Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship where two people sit together in God’s presence. The director and directee listen together to what God is doing in the directee's life.
God is the real "Director” in this sacred space.
We don’t try to come up with solutions to the struggles a directee experiences, but to listen to God’s communication with them in the midst of the struggles.
During the Covid lock downs and while writing her dissertation, Susan began training as a Spiritual Director. In spring of 2022, Susan graduated as a Spiritual Director from the Companioning Center.
The art of sacred listening in spiritual direction nurtures and sustains soul-tending and is different from problem-focused pastoral counseling, goal-making in coaching or mentoring, and teaching through discipleship.
We live in a time when our souls are easily ignored, languishing in the ambiguities and paradoxes of being human. We experience both our greatness and our fragility. Underneath those tensions, we may notice fear and uncertainty, busyness and achievement, shame and isolation.
Taking the time to intently listen to our inner life readies and sustains our personal encounter with Christ and prepares us to engage our outer world with compassion, grace, and new insight. Here we find for ourselves and for the sake of others space and time for the soul to thrive.
In spring of 2022, Susan completed her training with The Companioning Center to become a certified spiritual director.
In this half hour appointment you will meet one-on-one with Susan via zoom to discuss if spiritual direction is a good fit for your needs.
In this one hour session you will meet one-on-one with Susan via zoom.
If you have questions or are interested in Spiritual Direction with Diakonos Solutions, send us message or book a consultation above!