What is this?
This is a bi-weekly newsletter focused on contemplative practice. Think of it as a bit of digital Spiritual Direction, or what I like to call “therapy for your church baggage.”
What are the sacred stories and how do they get distorted by the stories we tell ourselves? And how do our answers drive us towards the action to love better?
Who am I?
Kelley is a Spiritual Director certified through Aquinas Institute of Theology and currently in the 2022 cohort at The Living School at the Center of Action and Contemplation in New Mexico studying with Richard Rohr, James Finely and Cynthia Bourgeault. She is also a student of Enneagram teacher Chris Heuertz and contemplative activist Phileena Heuertz and their work at Gravity Center in Omaha, NE. Kelley has been a professional actor and theater teacher in St. Louis for over 20 years.
Kelley's heart is with those who feel outside any traditional religious setting and yet long for a connectedness to a deep spiritual life. Her faith tradition is rooted in the teachings of Jesus that inspire her towards a loving and just world where we take care of and make space for everyone in radically generous ways.
Areas of interest include:
* the enneagram as a tool for spiritual awakening
* how we are called to embodied solidarity with the marginalized
* LGBTQ+ people of faith
* 12 Step Recovery as a spiritual formation template
* the inter-spiritual teachings of Eastern and Western religions
* a healing vision of God that leads to a healthy positive sexuality
Cause there may be something on these pages to help you live just a little more authentically, with a little more purpose and a bit more joy. Don’t miss out on reviews, recommendations for daily practice, reflections and teachings.