Atheism and Spiritual Direction | What’s God Got To Do With It?

Atheism and Spiritual Direction

Let’s talk about not-god. If you are agnostic, atheist, or “irreligious”, this (surprisingly?) may be the place for you. The interior life that accompanies atheism, agnosticism, and humanism is simply Human. We might call that “spirituality” if we offer “spiritual” as the very heart of, the core of, the deepest part of any human’s experience of their own Self.

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Identity, Spirituality, and Interior Growth

Identity Spirituality

At a cross-roads of identity and spirituality, disruptive (mischievous?) and uncomfortable questions can burble to the surface. This can happen at a crisis time in our lives. Sometimes it occurs when we reach a certain age, or milestone. Often, our own life is asking us to pay attention: Who am I? Who is God? Is God? When the things that we’ve always believed to be true shifts or wobbles just a little, it can feel like everything could collapse beneath us!

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What is a Spiritual Director Here For?

Spiritual Director

How do you feel about you right now? About God (however you might understand the Divine)? What is motivating you? Are you driven by the thing that is breaking your heart? Or is it the thing that makes you feel alive that is the impetus behind what you’re doing and how you are with yourself? What do you long for? A spiritual director is here to explore the unknowing and the knowing of life’s big questions.

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Spiritual Direction | 9 Reviews That Say it Better

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Something extraordinary happens when a Listener bears witness to our life. To our story. No judgement. Just wonder and curiosity. Curiosity expressed through patient questions that invite us to go deeper, deeper, deeper into what it is that makes us come alive.

Who am I?

Who is God? Is God?

What gives me joy?

What is breaking my heart?

This is spiritual direction.

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Reverent and Unresolved | Peace in the Unknowing


This isn’t a real journal entry…Perhaps it’s more of an art journaling of what it is to be unknowing and unresolved about some of life’s big questions. Is there something here that rings Truthful-Hopeful-Free for you, too?

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Compassionate Listening | How do I know if it’s for me?

Compassionate Listening

Compassionate listening was my ship’s-turned-over life boat. I stumbled head over heart, blindly and confusedly, into it just in time. My own spiritual director (compassionate listener) settled in across from me miraculously, I suppose? What would it be like for you to have a listener who gets it: you’re saying what you’re saying for reasons that are good enough for you. You are telling the truth; you are ready to explore all of what that “truth” might be about.

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