We are at a crossroads regarding spirituality. People have a longing for a richer, deeper, more authentic experience of spirit and are often hurt and disappointed by the limitations of organized religions. How do we live connected to spirit? How do we experience Divinity? How do we find community that supports our aspirations to live according to our values and ideals? How are we both meaningfully inclusive and deeply engaged in our spiritual life?
You may have questions like these or other questions that touch your inner quest. I am honored to be invited into your conversation about spirituality. This is a space I serve with the utmost respect. I find these conversations happen in unexpected moments as well as in moments we hold open for them. I do not hold answers to your questions in my mind, but hold the power of your exploration in my heart when we talk. As feminist therapist, Carol Gilligan says, "We listen each other into being."
You are invited to open this conversation. We can talk one-on-one or you can join a space for a group conversation.
my spiritual journey
I have been walking a spiritual path for as long as I can remember. I loved the Catholic faith, rites, and rituals and grew up in a practical, devout and somewhat mystical Irish Catholic family. I attended and ran retreats in high school and gravitated to service retreats in college. But, as many adolescents and young adults do, I questioned my faith and began to look for meaning in other practices. When I came out as a lesbian, my search for a spiritual home outside of Catholicism became my focus. I searched for meaning in feminist based women’s spirituality, earth-based practices and later Buddhism. But when I started Kundalini Yoga, I found my spiritual home.
I had a felt experience of God within me that changed everything. I was drawn to find ways to feel this experience regularly and more deeply. I found it in the path of Sikh Dharma. The energy of the Sikh tradition holds and permeates the practice of Kundalini Yoga and moved me profoundly. I became a Sikh and then a minister and am pursuing my Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University. I feel called to serve those who are searching for their own spiritual home.
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