Spiritual directors come alongside individuals who desire to attend to the presence of God. I assist directees to help listen to God and to navigate through spiritual challenges. It differs from counseling or pastoral care in that relationship that is being nurtured is the one between the directee and God. Counseling generally is concerned with one’s relationship with the past, relationships, or families in crisis. Spiritual direction is not focused on ‘fixing’ something, within direction one’s focus is on development and growth of one’s on going relationship with God. The spiritual direction I practice is Christocentric and Trinitarian in nature. Spiritual direction has been practiced since the early centuries after Christ’s ascension. Spiritual direction is not a disconnected mystic experience rather it is honing one’s ability to hear the Spirit of God who is our counselor and advocate.
Spiritual Direction is helpful in…
- Deepening your prayer life
- Cultivating a deeper relationship with God
- Increasing awareness of God in everyday life
- Developing a life of attention and reflection to one’s spiritual journey
- Guiding through challenges in our Christian walk