Personal & Spiritual Growth

Reclaiming the Sacred

 

What do you consider most important in your life?  What is sacred to you?  Something is sacred if it is set apart, highly valued, holy, or worthy of reverence and respect.  It may, or may not arise from a religious perspective.  But it is always an aspect of your spirituality.  

 

Is there some aspect of your life that holds special meaning to you?  Family? Profession, Pet? Nature? Religious practice? HIgher power? Specific person? Relationship? Place? Activity?  How do you discover or discern your own sense of the sacred?  Does the sacred affect how you live, love, work, or play?  

 

Whatever the sacred is for you, it possesses a special meaning and value.  If you live in relationship to the sacred, mindfully, then each action of your life is endowed with deeper meaning and integrity; which is energizing and leads to wholeheartedness, happiness and fulfillment.

Coaching Services and Practices

 

Spiritual companioning

 

Anamcara, - the Celtic word and tradition of “soul friend”, spiritual midwife for your individual life passages.

 

Dream work

 

Prayer/meditation

Contemplative Prayer

Centering prayer

Affirmative prayer

Mindfulness

Loving kindness meditation

Scripture

 

Grace and Gratitude

 

Enneagram – a comprehensive system of sacred psychology that uses an awareness of personality types or structures to help us become conscious of our automatic motivations, behavior, and reactivity to aid in relaxing these repetitive patterns and allow for conscious choice and awareness of essence.

 

Examen – Ignation practice -  Review each day, “What was life giving, joyful today, what was life depleting or draining?”

 

Spiritual experiences, encounters.

Near-death experiences

Spiritual crises, doubt, and fear

 

Individuation – Carl Jung

Shadow work

Sacred masculine and feminine

Second half of life

Eldering

 

Path of transformation

Inventory – mindful awareness. Pay attention to your mind, your body, and your spirit.

Core values

Signature strengths

Wheel of Life 

Living in process

Soul expression

Journaling

Drawing or painting

Poetry

Soul Collage

Sabbath.  Come apart to a sacred place of forgiveness and loving, nurturing, safety.

Sabbatical

Recreation.
Vacation.
Silence, quiet time

 

 

Calling/vocation

 

Pilgrimage 

 

Practicing presence

 

Existential Inquiry

 

Yoga

Breathe work

Grounding and centering

Chakra Centering

Tai chi

Sacred dance/movement

Toning and chanting

 

Spiritual Obstacles and Resources
Guilt and shame
What do I need to let go of?
What am I avoiding?
Process addiction
The problem of evil
Spiritual roots, ancestors, and lineage
Cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth
Die before you die
Pain and Suffering
Clinging, Attachment, and Avoidance, Aversion

 

Relationship to the natural world

 

Relationship to the divine - Consider that you are a unique expression of the divine, the creative force that sustains and brings everything into being. Practice receiving the love of God just as you are. Allow gratitude to well up in you. You are a unique, divine expression of God. How will you practice remembering, reconnecting, grounding, giving thanks, and expressing the divine fully in your life?

 

Evolution of Consciousness - levels of awareness

Spiral Dynamics, Ken Wilber

Quantum Theology, McDiarmuid

 

Mysticism - Non-dualism, unitive consciousness

Paradox and the tension of opposites.

I AM

Love

Union

Connecting with essence

Compassion

Presence

Being, Here, Now