Spiritual direction is an age-old practice whereby one person walks with another person as she or he seeks the deeper things – Who am I? Who is God? How are we connected? Why am I here? Can I know this God, this life force?
Why walk with someone during this time of searching and discovery? Because having someone beside us can give us courage, fresh insight, and provide challenges. It is beautiful and freeing to be able to share this journey with another human being – “Do you see what I’m seeing here?!”
The direction part of spiritual direction is a bit of a misnomer if you consider direction as pointing the way. As a spiritual director I’m interested in walking beside you as you find your own way and as we listen to God whisper to us both. I know that the way I have chosen, what I have sensed from God, may be very different than what you hear. What a gift to share with one another our journeys.
In this sense, spiritual direction sessions (usually one hour, once a month) tend to be characterized by being present with one another (As Jesus reminds us, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them” – Matt 18:20), being silent together, and freely exploring in a safe environment what God might be saying.
If you are interested in exploring this further, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to talk. Generally, I charge $50 an hour for sessions, but the first consultation is free and if money is an issue we can hopefully work out something together.