Spirituality is recognising that we all have a true self, a higher self, a life force, which is part of a greater Consciousness. Some may refer to this Consciousness as Universal Energy, or the Sacred, or God.
We sometimes experience a restlessness or longing. This could be an invitation to pay attention to the deeper stirrings of your higher self that is needing attention and yet is already doing something in your life before you recognise it. You no longer need to try to force life into something you think it should be but rather discover the joy and fulfillment that comes from attending to the deepest part of yourself.
Spiritual direction is different to counselling. Even though you may come with a challenging life issue, the emphasis is on attending to your inner life rather than just trying to solve a problem. Your circumstances can be seen as an opportunity to deepen your awareness of your higher self . This awakening may be leading you into new ways of doing life which are more satisfying and life giving for you!
Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world."
— Parker J. Palmer
“God ( Higher Consciousness) comes to us disguised as our lives” Paula D’Arcy. Brackets mine.