Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Companioning
Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Companioning, is a process in which we focus together on your spiritual journey, the ins and outs of its pathways through your life, what it means to you, where you are now, the callings you feel urging you forward, and how you live your spirituality in your life and work.
We listen together to guidance from your inner wisdom, to the insights and intuitions that emerge from within, to your dreams, and to your relationship with your Source. We always begin where you are and with what you want to focus on.
Some questions we explore are:
Where are you feeling called at this time of your life?
How do you nourish your inner life / spiritual life?
What are the challenging places of growth in your life right now?
Where do you find meaning and purpose?
How do you create congruence between your inner life and your everyday life?
I have been a spiritual director for more than twenty years. My training is through the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, and also includes the Contemplative Group Leadership & Retreats Program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. My gifts lie in creating sacred and reflective space & experiences for people; working with those wounded by the church; working with people who are in a "spiritual transition" having left a tradition or belief-system and are exploring a new spiritual identity. I work with ministers, lay leaders, and people from all walks of life.
Whispers of the Heart: Finding Direction - A Labyrinth Retreat
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1303 S. Bross Ln, Longmont, CO 80501
Cost: $45 (Scholarships are available)
To Register: Email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720.234.0477 by Thursday, January 19, 2017
A RETREAT DAY to reflect on your life direction from a spiritual perspective through inquiry, journaling, quiet time, small group sharing, and walking an indoor Labyrinth. We will reflect on:
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? - Over the past year, what did you give your time, energy and attention to? What has happened in your spiritual life, your relationship with the holy? What stepping stones and turning points have led you to where you are now?
WHERE ARE YOU NOW? What is most life-giving to you now? Where do you find meaning? How are you using your gifts? What other questions are your life, your heart, the divine whispering in your ears?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? What’s new on your horizon? What is calling you forward to a future worth living for? If a miracle happened and a year from now your life was exactly what you hoped for, what would it look like? What would be different?
Facilitators: Barbara Valusek, M.Ed. & Jay Valusek, M.Ed.
Barbara is a counselor, spiritual director, and retreat leader. Jay is a retreat leader, educator, and positive psychology coach. Barbara and Jay underwent professional training in Contemplative Group & Retreat Leadership with The Shalem Institute. They have facilitated groups and Labyrinth retreats over the past 20 years. Their gifts lie in creating sacred space in which to listen deeply to the whisperings of your heart.