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.
Find a Spiritual Companion uses database software to provide a list of spiritual directors and spiritual companions, retreat centers, and formation and training programs that are displayed according to your specific search criteria. It is updated constantly and available to you around the clock.
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Are you ready to stop seeking? I love building powerful healing teams with dedicated people. YOU are the Healer & Guru – I guide you into you.
WHY CHOOSE TINA – I would be honored to help you remember wholeness! To guide you within yourself so deeply you remember how to heal and guide yourself with the sound of your own voice and move through your Awakening journey with ease.
I work with dynamic men and women of all faiths, traditions, and backgrounds to break free of the fear that often causes isolation, disconnection, procrastination, limited self-expression and endless seeking – so they can live from a place of trust and love.
HOW DOES TINA WORK – After spending many years in utter chaos and inner turmoil which included divorce, career burnout, illness and financial loss – I was gifted the ability to create powerful frequencies to help myself heal on all levels. I created the Self as Sanctuary method that gives a simple and powerful framework to guide oneself through the inner world and various questions of daily life. I work Long Distance over the phone or Zoom if overseas. It is a combination of meditation, sound healing, breath-work, inner visualization, and deep intuitive listening that guides you to use your own voice and breath to move through what is blocking you, to trust yourself again and build your fire back so you honor and remember the truth you contain.
RESULTS OF WORKING WITH TINA – The results are felt on all levels – mind, body, emotions, and spirit / energy. Just depends where you are at in life and what you are working on as to what you experience. Everyone has their process and pace – that is honored.
SOME RESULTS YOU MAY EX[PERIENCE:
Noticeably increased confidence – you aren’t hiding anymore and feel a balance of pride and confidence – you live inspired action!
Money is LOVE to you and it flows to you with ease. You are building a life of Trust and LOVE and your expanding your faith is a breeze.
You are opening up to receive the abundance and limitless mental state you crave! You are the co-creator you desire to be.
A strong conviction to care for yourself and set inspiring boundaries rather than saying Yes when you mean No…
You feel whole and complete within yourself and radiate light just by living day to day life! You aren’t seeking someone or something to fill up your time or space – you are more than enough.
Your voice feels free and open – you express yourself with ease and experience a relaxed sensation of receptivity in the present moment rather than being on guard.
You embrace yourself no matter your mood and can allow yourself to feel all the feelings you experience in a day. You can even cry if you are alone.
FUN THINGS ABOUT ME – I love gardening, walking, swimming, dancing and writing. Fish are my most favorite things on Earth! And yes, my hair is naturally silver and FireWolf is my legal name after a long journey in the desert many years ago.
MY BACKGROUND – I am an Interfaith Minister, past Science Researcher in Aquaculture, Science Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Sound Healer and Energy Worker.
ACHIEVEMENTS I AM PROUD OF YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY
My TEDx talk – Communicating from Chaos to LOVE (youtube it)
My book Beneath the Chatter – the wise self awaits (contemplative photography – sold out)
A UNIQUE SKILL OF MINE – I am the invitation – allowing people their own definitions while offering various things to consider – it took time for me to let go of the need to be right! My Science background taught me to synthesize big ideas into digestible chunks for fast assimilation and shifts!
LITTLE KNOWN FACT – I spent most of my life aching to live in a Monastery – I had no idea of this call. I trekked to Everest Base camp – sung in so many churches etc. Seeking….and going within and within and within…..I never thought it would end. I endured the deepest of isolation to know Self as I do today. And I am rooted in human life too! I live a lovely balanced life of being Human and Spirit in my own Sanctuary inside myself and at my amazing home I run as a luxury Sanctuary AirBnB. Funny how life unfolds!!
GET TO KNOW ME – I offer a complimentary call for you to get to know my work and see if we are a good fit to build a powerful healing team. Feel free to reach out. I offer the utmost confidentiality and care
End the hiding, the ache and endless seeking – invest in yourself and become the Sanctuary you crave.
May Your Fire Burn Bright,
My name is Leslie Jenal. I am a priest, a spiritual director, and a spiritual companion. I am here, wherever here is, to show you your spiritual opportunities and to point out your own path. I am called to contemplation and mysticism. I view God as the Spirit of infinite possibilities, as a mysterious force, personal, but recognizable in holy darkness. However, I do not impose my spirituality on anyone. I use my own spiritual work and practice, my spiritual depth, to help you see where you are and where Love is leading you.
I work with people who pray, people who do not pray, people who pray with images and people who pray contemplatively, people who read scriptures and those who do not, people who identify as religious or not, people who are spiritual and not religious, people whose spiritual life is not defined, people who are interfaith or multi faith, people who recovering from religious abuse or substance abuse, and people who attend religious services or do not. I will begin the journey with you as you are. Where you are is where you need to be at this place and time.
You may call the Transcendent by many names or by no name. You may or may not believe in God, Allah, Yahweh, Source, Creator, Love, Goddess, Presence, the Great Am Who Am, Spirit, Being, Reality, the Divine, Love, Creator, Light, Father, Lord, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Brahman, Elohim, Mystery, Energy, Quantum Field, Person, or Trinity, or anything or nothing at all. You may “believe” or not believe, or your beliefs may be changing. You may have had a mystical experience, a vision, or a liminal dream and want to know what it means. I lean toward contemplation myself but if you pray with images, I connect with you. I connect with whoever you are and wherever you are.
Personally, I think of the Trancendent as having no name, a Being beyond names, but here I use the terms God, Presence, Being, and Love. I do not impose my beliefs on anyone and I don't evangelize or proselytize. Your name, or no name, for the Transcendent may be different from my heart conception of the Transcendent. But I believe that all names for the Transcendent are like pointing a finger at the moon. We tend to look at the finger and not what the finger points to. Whatever the name, image, or heart concept, whatever your soul is speaking to you, whoever is speaking to you, I connect with you.
Growing spirituality comes from recognizing your own path toward Peace, Presence, Love. I will help you see your own path, not mine. I have some gifts. First, I listen carefully. I hear what is said and not said. Everything I hear is confidential. Sometimes it is easier to share with a stranger who keeps secrets. Second, I have probably heard about every struggle in the last twenty years, and I doubt that you can surprise me. Religiously, I can provide the sacrament of confession and absolution. Third, I do not judge you or encroach on your vulnerability . I take you where you are because where you are is where you are supposed to be at this moment and in this place. I am peaceful and very kind and I hope that you can rest in holy silence with me.
I’m the flashlight, but you already have the map. If you meet an obstacle, gate, invitation, gift, or door in your spiritual progress, I am there. I respect who you and where you are. I’m not so egoistic and narcissistic to believe or even want to make you into someone you are not. We all have our own path to God, and I am just a companion along the way. I can point to your own Light, your own being within Being, where Union is present already.
My purpose as a spiritual director and soul companion is to support your own path to Union with God, a path glimmering through the holy darkness. No amount of pain or despair can alter the true, fundamental reality of our being. Our chaotic complexity – our desires, gifts, fears, anxieties, joys, pain, our level of spiritual maturity – is never broken because we are already in God.
Holy desire often leads to connection with me. There is holiness in the liminal space, the darkness of suffering. Healing is so very close, a shining, luminous light in the darkness. I think of if God as holy darkness, as the God of all possibilities, the light you see when you close your eyes. Negative self-talk ends and we are held as a child in the arms of the Presence, listening to the soft voice of God. God did not cause our wounds, but God is in the deep peace of our being, grounding us, both underneath and in, our wounds. Our wounds and brokenness are held in Love and our suffering is always transformed into Light. It may take looking hard, but the Light is there. Healing is there.
I work with persons of all religions and spiritual traditions, spiritual and not religious, interfaith, multifaith, or without belief. Persons of any or no gender, any sexual attraction, expression, or orientation, Trans and cisgender, seeking and questioning, however your being, gender, and sexuality express themselves, I believe that you are a holy child of God and perfect as you are. No one needs to be fixed. I am an alcoholic with decades of recovery, and I know that substance abuse is often a cry to God. Suffering is a trial by fire. Fire is both destructive and creative; it harms, tempers, and purifies our being. If you struggle with the use of any substance, I am here.
I was a hospice chaplain for ten years and a hospital chaplain for ten years before that. I help the person who is dying to live a full life. I also help loved ones. I have attended hundreds of deaths. I have observed that most deaths are not scary, although traumatic deaths or deaths by those who do not want to be alive can leave a different kind of pain in their wake. However, death appears to be an invitation from God into which we surrender. There are, of course, all sorts of deaths and all sorts of grief, and I’m familiar with them. But there also is peace, memory, sacredness, tenderness, and even joy in dying and death. I can help you see where the healing is to be found.
Whatever your race and ethnicity, mixed or not, your disability or able-bodiedness, whether you have documents or not, I own my white, cisgender, documented, and able-bodied privileges. I own my narrowness, my hypocrisy, and my bias. My blindness is deep down and not always conscious, but as a privileged person, I am at least evolved enough to know that I don’t experience your lived experience. We connect where we meet each other in God. God is in charge of the connection. Spiritual direction and soul companioning is really done by God. I’m only an instrument, a conduit for God’s love. I'm the flashlight. You already have the map. Whoever you are, I will love you.
Finally, I am a death doula, a midwife to the dying and to those who grieve. I engage in dreamwork. I provide Christian, sacramental Catholic, Twelve Step, Spiritual Nonreligious, and Humanist services including blessings, and anointing. Please note that I keep a light touch and provide services only with consent.
Utimately, I want to be a clear pane of glass for God’s light through which God’s light can illuminate your way. Welcome.