The SDI Blog: Stories of Companionship

Spiritual direction and companionship inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all. 

The spiritual companions of SDI share their stories on our blog. Receive nourishment, learn a new practice, and gain insight into the healing modality of spiritual companionship through one of the stories shared below.

If you are an SDI Member interested in writing an SDI Story for the blog, please use our submission form here: Submit an SDI Story.


Permanent Loan

I was driving home tonight, Navigating a moment of freedom. And I understood: My heart is on permanent loan from God. ~ Mine to use. God’s forever. Ours to share. God’s goodness inside me. ~~ I also understood that this is true of every being in the universe. No amount

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Why Group Spiritual Direction?

By Dr. Rosyln “Roz” G. Weiner Question: I know that you do individual and group spiritual direction. But I’m a bit puzzled as to why you focus so much on group work. I only do individual work. Why are you so drawn to groups? Answer: I feel privileged to sit

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“Peace Is Every Step” – My New Mantra

“My work is loving the world.” – Mary Oliver By Linda Burson Swift It’s been a challenging season for our global community. There is so much happening in the world around us currently and it’s definitely not a time to disengage from life, rather there is a collective invitation to

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The Whoosh Prayer

By Joyce Rupp Editor’s note: Though this post is written from a Christian perspective, the Whoosh Prayer might be used by anyone, anywhere — no matter their spiritual tradition or even if they have no tradition. We are grateful to Joyce Rupp for giving SDI permission to share her reflection

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The Trees Have Something to Tell Us
(for George)

By Annette Darity Garber Shh.. listen. The trees have something to tell us and you cannot hear them if your shoes or your mind are running down the street toward tomorrow. So please,for the sake of tomorrow,for the sake of today(which is gone tomorrow),for the sake of your soulif not

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ROZ’S CORNER: A Monthly Q & A on Group Spiritual Direction

This is your chance to ask questions about the practice and process of group spiritual direction and get answers from respected author and spiritual director Dr. Roslyn “Roz” G. Weiner. SDI Press published Roslyn’s book Seeking in the Company of Others: The Wisdom of Group Spiritual Direction in late 2021.

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