Many Christian Millennials have an extraordinary desire for a profound, spiritual life. You have an intuition that the Church is missing something essential in how we spiritually develop as Christians. There seems to be a self-imposed ceiling of what’s spiritually possible in knowing the Presence of God in this life. Beyond which, we’re told, we must anxiously wait for heaven. However, the more you settle for waiting heaven out, the more you recognize that this very anxiety or restlessness for the fullness of God in the here and now, is spiritually tearing you apart on the inside.
You have begun transcending outdated beliefs about God, traditional interpretations of the Bible, and orthodox practices of faith. Over the years, you’ve built the courage to doubt, question, and exercise skepticism of religious beliefs that do not resonate with the deepest parts of who you are. It's obvious that the Christian lineage — even in the midst of your doubts and objections — continues to speak to your heart in a special way. Yet, you often wonder if you’re going off the deep end as the Christian faith you knew gradually makes less sense. Nevertheless, you cannot shake the emerging sense that there are spiritual possibilities on the horizon that defy everything you’ve been taught about knowing God as a Christian.
What You Already Know...
You intuit that God is much bigger than what your church or spiritual community has dared to imagine, but you’ve stayed in order to maintain relationships of comfort and fear of losing your way. Or perhaps, you have left your faith community a long time ago to figure out your spiritual life on your own. It's difficult navigating a spiritual path that you intuit, but have no clear blueprint on how to follow. You’re spiritually frustrated and painfully confused. You experience an unwavering curiosity for the mysteries of God — an insatiable hunger for the Living Presence of Christ — and it's literally disrupting your life. Like an omnipresent shadow, this subtle longing for more follows you everywhere and you growingly realize you have to face it.
You may not know exactly what you’re looking for, but you know its complete realization is the path to a wholesome, joyful, and fulfilling life. In this kind of existence, your spiritual journey embraces the complexity of human life, where you are empowered to be freethinking and aligned with your authentic self without the exclusion of spiritual depth. You’ll embody an integrated life that honors your whole self — mind, body, soul, and personal identity — which only enhances your path as you travel to higher dimensions of divine knowing.
I Get It...
I’ve been there. Years ago, I was navigating the very same issues. I'm very aware that many spiritually hungry Christian Millennials survey the spiritual marketplace and settle for spiritual support from those who do not present a spiritual awakening path through the Christian tradition. Breaking out of traditional Christian beliefs and practices without a clear map to more transformative ways of being in the world, is incredibly frustrating. My integral coaching practice is open to all Christian millennials and is LGBTQIA inclusive. Largely, I feel inspired to share my coaching expertise and spiritual wisdom as support to those Christian Millennials seeking a more profound, spiritual life.
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About Shawn T. Ellison
Shawn T. Ellison is an African-American, cisgender man of maternal Haitian descent, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He and his Wife relocated to the SF Bay Area over five years ago, now residing in Oakland, CA. Shawn has practiced as a pediatric oncology registered nurse for eight years. He also possesses a Master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University. In addition, he is a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. Lastly, Shawn's spiritual background is centered in the Christian Contemplative Tradition.