ANSD is a network for those interested in spiritual direction, and as such, offers this portal of resources to members.
If you would like to contribute please contact Kathy
From March 2020 the ANSD began hosting a series of weekly online meditations to create healing presence for all impacted by COVID-19.
The meditation times have continued with the aim of nurturing communion consciousness in Australia and around the world. For details of the weekly online meditation hosted by ANSD, please click here.
ANSD National Conference 2019
In September 2019, ANSD held a national conference in Melbourne. Recordings from the sessions by Patrick Oliver: Dreams and Dreaming and reflections from newly inaugurated ANSD Life Members can be found here
Acknowledgement of Country resource
An ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ is a way that all people can show awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage and the ongoing relationship the Traditional Custodians have with their land.
This Acknowledgement of Country resource was compiled by Elizabeth Lee for ANSD gatherings and was used at the ANSD 2019 Annual Conference, Melbourne, September 2019. It provides some ideas for wording formal or informal events, meetings, functions or conferences.
Training programs in Spiritual Direction and Formation
For further information about formal training programs in Spiritual Direction and Formation, visit the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD).
Evolutionary consciousness and spiritual direction
In mid-July 2019, in the beautiful surrounds of the Grail in North Sydney, Rev Matthew Fox and Dr Kerrie Hide explored the topic of evolutionary consciousness and how we as spiritual direction community manifest and participate in this arising consciousness in our day-to-day practice. The afternoon began with an Acknowledgment of Country and a circle dance, before Matthew gave his inspiring reflection titled “Our Experience of God”. Following on from this, we broke into small groups to allow time to explore Matthew’s input and to identify a key question or insight relevant to the spiritual direction community. These questions were then shared in the large group, and formed the basis of the conversation between Matthew and Kerrie. We are pleased to now share these wonderful explorations with you.
Matthew Fox’s input “Our Experience of God” is in Video One and in the second video you will find the recording of the conversation between Matthew and Kerrie.