It seems that everyone intuited something was about to shift. Yet, we were all ill-prepared for how. In the months leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, I companioned persons within Spiritual Direction who felt restless, uneasy and wanting to push foward with change. I noticed this in my own life. I recognized that A New EverAfter was asking to be reborn in new and different ways, but I was unclear in any direction to take.
Most all things are clear in hindsight
We know now why we were restless. A shift was occurring and our lives were about to be upended in ways we never could have previously fathomed. As a result, we have had to leave behind people, places, and things we loved dearly. We’ve been asked to collectively step into the unknown.
As the mystics know, all of life has been uncertain. The difference between a pandemic today and one’s sense of security yesterday is simply our own shifted awareness. The recognition that our awareness is the thing of difference is important. If all of life has always been uncertain, then we must surmise that we have lived all of our life on faith.
My podcast co-host, Katie Wedding, and I talked about this idea of presumed faith in our episode on Presence. We discussed the notion that we have undertaken so much of our previous lives with simple acts of faith. We’ve strapped ourselves into cars, entered into relationships, bore witness to someone’s pain.
Human engagement is risk. Thank god for faith.
Faith is a loaded word for some, a comfort to others. These divergent responses are all the more reason to contemplatively examine what it means to be a person of faith.
Faith simply means to trust. We trust that a new day will break, that the helpers will arrive within our most dire need, and that provision, large or small, somehow arrives. We have been acting on the presumption of faith long before a contagion made itself globally known.
And we must continue on faith now.
To navigate these current waters, invite this: What have you been able to trust before? What can trust now?
Is it your connection to others? a god image? your own fortitude?
If you are unsure of the role that faith might play in your life, this is where A New EverAfter might walk alongside you. I offer a Continuum of Companionship that helps you walk with trust and intention throughout every aspect of being human.
I believe that this Continuum of Companionship is where A New EverAfter has been guided for some time now. The time that I have spent sheltering-in-place has been one of reflection. I notice now where my god has lead me – through my training as a Spiritual Director, then to my training in end-of-life care, and then, unexpectedly, into my training as an Evidential Medium.
Each step in my own story’s unfolding has been one of faith – though I have only begun to appreciate that. Mostly I remember the uncertainty and the anxiety with each timid and shaking measure. But then again, we only need the smallest seed of faith to step forward; a seed the size of a tiny mustard seed.
If you might notice the mustard seed of faith with which you have done so many mighty things, I invite you to consider how deepening and expanding that faith might transform your life in new and meaningful ways.
And that is why A New EverAfter exists. To help you deepen your faith, inhale inspiration, live with intention, and transform your life.
I offer a continuum of companionship that guides you along the path of your story’s unfolding. My work inspires you to experience authenticity in your life as you connect with the ever-evolving sense of your own spirituality.
Using story and symbol to communicate and illuminate spiritual concepts, I inspire you to first come to understand the nature of spiritual development itself, then I offer this new understanding as a road map to bring about intention and awareness in your everyday life.
This process is repeated again and again along the passage of conscious living, conscious dying, and the reconnection to the world of Spirit. No matter your age or stage of life, I help you live with intention throughout all aspects of the human experience.
Spiritual Companionship increases your capacity for the depth and breadth for all that life may offer while drawing attention to the significant insights and sensed movements arising from your most sacred footfalls.
Spiritual Direction explores the relationship to Divine Presence as you come to define it. The process welcomes your attention to life — to who you are, where you belong, and what you do each day, as it also explores where you may be guided. For those searching for a space where their heart’s deepest desire and the world’s deepest needs connect, Spiritual Direction gives gentle encouragement to develop a purposeful life. Conscious Living also includes my Full Scope Readings. All of my companionship work is rooted in Jungian thought and maintains an objective of personal growth.
As a Death Midwife, my primary roles are to provide information on various options throughout the death process (especially those which are alternatives to the cultural norms or less institutionalized), discuss planning issues, and file the necessary documents (death certificates, permits) post-death. I support the Death Journeyer at the bedside and assist in the exploration of options that are most meaningful to the dying and their family. I help the dying and their families examine how to make the experience as fulfilling as possible. Through the lens of Spiritual Direction, I companion adults and children through the process of grieving loved ones they have lost.
Mediumship Readings offer you room for the examination of what you think, feel, and believe about what happens after we die. Not only do you receive concise messages from your loved ones, but I am also able to help you make sense of the messages that you receive, assist you in their processing, and aid in the discernment of their application within your daily life.
I will be talking a lot of this Continuum as EverAfter grows and expands into all that it is meant to be. However, consider for now how this continuum might assist you in this time of uncertainty and how it might engage you as we emerge into changed lives going forward.
Within this continuum of care, you are free to examine how you are responding to Transformative Grace, and to determine how you want to be responding. As a formally trained Spiritual Director, Death Midwife, Evidential Medium, and Educator, I help guide you toward the recognition of your place within the One Living Whole.
Schedule a free 20 minute video call to learn how my work within A New EverAfter might help you walk with greater ease, deeper faith, and a profound sense of meaning.
Stay safe. Be well.