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The Art of Spiritual Guidance

"Spiritual direction is
being present in the moment, seeing and honoring the sacred mystery of the soul of another.
It is witnessing this mystery and reflecting it back in word, prayer, thought, presence, and action. 

Spiritual direction is
modeling a deep relationship with the Divine and standing in faith and love
with the other as that relationship unfolds. 

Spiritual direction is
a journey of deep healing and an affirmation of Holiness (wholeness),

 the Sacred, and the Mystery of all of life."

- Carol A. Fournier, Founder, Silver Dove Institute
Spiritual guidance is an art, a gift and a calling.  It has been practiced in faith traditions throughout the ages as a means of encouraging and supporting spiritual development and personal transformation.

In each person, there is a deep yearning to return to the essential self, our inborn and innate spiritual nature.  This awakening of deep intimacy fosters the growth of relationship with God, Self, and Others.

The Art of Spiritual Guidance program is for those seeking to deepen their spiritual journey and serve others as a spiritual director.  Participants from diverse faiths and spiritual paths come together to deepen their understanding of this role and gain practical skills for use in ministerial and private settings.

To receive a copy of our complimentary information package, please contact us via our request form or by calling 802-865-2600.

Special thanks to Vermont Artist Deborah W. Lyons for the beautiful pastels on our website! 
Deb can be reached at lyons.estate@gmail.com.