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"...in the beautiful SDI Resource called “Portrait of a Spiritual Director,” I read that a spiritual director 'recognizes varied states in directees, including mental, emotional, physical, spiritual states; noticing shifts in spiritual movements, affective moods, cognitive states; naming personal triggers, hooks, wounds.' This statement resonated deeply for me."
"(SDI is) very diverse. We come from different places and different races. We have different ways of engaging our spirituality, and different ways of thinking about guiding others in their own spiritual journey and faith practices. However, there is, at least for me and I hope for them, a palpable sense of deep goodness, blessedness, and kinship in the time we spend together."
"At the interplay of discourses of power, identity, and interaction is a Eucharistic Voice or Higher Consciousness which offers us a linkage between lived experience and social process. More than ever, we need spiritual companionship to help us make those connections."
"After years of networking with leaders in my faith communities, my previous employer, and through a premium listing with SDI, I currently find myself with 40 directees."
"SDI draws upon the wisdom of many spiritual paths as it offers resources and support for the spiritual journey. Working with their staff is a blessing. Being part of the closing program at their 2019 conference and creating a Poetry podcast are two of the ways we have worked together."
"Reading SDI Presence nourishes my soul and pushes me to go deeper, to listen, and to learn from others who offer their personal and visceral experiences of healing. As a Presbyterian pastor, my membership with SDI is a feast of the diversity that I long for."
"SDI from the beginning has been open to change. This work is very intimate work. Technology can really help, and SDI is doing a lot of work through webinars and podcasts."
"Being a part of the SDI community is a profound blessing to me. Spiritual companions are among the kindest, most compassionate people I have encountered in my life. We all long for acceptance. Here, you will be welcomed both for who you are and who you aspire to be."
"Spiritual companionship is mutually nourishing. (SDI) has a tremendous sense of spaciousness...of welcome and relevance...to spiritual, religious, and political discourse. (It facilitates) a beautiful balance of deep heart and rooted intelligence."
"Spiritual Directors International is a multi-faith, global organization that shines with the values I hold most dear: complete inclusivity, deep listening, commitment to truth, and compassion. I have had the joy and privilege of being a member for many, many years and of serving this community I love, as poetry editor and a member of the Coordinating Council."
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