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Holy Saturday Imaginative Prayer

An Imaginative Prayer Practice for Holy Saturday This imaginative prayer practices invites you to into the story of  the women after Jesus' crucifixion. Follow the instructions below to engage in a meaningful time of prayer.   1. Find Stillness. Find a [...]

Palm Sunday Imaginative Prayer

An Imaginative Prayer Practice for Palm Sunday This imaginative prayer practices invites you to into the story of Palm Sunday, the story where Jesus rides a donkey into Jerusalem. Follow the instructions below to engage in a meaningful time of prayer. [...]

Energy Flows

I don’t recall the first time I heard about the 7-chakra system… probably because it wasn’t anything I found contrary to the kind of language about energy within the body that I had heard when I was growing up…   I [...]

Who is Spiritual Direction for?

This blog is part of a series on Spiritual Direction designed to answer questions about the practice of Spiritual Direction. Click here to see the full FAQ Series.   How do I know if I should see a spiritual director? Do [...]

What is a session of Spiritual Direction like?

This blog is part of a series on Spiritual Direction designed to answer questions about the practice of Spiritual Direction. Click here to see the full FAQ series.   Entering into a new experience can be stressful. Whether you’re excited, nervous, [...]

Why have a spiritual companion?

This blog is part of a series on Spiritual Direction designed to answer questions about the practice of Spiritual Direction. Click here to see the FAQ full series.   There is an old celtic phrase that is said to have originated [...]

Soul Nourishing Practice: Breath Prayer

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.   The natural rhythm of the breath is a perpetual cycle of inhale and exhale keeping us alive and animated. It is often wild for me to think that this necessity of life happens, for most of [...]