What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is the help provided during a spiritual counseling session by a trained spiritual director. The goal is to help the person receiving the counseling draw closer to the divine, their higher power, or to God.

God may be with us always, but we humans often drift apart from God. Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Counseling provides time to reconnect with the spirit part of our being. The conversation can help us remove the obstacles to us feeling the presence of the Holy One in our lives.

How does it help?

  • Spiritual direction focuses on the spiritual experience. It is concerned with a person’s actual experience of a relationship with God or their higher power
  • Spiritual direction is about a relationship. We can learn so much about ourselves through a healthy counseling relationship. Spiritual Direction can help us heal wounds and flourish in spiritual relationships.
  • Spiritual direction is about progress, not perfection. We all know that we have messed up and were often our worst own critic. Through spiritual counseling, we can deal with our issues, find forgiveness, and progress as a healthy spiritual being.
  • The real spiritual director is your higher power. How you refer to God, Allah, Mother Earth, Light, Energy… is not nearly as important as identifying with a power beside our own ego. A spiritual director or counselor strives to help you connect with that power so it guides you and upholds you.

Stacey Atkins provides Spiritual Counseling/Spiritual Direction in one-one-session either in person or via video chat such as Zoom. She can meet with you in a church setting, coffee shop, retreat center, park, or another spiritually meaningful place.