Spiritual Companionship

“Spiritual direction is to help us be aware of our encounters with God, what happens when one tries to be in a conscious relationship with God” – Ignatius of Loyola

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My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

(A Prayer by Thomas Merton)

Silent Retreat

Silence is one of the spiritual disciplines that present-day Christians have forgotten. Unfortunately, it is to our spiritual undoing that we have not observed silence.
Our Lord Jesus Christ while on earth practiced a lot of solitude and prayers which are spiritual disciplines that go well together with the spiritual discipline of Silence.

There are many benefits of practicing the spiritual discipline of silence. From the guided silent retreats conducted so far 3 benefits stand out:

1. Awareness – When you are silent you gain a heightened awareness of self, of nature and of God
2. Calmness – When you are silent you slowly get into a calm state. And in that calm state it becomes easier to hear the still small voice
3. Clarity – One you are calm from being silent and your awareness becomes heightened, clarity on many matters occurs.

I would highly recommend scheduled regular silent retreats for every person more so for every believer. I have found that because many Christians are not aware of this discipline they may not know what exactly to do and or how to go about it. And that is where guided silent retreats come in.
If you are interested in a personal or group guided silent retreat please reach out to me on joyce@integratedliving.co.ke and I will be glad to guide you.

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We offer individual spiritual companionship sessions.

Days: Wednesday and Thursdays
Time: 9am -3am
Costs: 7,000ksh per session (1hr)

We also offer silent retreats, individual and group.
Please call/text 0707 056312 or email info@integratedliving.co.ke to make an inquiry/booking

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Spiritual Companion

Wanjiku is a Spiritual Companion for both adults and children. She has been doing this work for the last 20 years. Wanjiku holds a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Africa International University. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International.