Individual Spiritual Direction
Lorilyn has practiced as a certified spiritual director since 2007. Trained through the Dominican Center at Marywood and a member of Spiritual Directors International, Lorilyn has accompanied men and women of all ages and various backgrounds, as well as couples and communities, as they seek intimacy and freedom with God, self, others, and Creation through soul care services.
While institutionalized religion has often encouraged an over-reliance on structural or outward authority, spiritual direction facilitates a growing trust of one’s inner authority, as rooted in God’s indwelling presence. The contemplative accompaniment of the spiritual director invites the seeker to listen to her or his own life, awakening mind, heart, and body to trust in the Divine to speak in and through each of these centers of knowing. With this trust in the Divine, a director and directee can celebrate and savor places of freedom while holding places of constriction in compassionate awareness. Time in spiritual direction allows one to be a more willing participant in God’s ongoing and fiercely compassionate activity in one’s life.
Hour-long spiritual direction sessions typically begin with some centering and continue with deep listening. Lorilyn’s guidance frees a directee to access his or her own native wisdom. Such guidance can include sacred silence, engaging in contemplative prayer practices, body wisdom practices, guided visualizations, teaching, and the expressive arts as the Spirit invites and directees choose. Lorilyn meets directees at her office in the Wellness Collective at 1324 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lorilyn’s areas of soul care include establishing contemplative practice, integrating Enneagram knowledge, facilitating body awareness, supporting discernment processes, and nurturing healing from spiritual wounding or abuse.
For more information on spiritual direction, or to schedule your appointment:
Contact Lorilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org