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You might be asking, "What is Spiritual Direction and What is a Holy Pause?"
Let's go on a little journey...
Where is your favorite place to go? That place that nourishes your soul.
Maybe it is being at the beach, watching a sunrise, a walk, a good book, a meal with friends or family, or meditating.
Spiritual Direction is kind of like going to that place with a spiritual companion. A place for a holy pause in the busyness and noise of life to connect more deeply with Jesus. To be present. Rest. Listen. Explore. Discern. Pray. Worship. And experience awe for our Creator.
This is the goal of spiritual direction is to experience a safe space to be yourself and share your journey with another. It is a time for you to notice how the Spirit is inviting and directing you.
Spiritual formation is a process of being transformed!
Jesus modeled making time for Holy Pauses in how He lived. He companioned with others and invited them to notice God at work in their life. Sometimes we can't see how he is working on our own.
Spiritual Direction is an invitation to a holy pause with a trained spiritual companion who meets you where you are. They will come alongside of you to listen to your story with love and compassion and invite you to see God at work in your story. They invite you to listen to the how the Spirit is directing you. This is a safe and welcoming space.
This time is a time of pausing and reflecting, praying and listening and following His invitations with a trained spiritual director.
Spiritual Directors are trained in spiritual formation, listening, discernment, and prayer practices.
Sessions are normally around an hour and once a month.
The Holy Pause
1. Pause and Reflect
This is your time to pause and reflect on your story and where you feel stuck or have questions. Moments of silence allow space for reflection.
"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10
2. Prayer and Listening
Time spent in prayer and listening play a key part in spiritual formation.
"But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray."