Spiritual Direction or Soul Tending is most well known from monastic traditions, East and West. The tradition also has roots deep within Jewish, Sufi, Protestant, Indigenous and many other religious traditions.
This is a process of finding your spiritual direction. Through spirit-tending people uncover their sacred stories. Individuals attune to the mystery of the spirit of life, learn and grow in their personal spirituality and deepen their relationship with all they hold holy. This opens you to the source of energy for your calling in life.
Sometimes it is easier to say what something is not: This is not therapy: we are present to the movement of spirit and the whole self, not just the domains of psychology, which are primarily the mind and emotions. YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. You don't need to be fixed. This is not pastoral care: though we can do brief or question-focused Soul tending we, unlike Pastoral Care, are not limited to responding to life events, paying particular attention to your sense of self, your inner resources, resilience and capacity to cope. Also, your soul tending companion is not your minister - your parish minister is the person who will teach, preach, provide pastoral care, and officiate at your rites of passage.
You are not broken, though you may feel broken-hearted or broken-spirited. You are whole and holy and we tend to that wholeness."
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