You’re here because you want to live in ways that are deeper, connected, whole, and sacred.
You are committed to a spiritual life, but exactly what that means and looks like remains a question mark, a mystery, a hunger.
Perhaps, at one time, you understood exactly what this meant and looked like through the auspices of the church. That’s no longer working for you.
Or you’ve never been one for organized religion, but the search for what you do believe has left you feeling exhausted and a bit disillusioned.
At the end of the day, despite the confusion and myriad of messages (both within and without), you want this front-and-center in mind, heart, and life.
Where to begin? How to continue? What to hold on to? What to let go? What to believe? What to decry? What to practice? How to feel and know the sacred not just sometimes, but all the time?
Believe me: I have asked every one of these questions. Multiple times.
I grew up in the church, married a pastor, even got a Master of Divinity degree. I’ve since left the church…and the marriage. In between – and ongoing – I have deconstructed and reconstructed, tossed and turned, walked away and ventured near.
In the midst, the one thing that saved me was the gift and privilege of heartfelt conversation along the way. Sacred conversation. I could not have walked through such transitions or found the courage to keep asking hard questions without the wisdom and companionship of a Spiritual Director.
Spiritual Direction conversations have made all the difference.
These are the kind of conversations I have with you.
They are sacred conversations.
Ronna gifted me with the key to open a door I didn’t even know existed. There’s the view from my tiny, dark closet before my deep dive with Ronna and then there’s the wide open vista afterwards. That’s how profound the experience with her was for me.
I don’t like to call it “working with Ronna” because it didn’t feel like work. It’s more like she’s a midwife who coached me through each successive pain of birthing myself out of a perceived past that I thought was so solid it couldn’t be transformed. I was finally able to name who I am to myself.
Ronna is pure magic.
~ Christi Koelker, Film Director, Dreamhorse Productions, LLC
I would love to have a (sacred) conversation with you.
That’s why I make them available – all the time, no matter what.
This is not a “discovery session” to talk about working together. There is no obligation or pitch or pressure. I promise! It’s a full hour for us to talk – about where you’re struggling, what you hope, what you wonder about, what you fear; about anything that would support and strengthen your heart; about what matters most – to you. Sacred, to be sure.
If, and only if, by the end of our time together we both feel clear about moving forward, we’ll schedule a separate conversation to discuss those details.
My sole desire and intention is to support you in any and every way I can.
Spiritual Direction conversations are a safe and generous space to question, explore, create and nurture a spirituality of your own.
And in each and every one, my sacred work is to walk alongside you on your unique journey, to remind you that you’re not alone.
There’s so much to talk about…
Those earliest beliefs and lessons-learned continue to haunt (even though you’ve walked away). You’re struggling to free yourself from old ideas and form your own.
When you name what seems embedded in your DNA, you can then begin to untwist the tangled strands, make intentional choices about what you do (and do not) believe, and shape a spirituality that feels genuine, personal, intimate, and empowering. Conversation about this – without the fear or risk of saying anything “wrong,” offers profound freedom and healing.
You are highly cautious about anything that smacks of doctrine or dogma and you’re hungry to establish a spiritual life that feels both powerful and freeing.
There are so many beautiful ways to not have to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak; to hold fast to what speaks and abandon what harms. In Spiritual Direction conversations we explore how to trust your deep knowing, your sacred wisdom, your desires – all in service of a life that feels both firmly grounded and powerfully sacred at once.
You don’t know where to start, but you are clear that spirituality and the sacred is the missing piece.
A spiritual life that “works” allows you to engage fully and completely in not only beliefs and practices but your work, your relationships, your inner life, everything. Spiritual Direction conversations explore all of life. Anything less is, well, just less. You want and deserve more.
You want to infuse the spiritual, the sacred into your life with far more focus, intention, dedication, and even devotion. But consistency seems to wax and wane.
Spiritual Direction conversations offer you the space to explore practices that serve you, the accountability to persist in them, and the permission to experiment without boundary. Discovering not only the “what,” but also the “how” and “why” of devotional practices can (and must) be built on a foundation of grace, not duty; desire, not demand. These are what we imagine and craft together – in complete service of your reality, your preferences, your sacred life.
I recently read and was stopped by this sentence: A true spiritual teacher sees your greatness and teaches you how to see it yourself. THIS is Ronna! …how to trust your own guidance system, awaken your own inner mystic, and set yourself free from fear and dogma. Good teachers help you believe in yourself rather than cultivate a belief in them; they teach you to connect to the divinity that lies within you.
This is what separates Ronna from other online spiritual teachers: not encouraging devotion to her, instead to our truest, most sacred self.
Brigid Waszczak, Episcopal Deacon
Ronna was the first spiritual director I had ever worked with, and she was instrumental in holding my hand as I stepped past the limits of my journey that I could reach on my own. She teased out my heart strings and gave me the courage to start to hear and use my own voice.
Now, as I am working on a book that wants to be born through me, I hear Ronna’s voice that was encouraging me to write even then – when I still had no idea I was a writer.
Thank you Ronna for pushing me out of the nest!
Mary Porter Kerns
Just like all powerful conversations, the real impact shows up in the real world; in your real world.
You will leave each of our conversations with specific, practical, and meaningful ways to step into and toward exactly what we’ve talked about together.
And…you have my ongoing support in the in-between. I’m always just an email or text away to help you stay on track, support you in the challenges (and inevitable setbacks), and celebrate the smallest to most monumental of shifts.
In other words, our conversation isn’t limited to our calls alone. It’s ongoing and generative – as the best conversations always are.
What you can expect:
- Two, 60-minute calls/month.
- Ongoing email and text access.
- Deep, rich, provocative, full of truth time together + generous, compassionate, and consistent support.
- My commitment and capacity to listen, both to what is said and unsaid.
- A personalized blessing at the end of each call – a poem, a reading, a quote – something I’ve chosen just for you for ongoing inspiration and encouragement.
- A comprehensive email after each call that articulates themes, my reflections, and detailed / practical next-steps.
- Specific practices, “homework,” writing/journaling prompts, contemplative exercises, and relevant ways to step more fully into your spiritual and sacred life.
(Canada or Australia – CA$ 500; Europe, the UK, or the US – US$ 500)
I care deeply that finances do not prevent anyone from the benefit of Spiritual Direction. Please email me if this pricing is prohibitive so that we can discuss other possibilities that best serve your unique circumstances. (A note: a 3-month commitment is required to start so that we can establish both rapport and trust. Once that’s completed, we can stay in conversation as long as you like or you can cancel at any time.)
“The doors to the [sacred] world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Crossing a bridge into my 70th year, I wanted to be able to voice my experience of the Sacred. Much of what I identified with was related to a belief system I could no longer swallow as I evolved. I wanted my own words, my own expression. I wanted someone who could understand both the good that I received in my church journey and the painful parts.
A Spiritual Director is, for me, a Sacred Companion who listens, asks helpful questions, and is permission-giving. Ronna has been an insightful and invitational guide, who affirms my wisdom, my values, and my vulnerability. We have cried and laughed together over the more than 7 years we have been in conversation together. I will always be grateful for the exchange we have shared and my growth in the process.
~ Gail Warner, Therapist and Owner/Founder of Pine Manor Retreat Center
One last note:
There are no set or prescibed beliefs required to step into these conversations, this work with me. Come as you are – with all that you’ve left behind, all that you hold onto still, and all that you yet desire. No matter what, you are welcome here.