We are all on a journey. A spiritual director accompanies us on that journey – becoming a sacred companion. They offer hospitality for the soul - safe and sacred space where encounter with God can take place. We were never meant to make the journey alone - it is meant to be shared. One of the ways of sharing the journey is in spiritual direction. It is a "one-on-one relationship organized around prayer and conversation directed toward deepening intimacy with God… [Spiritual directors] seek to help those with whom they journey, discern the presence and leading of the Spirit of God – the One Jesus sent as our true Spiritual Director" (David Benner, Sacred Companions, p. 17).
Who will benefit from spiritual direction? Anyone who desires a deeper relationship with God; people desiring to deepen and broaden their prayer experience; those in seasons of transition, change or discernment.
What can you expect in a spiritual direction session? You can expect to be listened to deeply; to encounter and recognize God in your life stories and experiences; to discover ways of creating breadth and depth on your journey.
For further reading, check out this article by Michelle Newsham by clicking here.
If you are interested in finding a spiritual director, contact us and we can recommend several – around Calgary and elsewhere. If you are interested in seeing a spiritual director during your retreat at King's Fold, please let us know when you book. There is a minimum fee of $50/session for spiritual direction.