Spiritual Direction and Accompaniment
Spiritual Direction is a directed dialogue that helps to know God’s Will. There are three fundamental persons involved in this dialogue: the Holy Spirit (who takes on the work of sanctification in our souls), the director (someone experienced in spiritual life who helps to understand how the Holy Spirit is acting in the directee’s soul), and the directee (the person who is seeking direction that is a fruit of prayer life).
Without constant prayer, there can be no spiritual direction, since God never has the opportunity to speak to the person. There may be a good person, maybe even one working on his spiritual life, but an essential element is missing: constant prayer.
To allow a better spiritual direction, it can be helpful to begin with a plan of spiritual accompaniment where one begins learning the basic points of spiritual life and prepare for a future spiritual direction, working on a well-founded spiritual life. Sometimes, motivation may make the difference to make faith and religion a reality in our everyday life.