A question I’ve just recently been asked is, “Can two people with different spiritual beliefs stay together for the long haul?”
More specifically, what happens when one person is on the spiritual path and one is not?
Is the relationship or friendship doomed?
It’s a great question! Let’s look at it from 3 key areas.
Step 1: Know what your deal breakers are for your beliefs/spirituality and pick your partners accordingly!
First off, it’s important to know what your relationship or friendship deal breakers are.
The things in a relationship (platonic or intimate) that you are unwilling to compromise on.
And then use that as a filter for who you allow in your inner circles.
Is it important to you that your best friend or life partner share the exact same beliefs and practice as you?
Example: I go to church twice a week, so so should they. I believe in Angels, so should they.
Or is having just a complementary, open-minded approach to life enough?
Example: They know I love Angels, and while they don’t pull Angel cards with me, they respect that I channel them and we practice gratitude daily before we go to sleep.
Knowing what you truly need in a partnership (or even a friendship) and communicating that can affect the longevity of the relationship because you are being true to yourself from the get-go.
Step 2: Identify if you are tolerating or compromising (an example)
If you’ve communicated how much it means to you that your man comes to a spiritual workshop with you at least once every 3 months and every time you bring it up, he’s turning on the T.V and tuning you out (and you don’t say anything), that is tolerating.
Over time, tolerating can turn to resentment and that can lead to leading separate lives and possibly, a permanent separation.
If on the other hand, you have had the same conversation and your man comes back with, “Honey, I know how much having me go with you makes you happy, but an important game is on the same day as the workshop you want to attend. Can you pick another date for us to go next month?” that is compromising.
It’s not about always getting what you want when you want it. It’s when both parties are staying true to themselves and also consciously tuning into the needs and desires of their partner to have a win: win.
Step 3: Listen to your intuition
As always, the question of “will it last?” depends on (1) how true each person is being to themselves (2) how that gets communicated in the relationship and (3) ultimately, if you want to stay or not! No one is making you stay! You deserve to be happy.
There are different ways to “be on the spiritual path” and if you are fulfilled in all your core areas but spirituality, ask your intuition if you can get creative with seeing another way you can share spiritual principles with each other than the obvious.
I used the example of sharing something you’re grateful for with each other everyday, which is a spiritual concept without using spiritual jargon like “meditation, chakras or Angels.”
Or if you are both so divided that you find yourself resenting your partner, ask your intuition if it’s time to head your own separate ways.
You may have outgrown the relationship or it may have served its purpose.
And then you can take the steps to heal and move forward if need be.
Either way, listen and act from a space of loving yourself and the rest of the details tend to figure themselves out!
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