The point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer – Rainer Maria Rilke
As a chaplain, spiritual director and writer, my primary foundation is community building. It is my desire and joy to work for individuals, the community, and the land… making for a better future for generations to come. Spiritually, I am a mystic. I experience God in all things and all things in God. In all I do I seek to pursue more unity and more love in the world. Every thing belongs.
Nature is infused with Life. Life is what we have and it is what sustains us. It holds our beginnings and our endings. May each of us have the grace to pay attention and learn from our brothers and sisters, great and small.
We must always be in conversation. It is only in conversation that we are able to learn… together. Conversation and listening is what I do. If you need to be heard, if you need to grieve, if you want to do the work needed to grow and find a deeper sense of connection to Life and to yourself, I encourage you to contact me.
The conversation is a common one, really. I hear it almost daily. Call me by my full name. Use this title, please. I worked hard for these… Read more “Where does your worth come from?”
We must grow towards a place of less judgement. This is the natural and inevitable result of of spiritual maturing… and perhaps one of the reasons why… Read more “Growth toward less judgement”
I have been sitting with this writing for months and months, not to find the right words as much as to come to accept what these thoughts… Read more “christianity and culture… the shadow”
“Nathan is an amazing listener. He is non-judgmental and is able hold space for my processing of important life transitions. He has reflected back to me both my strengths and my areas upon which I am looking to improve.Through my work with him, I have gained confidence, a strong sense of myself and am more able to take risks than I was in the past. Nathan comes at the world with a solid foundation and is able to express this outwardly to touch all of those with whom he works.”
“Nathan listens well – both to what is said and not said. He hears and is able to capture and articulate what he perceives. Nathan works well with people of all ages. And he adapts his leadership style to the situation… While Nathan grasps the deeper side of things, he also brings a light-hearted and playful sense of humor and this latter draws you into a deeper and trusting relationship with Nathan. Finally, he is curious by nature and that makes him a lifetime learner. Nathan offers a host of skills to chaplaincy as well as spiritual direction and I have observed that this work is his life’s vocation.”