for love.
You’re ready to spend some time working on this relationship, this deep magic that is described in one text as, “let[ting] thine own innermost, divine Self be enfolded in the embrace of the Infinite”.
I invite you to consider the description below, and then to schedule a free, half-hour consultation call with me to talk about how you might best do this important work.
Small Group Spiritual Deepening
One of the ways I offer to work with me is through small group spiritual deepening. While I do offer 1:1 spiritual accompaniment, small group spiritual deepening is a special experience all its own.
If you’re like me, working with more than just one other person can be a profound, healing, and empowering experience. In a highly structured meeting of 90-120 minutes, once a month, in groups of 4-6, you can be deeply listened to. We arrive in silence, and then move into a sacred time of speaking, listening, contemplation, and reflection.
You have the chance to be deeply, deeply listened to and then have some sacred, sweet conversation with the Listeners ( others in the “room”) hear, perceive, and wonder. At other times, you are one of the Listeners, and have the chance to offer similar gifts to other Seekers.
Three-Fold Listening, the central practice of spiritual accompaniment, includes the practice of a group of Listeners focusing deeply on one person, the Seeker, who has the time and space to speak uninterrupted for longer than we usually allow
ourselves or one another. Three-Fold Listening also includes attending to what comes up about our own experiences and beliefs (and discerning whether and how those experiences and beliefs may be relevant to the Seeker’s experience). Finally, Three-Fold Listening involves trying to perceive the movement of the Spirit in the group. Some questions that may come up in this phase of listening are, where are there themes that seem to be particularly helpful to the Seeker or what are you deeply moved to share, even if you don’t know precisely why?
One of the advantages of Small Group Spiritual Deepening is that it allows for different kinds of experiences at different times. The Listeners, not only the Seeker, have their own profound encounters with themselves, with one another, and with the Divine. Not only that, but each session is very different because the Seeker and their concerns are different.
One of the groups I offer is specifically geared toward the needs of queer, neurodivergent people who want to experience a tender, small-group experience. While there are other queer and/or neurodivergent people in my practice, if you are a queer and neurodivergent person, please let me know, and if there is currently room in that group, we can discuss it in particular.
I have groups available on the weekend, as well as on a weeknight. If you have an inkling you might be interested in this work, I invite you to be in touch. Whoever you are, if small group spiritual deepening sounds like something that might benefit you or that you’d like to know more about, please do contact me for a free assessment of what might work well for you.