Spiritual Direction is, at its core, sacred listening. Matters of the heart, soul, body, spirit, aren't always easy to hold by oneself. Walking the human path, it can be helpful to have a co-seeker to listen to the wanderings of your heart and ask questions to help you dig deeper and go further than you could on your own.
As a teacher and a learner, a seeker and a guide, I know that pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. Layering shame and fear on top of the pain just makes it hurt more. A spirituality of imperfection urges us to hold ourselves and our experiences with acceptance of our messy human be-ing. Learning from this place helps one to reframe the thinking that has led to pain, evaluate and judge wether or not that's what they want to believe, and hold themselves accountable with more love and compassion.
Spiritual Direction is for you if you're looking to deepen your relationship with the world around, and inside of you.
When I first met with C.B. I was at a point of spiritual turmoil. I remember our first meeting well; I had told them my story, of how I converted to Judaism and how I felt pulled in other directions. I didn't think I was going to be able to continue on my path anymore. They not only showed me that I was in exactly the right place, but that Judaism had a rich culture and history that already incorporated much of what I was seeking. They set me on a path of empowerment of which I have gained so much, including a teacher and a friend. I am grateful to have been able to meet and learn so much from C.B.