SACRAMENT and SILENCE
Appointments in Sarasota, Mondays and Tuesdays
Appointments in Bonita Springs, the 2nd or 3rd Friday of each month
The relationship between a seeker and Spiritual Director is built on common faith, deep trust (which develops over time) and mutual respect. For my part as a spiritual director, the relationships with my directees while professional--are also warm and meaningful to who I am as a person and as a director. I learn a lot from those with whom I have this privileged relationship.
Spiritual Direction is most often practiced at a monthly meeting with a Spiritual Director. With the advent of the very technology which you are now using, spiritual direction can also be offered online using face-to-face technology [Skype] or an immediate email conversation.
Spiritual Direction is not psychotherapy, yet it draws on the insights of psychology. It is not counseling, although it's bathed in pastoral compassion. Spiritual Direction will not provide specific answers to difficult decisions; rather, it will lead you deeper into a relationship with the One who holds the answer to all of life's questions. Spiritual Direction is the ancient practice of one disciple being an intentional spiritual companion of another disciple. It is a relationship which is mutually beneficial.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION? Spiritual Direction is for anyone who has a nagging sense that there is more; more than meets the eye, more than our religious community has taught us, more for us to learn and explore about how God is working in our life and in the world.an If you'd like someone to walk with you as you explore your relationship with God, someone who can help you see God's fingerprints on our life--spiritual direction may be for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?
Spiritual Direction is a conversation about your life that is framed from a spiritual vantage point. Together we sift through the bits of
information that come to the surface and look for common themes, ideas, and anything that the Spirit of God may be trying to bring into the Light. We become aware together of the greater movements in your life -- then its up to you to pursue them, embrace them, or let them be until you're ready.
WHERE and HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET? Spiritual Direction appointments most often take place in person. Your appointment can also take place using SKYPE, or via email. Most often, Spiritual Direction appointments are monthly and last for 55 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS INBETWEEN? In between sessions, you may have decided on a course of action that you'll want to pursue. Sometimes there is a need to look more closely at some aspect of your life or relationships. In between, your spiritual director prays for your continued openness to the things of God and any needs you may have shared.
WHAT DOES IT COST FOR EACH SESSION? Donations are welcome for all the ministries of Peace River Spirituality Center. I hope that anyone interested in pursuing a relationship for deepening their spiritual life will not be deterred by cost. Donations for private Direction are suggeted on a sliding scale of $55 - $85 per session, depending on your ability to contribute. Individual spiritual direction appointments are 55 minutes. Contact me for a free 30 minute trial appointment today.
Call or Email Rev. Weller to schedule your first session. 239-246-7392
Checks can be made payable to: Peace River Spirituality Center
@ Pine Shores
6135 Beechwood Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231