spiritual care

“Mental Health” acrylic on canvas 90″x90″ 2023

For the past year or so, I had the privilege of working in spiritual care at a psychiatric hospital. I ran spiritual discussion groups on several floors for teenagers and adults. We talked about what our minds and hearts thought and felt about creation, attention, purpose, non-violence, anger, the soul, friendship, love, lies, the truth, life, dreams, good & evil, the afterlife, listening and modes of thought.

I loved hearing what patients had to say, both in our group meetings and during our one-on-one conversations in quiet corners on closed units, while walking down by the river or when they dropped by my office.

Here is a painting I worked on back at my place on those long dark nights after work.

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