Spiritual Directors' Regional Group
Companioning the Companions
As spiritual companions, we are born for these challenging times. It is our calling to walk with others and offer our compassionate presence through times of despair, confusion, grief and grace. However your calling shows up in your life, remember you are not alone. Together we are here for one another and offer strength for the work ahead.
While we are not able to currently meet in person, we continue to hold the intention of this community and its flourishing.
We will keep in touch with you and plan a gathering as soon as it is safe.
We recognize the commitment that you make as spiritual companions to support soul. As you know, the need is great. So, as each of you rise to the task, however it presents itself to you, please care well for yourselves. Below is a bit of wisdom from Clarissa Pinkola Estes to encourage you.
~an excerpt from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely.
It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts – adding, adding to, adding more, continuing.
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires … causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others, both — are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it."
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Caryn Aman, Gemma Coffield and Margaret Greene are holding the space for the birth of this new community. We are spiritual directors in the Portland area. You can read more about us HERE.