Spiritual Direction

See with the eye of your heart.

If you’re interested in finding a spiritual director, a listening partner, “anam cara,” or soul friend, I look forward to an opportunity to speak with you. While I was raised in the Catholic Church, I have studied widely and found myself continually drawn to ever new, expansive, and inclusive ways of encountering the Divine. In addition to being trained as a spiritual director, I have also been formed by the teachings of the mystics, Christian contemplatives throughout the ages, and the Christian wisdom tradition.

I believe that “God shows up disguised as our lives, so whether you’re in or out of a church, on a first-name-basis or not-on-speaking-terms with God, I’m happy to meet you wherever you are. If you’re sure about a lot of things or questioning almost everything, I’m here to listen and to affirm both your questions and your deepest knowing. I’m absolutely confident that the Spirit of Life is ever present and ready to accompany you to a fuller sense of life, love, and freedom.

If you are interested in learning more about this holy and wholistic process, please contact me at Alikirks@sbcgloblal.net or use the form below.

Education and Training

The Art of Spiritual Direction 2018-2021 The Center for Spiritual Development at Loyola Marymount University

The Living School 2015-2017 The Center for Action and Contemplation with Richard Rohr

M.A. and B.A. in British Literature 1989-1995 San Diego State University