Specialized Spiritual Direction?

Specialized Spiritual Direction is the foundation upon which all of the service options offered by Anne Marie at Our Charismata are able to occur, and it is not just for Christians or those who are Spiritual. So what is it?


Specialized Spiritual Direction with Anne Marie Varrella Our Charismata


What is Specialized Spiritual Direction?

Specialized Spiritual Direction is when the content of your session is provided only by specific gifts of the Holy Spirit.


During a session together, the "Spiritual Director," Anne Marie, conveys the "specialized Spiritual Direction" for you in a non-dramatic, non-alarming, non-trance way. The session expands in a peace-filled and centering light, and all guidance relevant to your situation is received from the presence of the specified gifts of the Holy Spirit.


It is just like meeting with a




because the ethics and portrait of a Traditional Spiritual Director or Companion are foundational in Anne Marie's practice.

Feel welcomed to read Anne Marie's Notebook post



The distinction with a "specialized" session is that Anne Marie has taken the steps prior to the appointment to prepare, and be in a meditative, connected state; surrendering all and trusting the Holy Spirit gifts to provide the session guidance and content specific to the 'directee's' (your) questions, and overall circumstances that may, or may not, be briefly presented from the directee as topics for guidance.


By comparison, in a traditional Spiritual Direction appointment, the presence of God (your term of reverence) is (also) attended to, and the 'director' and 'directee' both engage in a prayerful procession of questions answered and reflected upon primarily based in the world of analytical thought. The traditional appointment (usually) includes extended disclosure about Life's circumstances from the directee as a starting point and to ponder over the course of the appointments.

 

Source Origin

With the acknowledgment that Specialized Spiritual Direction is taking place, Anne Marie is openly identifying and distinguishing the Source and Source origin of your session content.

The distinction in Source and Source origin is why Anne Marie points out that the services "are similar but not identical due to Source origin" to psychic and medium options.

The content strikingly overlaps with what psychics and clairvoyant mediums offer; however, with a pinpointed origin source being the gifts of the Holy Spirit based in Christian Spirituality, Anne Marie must remain ethically transparent in all aspects of her practice.

  • There are clients who find it critically necessary to know "how" and "from where" Anne Marie is receiving the content for the session.

  • Anne Marie cares about "how" and "from where" the content for the session unfolds.

  • There are clients who do not care about the source origin for the session content. They just want to be assured that the session is 'accurate, precise, meaningful, evidential, applicable, resonates authentically with them, and brings clarifying answers and guidance.' That happens! This is why the Our Charismata demographic of clients is fully diverse.

A distinction about this modality is that it bypasses all analytical and finite thinking processes on Anne Marie's part.


Anne Marie offers "specialized" Spiritual Direction?

Yes.


 
Do you have to believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christian Spirituality, or anything spiritual to book and participate in a session?

No! All of this - Our Charismata options, Specialized Spiritual Direction - is not just for Christians or Spiritually inclined people.

  • The sessions and their content provided by specialized Spiritual Direction have been sought after by everyone.

  • All worldviews.

  • The content is basically the same as what psychics and clairvoyant mediums provide. So, people who are comfortable in that world have been frequent clients with Anne Marie. The Holy Spirit source origin is the defining factor that makes the session not "identical."

  • Spiritual but not religious, Spiritual, searching, somewhere in between, skeptical, deeply religious, mystical, not defined, and other are all clients.

  • All socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • All gender identities.

There is no "Christian-talk," or "Spirituality-talk" from Anne Marie in any session or communication. Anne Marie has deep roots, and at the same time is known for her inclusive, agenda-free welcome.

That is a trusted promise of her professional practice.


 

P A U S E for this inclusivity awareness checkpoint! Look to your left, to your right, think of your family, your children, grandchildren, your animal family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, your teachers, your hairstylist, singers, composers, artists, writers, those especially influential people in your Life. Look to all of Life, and to yourself; the gifts of the Holy Spirit surround you and are within you as well. In your cultural context 'the gifts' may be called something else, but you get the meaning; the beauty is that these are all-encompassing and are active, to some degree, whether or not a person knows that they exist, what they are, or what their 'names' are. There are people you already know (you) who effortlessly exude many of the gifts (not all are listed below), and never did or do "self-identify" or proclaim, for example, "I am using this [...] (Spiritual gift) to see your latent talent before you even know about it, and to therefore encourage you" or x, y, z examples. That is a remarkable Living situation. It is all a matter of level of intensity, self-selflessness-awareness, of consistency of experience and meaningful application, a type of 'conversion' or interior vocational calling (and the chosen response), the choice to focus the Soul, Heart, Mind that leads someone from the generalized into the, "This is how I contribute to the world as a profession or ministry. How may I be a provider for you?" Anne Marie is not some amazing exception here! It's all in the choice and in Grace. Simply a Life consecrated, and applying the intensity of what has been gifted to her with a focused practice for your benefit without becoming fully monastic or a pastor at this time.
 


What are the specific "gifts of the Holy Spirit" that provide the session content?

Anne Marie has very few words to describe her role as a Specialized Spiritual Direction provider. She sees herself as a connecting bridge to the specific gifts of the Holy Spirit, as described in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures [the Bible].

While in a meditative space during the session, the Grace gifted to Anne Marie allows her to connect to the specific gifts of the Holy Spirit. Then, she discerns, navigates, and translates what becomes the content of your session that illuminates your presented circumstances.


These Holy Spirit gifts are what makes this form of Spiritual Direction Specialized.


  1. WISDOM 1 Corinthians 12:8 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 Isaiah 11:2 Acts 6:3,10

  2. KNOWLEDGE 1 Corinthians 12:8 Isaiah 11:2

  3. COUNSEL Isaiah 11:2

  4. DISCERNING SPIRITS 1 Corinthians 12:10 Acts 5:1-9

  5. PROPHESY 1 Corinthians 12:10 Romans 12:6 [See Notebook Post Here]

  6. ENCOURAGEMENT or EXHORTATION Romans 12:8


 

Matching the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with each session option

Insight Clairvoyant Session also known as Spiritual Direction by the gifts of the Holy Spirit,

also known as but not identical due to origin, "psychic."

Animal Communication | Interspecies Telepathic Communication

Words for the Nonspeaking

ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY

WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, COUNSEL, PROPHESY, and ENCOURAGEMENT

gifts of the Holy Spirit


&


Life to Life | Discerning Spirits | also known as but not identical due to origin "medium."


IS MADE POSSIBLE BY


DISCERNING SPIRITS, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, and ENCOURAGEMENT

gifts of the Holy Spirit



 

The right application of these Holy Spirit gifts make the service options possible?

Yes!


 

Is Anne Marie pioneering in this space?

Y e s ! More precisely, she is bringing the connection to the specific gifts of the Holy Spirit for specialized Spiritual Direction back into use with a focus on ethics, professional transparency, and non-dramatic flare. No snakes. No fainting spells. No hidden monetary agenda. It is a simple offering that precedes misuse.


While traditional Spiritual Direction is present for all, from millennia past to the present, "specialized" Spiritual Direction has existed as well.

So where did it go?

"Specialized" services by the gifts fo the Holy Spirit have become overlooked, pushed aside, and not discussed or not fully integrated largely due to the controversy in Christian philosophy and theology about "cessationism," among other reasons.

"Cessationism" (to cease, to stop) is basically a human-made Christian doctrine that states the

"Miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased around the apostolic age (8) after the formation of the first century church, (xix, 2)... they were no longer required after the viable structure and doctrines of the church had been established."

On the Cessation of the Charismata. John Ruthven. [<-Notebook Post]


Ever-present.

There is an abundance of Christians, Christian theologians, priests, pastors, Bishops who do not believe in the "cessationism" theology, and who fully accept the presence, meaning, and application of the gifts of the Holy Spirit today.

 

PIONEERING - Bringing it back home to you.

Due to the nature that Anne Marie has been gifted this modality to offer, and that it is a specialized form of Spiritual Direction, there is awareness continually attended to in her practice about

  • Gratitude

  • Spiritual vanity & Spiritual humility (which does not sound so humble to write, but it is genuine).

  • Spiritual vigilance

  • Acknowledging limitations

  • Accountability; both Spiritually, and professionally. Personally, and by third parties.

  • E t h i c s in action

  • Professional responsibility

  • Transparency of practice

  • Ongoing research and learning in the related philosophical, religious, theological, Spiritual, metaphysical, scientific, academic, and ethical spheres.

  • Community presence. Open to Dialogue, questions, and researchers.

  • Providing a p r e s e n c e of full inclusivity. The sessions have neutral language and no imposition of personal beliefs; for the purpose of serving all of the different ways people may identify: spiritual, not spiritual, interspiritual, specific religions, atheist, agnostic, skeptical, not defined, other not listed here.


Anne Marie aspires to continually be a welcoming presence of service, a voice of literacy and ethical transparency in the specialized Spiritual Direction modality, and how its existence may positively contribute to your Life, and the Lives of those whom you Love.





TO NOTE, the specialized Spiritual Direction within

O U R C H A R I S M A T A holds no intention that the services offered should supersede the Principles and teachings of Religious traditions. Services are not a place of

fortune-telling, not for the profit of power, and not to control the future. Our Charismata services do not to add to, change, contest, or compromise the supremacy of Scripture.

These services do not exist to take the place of priority over your personal relationship with God (your term fo reverence) or the illumination that you receive directly from the

Judeo-Christian Scriptures. Anne Marie is not a prophet. Anne Marie does not practice as a "medium" in the Hebrew scriptural or Spiritist traditions. Thank you for understanding this as you consider booking a session.


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