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Mary Oliver: Paying Attention

My oldest brother, Hank, gave me my first two Mary Oliver poetry books, House of Light and Dream Work. These were published in 1990 and 1986 respectively. Her work has supported and deepened my spiritual journey in many ways. She is a lover of nature:

Spiritually Exercising

I was browsing my bookcases the other day looking for something when I came across this book: Wellsprings: A Book of Spiritual Exercises.  It's a book I used a long time ago when I was first starting to deepen my spiritual life.  The author writes

How Spiritual Direction Can Enrich One’s Life

How Spiritual Direction Can Enrich LifeIs there anyone out there who doesn’t want love, peace and joy in their life? Not that spiritual direction gives immediate love, peace and joy, but it’s often an outcome of it. How? Having compassionate, non-judgmental guidance enriches self-love. Finding

What Is Spiritual Direction?

At some quiet moment in life we have all wondered, “What’s the meaning of all this?” or “What am I here for?” Spiritual Direction is an appointed time to reflect on these questions with a spiritually trained professional. Primarily, it is understood as a relationship

Art Therapy Along With Spiritual Direction

Have you ever thought that drawing painting, sculpture or even doodling while you’re on the phone is a spiritual practice?  It’s the process of creating something that connects us with something outside of our self.  Creating art or developing a spiritual practice both involve setting