Spiritual Direction = Living Life as a Metaphor

Spiritual Direction is an ancient form of spiritual development where two or more people talk about the meaning of events in their lives and their relationship with the divine. Spiritual Direction is an opportunity for you to have a loving, nonjudgmental space where you can explore your deepest questions about life, events in your life, your perceptions, and the meaning you make of life. All of these questions are contemplated in the context of your relationship to the divine, however the divine is conceptualized by you. Other labels for Spiritual Direction include spiritual mentoring, spiritual peacemaking and living life as a metaphor.

Tom’s Background

As an undergraduate student, Tom was a Bible and Biblical Languages double major at Harding College, where he obtained a solid grounding in Christianity. Since then, he has studied and researched Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. He has studied and trained in indigenous traditions, specifically Incan shamanism. His background and world view infuse his spiritual mentoring practice with a compassionate acceptance of all paths and all questions.

Tom was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in June 2009 after completing the two-year course of study at The New Seminary in New York City. Tom is a member of Spiritual Directors International.


Spiritual Direction sessions can be done in person, on the telephone, or via Skype. Please book an appointment for Spiritual Direction with Tom on the Upcoming Events page.

Tom Capshew, Ph.D.
I felt compelled to write and thank you for all you have been doing for me. Something bigger than myself prompted me to get back in touch with you and I have the sense that I was divinely guided. Talking with you has given me a peace and calm, and a feeling of control over my life that I haven’t had in a very long time. This process of growth is uncomfortable at times but I now feel strong enough to move past the discomfort.You have helped me recognize that there is nothing inherently wrong with me, and for that I am truly grateful. Progress is coming in baby steps but I have complete faith that I’m headed towards something great. My kids are my world and I am glad to be a happier and less fearful mother for them. So thank you from the bottom of my heart . . . I truly appreciate your friendship and support. Nicole Hoag