What Is It
And Is It For Me?
“The whole purpose of spiritual direction is to penetrate beneath the surface of a person’s life, to get behind the façade of conventional gestures and attitudes which one presents to the world, and to bring out one’s inner spiritual freedom, one’s inmost truth, which is what [Christians] call the likeness of Christ in one’s soul.”
Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, USA
Spiritual direction is an ancient contemplative practice that explores our experiences of God through deep listening. This practice is a form of spiritual companionship that involves a spiritual director coming alongside a seeker to offer guidance on the journey. Together, in the presence of the Holy Spirit, they listen for what is stirring deep within and make space for holy longings to surface. This practice cultivates awareness and growth toward True Self and the presence of God in everyday life.
Also known as “holy listening” or “compassionate listening,” spiritual direction is common within monastic life. However, in recent years people of all backgrounds have been drawn to this practice.
Spiritual Direction might be for you if…
- You desire greater awareness of God in everyday life
- You long for deeper joy and wholeness
- You want to deepen you journey through spiritual practices
- You desire a safe place to share your experiences and wonderings about God
- You are going through a time of transition, uncertainty, and/or discernment
If you are interested in exploring this sacred practice I would be honored to walk alongside you on the journey. Feel free to check out the FAQ page and/or email me with any further questions. I am currently available for in-person (North East Indianapolis Area), by telephone or Skype meetings.