Much to my surprise, my spiritual guide now is the river who lives about a block from me. We visit when I can, and she shows me her wisdom, which is ever changing and pretty nearly always relevant. So I share what I learn. We teach our dogs to share; it’s a family value! I provide Spiritual Witness to people who don’t have a river nearby, sitting and holding the space for their own tidal flows. Most of the time, I have no idea what I am doing, and then I remember: I’m not the doer, I am only the holder of space for people to listen deeply to their own inner tides.
Many years ago I went through a very traditional training for Spiritual Directors, a title I threw out almost immediately upon completion. But I do have peer supervisors and belong to the International Spiritual Directors organization, so I guess I know a little….