Kimberly ~ Certified Spiritual Director
aka ~ Courageous Butterfly
My Mission: To comfort, inspire, motivate, laugh with, talk with and share my story with those on the journey of loss and healing. Finding a light in the darkness by means of faith, community, love and respect.
Due to divorce, I’ve lived, felt and endured loss and have been called to be there for others as they embark on their journey. My struggle was filled with bouts of pain, sadness, and also joy and comfort; the events of which put me through the ringer! During those years I had to work really hard to keep myself from slipping down the wrong path. The gift in that is, during the struggle God was forming me into a much stronger version of myself. Much like a caterpillar, I didn’t have a choice in the struggle or how long it would take me to complete the transformation. At some point, I would break out of the chrysalis and once it opened, I would use the tools I gained and flutter off into my new life.
If we think about the caterpillar’s trial of being in the chrysalis not knowing why or how long he/she will suffer before transforming into the beautiful butterfly, we can relate that to what it is that we are going through. My chrysalis was the process of divorce. I was stuck there grieving my marriage and holding onto the pain fearing I was not strong enough to handle what was on the outside.
Now I live with a healthy obsession for the caterpillar and butterfly. Having gone through the pain, I embrace the true spirit of transformation and I live my life in finding God In All Things. Through my difficulties, God has molded me into this ministry so that I may walk through all aspects of loss with those on a similar journey.
Am I qualified?
Funny you should ask…I once submitted an article to the New York Times on the subject of Divorce. They loved it and it was to be published, needless to say I was deflated when I got word they had changed their mind. When I asked about the rejection, I was told that I was not certified or experienced enough on the subject of Divorce. I’m not sure how one goes about getting certified and you would think that having lived it would make me experienced. Anyhow, God had other things in mind and I am happy to report that I am now married to a wonderful man and hold a certification in Spiritual Direction, through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute. The program is designed around the areas of study of Theology, Scripture, Spirituality, and Psychology.
Butterflies Everywhere is my motto! I love to connect with the beauty which is in the struggle of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. I am passionate about my ministry of companionship with other’s on a spiritual journey as well as their time of loss. I am also, what I consider an, on again/off again 5k runner. Some days it’s great and other’s not so much. I began running at the age of 47 and had never run before in my life, well maybe just away from the occasional bee. As of today, my PR is 34.36 and I’m completely happy with that number!
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I’ve touched the struggle, and I’ve healed through the pain. I completely understand what it feels like to be broken and I’m here to guide you to where the light of your strength is…together, we will prepare you for the journey…and one day you will fly free.