Glenn Williams is providing spiritual direction exclusively now after decades as a psychiatric nurse, pastoral psychotherapist, supervisor, and educator. To determine whether spiritual direction is right for you the first session with Glenn is consultative. If more traditional therapy is the better choice Glenn can provide referrals. The standard fee for spiritual direction is $50/hr. Some scholarships are available. Call 502-893-9831 to make an appointment or use:
Your innermost being, that quiet and sure part of yourself, presses ever so slightly yet persistently that something fundamentally is out of sync. You know there is more. You don’t know how or necessarily where to acquire it but you know it calls to you, moves within you. Central in this drama is a twin opportunity: To know God as God is, which moves beyond mental maps or constructs of God, and to know yourself and your life's work in relationship to God.
To enter into this twin mystery is to enter into a high order of subjectivity. The need for a companion is significant. There is a long history in the Christian tradition and other traditions of this companioning called spiritual direction, spiritual formation, or spiritual guidance to name a few. God has a way with each of us that is unique and specific. A spiritual companion is there for guidance not determination. Your starting place in this pursuit matters little; believer, unbeliever, agnostic, atheist, doubter, or simply confused. We will find a way, that is your way and God’s way in you.
Grace and Grit
It is imperative for spiritual seekers to be in spiritual direction. Developing, refining, reformatting one’s true north is a lifetime of intentional work. Spending time seeking the presence being available to the presence seems wasteful and unproductive even boring. Yet this is how the compass needle stops spinning. Taking deep dives into the great questions: Who am I? What am I here? What must I do? builds and shapes our compass. There are, therefore, active and passive parts of spiritual formation. It takes effort to scale God’s mountains and yet we need God to come down the mountain if we are ever to summit. The spiritual life is one of grace and grit.