We just got back from our home in the high deserts of New Mexico where I completed my Spiritual Direction course and am now officially a Spiritual Director. It’s been an uplifting experience and I would highly recommend the Stillpoint/Ghost Ranch 2 year program. There are many things I loved about it but here are a few:
1.) The instructors are amazing. They really know their stuff and helped me delve deeply into my own spirituality. As a Spiritual Director, one must have a deep knowledge of one’s own spiritual life.
2.) The others in my cohort. We bonded immediately and supported each other throughout the course. I consider them all close friends because of the experience we shared.
3.) The place: Ghost Ranch is in Abiquiu NM, about an hour north of Santa Fe. It’s in one of the most scenic and spiritual places I’ve ever been. It was a privilege to be a part of that landscape these past 2 years.
4.) The process itself. It’s a practicum so we actually did spiritual direction for each other and also for 2 directees we found outside the course. I volunteered at a local prison to do SD for inmates and it has been an amazing experience.
We designed our own graduation ceremony and it was a very moving experience.
So now, Joy and I plan to move to our home in NM later this year and offer Spiritual Direction, Yoga, and healthy living retreats. Our home is nestled at the base of Shadow Mountain in Ojo Caliente (near the Hot Springs) with tranquil quiet and wonderful views.
We just started this website and this is our first blog. There will be more as we develop our offerings and move closer to being in NM full time. Stay tuned!