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My name is Christine Barnabas and I am currently based in South West London. Following some unexpected events in my life, I'll be moving to County Durham in a few weeks' time. This comes after what feels a prompting of God's Spirit, inviting me to journey without a map, trusting that God would lead me every step of the way to find the 'place of my resurrection'. The Celtic Saints, many of whom made their home in the North of England, used this expression when they felt led by God to 'wander for the sake of Christ', leaving their familiar surroundings, to journey without a map and not knowing where God would lead them. They had to trust that the next step would become apparent once they took the first one. The journey only became clear in the walking. God was the guide, the way, and the destination. That desribes quite aptly the journey I have been on since the middle of February. Knowing I had to leave my flat and not having the slightest idea where to go from here, there was nowhere else to go other than asking God to somehow make clear where I was meant to go. As time went on, things happened that were beyond my control and here I am, entering a new chapter in my life. This move will give me a chance to explore and inhabit the landscape of the Celtic Saints, and I have a sense that this move will be significant.
I will continue with my work as Spiritual Director, offering ongoing accompaniment or Individually Guided Retreats (IGRs).
Are you seeking a safe space to share about your relationship with God? An opportunity to explore where you are at on your spiritual journey? I have found that regularly meeting with someone who listens to me and holds my story has helped me to grow in trust and discover more about myself and the God I want to live with.
I offer accompaniment in person (when Covid regulations allow), or via Zoom/Skype/FaceTime/What'sApp/phone/e-mail.
Read how journeying with St. Eata spoke to me over Easter, as the Northumbria Community contemplated his life. "Lord, call out in me a willingness to love and serve".