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Shawcross, Karen

Location:Portland, OR 
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Payment:Sliding Scale
Training:Urban Spirituality Center, 2018, http://www.urbanspiritualitycenter.com/
Supervision:Peer supervision quarterly and individual supervision every other month
Member:Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministers, Spiritual Director's International
Description:My approach is less about direction and more about being a spiritual companion.  I will create a sacred space to listen deeply and to discover the holy in a person's life.  I believe that spiritual direction is NOT therapy or counseling, pastoral counseling or linked to any particular denomination. I believe that a companion on one's soul  journey helps to discern core beliefs and promotes growth in personal spirituality.  I believe that I, too, am a traveler on the spiritual journey.  In a safe and confidential space I hope to join in another's story and, whatever symbol they use for the Divine, to explore beliefs and life experience as a soul listener who can help put into words what lies implicit or dormant.  I believe that spiritual direction is a sacred trust between traveler and guide in the search for life's meaning.