Spiritual direction is not something we have; a spiritual director is someone we become. We keep in mind that the Spirit is an expert spiritual director; I am a novice. The Master Midwife is the Spirit. You and I, we are learners.
The Incarnation is proof enough that children are whole persons. Like all children Jesus experienced the state of childhood. Childhood did not lessen his Incarnation, or render him less than human.
It was a privilege to be at The Practice with Trevor Hudson talking about listening. Such a gift to share with that community, to hear stories, and to pray with folks.
You might engage the talks over the course of a weekend, or choose one talk a day to listen to on your commute.
In any case, it is our desire that you learn to listen a little more deeply to God, to others, and to your own self.
A case for reading from NPR and some books suggestions from me.