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"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
Carl Jung

Spiritual Direction -- A Path toward Wholeness

Spiritual direction is about spiritual growth, a deepening of awareness of the Sacred in one’s life and a call to live one’s life out of that awareness. It is a place of listening to the “still small voice” within that is a loving guide. The true Director is God and the task of the spiritual director is to listen with the directee (the person seeking spiritual direction) to how the Sacred is already present in their lives.

I’ve come to know that the fundamental question of the spiritual journey is who and what is God and yet, on this journey we are continually confounded by bumping into ourselves. It is our attachment to our ego selves that block the countless ways the Sacred is calling us closer.

My fears of this awesome task of listening are quelled through a story from Anthony De Mello, who was a Jesuit priest from India. He tells of how the teacher told the traveler that it is "awareness, awareness, awareness that is what you need . . God awareness is a fantasy for you have no notion of what God is like. What you need is self awareness."

Learning to love ourselves and surrender into that Being beyond ourselves is what spiritual direction is to me.

Karin Grosscup

Other resources on Spiritual Direction

Sacred Ground

Spiritual Directors International

Karin Grosscup

The task of the spiritual director is both one of the most exhilarating and challenging things I have done. To companion another listening on such Holy Ground, is a privilege as we listen in the moment remembering “Be still and know I am God."

Karin Grosscup
Spiritual Director, MS, CNS
4801 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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