State: NM

Languages: English

Personalized Affiliation: Christianity

Spiritual Spheres: Buddhism, Christianity, Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Interspiritual, Spiritual but Not Religious

Category: Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 719-289-1079

Website: http://a work in progress

Focus Area: Creative Arts, Divorced/Widowed, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Grief and Loss, Homeless/Low Income, Men's Issues, People with Disabilities, Women's Issues, Young Adults

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Profile: As SOUL FRIEND Dr Karen Nelson brings COMPASSSIONATE PRESENCE and DEEP LISTENING as you: seek to recognize the Divine at work your life discern your life purpose, callings, spiritual gifts establish focus and accountability for your spiritual practice find spiritual aid and growth in grief, loss and loneliness learn to draw guidance from your dreams deal with illness, aging and end-of-life issues for yourself or loved ones let go of past burdens and guilts gain freedom through forgiveness or heal trauma Dr. Karen Nelson: "As a Soul Friend I will attune as deeply as I can to your spirit and to the concerns and goals you bring. Together we will invite the Spirit to be manifest with us. "For 50 years I have been sustained on a spiritual path as I raised four children, earned a PHD, worked as an editor, professor and director of a literacy center. The 'pearl of great price' for me is a life lived in the Spirit and filled with the Great Love. "During a sabbatical year spent at a Benedictine Monastery I earned a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. I have been a Spiritual Companion for 15+ years, led workshops, dream groups and spoken at retreats. For several years I was the director of spiritual care in an eldercare facility and provided spiritual care for the dying in hospice. "I practice Christianity and am a Mystic, but you don't have to be either to work with me. I enjoy and employ embodied prayer which has led me to chant the Hebrew Psalms with Benedictine monks, dance the Beautiful Names with my Sufi community and sing Kirtan with friends on the Hindu path. "I agree with Franciscan Richard Rohr who says, Nature is the First Body of God. Thich Nhat Hanh has been foremost among my Buddhist teachers. From Rohr and Hanh I learned to balance Action and Engagement with Contemplation. Reach me at 719-289-1079 or [email protected] for a free 30 minute consultation. My fee is $60 per hour.

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