“She leans in, eyes alive, body alert
Already she has extended her heart, holds it open,
Holds it towards you, holds your words with tender care.
Do you know how rare that is?”
Held, by Antoinette Voute Roeder
“The Space Between”
(Image by Melanie Weidner
Spiritual Direction or Companionship is a practice of being accompanied on your life/spiritual path, by someone who knows how to listen deeply to your life story, to support you through both times of joy, and times of difficulty, and all the moments in between. A spiritual companion does not impose her opinions or beliefs on you. Rather she points you back to your own inner wisdom and knowing by listening, asking questions, and guiding you in spiritual practices that help you connect the dots between your life experiences.
Spiritual companioning is like an ancient and deep way of being in sacred relationship together, of being seen and listened to in a way that allows us to reveal our deepest self: our doubts, our fears, our joy, our dreams. It offers us a new beginning, ever fresh, ever new, seeing and being seen with eyes of unconditional love that reflects the love of who we truly are. It is like being on a spiritual pilgrimage, weaving the many strands of our life together to create a new story that resonates in our heart, and heals our thirsty souls
As a yoga and meditation teacher, Vickie integrates embodied practices of yoga and breath, movement and meditation, and prayerful awareness into spiritual companion sessions. She invites moments of silent reflection, creating space for Spirit to speak, and your own insight to emerge. Rooted, and ordained in her Christian community, while also immersed in the teachings and practices of Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and yoga philosophy, Vickie feels a deep sense of the sacred in all religions and traditions. Her inter-spiritual heart will honor whatever spiritual tradition(s) and practices you bring to our time together, as if they were her own.
During Covid-19 Restrictions, Vickie offers Spiritual Companioning by phone, and through zoom online, depending on your own comfort and preference.
Your first session is free, then together we decide on a reasonable payment for future sessions, based on your life situation.