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Originally presented Jan. 21 ~ Feb. 25, 2015

Spiritual Direction Part I – Pebbles in the Well
In this six-week-course, Pebbles at the Well, you are introduced to the imagery of a sacred Well within you, an inner meditation space. You are guided to imagine dropping a pebble into your Well as your connecting inner focus point. Drawn to your inner Well, your only instruction is to “listen, just listen” to the beginning silence where you meet your soul. You are introduced to Spiritual Direction in this first course by examining the most commonly asked spiritual questions about life purpose, personal beliefs, values, doubts and challenges about the nature of God, and inner guidance.

I have organized this six-part Reflections series on Spiritual Direction to be as personal a class as I can. My intention is to speak to you as if I were your spiritual director, introducing you to how to establish an inner dialogue with your spirit and how we would proceed from that point if we had a one-on-one spiritual director-directee relationship.

Every class will begin with a lecture on expanding your understanding of your interior self as well as the nature of contemplation and personal reflection and guidance. Then I will present questions for self-examination, first discussing the importance of each question and then offering examples of how each question might apply to your life. I will provide you will personal exercises to do between classes via journaling, as well as suggested readings.

Finally, let me say that Spiritual Direction is a form of sacred dialogue that can be found in all traditions. It is not, in other words, Catholic or Christian. Every single person is in need of another person with whom he or she can speak “truth” or go to when that individual has lost the capacity to even identify the truth in one’s own life.

Spiritual Direction is a way of keeping your finger on your own pulse, your own moral conscience, your own integrity, and your own calling in this lifetime. This is not an easy world to live in. It is one filled with chaos and vague rules. We are the ones in charge of ourselves for the most part. But regardless of how chaotic or technical or sophisticated a world we live in, we cannot change our basic nature. We thrive on truth and we disintegrate when we live a life of betrayal, especially to our own being.

Spiritual Direction is a way to speak truth again.

Love,
Caroline

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Session 1: Pebbles in the Well
This first session focuses on establishing a connection between us as a spiritual director-directee; I will also lay the groundwork for you to enter into a conscious dialogue with your spirit. We will also explore a “way of being” in the world that is anchored in present time as a part of initiating a new spiritual practice into your life. And we will examine our first series of life-changing questions, including a discussion of why these questions hold the potential to redirect the course of your life.

Session 2 – Everything Has Meaning and Purpose
A life without meaning and purpose is one lived as nothing more than a feather at the mercy of the wind. You have no anchor. You have no roots. Experiencing the joy of investing your life force in an idea that inspires you or in long-term relationships with family and friends is doubly challenging because you can’t find a reason to hang on through the inevitable rough times. And you fear being loved deeply by others or you find it difficult to recognize love coming toward – and more importantly – into your being. Exactly what holds meaning and purpose for each person varies; that is like a secret that one’s spirit gradually reveals once your inner being recognizes you’ve come to the place in your life at which the answer actually matters to how you will live the rest of your life – and sometimes if a person will live the rest of his or her life.

Session 3 – Your Spirit and Power
Power is the fundamental ingredient of the human experience. Everything we believe in and every choice we make and every action we initiate is a negotiation of power. The experience of life is, in fact, a theater of creation in which we set energy into countless acts of creation through how we interpret the world around us. When we feel powerless, we make powerless choices. When we feel empowered, we are in a position to make empowered choices. Every choice we make begins with us first referring to our inner sense of power and whether we perceive ourselves as safe, as victimized, as victorious, as respected, as loved, as alone, as abused, as entitled….as something. True power lies in taking control of your perceptions and your capacity to control the illusions commanding your spirit.

Session 4 – Do I Know What I Believe?
Your spirit is never silent, never quiet. The nature of the spirit is to always process the ideas and perceptions you absorb into your mind and heart and to transmit feedback to you as to their “truth value”. A message hits your gut that says, “That doesn’t sound right to me at all,” or a feeling swells in your heart, assuring you that, “I know this person is telling me the truth.” Your inner response system with its laser sharp accuracy is pure spirit in action, as your spirit is a vessel that thrives on truth and conversely recognizes the darkness of deceit and deception immediately. We not only recognize truth and deceit in others but we are even more on target with ourselves. How could we not be? What happens when we are not true to ourselves? What happens when we don’t like or are afraid of the intuitive messages or spiritual guidance we are receiving? And what happens when we do like the guidance we are receiving?

Session 5 – Courage, Wisdom, and Compassion in Everyday Life
Courage or Fortitude, Wisdom, Compassion and Endurance are considered graces because their force within the human spirit gives a person the capacity to endure or act with strength that even surprises the individual. These graces were named as essential to the Jewish Tree of Life. They are, in other words, a given part of the characteristics we must hone in ourselves but it is up to each of us to recognize their value. It is a choice to awaken the graces in you. It is a powerful choice that is actually a prayer, like saying, “I want to live in a field of grace.” Such a decision would change everything in your life in all ways you cannot see but in every way you can perceive.

Session 6 – Dark Nights and Bright Days
The dark night of the soul is an inevitable experience in a person’s life. It is a passage of profound initiation, a rigorous breaking down of the forces that hold together our need for life to be reasonable, orderly, fair, and logical – everything life can never really be for most people. The dark night is a fight to the finish, a bending until there is a breakthrough. Like the addict that is broken and retrieved through treatment, brighter days are the promised end for travelers through the dark night. And all the while, your spirit speaks to you, even through the most difficult of times.

A Special Offer for a Limited Time Only

Save 50% on this Spiritual Direction series. 6 sessions, a total 9 hours of video, plus worksheets and downloadable audio for each session.

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