When we say this prayer, God gently and gradually removes layers of emotional scar tissue while we sleep, allowing us to be happier people. SLEEPING OFF THE SCARS: Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my memory as I sleep. Every hurt that has ever been done to me – heal … More Sleeping off the scars
“Take off your shoes, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Acts 7:33 I love this quote. It seems to capture the essence of what Spiritual Direction is all about. Spiritual Direction helps you to look attentively at “the place where you are standing” and to uncover in that place the potential … More “Take off your shoes … “
The main difference is the primary focus. The focus in Spiritual Direction is your spiritual journey. The main focus of counselling is the present issue/problem that is affecting you. Both deal with the concrete reality of your experience of life and both encourage deepening self-knowledge. In counselling such self-knowledge serves the purpose of dealing with … More How is Spiritual Direction different from counselling?
Spiritual Direction is within the framework of what you do believe in and the values you hold. Spiritual Direction requires belief in something greater than yourself that draws you beyond yourself to others and to the wider world. It requires a relational openness to more than the self. This ‘more’ has many names, or no … More What if I don’t believe in God?
“How are you?” you ask the question I dread yet long for. The answer I can’t speak yet long to share. I am so alone so confused so tired of life. Words spoken in thought remain locked in silence heard by no one. Tears released in solitude flow to no end received by no one. … More How are you?
Resting in Love Pull up an easy chair, my love, Come sit with me and rest. Kick off the shoes that hurry you, Close the eyes that see such need. Lean back in comfort, beyond yourself in the easy chair of My Love. BM 18/9/2004 Incline your Heart Incline your heart to me, … More Resting in Love
About talking and trusting “Do you want to talk?” I don’t want to be a nuisance. “Don’t you” were the words but it was the smile. It was the smile that answered me. It said you are not a nuisance you are someone of value. It said trust me talk to me whatever … More Talking and Trusting