Spiritual direction is a three-way conversation between the “directee,” the “director” and the Holy Spirit. The director seeks to provide a safe and prayerful space in which director and directee can look together for the presence of God in the events of the directee’s daily life. The director encourages and supports the directee in order that he or she may respond meaningfully to God’s invitations.
Spiritual direction differs from therapy, discipline, counseling or mentoring.
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though
I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
“The Merton Prayer” from Thoughts in Solitude Copyright © 1956, 1958 by The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani.
Silence is one of the spiritual disciplines that present-day Christians have forgotten. Unfortunately, it is to our spiritual undoing that we have not observed silence.
Our Lord Jesus Christ while on earth practiced a lot of solitude and prayers which are spiritual disciplines that go well together with the spiritual discipline of Silence.
There are many benefits of practicing the spiritual discipline of silence. From the guided silent retreats conducted so far 3 benefits stand out:
1. Awareness – When you are silent you gain a heightened awareness of self, of nature and of God
2. Calmness – When you are silent you slowly get into a calm state. And in that calm state it becomes easier to hear the still small voice
3. Clarity – One you are calm from being silent and your awareness becomes heightened, clarity on many matters occurs.
I would highly recommend scheduled regular silent retreats for every person more so for every believer. I have found that because many Christians are not aware of this discipline they may not know what exactly to do and or how to go about it. And that is where guided silent retreats come in.
If you are interested in a personal or group-guided silent retreat please reach out to me on email@example.com and I will be glad to guide you.
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We offer individual spiritual companionship sessions.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 9am – 3am
Costs: 7,500ksh per session (1hr)
We also offer silent retreats, individual and group.
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