What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction, by its very nature, escapes precise definition. On the other hand it is a gift, given by God, and functioning as a special ability. Spiritual direction can be understood as practising spiritual counselling that seeks its space somewhere between pastoral counselling and spiritual therapy. A spiritual director could be seen as a mentor, one who has walked the road not more far than the other, yet being able to walk alongside the other facilitating the sacred space.
The following are tentative descriptions
Spiritual Direction can happen in groups, but more frequently happens in one to one relationships.
Perspectives within spiritual direction
Spiritual direction takes form in various ways. Most often it is understood to hapen in sessions, where directee and director share a moment in presence of Holy One. The directee shares their own understanding of the life situation onto which they are seeking God's guidance. The director listens to the directee, to the reflective impressions within the director themself and most of all to God's presence whispering in the situation spoken.