Blessings & Prayers
Sometimes I hear resistance to prayer with people saying they don’t believe in it, or asking, “who or what am I praying to?” I was one of those people until I literally felt the energy of a group of people praying for me, 1000 miles away, prior to a surgery. That experience convinced me to manage a prayer circle for a spiritual community of 700. I have plenty of stories about what prayer is or can be, and of prayers working. I offer public prayer, hold small group prayer sessions and also help individuals create their own prayers.
Ceremonies & Celebrations
Secular or Faith-based: I am happy to collaborate with you to create a unique, intimate and memorable wedding ceremony, memorial service, grief ritual, rite of passage, blessing for a newborn, new home, land blessing or to celebrate the turning of the seasons. Ceremonies and rituals bring people together in community, celebrate life and offer space for reflection and renewal. They also help support us through trying times
I also create and lead public labyrinth meditations and ceremonies for celebrating seasonal changes and rites of passage. Labyrinth Walks are a wonderful meditative tool for balancing and integrating left and right brain activities.
“I very much appreciate Lisa’s openness, balance and wisdom when using the labyrinth, guiding people to trust in themselves during the turns on life’s journey.” – Jo Ann Mast, Labyrinth Facilitator and Master Teacher
Memorials & Weddings
Wedding Ceremony: Together with the bride and groom we created an intimate circle of guest seating, holding the ceremony in the center. Guests filed into their seats following the spiral layout. A section of the outer ring of chairs remained empty to honor the loved ones who could not attend. Giving the invocation as I walked the circle, I explained how perfectly a circle symbolizes the cycles of life …no beginning, no end… and how everyone’s energy spiraling in helped to create the sacred container for the ceremony.
Sermons & Satangs
I am available for guest sermons, and Satsangs or to lead spiritual salons at your church, temple, senior center or organization. I have given Christian sermons at Spring Lake Village Senior Center in Santa Rosa, and the Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley, and held Satsang at the Sonoma Ashram.
Spiritual Care & Guidance
I am available for private 1-1 spiritual care and guidance for individuals who are at a turning point, crossroads, or at the end of their lives; exploring existential questions, their faith, mysticism, or what might come next. I can also be a guide for people who have had a near death experience (NDE) as I have, and are dealing with the after effects. My personal spiritual experiences, Interfaith Studies through The Chaplaincy Institute and Nine Gates Mystery School, working as a Chaplain Resident at Marin General Hospital and Clinical Pastoral Education, all provide a solid foundation for the spiritual care and guidance I offer.
Feel free to contact me for appointments and fees: email@example.com