Soul's Sanctuary Spiritual Direction and Retreats Welcomes You
Accompanying and Guiding You on your Sacred Journey
To listen another's soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.
- Douglas Steere
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?
*Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice of co-discernment, guidance, and accompaniment, providing a sacred space to become more deeply aware of and connected to the divine and your true self along your journey through life.
*Spiritual Direction differs in focus from counseling, mentoring, and teaching in that it is concerned with prayerfully discovering God's presence in all of life. Sessions take place once a month for an hour.
WHAT A SPIRITUAL DIRECTION SESSION WITH ME WOULD LOOK LIKE
My desire in offering spiritual direction for my clients is to provide a sacred space that is peaceful, safe, nonjudgmental and reflective; a space of encounter and discovery with the divine, a space to be completely open and honest.
Most sessions will begin with lighting of a candle, prayer and silence in order to prepare our time and hearts for sacred conversation. During the hour I offer deep listening and prayerful reflection as you share your journey and current experiences. I listen for glimmers of divine activity in your life and may ask reflective questions, offer moments of pause and silence as well as possible guided prayer or spiritual practices.
This is a contemplative space to slow down and connect more deeply with the Holy One, opening your awareness to subtle inner movements of the spirit. What I won’t do is preach, teach, lecture, fix or tell you what to do. Spiritual truths come forth in our conversation. As I accompany you on your journey, I may occasionally suggest a spiritual practice or reading which would enhance your experience but be completely optional. I would be honored to companion you on your divine journey.
Having been in spiritual direction for 20+ years and seeing Carol Mullen for the last 4 of those years, I find Carol an excellent conduit for God’s presence and love. Her focus is always on God and me. She seems to know the exact sacred reflection, spiritual practice, or scripture I need, and I feel as if God is very present during our sessions. My relationship with God has grown deeper. I highly recommend her.
Jane Mason, Deacon
*Contact me for information and to schedule a complimentary Introductory Discovery Session by phone
or Zoom. Monthly sessions take place by Zoom, Face Time, Whatsapp, Phone, or in Person.
CONTEMPLATIVE RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
PROVIDING A SPACE TO REST, REFLECT, & RECONNECT
Are you seeking a space of deep stillness and reflection, where you can retreat and reconnect with God and others in the midst of your busy life.... A space where you can also discover or rediscover your unique identity along with other souls on their sacred path?
Soul's Sanctuary Contemplative workshops, half day, day or weekend retreats offer an opportunity to slow down and restore your soul. These retreats and workshops are unique in that space and guidance are provided for silence, sacred reading, prayer/meditation, journaling, reflection, creativity and discussion. Each retreat is custom designed for your group, business, or church.
Since these past several years dealing with Covid 19 I began offering online personalized workshops and retreats for your group or community, customized retreat resources for you to facilitate your own retreat, as well as in person retreats, and personal contemplative coaching. Discover how deep soul reflecting guided space opens up greater divine connection for you personally and within your community.
Contact me for more information.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR, CONTEMPLATIVE COACH & RETREAT LEADER
Carol is a spiritual director, contemplative formation coach and workshop and retreat leader. As a spiritual director Carol has the privilege to hear sacred stories from her clients and accompany them as they navigate their pathways toward spiritual growth and wholeness. Carol infuses creativity and contemplative spirituality into her sessions, offering her clients a unique space of sacred conversation along with spiritual practices.
Carol received two years of spiritual direction training from the Institute of Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb University with a second year focus on Ignatian Spirituality. She has been practicing spiritual direction consistently with a variety of clients since 2015 and offering spiritual formation since 2006. She also has a degree in Art Therapy, thus the creative contemplative dimension of spirituality, as well as a life coaching certificate.
Currently, Carol is also receiving further advanced training to accompany those desiring to go through the Ignatian Exercises and Ignatian Discernment.
Her experience includes: spiritual direction, facilitating various contemplative workshops and retreats, spiritual formation groups, centering prayer groups, and mindfulness meditation groups.
Carol is a member of both Spiritual Directors International and Evangelical Spiritual Directors.
Even though her faith tradition is Christian, she is available to accompany any seeking to deepen their relationship and connection with the Divine and discern direction for their life. She specializes in accompanying those the spirit is drawing toward the contemplative path of experiencing God's presence and who need a spiritual director who has been on this journey to offer guidance and discernment. She also companions those going through spiritual direction training, transition and discernment, those seeking to discover their authentic path and purpose, and or those who feel burned out, disenfranchised, disillusioned or spiritually stuck.
It is her great joy to companion you along your path toward greater wholeness, discovery, and awareness of God's presence in your everyday life.
Contemplative Soul Care
Soul's Sanctuary Spiritual Direction and Retreats provides a reflective space to deepen your connection and awareness of Divine presence and activity in your life. You will receive deep, prayerful conversation as well as time to enter into silence and contemplative practices in a safe, sacred atmosphere allowing for growth and fuller awareness on your journey. Customized contemplative retreats and workshops are also available for groups, businesses, and churches.
"THE OUTWARD WORK WILL NEVER BE PUNY IF THE INWARD WORK IS GREAT."