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What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is the intentional act of creating a safe place for another person to share their soul. Often a session begins with John Wesley’s question, “How is it with your soul?” or a short bible verse to begin the conversation. The director, with the help of the Holy Spirit, will listen and guide the directee in seeing how God is present and active in the ordinary moments of life.

A spiritual director acts as a host in creating a safe space for conversation and vulnerability. In this way, the spiritual director offers a ministry of hospitality to the soul. Expectantly waiting to find the seeds of growth that God has scattered, the director listens with wonder.

The purpose of spiritual direction is not crisis resolution, giving advice, discipline, setting goals, or coming up with solutions, which is typically the case for pastoral care, mentoring, discipleship, life coaches, or counseling. 

In contrast, the goal of spiritual direction is always to be pointing the other person to their relationship with God.  Spiritual direction involves both people working alongside the Holy Spirit, along the same journey while looking for glimpses of grace in the ordinary moments of life.

A session typically lasts one hour and can take place in person or through a virtual meeting. Most people like to meet with their spiritual director once a month. The cost is $50-75 per session (sliding scale offered/reduced student rates) A free fifteen-minute consultation call can be scheduled to see if spiritual direction is a good fit for you.

If you have more questions or would like to journey together, feel free to contact me.

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