What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is a specific work of friendship in Christ offered by a person (a “director”) for the benefit of a person (a “directee”) who is desiring greater insight into how God does friendship with him or her, according to his or her unique personality and through his or her everyday experiences.
Because God works so intimately within a person’s experience and with such quiet courtesy, persons can often miss completely God’s presence and activity in them.
A director helps persons, but without intruding on God’s relationship with them, how not to miss this, and how to become more free to respond freely and playfully.
The goal of spiritual direction is for a directee to know God, and so to grow in his or her willingness to be taught directly by God through daily experiences, through the rich and tested wisdom of our religious and spiritual traditions, and through the practice of a specific way of doing friendship with others that Christ came to teach us how to do.