Spiritual direction is a contemplative exploration of discerning the presence and relationship with Spirit/ Sacred/God/Divinity/The Holy in one’s life. It is a form of spiritual companionship and mentoring that is practiced across faith traditions. One may explore a wide range of feelings and beliefs related to ones faith, and through this exploration come to discern how the Sacred is a part of our everyday lives, our work, relationships, families, losses, changes and sense of purpose. Often it is a longing for a more engaged and animated relationship with Spirit that brings us to this work.
Examples of questions that might surface through the process of spiritual direction may be:
How do I understand and/or experience God’s presence?
What are my questions/struggles/resistances to the possibility of feeling like I have a “personal relationship” with God?
How has my understanding or vision of the sacred/my higher purpose/my potential changed over time? What is it now?
In what ways do I feel that I am living the life I am meant to live? How do I discern how to make choices that are in alignment with my highest self/my soul’s journey?
What am I being “called” to do and be in my life?
How are the current circumstances of my life revealing to me something about what I need to learn, how I can grow, where I am going….what will fulfill my soul’s purpose?
How can a particular faith tradition help me feel connected to my inner life? What are the practices, prayers, teachings that will help me to understand God and what God is revealing to me?