There are numerous ways of speaking to the question, "What is Spiritual Direction/ Spiritual Companionship?"
Given that spiritual direction is an intensely personal experience, it is not possible to offer a comprehensive and universally agreed up definition. God,Presence,Ground of Being comes to us disguised as our life. The "material" one brings to spiritual direction is what is occurring in your life now as well as what inner awarenesses/desires you are noticing.
Marian Cowan, CSJ, a wise and experienced spiritual director, offers her understanding of this ministry.
“Spiritual direction is a time-honored term for a conversation, ordinarily between two persons, in which one person consults another, more spiritually experienced person about the ways in which God [or however one names the Divine, Holy or Universal] may be touching her or his life, directly or indirectly."
Although spiritual direction/companionship has experienced a burst of new life, it is really quite ancient. Across all spiritual/faith traditions, we find people seeking spiritual counsel. Spiritual Directors International's, SDI, website is a trustworthy source for more information on this ministry.
Linda Conroy, MTh, a member of the Stillpoint Discernment team and a trained spiritual director, meets with people for spiritual companionship at Stillpoint and online.
She can be contacted via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-733-9414.
Marguerite Johnson, a member of the Stillpoint Discernment team and a spiritual guidance facilitator, meets with people in her office in downtown Bellingham. She can be contacted via email, email@example.com or phone 360-201-8734.