Spiritual direction is an ancient practice that existed in the Christian tradition as early as the fourth century.
What is spiritual direction?
is taking time for paying attention
to what really matters to you.
'Direction' seems like a misleading word for supporting another person's spiritual formation. For me, it is more like being a spiritual midwife. You are the one giving birth to new Life within. I am a trained caring presence who journeys with you in your process.
Sometimes I compare the process of supporting spiritual formation as a metaphor of a rosebud blooming. We don't force the petals to open. Rather, we cultivate the soil, prune, and water. Then we witness the rose petals unfold in response to the warmth and light of the sun.
Some people seek spiritual direction to have a dedicated time set apart to slow down and listen to themselves more deeply. It is being intentional to be present to pay attention to one's thoughts, choices, feelings, and physical self to listen for the perspective of the Holy Spirit and it's movement in your life.
“In the silence of the heart God speaks.” Mother Teresa
Spiritual direction might involve, but is not limited to the following: