Spiritual Direction is an ancient practice. Spiritual Direction practitioners are called to a ministry of presence and compassionate listening. They provide an atmosphere of openness and acceptance in which persons can look at the movements of God in their life. This sacred, transformative relationship assists individuals in developing an intimate relationship with God.
Spiritual Directors International defines Spiritual Direction in this way:
Spiritual direction is the process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey. Spiritual direction helps people tell their sacred stories every day. Spiritual direction exists in a context that emphasizes growing closer to God (or the holy or a higher power). Spiritual direction invites a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Spiritual direction offers a place to explore prayer practices, meditation, spiritual experiences, and our growing desire for significance. Spiritual direction is not psychotherapy, counseling, or financial planning.
Spiritual direction is specific to your spiritual journey. If you are taking the first steps to learn to pray, or have been meditating for decades, spiritual direction is valuable. Taking into consideration your unique personality and temperament, spiritual direction is a place to reflect on how to pray, your ongoing or unfolding spiritual practices, and the stages of spiritual development in the life of a sincere seeker. Like prayer, contemplation and meditation, spiritual direction nourishes the spiritual aspect of being human, allowing us to serve God with authenticity and grateful hearts. (www.sdi.org)
My Spiritual Direction Practice:
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
My practice settings are the Ruah Center at Villa de Matel, coffee shops in the Houston Area and Skype. An ancient practice with a new technological twist.
Blessings Dear One!