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Core beliefs that inform Jeannie’s spiritual direction:

  1. Everyone has a story to tell and part of any journey towards wholeness involves finding safe places to tell the truth about our lives.
  2. Following your joy, as well as the lump in your throat, will lead you to God.
  3. The ongoing invitation of faith is to continue awakening to the mystery of God in all of life — and to respond to that awakening with actions which reveal a deepening love and compassion for every living thing. 

 

Spiritual Direction

What Is It?

Spiritual Direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with God.  “The whole purpose of spiritual direction is to penetrate beneath the surface of a person’s life, to get behind the facade of conventional gestures and attitudes …and to bring out one’s inmost truth.”  Thomas Merton  

Who Seeks It? 

All kinds of people for all kinds of reasons: navigating a transition, dealing with a loss, feeling stuck or adrift; desiring a life supple with wonder, gratitude and awareness of God’s presence. 

Practical Matters

Hourly sessions are typically held once a month in Jeannie’s Black Mountain office.  For long distance clients, phone or Skype sessions can be arranged.  Session fees are based on a client’s ability to pay. 

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