Spirituality is how we channel our desires and shape our actions, it is what gives us the energy and moves us into the world in a way that is meaningful and authentic. Spirituality animates, sustains and gives purpose and direction to the longing to be connected to ourselves, to others, to the earth, to God however s/he is understood.
“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh
The very popular Developing Direction series offers practising directors the opportunity for continuing development.
We offer monthly Supervision Groups and Individual Supervision for practising directors, and Training in Supervision Skills.
Friday, Feb 10th, 11 - 4pm
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL
Metaphor and Spiritual Direction
Dr Andrew Mayes
How can we describe to others what is happening to us on our spiritual journey? How can we depict the spiritual road that we are taking-experiences of prayer, transitions that we travel through, impediments that we face-and externalize into words the interior experiences? Based on his latest book, Learning the Language of the Soul, Andrew will help us to explore creative and inspirational metaphors for use in spiritual direction.
Dr. Andrew Mayes is currently Spirituality Adviser to the Anglican Diocese of Chichester, where he has also served as director of clergy training. He is the author of six previous books, including the widely-acclaimed Beyond the Edge: Spiritual Transitions for Adventurous Souls.