Dave Wehner

“Spiritual, not religious” has become a common phrase in our language today. But what does it mean to be spiritual? And isn’t it relative to the individual, or is it? If you have ever pondered the meaning of a spiritual life, if you’ve ever reflected on the human condition, if you’ve ever halted in an “aha!” moment or been moved by nature, then I invite you to honor those awarenesses and consider exploring their origins. As T.S. Eliot once said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

“The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.”                                                                                    ― George Santayana

 

From the easy-going-ness of the Episcopal church to the fire and brimstone of a Baptist conversion and, sooner than later, alcohol and drug addiction, I eventually found myself buckled in for the wild ride of recovery. It’s been this journey that has shaken up old belief systems, shifted perspectives, and opened my heart and mind. Like a Sherpa, I want to help carry your load and discern possible pathways as you trek the peaks and valleys of your journey.

When Dave was 36 he made the decision to stop the defeatist nature of addiction in his life and grasp onto the life affirming principles offered through the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. As a result, he has spent the last twenty-four plus years sponsoring and mentoring others while exploring spiritual concepts and developing his own spirit-based core. He will be interning while pursuing certification through Tacheria Spiritual Center in Tucson. The life skills that Dave brings to his practice have honed him into a wise and compassionate guide, with a heart that is open and courageous. If you would like to explore your life from a spiritual perspective, Dave can offer gentle guidance and companionship on that journey.