For centuries and across religious traditions spiritual directors have helped people along the way.
Spiritual Direction is a way of leading us to see and follow the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.
— Thomas Merton
- Perhaps you notice an awakening of the Spirit and want to explore this mystery.
- Perhaps prayer and meditation have been enduring practices, and a deepening is desired.
- Perhaps you face a growing edge.
- Perhaps you have questions about life's purpose.
The members of the Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Directors' Network are practicing spiritual directors. We are ordained ministers and lay people who have participated in formal spiritual direction training programs. We are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Pagan, Theist, Humanist and more. Guided by the practices of spiritual direction from a variety of religious traditions, we work with others, companioning and witnessing to their sacred stories and grace-filled moments.
The object of spiritual direction is to cultivate one's ability to discern God's presence in one's life: to notice and appreciate moments of holiness, to maintain an awareness of the interconnectedness of all things, to explore ways to be open to the Blessed Holy One in challenging and difficult moments as well as in joyful ones.
— Rabbi Jacob Staub
Spiritual Directors customarily meet with others one-on-one or in small groups on a regular basis. A fee or donation is commonly requested for services. For more information on individual or group spiritual direction, to locate a director, and to begin the process, please see our Directory of Members sorted geographically or alphabetically.
Contact us for more information about the Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Directors' Network.