Spiritual direction at its best is the practice of looking at your life without the distorting lenses of “isms” or ideologies, seeing what is true in and of itself, and learning to engage life justly and with compassion. Despite the title, a spiritual director doesn’t direct your life but helps you discern the direction toward which a well-examined life is calling you.
Welcome Unitarian Universalists
My name is Phillip Lund, and I’m a spiritual director. I’m also a Unitarian Universalist minister, which helps me understand the spiritual independence upon which our free and responsible search for truth and meaning is built.
Independence doesn’t mean going it alone, however. Throughout our lives the paths of our spiritual journeys converge and diverge countless times with the paths of others. Spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran put it this way: “The widest possibilities for spiritual growth lie in the give-and-take of everyday relationships.”
The possibility of that spiritual growth is why we gather together on Sunday mornings for worship, why we meet on Wednesday evenings for small group ministry, and why, thanks to programs like UUWellspring and groups like The Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Director’s Network, more and more Unitarian Universalists are discovering the benefits of spiritual direction.
The spiritual life does not remove us from the world, but takes us more deeply into it.
This ancient art of spiritual direction has much to offer Unitarian Universalists in the 21st century: it can renew one’s sense of purpose and revive one’s passion for life.
Perhaps you’re in a UUWellspring group and need to find a spiritual director. Perhaps you’ve been wondering what spiritual direction is all about. Perhaps you’ve found your way here by chance.
Whatever your reason for visiting, I’m here to help you discern the direction toward which your well-examined life is calling you, to find the possibilities in the give-and-take of your everyday relationships.
If you’re interested in finding out what that might look like, please take a moment to explore inwardsprings.com and see what I have to offer as a spiritual director.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the form below. You can also call or text me at (612) 875-0959 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d like to schedule a session, the first one is always free.
Spirituality is a fearless, relaxed, and openhearted investigation into life and death.