Writing for the Office of Ignatian Spirituality of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus, Lisa Hastings states:
Despite its historical roots and the popularity of Ignatian spirituality today, spiritual direction for many remains mysterious, even intimidating. Some assume that it is reserved for the “spiritually mature.” On the contrary, spiritual direction is an accessible means, much like the Ignatian examen, of noticing God movement in one’s life. Also like the Examen, spiritual direction helps develop the habit of discernment, which enables you to be more attentive to how God is leading and guiding you. Seeking out a spiritual director is about acting on the desire to know God more deeply.
Read the full article, “Encountering God Through Spiritual Direction.”
For tips on seeking out a spiritual director, see this video with Becky Eldredge: How to Find a Spiritual Director.
Spiritual direction is something I have been thinking about recently. I am aware of a need for guidance in my journey and finding someone I can trust. Thank you for these words.