Friday, November 11, 2011

Accompaniment versus Direction.

Am off to see a Spiritual Director this afternoon. Eeeeek!

Well, she says she prefers the term "accompanier" to director. Which I can understand. But that makes me feel like a soloist who has to take the lead, rather than an idiot who needs to be helped. And, to be honest, I prefer the lack of responsibility implied by the latter.

My minister thought I might find this sort of exercise helpful, what with all my uncertainties about church per se, and my role in ours par example. I'm grateful for this. I've been reading about Spiritual Directors in Susan Howatch novels and they're all rather merciless yet redemptive. The Trinny and Suzannah of the spiritual life. Not that it's good practice to live life as if it were fiction. Is it?

There may only be one session, as I think we will decide today if the relationship is going to work. If it carries on, I don't expect I'll feel able to share much of what goes on here on the blog. But if there's any comedy I'll let you know.

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