What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is not counseling, but one person holding sacred space for another to process their own journey in life; allowing the Holy Spirit to be the guide. Intentionally learning to listen for and discern the gentle nudges of the Spirit; encompasses the many aspects of Spiritual Direction.

 

Deepening questions are asked to help the directee listen below the noise of their life as they share where life finds them. Various contemplative practices/prayer and/or art techniques can be used in holding the sacred space. The Enneagram or Grief Work can also be used to frame a Spiritual Direction session in helping to guide the Mind, Body, and Spirit to “Come to Quiet”.

 

Spiritual Direction Embodies…

    Stillness…

      Prayer…

        Companionship…

          Holy Presence…

 

Attention to Spiritual Practices...

    Silence…

      Meditation…

        Contemplation…

          Union…

 

Becoming More Attentive to Spiritual Moment within…

    Contemplative Awareness…

      Holding Sacred Space…

        Connection with the Ground of our Being…

          Our Presence held in Holy Presence…

 

“Sitting in the quietness of a Spiritual Direction session, sharing a cup of tea with my Spiritual Director, Sanford Alwine, the above images of what Spiritual Direction embodies emerged. I see Spiritual Direction as Holding a Creative Sacred Space for another in the Present Stillness. Spiritual Direction is a time of our Presence being held in a Holy Presence, where the Spiritual Director holds the space, like a mirror, for the Directee as he or she processes their Life’s Journey”.

                                                                                                                                                                                     - Cheri Roth

 

 

 

Note: Adding to a Spiritual Direction Session

 

If looking to enhance the experience, Reiki and/or Integrative Reflexology could also be added as a part of the Spiritual Direction session.

Beside "Still Waters"

Beside "Still Waters" / Photograph by Cheri Roth