Spirituality may come easy to you but that does not mean that your other half will be in the position to understand your state of mind. It can be difficult coming to a higher understanding of yourself and your life when your own partner is indifferent. It takes a lot of patience and focus to attain the equilibrium in Life. Your Life partner may be occupied with lots of things at work or in his or her life. It becomes difficult to understand how cool and calm you can be after devoting time and energy in attaining Spirituality, but your partner has not got the privilege to experience the joy of seeing life in a lighter way. Before we look at how to deal with this, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.
The Power Of Belief
“Spiritual growth” has nothing to do with the knowledge, and everything to do with wisdom. Communication, compassion, understanding, emotional intelligence, honesty, and transparency lie at the heart of spiritual development. Believing in aliens, channeling, channels, crystal healing, chakras, or the afterlife will certain expand your mind and influence the way you look at life, but I think we can all agree that this information is useless unless it impacts our behavior and changes the state of our heart and mind.
1) Keep love as the foundation
The best thing to do is allow your spiritual maturity to translate it into wisdom, understanding, and positive energy within the relationship. Keep love and acceptance as the source of your interactions with them, as opposed to judgment, expectation or resentment for not being for not being the way you want them to be.
Not everyone is going to believe what you believe, and not everyone cares to experience the same things you want to experience. Understanding this and releasing yourself from expectation will prevent yourself a lot of tension within the relationship. Your relationship should remain as you guys loving and appreciating each other as souls, as opposed to you trying to force them to change by imposing your philosophies on to them.
2) Don’t look down on them
If you really love them, encourage them and accept them as a soul, and remember that there was a time where you didn’t have the wisdom and insight that you do now. Your spiritual growth should humble you and keep you grounded. If you find yourself putting them on a lower “level” then you, ask yourself this: Is it more spiritually evolved to negatively judge someone you love based on their level of wisdom or insight? Or to accept them and love them as they are?
3) Introduce them to new things
Discuss some of the things you have been learning and ask their opinion on it. Every human soul longs to feel alive, and if you have the knowledge and wisdom to know how to improve the life of your partner, you have a moral responsibility to introduce them to things that will benefit with them. Nobody wants to be cranky, close-minded, or bored with life. Maybe deep down, they are intrigued with your recent growth but are just too ashamed or embarrassed to ask for direction.
If you keep love as the foundation and don’t look down on them, you will be amazed at how receptive they are to the new spiritually themed ideas and experiences you want to share with them. How can you be frustrated that they aren’t growing spiritually with you if you aren’t making an effort to facilitate that growth? It’s like being mad at a seed for not growing when you refuse to water it.
4) Know when to let go
If you are really honest with yourself, it will become known to you when you are supposed to stretch that extra bit of wisdom, that will finally bring you both on the same page of understanding Spirituality.
Don’t be discouraged if your partner is not very interested in spirituality. Spiritual growth is not always about things like meditation, New Thought, and New Age ideologies. Sometimes, it’s more about learning to connect with a person at the deepest level possible.