“The human soul doesn’t want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard. The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient and shy. When we go crashing through the woods shouting for it to come out so we can help it, the soul will stay in hiding. But if we are willing to sit quietly and wait for a while, the soul may show itself.” Parker J. Palmer
A spiritual director has learned not to ‘go crashing through the woods’ but rather is trained in sanctus marialis, holy listening. She/he bears witness to the activity of God in your life and encourages you to respond to His love. Spiritual directors are familiar with practices people have used for centuries to deepen their relationship with God.
Spiritual direction is entering a relationship that is organized around prayer and conversation. It begins with an initial visit, for which there is no charge. This is an opportunity for directee and director to get acquainted and discern next steps. The meeting can take place in person, via Skype or FaceTime, and in some cases by phone.
If after prayerful consideration you sense this is the right director and the right time for spiritual direction, you will be sent a brief intake form to be completed, a fee structure, and a disclosure statement from the director.
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