Solveig Nilsen-Goodin is passionate about offering spiritual direction, support and accompaniment for leaders, activists, organizers, healers, and anyone longing to heal-the-whole on any level.
Why? Because these are the sounds of the earth’s immune system waking up: your sacred aching for wholeness, your divine longing for justice, and your holy daring to let the Wild Spirit lead you in bringing your fullest self to this great healing work.
Why? Because to imagine a transformed world that reflects the sacredness and connectedness of all lives and all Life, we must seek to embody sacredness and connectedness every step of the way…starting with ourselves and those with whom we work and live.
Why? Because the work of systemic transformation is hard, long and often traumatizing. Like injustice itself, working for justice can be demoralizing and dehumanizing, blaming and shaming, and can lead to resentment, bitterness and despair. But this work can also be a path of deep and abiding joy when we are connected through sacred relationships and grounded in spiritual power.
If you are longing for accompaniment by a seasoned and compassionate spiritual director, Solveig offers one-to-one spiritual direction online and in person. She also offers small group direction sessions (Sacred Seeing Circles) for just $35 per person. See HERE for more details,
Grounded in a liberative Christian faith, Solveig also brings experience with shamanic healing, wisdom from Buddhist teachings, and a deep appreciation for all life-giving spiritualities and faith practices. She is committed to practices that cultivate courage and joy, deep-feeling and open-heartedness, humility and fierceness, tenacity and imagination in the struggle for healing and wholeness.
Solveig received her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1994, where she studied feminist liberation biblical interpretation. She was ordained in the Lutheran Church (ELCA) in 1996, and received her certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction from Namasté with Sister Pat McCrann in 1997. Since then, Solveig has been a spiritual director and grief ritual leader; pastor of a Lutheran Church and founding pastor of the Wilderness Way Community — a new expression of church grounded in the God of creation and liberation; climate justice activist/organizer/teacher and leadership coach through EcoFaith Recovery; as well as an author and musician who LOVES dancing and Zumba. Solveig is actively raising two beautiful boys with husband, Peter.