Over ten years ago I was searching. I was doing everything right, but something was so “not right.” I was doing everything I had done before, but seeming to not be going anywhere. I was in my mid-forties. A stroke twenty years prior with its resulting diagnosis of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with migraine headaches were a weight I carried through my young adult years. So many years of prayer and meditation and study and ministry, beautiful relationships, a supportive community….
But now something was shifting. I looked everywhere for something that could help me through the intensity of these middle years, but I couldn’t what my soul so needed. I wanted something within the Catholic spiritual tradition and couldn’t find it.
So I set out tentatively to find my way to Jesus in this new heart-space of mine. What I learned I then shared with others. As I and the wonderful women and men I walked with found our way to the paradise of our hearts, HeartWork was born.
A blend of spiritual guidance, mentorship, and counseling, the HeartWork community is a place where you learn to explore, love, open and nourish your heart, your deep heart where God is dwelling within you.
Here at the HeartWork Community we learn a simple and practical process of watchfulness “at the door of your heart” in the spirit of the Eastern Fathers, who teach that the process for healing the heart is through a patient and sacred watchfulness which gives rise to the deep experience of wonder that bubbles up from the heart.
Everything you need to do HeartWork I’ve made available, and you can delve into HeartWork as little or as much as you like. Let me explain….
For years I’ve offered HeartWork personally on an individual basis to whoever wants to pursue inner peace, this heart’s sacred quest, through an integrated spiritual-human formation. As much as that has helped people over the years, I realize that many more people could benefit from HeartWork if there were various ways a person could access the program. I so believe that HeartWork can help people that I want to make it available to as many as possible.
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This tier gives you access to me. Besides everything we’ve mentioned you will also receive a monthly Spiritual Conference on the tools and spiritual formation of the HeartWork program. In these monthly HeartWork Spiritual Conferences we’ll thoroughly explore how the HeartWork formation can bring you greater inner peace as you walk through the sticky areas of your own heart and life. But we’ll do it in tiny chunks so you have to a chance to truly incorporate them into your life. That’s where the momentum happens and what makes it different from simply talking about your issues and questions and getting someone’s take on the situation and would they think you should do.
I’ll provide videos, written exercises, and answer questions so that you can do the “work” of HeartWork and experience the joy at last of a truly nourished heart.
I use Patreon to provide the space for the community and to manage the resources I provide.
And I’ll double that by giving you access to MY SISTERS. We Daughters of St Paul have created a new way for you to interact directly with Sisters, receive spiritual guidance on the road to holiness, and always have a sacred space that is restful, enriching, and beautiful available to you at any time. Live chats, an active online community, spiritual accompaniment sessions offered by the sisters on Monday and Thursday evenings, create a space for learning, growing, praying, and sharing together.
Everything on this tier is yours for $8 a month.
AND if you want to work with me personally…
The HeartWork Personal Spiritual Guidance and Mentorship Program.
The old adage is “you are the friends you keep.” In the HeartWork Community you are choosing a group of friends who don’t just exist with you on Facebook or where you work or in your neighborhood. We are an intentional group of pilgrims on the way to our eternal homeland, where our citizenship already is in heaven. In the HeartWork community we live in this “vale of tears” with a bit of heaven in our hearts.
I use Patreon to provide the space for the community and to manage the monthly meetings.