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is Spiritual Counseling
us first do as the ancient Greeks would suggest, and define our
terms! Here are two short definitions
general, philosophical definition:
Spiritual Counseling by Michael is a universal spiritual approach
to counseling which focuses upon processing, healing, transformation
and problem solving, utilizing spiritual tools, listening and
feedback, prayer and meditation (in whatever form is acceptable
to you), goal setting, and effective scheduling!
Spiritual Counseling by Michael will help you to learn to develop
a schedule or daily life which incorporates connecting to the
Divine, as you perceive of the Divine. Then, utilizing that time
you will begin to heal, release ambivalence, achieve clarity,
get focused and employ some powerful spiritual tools (which Michael
has discovered, or which you yourself might discover in your own
life or study). Then you will begin to experience the joy of watching
the Divine work in your life, as the miraculous becomes the everyday
for you! -Michael D. Purvis
now that we have defined our terms, lets speak a bit
more about this thing called spiritual counseling. Well,
to begin with, this form of counseling is a relatively
new technique and yet timeless
the dawn of time, folks have sought the advice, help
or counsel of someone focused on the spiritual. People
might visit a minister or priest for advice or counsel.
Or they might seek out the aid of a person they consider
wise and holy. And of course when one becomes a part
of any love-based religion, faith, or belief system,
they are in a sense putting themselves in a great river
of guidance which stems from the tradition of that faith
all have heard of counseling or therapy, and are doubtless
aware that this is a relatively new phenomenon which
has come about since the dawn of Freud and his successors.
Perhaps we might say that psychoanalysis is the modernist
response to the "decline"of religion or the
notion that "God is dead." It has indeed been
said that 'God is dead,' and yet we humans seem to need
some 'higher power' to turn to- it is our nature!
though some people say 'God is dead,' it is curious that there has
been such a ground swell of psychotherapy and analysis since the
inception of this technique in the twentieth century. We might indeed
go to a therapist or psychologist (in many ways our modern replacement
for the priest or minister) to work on grief or childhood or addiction
issues. Or we might go to that priest or minister for guidance.
But Spiritual Counseling is a bit different
Counseling may touch upon childhood issues, grief or addiction,
but its primary focus is on seeing a spiritual (and thus amazingly
effective and powerful) way to lead us toward peace, harmony and
fulfillment in ourselves and our world.
spiritual counseling the focus is less on understanding where we
came from, or processing things which are eating us up in side.
Rather, it focuses upon releasing these things (with help from spirit!).
that these things do not define us, and we are not them is so important.
We are not our past! There may things from our past which have been
very painful, and indeed conventional therapy is very helpful in
processing these things. Traditional therapy may be undertaken along
with Spiritual Counseling where a professional therapist or psychologist
is needed it is important that these be consulted.
whether or not traditional psychotherapy is sought, Spiritual Counseling
can help you to put yourself and your life in the arena of the spiritual,
and this is very helpful. Spiritual Counseling will help you learn
to design a life which makes time for spirit and all it can do for
us. It will help us to see all we can do for others and for our
world too. And this journey of discovery is so fulfilling and joyful.
putting spiritual practice (however we might define "spiritual"
or "practice"), we allow the divine to begin to work in
us. And when that wondrous force of love we call "the Divine"
is given permission to work in us and in our lives, when we moderns
and post moderns "make time" for the Divine, when we begin
to heal, release ambivalence, get focused and achieve clarity inside-
watch out! Great things begin to happen. In effect, the miraculous
truly does begin to become for us the everyday, and oh what a joy
revelation this is!
Michael D. Purvis, BME, is a graduate of Butler University and is the
founder of three outreaches, a recording studio and a publishing company.
A life-long student and seeker of truth, Mr. Purvis is an accomplished
author, fine artist, recording artist, and teacher of many subjects to
people of all ages, from childhood through elderhood. His artistic, instructional
and entrepreneurial endeavors include: life-coaching, teaching private
piano, voice and guitar, performing uplifting programs for the elderly,
composing, recording, writing and illustrating. His wide and ever-evolving
selection of books and recordings delight, uplift and instruct people
of all ages, and feature his original self-help and musical instruction,
fiction, poetry, musical renditions and compositions, and artwork. Michael's
materials are available worldwide, through Music-Outreach Publishing and
can be obtained via Music-Outreach.com, AbundantChange.com, and PlaySingNDream.com.