Saratoga Springs Spiritual Direction – Life Coach FAQ
What is spiritual direction?
Spiritual Direction is a companioning process in which individuals are assisted in cultivating their relationship with God. It helps a person become more aware of the presence and movement of Spirit in all aspects of their lives. It leads to a greater sensitivity to all the ways God is communicating with them and guiding them.
What does a spiritual director do?
A spiritual director listens, encourages, guides, challenges, accompanies and prays with the individual to discern the movement of Spirit in their lives. The Spiritual Director helps the individual to discover God more completely, to deepen their connection with the Divine. A spiritual director walks alongside a person on their journey in a holy sacred relationship.
What is a life coach?
A life coach is someone who helps a person identify and move toward goals that they have formulated in their lives. They also help people to recognize the obstacles to reaching those goals and work collaboratively to help individuals overcome those. Spiritually focused life coaching is a little different than regular life coaching in that the identified goals are based on some kind of a spiritual practice or discernment process. There is an effort made to ensure the goals are coming from an intuitive spiritual place and a connection with God and that they are in sync with the Spirit’s promptings toward life’s sacred purpose.
Why would someone need spiritual direction or a life coach?
There are many reasons an individual may seek spiritual direction or life coaching, including:
- The desire to have a closer relationship with God.
- Wanting to live in greater harmony with other people and the world.
- Looking for a more purposeful and meaningful life.
- Wanting to discover your purpose in life
- Helping you identify your values and passions
- Wanting to feel more spiritually fulfilled
- Learning to communicate better with other people
- Determining how God is working in your life.
- Looking for a path to healing and forgiveness.
How often would we meet?
With Spiritual Direction, we would typically meet for a 50 minute session approximately every 4 weeks. Depending on the circumstances of your life that time frame may vary and is flexible depending on what seems to work best for you.
With life coaching we would meet more frequently, probably once every week or two. During the meetings we would determine what goals you are guided to move toward and look at ways Spirit is moving you to reach them.
If you are ready to move forward in your life in ways that will bring you fulfillment and meaning and a greater realization of how God is guiding you, please contact me online or call me today at (518) 584-0680.