What is a spiritual partnership? Is it different than a marriage? Is it happily-ever-after? First, let’s look at what a spiritual partnership is not intended to be.
Spiritual partnership is not intended as a way to:
- Find someone that validates that we are loved.
- Prove a different outcome than past relationships.
- Fill a void we feel in ourselves.
- Fulfill a romantic story or dream.
- Make us feel comfortable.
- Partner with someone that likes everything we do.
- Support the self-made “ego structure."
When we first began studying and exploring spiritual partnership, many of the aforementioned beliefs about partnership came up. Most of us grow up being told that relationships should be chosen “to get along, to make each other feel loved, to do life with, etc.” It was confronting to look at how a belief that a partner should fill a void or fulfill a dream was perhaps blocking our spiritual growth. The intention of a spiritual partnership is actually what we all truly seek but may not be aware of.
Spiritual partnerships are a reminder of unconditional love to the world. Unconditional love means to truly love without conditions – most of us have not experienced this kind of love. Spiritual partnerships are for highest learning. This is important to explore. Our partnerships are for us to learn the most about ourselves, who we truly are and why we’re here.
These lessons however, are often times confronting and uncomfortable. So, if we choose to explore spiritual partnership, know that it will bring periods of discomfort into your relationship because it’s necessary for our highest learning.
Spiritual partnership is for the spirit’s purposes. Each spirit is unique and has a purpose on the planet. Spiritual partnerships are a safe place for the “human stuff” to come up and be observed. Again, that’s going back to the idea that spiritual partnerships are for learning. So a spiritual partnership is that safe place where you both give each other permission and welcome the most vulnerable aspects of yourselves to be observed for the purposes of learning. Spiritual partnerships are a space for healing - healing the self, healing wounds, healing pain on the planet.
Spiritual partnerships are a request for the spirit to lead with greater purpose. They are not “self-ego-directed,” but are consistently asking the spirit for guidance.
Spiritual partnerships come in many forms, including: Family members, friends, business partners, or lovers. A spiritual partnership can also be any relationship in which two people have asked for it to be serving the highest learning. Many believe that among the many diverse spiritual partnerships there is often one partnership that serves the highest learning. This partnership is often a life-partner, marriage, or union. These partners choose each other, still, for their highest learning.
When two people choose to be life-partners/married, it can often be challenging to not change that relationship into one that “feeds the ego” because so many of us have had a story about what our romantic partnership should be like. But if that partnership is a request to be a spiritual partnership then it will serve as a mirror for the greatest inner work we can do in our evolution.
Ask the spirit to guide you in each moment with your partner, friend, family, and form a bond in supporting each other’s highest growth and learning. As you expand in your spirit connection many relationships will reveal themselves to have a spiritual purpose. Remember that if conflict comes up that is the intention of what you asked for. It is how you respond to conflict that shows if you are embracing the spiritual partnership bond.
In the modern world, we can get distracted by the beliefs we see on social media, movies, and hearsay. But no matter how complex life becomes, no matter how evolved technology changes life, we still crave our spiritual evolution and partnership is one of the greatest vehicles for that type of growth.
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