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“The life of the Spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet.”

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Spiritual Direction Services

Individual Spiritual Direction

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Supervision for Spiritual Directors

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Spiritual Direction with Kids

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Facilitated Group Supervision 
for Supervisors
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The first step in the mystical journey
towards God is
to fall in love
with life.

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About Me

Hi, I'm Vanessa (Marie Caruso). I'm 41 years old and I discovered spiritual direction in my late 20's and it's changed my life. After an English Lit. major, a couple forays into seminary, 10 years in lifestyle modeling and working at churches - I feel like I finally found what I was looking for. I love introducing spiritual direction to people, accompanying them through seasons of change and sameness, doing spiritual direction with kids, and supporting directors as a supervisor. My name means "metamorphosis" (and my parents chose it for that reason), so I'm not completely surprised that bearing witness to people becoming more themselves is in my nature.

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There is in every person an inward sea...

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and in that sea there is an island...

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and on that island there is an altar

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and standing guard before that altar

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is the "angel with the flaming sword.”

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Nothing can get by that angel to be placed upon that altar

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unless it has the mark of your inner authority.

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Nothing passes "the angel with the flaming sword”

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to be placed upon your altar...

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unless it be a part of "the fluid area of your consent.”

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This is your crucial link with the Eternal.


Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

(image by By Addison N. Scurlock - Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01)

Contact Me

I humbly acknowledge that I live, pray and play on the ancestral homelands of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, the lək̓ʷəŋən people. I am in awe of how they have stewarded and cultivated this land for generations and I commit to learning more about what it looks like to live and work here respectfully. 

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