Spiritual direction is a gentle, transformative process offering soul companionship through safe, sacred, and expansive space, honoring each person’s pace and place on the spiritual journey as uniquely their own. Spiritual direction can look different for each person. While spiritual direction can greatly benefit any season of life, those in a season of deconstruction, reconstruction, transition, wilderness, disorientation, discernment, ministry leadership, abuse/trauma recovery, desire for deepening intimacy with the Divine, loss and/or grief may be especially drawn to the practice of spiritual direction. Trauma-informed spiritual direction can provide a gentle, safe, confidential space for compassionate support, embodied awareness, listening, attunement, wholeness, integration and healing.
Spiritual direction is a form of ancient, holistic, relational soul care that can help in noticing the presence, work, and invitations of the Spirit in our everyday lives. In learning to pay attention to the movements of our soul and body in a trauma-informed way and how the Spirit is present with us, we can experience deepening awareness of, connection with and freedom in the Divine.
A spiritual direction relationship is an intentional journey of deep, compassionate listening as a trained director comes alongside a seeker. The “direction” is from the Spirit. Spiritual direction helps to make sense of what is going on within us, and, as we do that, we live more authentically.
Spiritual direction is not therapy, life coaching, mentoring, or counseling.
Spiritual direction develops compassion and curiosity for our most authentic self -- coming to understand ourselves in new and deeper ways, and through that experience to understand the Divine in new and deeper ways. Spiritual direction is experiential, integrative, and transformational -- more than informational. It is a transformative process rather than a conversation.
Sessions lasting 50 minutes typically take place in our cottage retreat space located at 18307 Denny Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. Video sessions may also be arranged.
Spiritual direction is “...a compassionate, contemplative, evocative process of theosis in which a spiritual directee and director reflect together on the directee’s experience, noticing and responding to the Mystery of God in the present moment. This process yields greater consciousness of the Sacred across every dimension of experience and arena of life. It improves discernment, and it increases freedom to respond to God with generosity.”
– Maria Tattu Bowen,
Co-creator of the Together in the Mystery model of supervision for spiritual directors and Director of Fordham Graduate School of Religion’s Advanced Certificate in Supervision program