Find a Spiritual Companion
Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director? Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.
To aid your process in finding a spiritual director or spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the more than 6000 spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.
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To help facilitate the Christian’s breakthrough to the unitive state, I utilize the Enneagram of Personality to help identify the unconscious egoic blind spots that obstruct the depth of one’s surrender to the contemplative movement. I also draw heavily upon my own mystical experience to inform the coaching relationship, in order to humanize the journey to Union with God. When we are able to dialogue with persons who have experienced the spiritual pitfalls and dark nights required to go this far with God, we are equipped with the knowledge to short cut inner terrain that otherwise might hinder our spiritual progress.
In addition, I am trained as an Integral Coach through New Ventures West, which allows me to apply a holistic approach to the contemplative life. This includes, but is not limited to, relationship, nature, sexuality, personal identity, somatic experience, and the integration of the active/contemplative dimensions of life. As a Pediatric Oncology Registered Nurse, I have experienced firsthand the significance of grounding the unitive experience in the world. Thus, I help my clients/directees develop the capacity to integrate contemplative awareness with the active, phenomenal life. Inner contemplation and outer activity are not mutually exclusive, but they can complement one another in a graceful way.
My spiritual calling is to help as many aspiring and experienced Christian contemplatives reach the abiding unitive state of Oneness with God. Many of us are not as far removed from this spiritual realization as we may assume, rather we’re unknowingly stuck or have prematurely settled for a spiritually complacent state. God has called all people to the unitive state as our mature human condition — irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. — for it’s our ultimate destiny to come upon the fullness of God’s Love in this life.
I see clients/directees from all around the world via Zoom/Skype. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at https://www.shawntellison.com.