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Spiritual Mentoring Guidelines

Together.

The agreed-upon meeting time and place:
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Discuss and outline thy hopes for this spiritual mentoring relationship. These hopes will be reviewed after our third meeting to determine if we both feel that they can be feasibly met in this spiritual mentoring relationship.
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My responsibilities.

My signature on this page means I accept the responsibilities listed and agree to adhere to the scheduling, availability, fees and expenses outlined herein.

I will respond to any contact in a timely and professional manner, and I also agree to arrive at the designated place on time, or give 24-hour notice if I need to cancel by contacting thee at:

I agree to be a prayerful and attentive presence. My goal is to help thee learn to listen for God's guidance on thy own. I will listen, observe, repeat, reflect, counsel, but I cannot know what God is trying to say to thee, or what God's will is for thee.

I affirm that all conversations are confidential, unless thee shares something that leads me to believe thee is a danger to thyself or others.

I must make it clear to thee that I am not a psychologist, therapist, or mental health professional of any kind. I am a certified spiritual director.

Thy responsibilities.

Thy signature on this confirms thee has read, understands, and agrees with the information outlined below.

Thee must commit to doing thy work. This "work" may be prayer, certain spiritual practices, journal-keeping, regular attendance at a religious observance, volunteering. There are many ways God can call us to be mindful and faithful. When seeking God, thee must find thy way to be mindful and faithful on a regular basis. I cannot do this work for thee, and without it, thee will not be able to properly discern God's will or undertake the tasks God lays out for thee. We will consider together what thy work may entail.

Thee agrees to arrive at the designated place in a timely fashion, or give 24-hour notice by telephone at _____________________ or e-mail at ____________________________ if thee needs to cancel. If thee is not going to purchase encryption software, please be aware that anything thee sends in an e-mail is completely readable and easily retrieved by others. If thee chooses not to use encryption software, we will have to assume that anything thee writes could be read by others.

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Epistle 235
1664

"Elshdy"

AND therefore all, and every one, from the Highest to the Lowest, let none take your Crown, but be Faithful, for the Lord's Ears are open to the Cries of his oppressed and afflicted Ones; he heareth the Groans and Cries, Day and Night, of them: And the Lord's Eye is open, and he sees all the Actions of Men, and Times and Seasons, are in His Hands, who is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Strong and All-Sufficient, Omnipotent God, Elshdy, who destroyeth the Destroyer, and ruineth him that would destroy and ruine all; . . ...

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Quaker Jane Recommended Reading


Strength in Weakness, edited by Gil Skidmore

Lovely collection of the writings of a number of 18th Century Quaker women.