• 2022,  Experiments,  Photography

    Befriending our shadows – a few new videos and photographs

    Our SDI publication Listen is online – a reflection on spiritual companionship, and collaboration between Rev Anil Seifu Singh-Molares and myself. SeiFu writes on the Shadow Spiritual Companion – our befriending our own shadow, in order to integrate our darknesses and illuminate our true natures. SeiFu writes, “We usually associate darkness and shadows with fear: of the unknown, of being lost and never finding the way home again, of getting swallowed up, of entering territories beyond redemption, the “dark night of the soul,” not seeing or being unable to see clearly, in a fog or a haze, and so on. But if we allowed ourselves to lean in to our…

  • 2019,  2020,  Spirituality,  Walks

    On Thin Places – Journey to Iona – Part 2

    “One of the most beautiful aspects of (Celtic spirituality) is the perspective that death is a river that is hard to see or a place of black sorrow that is difficult to cross and that the angels of God are guiding us over to a goodness of unimaginable glory. This glory is not, however, unrelated to the goodness we have known in creation and in the earth’s cycles of seasons, to the Source of creation, a returning to the One who is the heart of all life.” J. Philip Newell, Celtic Spirituality — The jagged rocks I scrambled up onto and over the waves of the ocean. The cliffs in…

  • 2020

    Podcast – Art, Creativity, and Spiritual Companionship

    In a recent podcast episode of SDI Encounters, we share an interview with your host – me! This was the idea of SDI’s Executive Director, Reverend Seifu Anil Singh-Molares. He wanted to “flip the script” in which he got to interview me. So, here’s our conversation, in which I have the opportunity to share my own personal story. We talk art, creativity, how I came to work at SDI, and how I’ve come to understand the role that spiritual companionship plays in all our lives. I host and produce this weekly podcast as part of my work as Creative Director for SDI – The Home of Spiritual Companionship. We are…

  • 2019,  Experiments

    I’m hosting a podcast for Spiritual Directors International

      Hey there friends, I’m foraying into a new medium – podcasts! In my work at Spiritual Directors International (SDI) – I’m now recording and hosting a weekly podcast called SDI Encounters. It’s about our work at SDI. SDI is a learning community for people who identify as spiritual companions. What’s a spiritual companion? Simply, it’s someone who listens to others, on a deep level. A spiritual director is a vocation, particularly rooted in the Catholic tradition, who listens to people on an individual basis, helping them discern for themselves the workings of the Divine in their lives. We consider spiritual companionship to be part-and-parcel with this, but on a…