The goal of a Spiritual Direction group is the same as the goal for an individual session. To help us notice and deepen our relationship with the spirituality in our lives. This spirituality is called by endless names: the Divine, Wholeness, Truth, God, Sacred, Shekhinah, Something greater than ourselves, Adonai, Creator, Creation, and so much more. Joining a Spiritual Direction group adds community, being witnessed by others, and learning how to gently and compassionately respond to others to give them the gift of deepening their connection with the Sacred.
We meet weekly or monthly depending on the group. Groups are usually limited to 5 or 6 so everyone has a chance to be witnessed. I often use writing or other creative arts expression to help embody the experience.
Groups start out as limited to a set number of sessions (5-8), with the opportunity to continue.
Themes for groups can include: healing and resilience, grief and mourning, exploring psalms or a particular spiritual holiday. The possibilities are endless.