What is spiritual direction?

Theory

God made us with two minds. A natural mind, and a spiritual mind.

My natural mind uses logic and reason. It expresses itself in words and ideas. My natural mind deals with things that can be seen and things that are temporal. With my natural mind, I can learn about stuff, like history, or psychology.

My spiritual mind knows things directly. It does not use logic or reason. It cannot be taught. It can only discover and know. My spiritual mind deals with things that are not seen and things that are eternal. It deals with things that cannot easily be expressed in words. Knowing all about love in my head does not make me a loving person. I can only love from my heart.

To get into God's presence, to experience His eternal Love, Joy, and Peace, learn to focus on His presence from the mind of your heart. Spiritual direction can help you discover that. God's Love, Joy, and Peace are not the same as the world's love, joy, and peace. God has blessed every heart with the presence of His Love, Joy, and Peace. If you are not experiencing God's presence, you are probably spending too much time dwelling in your natural mind.

Practice

Do an experiment. Without thinking, for one minute focus on God's presence in your heart. If any words get in the way, start over.

Foundations

The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Cor 2:14)