City: Santa Fe
Personalized Affiliation: Spiritual but Not Religious
Spiritual Spheres: Christianity, Interfaith, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent
Category: Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Formation/Training School, Has Internet Courses Available
Focus Area: Codependency, Couples/Families, Divorced/Widowed, Education, Enneagram, Grief and Loss, Group Spiritual Direction, Men's Issues, Mental Health/Depression, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Young Adults
Profile: I'm Rick Diamond. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico but I teach and lead online classes and groups from all over the country. I am a former college instructor and then pastor; I worked both in mainline Christendom and in independent, Emerging faith communities. I have been involved in men's work for 16 years, I lead men's retreats, I teach about cultural and social trends, and I lead classes and workshops in claiming authentic spirituality by examining the stories we've been told, and choosing the stories we want to live. I speak "Christian" but I embrace many spiritual traditions and practices, including meditation, Native American ritual, lectio divina, and more. I am also a sober person who has participated in recovery through Al-Anon for a number of years. The heart of my practice as a Spiritual Director is the conviction that we all have everything we need – it's just a matter of looking, and discovering, and embracing, our deep sense of Self and Love and Acceptance. My approach to Spiritual Direction is that I do a lot of listening, and offer what insights and wisdom I can. I am collaborative and curious, and I trust that your inner work is yours – I'm simply here to reflect and support you. I would be honored to walk alongside you. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email and we can talk on the phone or by Zoom.