Testimonials for Spiritual Direction are given anonymously, or with simple initials, in order to honor the unique Director|Directee confidential relationship
And, I was immediately able to put into practice what I learned with her and found that my life had more depth, meaning, direction, and inspiration.
Her compassionate and empathetic nature, combined with her extensive knowledge and expertise has enabled me to explore my innermost feelings, emotions, and spiritual beliefs in a way that I never thought possible. Her ability to listen deeply and without judgment has allowed me to share my vulnerabilities and challenges with ease, leading to an authentic and transformative experience.
Through her guidance, I have gained a deeper understanding of my personal beliefs and values, which has enabled me to live a more meaningful and purposeful life. Her insights and wisdom have helped me to navigate challenging times, and to find new perspectives and opportunities for growth in difficult situations.
Furthermore, her guidance has provided me with practical tools and practices to connect with my spirituality on a deeper level. I have gained a greater understanding of the divine within myself and in the world around me, leading to a deeper sense of peace.
Overall, I cannot recommend Bethany enough. Her expertise, compassion, and guidance have transformed my life in profound ways, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have experienced this incredible journey.
Bethany brings patience, broad context, and expertise that can provide examples to explain things to me.
I especially appreciate her gifts of deep listening. She is adept at discerning the direction I am heading, and then gently guides me there without pushing. She brings such kindness, acceptance, and generosity to her work.
Bethany has a calm demeanor, an open mind, a judgment-free space, and love. Also gentle nudges and challenges. She is a fine spiritual director and those under her guidance are blessed to have her.
Bethany has a unique, true gift for companionship and directing with an open heart and loving mind.
Bethany brings deep listening – I feel that she really understands what I am saying. She anticipates my needs – everything she says exactly answers my questions and concerns, and often even those I have not yet been able to formulate in my mind. She offers deep emotional connection and understanding of the soul. She is full of optimism – I always feel better and easy to move into life with all its difficult situation, people, and emotions.
Two years later when our mom passed away, I felt God calling us to invite Bethany to lead the service for her burial. She guided us every step of the way and made sure that our voices were heard. Again, she held space for us.
When grief knocked on my door to the point where it was banging so loud that I knew I must answer, I felt God leading me back to Bethany to guide me on the next part of my journey. I found out she just recently moved into the role of Spiritual Director with the focus of “A new ever after”.
1 year later, I am no longer searching for peace. I now know that I am peace.
When I have a moment where I forget where to find it and I start searching for it, I practice how to pause to find the peace within me. This is just one tool of many that I have learned through God’s spiritual direction in sessions with Bethany. “Pausing” is very powerful and God gave Bethany the gift to know when to tell you to pause, to stop and feel the deep emotion and to challenge you to find the source of that feeling. Then, she allows space for you to reflect and guides you in determining for yourself how to move through that feeling and source its importance.
Every day, my “A new ever after” continues to unfold in the ways I speak to myself and other and the ways I trust and confide in my friends and family. I have begun to set new boundaries for myself and I also create new beginnings.
I am aware now of the light within the darkness and dark within the light.
A Unitarian Universalist minister recently referenced Rumi and Resmaa Menakem in a message stating the following:
The healer helps heal the wounds.
The healing was the light.
The wound is where the light enters you.
I invite you to seek Bethany to be your healer as the facilitator between your source and you, to let the light heal you, and to open up yourself to let the light enter you and heal your wounds.
It is with tremendous gratitude that I recommend Bethany to walk alongside you to begin your “A new ever after”.
I am grateful for the way in which she helps me to not only connect to my “authentic self,” but to value it. By her careful listening and responses that are infused with her broad knowledge of spiritual writers and practices and powerful stories, I feel valued and understood by her. I also appreciate that she shares from her own work and self-growth. This helps to form a true healing relationship.
Her love and passion show through as well as her knowledge. I have enjoyed this journey (even with the growth pains) and it truly helps to see that I am normal with my spiritual journey.