Spiritual Guidance: A Committed Listener… A Guide for your Journey
Traveling life on a spiritual path can be confusing, clarifying, daunting, inviting, and at times lonely. This can be true at any time, but especially so when we consider the social isolation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic which has challenged the familiarity and reliance of close relationships with loved ones and members of our communities.
How do we deal with challenges in our life and spiritual paths, which often are magnified in times of uncertainty? Life is filled with uncertainties: growth and change, work-life balance, grief and loss, and decisions about next steps or choosing a new path forward. Engaging in spiritual guidance can offer support and companionship, as we seek to deepen our connection with the divine, or achieve clarity concerning a specific life circumstance or experience.
Different from therapy, spiritual guidance is a contemplative practice of accompanying a person as they awaken to the spiritual in everyday life. A Christine Center spiritual companion listens compassionately with unconditional love as your story unfolds through a mutual process of discernment, while inner peace, self-direction, and self-acceptance begin to unfold. We welcome everyone, people of all faiths and no faith, and of all spiritual paths.
Whether you seek a spiritual companion for one or several sessions or choose to select a Christine Center guide for your retreat, or journey we are here to support you.
Meet our Spiritual Companions
Sr. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D
Thank you, for your interest! My creativity coaching and spiritual guidance sessions integrate a contemplative, intuition-based approach and offer opportunity for deep self-exploration and spiritual insight. I value eastern meditation modalities as much as the western contemplative traditions. Having spiritual deepening conversations with seekers and creatives from many different paths is a real privilege. Through our contemplative conversation, and perhaps personal ritual as desired, we will invite transformative awareness and tap into to the restorative soul strength of our natural spiritual intelligence. Holy Wisdom is always waiting for us to seek it, waiting to be found.
Sr. Johanna Seubert, FSPA
As your Companion, I will listen deeply and compassionately to what is arising in you and at times, ask questions to clarify, or to help you arrive at a deeper understanding. Openness to what’s arising right now, the profound movement of the Spirit, and willingness to be with yourself and your experience can facilitate whatever is needed in your unique, individual process, as you awaken to your essential nature, come home to yourself and rest in inner peace.
Sr. Henrita Frost, SSND
I hope that you will experience my attentive and compassionate presence, inviting you to be fully present as we journey as companions. Hopefully, together sharing, I will be attentive to what is arising within you and guide you, with love and compassion as you journey. It might also be a situation when I will invite you to go deeply within. Where to, time will tell?
Often when there is a decision to seek out spiritual guidance it is because we no longer can ignore that still deep place within that calls us to pay attention; “Look Here!” It may come as a quiet whisper, a sense of emptiness or numbing confusion, a relentless suffering or a mysterious longing of the heart. The great poet Rumi said: Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, “I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way”. Whatever has led you to this place of awareness will bring you closer to knowing more of the truth of who you are, along with and beyond the historical self. As your companion during this time of unfoldment and discovery, I will carefully listen with interest and compassion. I may ask questions, offer practices or suggest a direction for you to inquire into. Know that you and this process will all be held by Spirit, and in the love and light of Presence.
Choosing your path in spiritual guidance
We offer several options for meeting with a spiritual companion. From individual sessions to guided or companioned retreats, there are many pathways available for you.
Choosing to engage in spiritual guidance for a single session or on an ongoing basis can be an incredible gift and support for your journey. In person sessions utilizing social distancing guidelines are available on site at the Christine Center with certain guides. Phone or Zoom sessions are available with all guides.
Guided Personal Retreat:
A retreat is a gift we give to ourselves, which allows us to pause and take time away from the noise of our everyday life. The silence and solitude of the Center’s woodland sanctuary continue to be a resource for your journey. A guided retreat offers the opportunity to have customized sessions with a spiritual companion during your stay; an individual that may be able to assist you with “hearing the inner whispers of your heart,” and creatively explore where Spirit may be leading you, and perhaps reveal what your heart and soul already knew.
Companion Contact and Scheduling
After choosing a companion for your journey, contact the Christine Center office for scheduling.
Our staff will put you in touch with your chosen guide. A phone or Zoom meeting will be arranged for initial contact and for you to plan your time together. Onsite meetings with certain guides can also be scheduled using social distancing protocols.
• by phone at 715-267-7507
• by email at email@example.com
• Spiritual guidance is $75 per hour
• A sliding scale is available for those who may need assistance.
• Fees are payable at the time a session is scheduled.