What to Expect in a Spiritual Direction Meeting

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A typical meeting takes place for an hour once a month, one-on-one, during which two people (the director and directee) discuss the spiritual life of the directee. A spiritual director might ask questions like:

  • Where have you noticed God in your life lately?
  • Where is God inviting you to see Him or experience Him in a new way?
  • Where have you sensed God’s presence? Where have you sensed His absence?
  • What have you been thinking deeply about lately?
  • What do you need God to do for you?
  • What experiences, events, relationships, and place have communicated a sense of God’s presence with you?

You as the directee will do the bulk of the talking, while the director (me) is listening to you while also listening for the Holy Spirit’s promptings to ask questions, make comments, or just hold room for thought and reflection. While a director may sometimes offer suggestions or introduce a concept, the primary role for me is to offer sacred space to explore longings, desires, questions, fears and joys.

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