UU Spiritual Direction Network
Why Explore your Spiritual Direction?
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 Direction Network are professionals in spiritual direction. We are ordained and lay ministers who have earned credentials through formal spiritual direction training programs. We expect our members to adhere to the ethical guidelines for Spiritual Direction and to be a member of (at least one of) UUMA/UUSCM/LREDA/AUUMM.
Our spiritual wellsprings 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. Spiritual direction guides and companions customarily meet with others one-on-one or in small groups on a regular basis.
For more information on individual or group spiritual direction, to locate a UUSDN member, and to begin the process, please see the page of questions to consider when choosing a spiritual guide or companion, then browse our Directory of Members sorted geographically or alphabetically.
Spiritual direction seeks to serve persons of all economic situations. Because spiritual guides and companions make their living from this work, an honorarium is requested. Many guides/companions offer pay-from-the-heart or sliding scales. ALWAYS ASK! Amounts ranging from $50-$150 for individual meetings, depending on geo-region, training, and need, are typical. We urge you to find an arrangement that feels ethical and encourages reciprocity in right relationship.
We think that essential components of formation paths are training, formation and supervised praxis, yet are aware that there are many forms of solid preparation. Here is a path many of our members have taken, equivalent paths are also welcome: