What is Spiritual Direction, Anyway?

What is Spiritual Direction, Anyway?

For some folks, this may be a new term. I (Jen) recently found myself reconnecting with a wonderful group of old friends I hadn’t seen in a while. When they asked me what I was up to these days, I found myself struggling to succinctly explain the term “spiritual direction” and what it is I am “doing”.

I put together this introductory video as a way to help folks who are unfamiliar with the practice to better understand Spiritual Direction (a.k.a. Spiritual Accompaniment, Spiritual Companionship, Soul Care, Transformational Listening… What synonym do you like to use? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!) My hope is that it will serve as an entry point for many to enter into this transformational practice. Personally, I am deeply grateful for the ways in which I am able to both give and receive spiritual direction. Without a doubt, this experiential practice of setting aside time to converse with god in the presence of another has been deeply transformative in my life.


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