The Value of Spiritual Mentorship

The Value of Spiritual Mentorship


by Barbara Juniper

Times are a bit unstable these days. More than ever, walking a spiritual path and having a practice that helps connect us to a sense of inner ok-ness feels essential. Yet sometimes the path splits into two or more paths, and uncertainty arises. How do we navigate unfamiliar terrain? How do we listen to the promptings of our deep knowing?

In its essence, the path home to our own heart is a solo journey and yet in every wisdom tradition, there are spiritual guides, mentors or friends who walk beside us, encouraging, reflecting and offering insights.

For any practice or path, the value of having a mentor cannot be underestimated. It can be hard to get perspective on our own challenges. A spiritual mentor has gained wisdom from direct experience of life’s twists and turns as well as years of personal practice in their discipline and so can hold an unbiased view of your path, helping you find your own truth, hear your own wisdom and rest in your own ok-ness.


Barbara Juniper will be offering individual spiritual mentoring sessions to those who may be new to the path or to those who feel the need for some extra support on their journey. Barbara was Spiritual Director of Five Sisters Ranch and is a Community Dharma Leader at Sukhasiddhi. Sessions will be on Monday evenings from 6:15 – 6:45 and 8:15 – 8:45, before and after Opening the Gate community meditation. The cost is $75 – $100, sliding scale. To set up a session contact Barbara directly.