Being spiritually mature means simply that you now see things more from a spiritual perspective of growth, learning and lessons, and less from a physical perspective of pain, hurt and damage.
How do you know if you’ve matured, on a spiritual level?
Here are some signs -
#11 - You can feel compassion in your heart for someone who has hurt you
This is a biggie. This means you can separate yourself from your own pain and understand that everyone is growing and deserves love and happiness, despite all else. This doesn’t mean you have excused the behavior or are not holding anyone accountable - it means you genuinely wish all the happiness and that whatever this person is looking for, they find.
#10 - When you walk down the street, you think nice things of strangers, rather than criticism
When you grow up on a spiritual level, you no longer see the need to send low energy vibes to people who have done nothing to you. You’d rather try to understand what they may be dealing with or take joy in the their experience with them. See a tourist in your city all geared up with a backpack, binoculars, sneakers and a fan hat? Rather than making fun, you are feeling just as amped about their potential great day as they are . . .and perhaps you even offer to take their family photo.
#9 - When you listen to someone disagreeing with you, you can respond with neutrality
It’s not about you. It’s not about you. It’s not about you. When someone has a differing stance than you, it generally has nothing to do with you. You know that you just came into this experience and it’s an opportunity for you to grow, listen and understand the other side. Someone talking negatively about psychics? You listen, try to hear where they are coming from, thank them for sharing their perspective. And rather than lashing out or leaving the room - you’re taking notes for a potential new blog post.
#8 - You can see both sides of the story and resonate with another person’s point of view
You know on a spiritual level there is more than one version of the truth. Everyone’s individual and unique experience makes up their own reality and truth perspective. For this reason, you do your best to see through the eyes of another and listen wholeheartedly to how they feel, rather than taking offense. This makes the other person feel valued and more often than not, makes way for you to you to be truly heard, too.
#7 - You know when someone is speaking from a place of pain and don’t take it personally
As a spiritually mature person, you now have the ability to pull yourself out of the pain of another and respond objectively. You know that no loving, healthy person would go out of their way to hurt another person. Negatively hurled at you in a conversation, a public sphere or from somewhere on the internet no longer affects you the way it used to. You can now click delete and move on much more rapidly than before.
#6 - You can appreciate what brings someone else joy, even if you don’t understand it
You don’t mind if your husband wants to watch football on a Sunday if that’s what brings him joy, or go to a comic book convention or spend hours at the hardware store. We all have things in our lives that light us up - and these things are unique to all of us. You can appreciate that what excites someone else may not also excite you - and that’s okay - you’re still supportive.
#5 - You believe in the value of life of all things, even the smallest spider
Killing a spider in the house? Nah, you’d rather take him outside. You appreciate that everything and everyone is worthy of living - from the smallest spider to the biggest gorilla. From the lettuce plant to the cow. This doesn’t mean you don’t eat meat - it simply means that when you do, you do your best to honor their sacrifice, the cycle of life and make sure eat everything on your plate.
#4 - You genuinely feel excitement (rather than jealousy) for other people’s achievements, even if you have never met
As a spiritually mature person, you know that most success in life comes after years of failing, hard work and hustle. This is because you’ve experienced this same truth. So, when you see someone living the dream - getting a book deal, on stage a huge event center, or on an interview Oprah - you have warm feelings in your heart for them, because you know how hard they’ve worked to get there.
#3 - You wake up each morning appreciating where you are and feeling grateful
Most of the time. These days, you feel less grumpy and more happy when you wake up to greet the day. You know that life is a blessing and that just being alive is a gift from the Universe. Your house, your internet, your bed and the warmth you feel when you’re in it - these are all things to feel grateful about. As a spiritually mature person, you appreciate the small things.
#2 - You believe you can learn something from everyone, even if you are a teacher yourself
Everyone you will meet knows something that you don’t. This is why you never assume that you know more than someone else or that they can’t teach you something. As a spiritually mature person, you know everyone has a life just as complex and full of meaning as your own - and you do your best to give others the space to share this.
#1 - You know that you can love someone, but that doesn't mean they have to be a part of your life
As a spiritually mature person, you know that the #1 thing you can do for yourself is know when it’s time to walk away from a situation that’s unhealthy for you. No one is best served when you stay in a situation when you know you really need to leave. But leaving doesn’t mean you’ve stopped loving someone, but rather, it means you are loving and putting yourself first. Doing what you need to do to love yourself is doing what is best for everyone involved - and as a spiritually mature person, you know this. You have the capacity to love someone from a distance.
These are just a few of the signs you’ve matured on a soul level.
Amanda Linette Meder