What is spiritual direction?
"One of my favorite descriptions of spiritual direction comes from my time with Soul Stream, It notes both the seeming simplicity, and the specificity of what spiritual direction can be. Nothing more than your own lived experience and God - however God seems to be with you (be that a sense of close intimate relationship, or a distant and quiet expanse).
The simple gift of sacred Presence offered to
another providing a gentle but tenacious
encouragement to open fully to God’s
loving Presence and to co-discern
with that person God’s activity
in every aspect of life.
God often arrives disguised as our everyday life. However monumental or mundane, God is present, inviting us forward, calling us back to Godself. Regardless of the season you find yourself in - one marked with discernment, being upturned with change, or you may be experiencing the 'ordinary time' of life - there is goodness to be found in this type of spiritual companionship. A spiritual director is someone who can offer a more objective perspective, and can remind us of truths that we often forget in the midst of busyness or a bout of discouragement. Because this relationship is not ‘therapy’ it can be ongoing, often lasting several years.
I am available to anyone who would like to explore whether I would be a suitable spiritual director for them. I come from a protestant tradition, and my experience of faith is rooted in a contemplative Christian perspective - this is the spirituality I draw from. I would be glad to journey with anyone who feels invited towards this type of spiritual companionship, regardless of what tradition you call home."
Thomas’ current rate is a sliding scale of $25-75 per session.
If you would like to book a session, click the button in the top right corner or use the form below, if you have any questions feel free to email thomasfriesen(at)gmail.com