Spiritual Direction

Spiritual GuidanceWhy Spiritual Direction?

A Christian’s relationship with God can have its share of uncertainties, practical concerns and nagging doubts.  This doesn't make you unfaithful, just a human being living faith in real life.

We all experience difficult seasons in our spiritual life, a desire and leading to go a little deeper, or have some specific questions or issues we feel called to explore. 

A Spiritual Director can help you discern where you are at, and provide insight and practical steps to traverse the rough spots of the journey and continue on into the things of God in a holistic way as a part of everyday real life. 

What is Spiritual Direction?

Christian spiritual direction is the practice of helping another

All I do each day is sit on the riverbank handing out river water. If I do this well, in time you will notice the river.

- Michael Rose, as inspired by A. DeMello

 person or group to discover God as revealed in Jesus Christ in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of love, freedom, and meaning.

IamSignificant.ca's Michael Rose works with people from many different walks of life and is a compassionate, experienced spiritual director; one who cares deeply about people, their story and spiritual life. Together you will look and listen for how God is intertwined and at work in your life.  Michael will help you uncover the work of the Spirit in your life so that you can understand and respond to God’s invitations to a deeper love relationship—one that enriches your freedom to follow the will of God and to live with a deeper sense of purpose and peace.

In a general sense, spiritual direction helps you explore your personal and sacred relationship with God and ask the BIG questions like:

  • Who is God?
  • Who am I?
  • What is truly important to me and why?
  • Why am I here?
  • What are the divine invitations & how am I being called to respond?
  • How can I grow towards wholeness?
  • How can I cultivate a deeper relationship with the God-who-loves?
  • What are the ways I can co-create with God?
  • Why do I still struggle with guilt and shame?
  • Where is God when I am hurting?

Spiritual Direction

'The whole purpose of spiritual direction is to penetrate beneath the surface of a person’s life, to get behind the façade of conventional gestures and attitudes which one presents to the world, and to bring out one’s inner spiritual freedom, one’s inmost truth, which is what Christians call the likeness of Christ in one’s soul. This is an entirely supernatural (spiritual) thing, for the work of rescuing the inner person from automatism belongs first of all to the Holy Spirit.' - Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk

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