The Journey

Every day is a journey,

and the journey itself is home.

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694),

innovator of haiku and haibun travel writing

The soul yearns to align with its essential expression. As both ancient sages and modern-era psychologists have pointed out, spiritual and psychological growth is a mystery. Tending this sometimes mysterious process is a spiritual and creative journey. The ever-unfurling principle of growth that underlies all of this is what connects each of us to our life. It connects us to Source, the Dao [the Path, or the Way]. It connects us to our artistry, our creativity, and our deeper callings. It connects us to each other and to experiences of Synchronicity (meaningful alignments in life).

I view the principle of soul-growth within each person as inseparable from Nature. In fact, I think of this phenomenon as the Soul-Force of Nature within each of us. Because each person is unique, there is no cookie-cutter template for what takes place within a contemplative soulwork session. Each journey of contemplative soulwork is different for each individual and tailored to the specific goals and themes that are stirring at any given time. While no two sessions are identical, there is a general flow, pattern, or framework within which the work occurs.

woman sitting on bench over viewing mountain
woman sitting on bench over viewing mountain

VIDEO CALL (75 minutes)

We connect via your preferred video call platform.

I recommend Signal (for mobile or desktop) because of its advanced security features but can accommodate others (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger).

THE SOUL REPORT

(A Field Report of Themes)

Within a day or two of our first session, you will receive what I call a "soul report" — a written dispatch reflecting back themes that arose during the session, along with a variety of other potential facets for you to work with further.

Often at the beginning of our work together, "Soul Reports" will be longer (more extensive) as we map out the themes stirring. As we proceed with the work, these dispatches become more streamlined.

Soul Reports may include:

+ questions of sacred inquiry for contemplation

+ journal writing exercises

+ suggested practices or experiments

+ articles or suggested books

+ relevant videos

+ other resources or "scent trails" to explore

selective focus photography of pen
selective focus photography of pen

Any resource, experiment, practice, journal writing exercise, or other suggestions sent over is intended to augment the emerging themes from the session and is offered with the intention of deepening your connection to your own path.

These offerings, combined with the in-session work, become a "map." Looking back, it will become obvious that these various offerings will have been guideposts and the journey will have taken us through various gateways. Soul reports enable you, over time, to go back and revisit these various gates and themes. At various junctures, you will also be encouraged to review and 'tune back in' with earlier soul reports to reconnect you with the process and your relationship with the themes.

red wooden cross on gray concrete pathway between green trees during daytime
red wooden cross on gray concrete pathway between green trees during daytime

Frequency

(How Often We Meet)

Some fellow travelers want to connect twice a month, some once a month, and others once per season.

Some people prefer to contract with me for one video session per month with a couple of brief, written correspondences in-between sessions.

These brief "check-ins" or "tune-ins" about the material in a soul report enable clarification and deepening of the insights in-between sessions.

Some fellow travelers prefer to have longer phases of solitary time in between sessions so that they may go even deeper with the themes, exercises, questions, and resources that arise in relation to the themes.

The nature of the journey together - whatever the configuration - is shaped by a person's own schedule and goals.

pathway with bamboo trees beside
pathway with bamboo trees beside

Sacred Reciprocity

(a.k.a. payment for services and time; please read carefully)

Everything in the Cosmos operates in terms of energy. My focus, presence, attention, co-walking, consulting, and the time I put into a Soul Report require energy. It is energy gladly given in service and support of your path of unfoldment.

As a matter of sacred reciprocity, in exchange for this time, energy, and focus, my baseline rate for contemplative soulwork is $108 (U.S. Dollars) per session.

The Soul Report (and any subsequent one-sheeters of resources for you to explore as our work continues) is an offering made in support of your path. There is no charge for the Soul Report or one-sheeters; but — in the spirit of the Buddhist custom of dāna — if you are moved to make a donation, any such dāna-donations are gladly welcomed.

Payment for sessions is due upon completion of the session. Soul Reports are sent within two days after payment is received. My preferred payment systems are through CashApp or PayPal. If you do not have either of these, we can discuss other options.

Note to International Clients: If you hail from a country other than the U.S. e.g. Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, UK, please be aware that there are currency differences and you will need to do the conversion in your own currency to $108 (U.S.).

brown rocks on river during daytime
brown rocks on river during daytime

Schedule a Session

If the format of this work sounds like it would be of support to you and your path, send me an email and we can find a time that fits within the flow of our schedules.

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