Spiritual Direction
Midwifery of the Soul

Spiritual Direction is an ancient tradition, embraced by the mystics. Some call it spiritual mentoring or soul companionship. 

A spiritual director is a guide who listens, reflects back, and holds the space with you on your spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction has been called midwifery of the soul. It is said that spiritual direction is the essence that Freud removed from counseling, which made talk therapy a more linear experience. But God is not linear. 

People often seek out a spiritual director in times of transition such as illness, divorce, or death. Some seek spiritual companionship as they contemplate a career change, a call to a new vocation, or as they approach retirement age. Some might seek out a spiritual director after moving to a new location. 

The common denominator in all of these is we find ourselves at a crossroads in life and we turn toward our spirituality and seek new ways to deepen that spirituality. We begin to ask the bigger questions and set out to find a greater understanding of our divinity. We seek new ways for the sacred to become known to us. We search for new ways to pray, ways which lift us beyond the rote words of our prayer books. We long to be in relationship with our Creator. We find God in the ordinary, perhaps in the way sunlight streams through the leaves on a tree on a Spring day, or in the flight of a hawk against a blue autumn sky. We begin to perceive and experience the movement and expression of God differently than we ever have before. We start to question things we perhaps never questioned before. We may hear God calling us to something new. We long to communicate with the Divine in a new way, and perhaps above all, we want to make space for this new movement of divinity in our world.

You need not be a member of a church or even define yourself as religious to be in Spiritual Direction. In fact, many directees identify as spiritual, but not religious. Spiritual Direction is for anyone who is on a spiritual path and seeking a deeper relationship with the god of their understanding. All denominations and faith traditions are welcome. 

Spiritual Direction sessions are scheduled online or phone. 

Spiritual Direction, also called spiritual mentoring or spiritual companionship, is an ancient tradition, embraced by the mystics. It has been called midwifery of the soul. A spiritual director is a trained guide who listens, reflects back, and holds the space with you on your spiritual journey.

Maria Mandarino

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8279 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy, #106-D
Peoria, AZ
85382

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