Practiced since the dawn of the Christian faith—and, indeed, in all of the Abrahamic traditions—spiritual direction provides a focused means for growing in relationship with God. Simply put, it is “holy listening”—a ministry of entering into the deep places of the soul with another, not to instruct but to witness and to listen.
Spiritual Directors "help others attend to God’s presence and revelation and prepare to respond. In other words, they help people attune themselves to God.”
(modified from anamcara.com)