The four elements of air, fire, water, and earth are a lens through which
our perception can be focused. Over the ages, magicians, alchemists, and others
have used the elements to provide a blueprint for understanding life. Although
we have science and chemistry to guide us today, the four elements are still useful metaphors for helping us understand what is moving through us today.
“Sparks on the water” was a phrase that I received in meditation
to describe my spiritual direction ministry. Inspiration- the sparks that fly
from anvils of transformation and hard work- exists side by side with pools of
reflection- the deep, imaginative, and emotive self. If we are lucky, these two
dissimilar elements can create moments of insight. The waters of our deepest
dreams need not cancel the fire, the heat of the sun does not dry up the river
of contemplation The magic comes when we learn how to use the elements we are
Please use this website to learn more about my ministry. From time to time,
I also use this website to reflect on the spiritual dimensions of social
justice, joy, creativity, and humor- I like to think of it as
“observational spirituality”. In addition to my spiritual direction ministry, I also provide rites of passage such as weddings, child dedications, and more! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to contact me if you wish to learn more.