What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is…

…a method of helping one pay attention to and to respond to God’s presence.

…a safe, non-judgmental, sacred space where sharing can take place in complete confidence.

…a prayerful setting in which spiritual seekers find a companion for their journey.

…not focused on problem-solving, although life circumstances and struggles are frequently discussed.

…not really about being “directed,” but rather being encouraged and assisted in the process of growing in intimacy with God.

“Spiritual direction is the act of paying attention to God, calling attention to God, being attentive to God in a person or circumstance or situation. . . .  It notices the Invisibilities in and beneath and around the Visibilities.  It listens for the Silences between the spoken Sounds.”     -Eugene H. Peterson