Spiritual Director UK – What is It?
Spiritual directors are people who you’ve chosen after careful consideration to accompany you, to encourage you, to hold you accountable, to challenge you, and if necessary, engage you in a fraternal and maternal correction along your way to discipleship or self recreation.
Spiritual directors help you notice the presence of God and activities in your life.
They can encourage you to explore your personal responses and reactions to the activity and presence of the Holy Trinity and the world in general around and within you.
Usually, a spiritual director has training when it comes to the ministry of spiritual direction
However, there are spiritual directors who seem as though they are, everyday men or women. Yet they have a reputation of faith in their community for offering spiritual insights and counsels when asked to do so.
Questins such as, what is the main aim you wish to achieve from spiritual guidance?
Have you had a spiritual direction before? What is your main concern right now, your divine, physical, emotional or psychological health? Are you in a relationship/ marriage? How is it going? What information/ guidance do you need to improve your relationships? Do you have any children? If yes, how can you improve the bond between you and your child(ren).
If you believe in a god or higher power, you be asked questions like, Where did you notice God in your life? When did you experience God’s absence from your life?
In what unique ways God comforted you in afflictions or afflicted you in your own comfort since you and your spiritual director met?
Those are just some of the things that you might encounter during a discussion in a session of spiritual direction.
Typically, each spiritual direction session is once a month for sixty minutes. There are cases that it’s necessary for different reasons to meet more regularly online or via telephone.