Spiritual directors or advisors accompany other people in their search for what is Holy and important in that person’s (the directee’s) life. The spiritual director’s role is to listen at a deep level and notice the movement of the Holy in a person’s life, reflect back what is being heard, and offer possible thoughts for the deepening of the directee’s spiritual path. Directors notice places where there is a connection with God and also places where there may be a disconnect. Meditation, prayer, spiritual direction groups, reading sources, and reflection are some ways of cultivating and deepening the connection with the Source of Life. God is known to us by many names – most important is that every person make a connection to a source greater than who they are for their own internal guidance.
One method of understanding and helping a spiritual connection to become more profound is through the utilization of the Labyrinth. A labyrinth is a well-defined circuitous path (different from a maze) that one walks with a goal of calming and addressing psychospiritual needs. It can be of help in the following ways: approaching and deepening spirituality, connecting to the soul, accessing intuition and creativity, integrating body and spirit, and creating a more intimate connection with community.
My own spiritual path is one of being rooted in the Jewish tradition. I am quite comfortable with the beliefs and practices of others. I utilize a contemplative approach in my presence with the directee, listening deeply for a person’s personal relationship with the Divine. Some people call this soul tending, waiting and listening for the depth of spirit in a person to unfold and connect. I offer both individual and group spiritual direction.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Teilhard de Chardin
Renee’ C. Feller, MS, APRN/PMH, Certified Professional Life Coach
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