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Should a spiritual director be a priest from your parish? One you know personally and can meet with face to face? Or could a spiritual director be someone you met on the internet and have not met face to face but feel a connection with?
Another question. If a woman is not thinking of becoming a religious, but has a dream that makes no sense to her, then a priest friend tells her that her dream means that she has a vocation to the religious life, should she follow that instruction? Or wait to speak to another priest? Or just pray to find out if this is what God expects of her or not.
God frequently calls people when they are not expecting it. I don't think one dream is a definite call to religious life, but I do think God can speak to people in this way. I suggest you see this as a call to pray more frequently and seriously about your vocation- and get into spiritual direction.
Ideally, a person's spiritual director should also be their confessor. That doesn't always happen though. Sometimes, the priests are all unavailable or unable to give you what you need. In those situations, turn to a religious brother or sister- or even a lay person for help, as long as they are very strong and knowledgeable in the Faith.