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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..
Spiritual Direction -- A Journey Toward the Authentic Self
Spiritual direction is the process 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.
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.
Learning to love ourselves and surrender into that Being beyond ourselves is what spiritual direction is to me.
Process of Individual Spiritual Direction
Fees: Negotiated with sliding from $40-$65 / session
The Spiritual Director
Spiritual directors are trained professionals who are committed to be actively involved in their own spiritual journey. They are bound by standards of ethical practice and have requirements for ongoing education and consultation.
Finding the Authentic Self and letting go of the False Self
People bring to spiritual direction the rounded picture of their lives where the focus becomes listening together for what is drawing the directee to greater wholeness - union with the Sacred, to be lived out in the world. This may be a more challenging journey than one would expect. Thomas Keating, a monk and Cistercian priest, who was one of the founders of the meditative practice of centering prayer says that when “one moves toward the light the shadow appears.” There is much to observe in our “little selves” that can become a tyrant in our lives creating difficulties.
Seeking awareness of the Sacred has its challenges as Thomas Keating has pointed out. . .”when one moves toward the light shadows appear.” Yet, it is in this process that growth occurs. Carl Jung has said that “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
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