What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I was travelling on a bus in Andalucia talking with someone who told me about OneSpirit, and something in me said, “That’s it! That’s what I want to do!” I looked at the website the next day and saw there was an introductory day in London the following weekend, so I travelled from Scotland for that. It has always had a sense of “rightness” to me.
In which year were you ordained? 2013
What is your minister’s vow, and your relationship to it?
“I vow to be true to myself, to surrender to love and to live a ministry that is joyful and wild.” I am looking at it on my desk as I write this. Preparing the vow at the end-of-course retreat was a lovely time. I had concerns about making a vow. I had released my marriage vow and I thought that I would never make a vow again. it was important to me to vow to be true to myself as a starting point.
What was the most important thing that changed in your life as a result of the training?
I found the ordination ceremony to be very powerful and energetically transformational. It seemed like a pivotal moment, and since then I have had clear guidance to step off the edge of my 28 years work as a doctor into the unknown. What has happened since then has been amazing.
How does your ministry or your life’s purpose manifest in the world now?
I love working with people one-to-one at a deep level through spiritual counselling, supervision and Spiritual Intelligence Coaching. I am involved in the Threshold Choir movement, offering to sing at the bedside of people who are seriously ill or approaching the end of life, to bring comfort and ease. I lead sacred singing events. I love holding ceremonies. I am involved in Moray Business Women’s Association, and I held a workshop at their annual conference.
What main sources of inspiration or guidance do you draw on for your continuing spiritual journey?
My inner guide, silence, solitude, nature, sacred song and dance, the mystics. I love the teachings of Adyashanti.
Where is your ‘edge’ currently — what most challenges you on your path?
I am about to start as a tutor to the class of 2019, so I imagine it will be a steep learning curve.
How do you envision your ministry developing in future?
My process of envisioning involves following my guidance and doing what brings love and joy to my life and to others.