"Spiritual direction, is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director - the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul."
I've wanted a spiritual director for years. Then I realized that what I more urgently needed was a counselor. I went for several years on and off, and now Dan and I are going together. It's good stuff, I think everyone should have a counselor.
But that meant that my spiritual director search was temporarily put off... until a few weeks ago when I finally got up the courage to find one. And I did!!! Today I met with her for the first time, she's of an indeterminable age, is a retired Episcopalian deacon and lives out in the "country" in Kaneohe. She's an amazing listener. Just walking into her house felt like walking into a monastic cell - the place was absolutely bathed in prayer. It felt both weighty and light at the same time. Plus there were Byzantine icons everywhere. Absolutely beautiful.
At the end we prayed with the wind blowing all around us, chimes singing in the background, and I could barely get up off the couch when it was over. Good stuff.
Maybe I can fire my counselor now. (Just kidding Burt, you're awesome too!!)