Basically, Spiritual Direction, or at least the kind I'm participating in, is a conversation between two people where the focus is God. It's comparable to a counseling relationship, but it's far less clinical. Further, counseling most often has specific goals and such. Spiritual direction is all about the journey. If the goal is to feel closer to God, you don't have to know what that will look like, or how you'll know when you're there. Spiritual direction can go on for years and years. The director listens, there is prayer, and perhaps you focus on a certain spiritual discipline together. The two listen for the Holy Spirit and focus on what God is doing in the directee's life. Often it invovles talking about daily life and recoginzing where God is, being more attunded to the working of the Holy in the ordinary.
Tonight's meeting was a good experience for me. I feel comfortable with the woman I found, and comfortable with her background. She also felt comfortable working with me, and thinks that I'm in a very good place in my life for this journey together to begin.
So we'll see where things go. Generally you meet with a spiritual director about once a month or once every 6-8 weeks, however for the first couple months we'll be meeting every two weeks as we get to know each other and I get to be comfortable in her presence. Spirituality has been a part of my life for a long time, but is something I often don't articulate very well. Hopefully, I'll be able to articulate some of it here as well as other places.