We all need a safe place to be honest, a place to tell the truth about what it is like to be human. Living in a broken world is hard. Neither faith nor skepticism gives us an exemption from that reality. Though faith may give us hope that one day all things will be made new and set right, that does not mean life isn’t extremely painful. Our beliefs don’t take away the experience of the wilderness or the dark night; many times they lead us there. Sometimes the most tragic part of life in a broken world is the feeling that we are alone, that there is nowhere to go with our doubts, our fears, and even our anger. Of course there are beautiful and redemptive parts of life with God, and it matters deeply that we pay attention to those as well. Whatever season you find yourself in, you do not have to walk alone. That is the heart of spiritual direction.
Spiritual Direction is a form of soul care. A Spiritual Director serves as a companion and accompanies you on your spiritual journey. Although the practice of spiritual direction may be new to you, it has deep historical and theological roots. A safe and leisurely space is created for you to come as you are, slow down, and meet with God. Together we notice and explore your interior world, the state of your soul. A Spiritual Director asks questions, listens, notices, makes observations, and may introduce spiritual practices when appropriate. The hope of spiritual direction is that as you tell the truth in the presence of another, you would grow in your awareness of God’s presence in your life and your response to God’s love. We are integrated human beings, and all of your life is spiritual life, therefore you can talk about anything you wish in your session.