Spiritual Direction is the process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction helps participants honor their desire to live from the core of their being. Through Spiritual Direction, individuals examine their prayer life and the manner in which their spiritual life supports or hinders their relationship with God. Spiritual Direction exists in a context that emphasizes growing closer to God. Spiritual Direction is a time-honored term for a conversation, ordinarily between two persons, in which one person consults another, more spiritually experienced person about the ways in which God may be touching her or his life.
Individual Spiritual Direction is available at WaterRock Institute and sessions are typically held once a month for an hour. Sessions can include artwork and those that incorporate artwork are one-half hours in length.
Group Spiritual Direction is also available. This is a process in which a group of people meet on a regular basis in an atmosphere that is attentive to the movement of the Holy Spirit. There is an art component of the session and it provides a way of communicating with God through the use of images, color, and shapes. One of the activities that many participants have enjoyed is the making of Prayer Cards or SoulCollages. The combination of the art experience and group reflection creates a link that strengthens one's journey with God.
Spiritual Direction Groups meet once monthly for three hours for a period of months. Groups consist of five to six members with a facilitator. Group sharing is confidential and members are asked to commit to regular attendance.
“Art as Prayer” is one of the workshops offered. It can be facilitated in short two and one-half hour sessions to longer workshops.
Katie Warren, a professional affiliate of WaterRock Institute, is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Katie is available for Individual and Group Spiritual Direction. Katie also leads retreats and works with children, youth, adults and families.
Please call 828.456.8215 or contact the WaterRock Institute office for more information about Spiritual Direction.
WaterRock Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization