What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is an ancient form of soul care which can contribute to spiritual formation. The focus is always on the relationship with God and the implications of that relationship in all of life. This is where our hurts are addressed, identity is discovered, and meaning is found. It is a deeply spiritual way to come to know God and ourselves in a fuller, healthier way. The role of a spiritual director then is a safe, experienced, caring companion for this journey together.
“Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director-the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.” Thomas Merton
Spiritual direction is deeply personal and very sacred as it deals with the very core of us as human beings. It does not seek to provide answers to questions (tells you what to think) but rather to help you ask those questions in a genuine way and helps you discover answers (“hear” God) for yourself.