You’ve met numerous people in your life and if you are lucky enough, sometimes you meet people and you just click immediately. You do not really understand how or why, but you just know that they are someone you get along with immediately, someone that you share a deep connection with. You may brush this off as something trivial and try to ignore it, but it could be that you have found a spiritual connection with someone.
But what exactly does it mean to be connected to someone spiritually? How can you tell if you have found this? Here, we explore the different connections that we share with people in our lives, why a spiritual connection matters, and how you can spot the signs of a spiritual connection.
What are the different kinds of inter-personal connection?
We share different types of relationships with the people we meet throughout our lives. Whether it’s a friend, a partner, or a colleague, you share some type of relationship with them, but they are not all the same. Below, we take a look at the different types of inter-personal relationships that you may encounter.
• Physical connection
This is the most primitive form of attraction and connection where you are attracted to the physical appearance of someone else. It can be boiled down to physical attraction and the basic biological need to mate and procreate among humans. It is purely physical and does not involve your feelings and emotions.
For example, if you think someone you pass in the mall is good-looking and they also think the same of you, then you share a physical connection.
• Emotional connection
Another type of inter-personal connection is an emotional connection, where your feelings and emotions are involved. You may care for this person deeply, you may like them, or you may love them.
• Psychological connection
When you have a psychological connection with someone, it means that you value their attributes, such as their personality and nature, their wisdom, intelligence, social status, etc.
• Spiritual connection
A spiritual connection is the highest, deepest form of connection that you can share with someone. It means you have a bond that is so strong that sometimes, it seems other-worldly. Usually, many people don’t believe that such a strong connection exists unless they experience it themselves. It’s something that is hard to explain because you have to experience it to fully understand it.
As you can see, a spiritual connection is a rare and special connection that you don’t experience with every other person. It requires bonding at a metaphysical level and knowing more than just the surface level of someone.
Sharing a spiritual bond
Although a spiritual connection is hard to define because it is such a deeply personal, blissful, and other-worldly experience, we can best attempt to describe it as an intense connection with someone else that makes you feel like there are things that exist beyond what you can see and touch and feel.
It is a connection that involves not just the body and mind, but most importantly, the spirit. Humans are spiritual beings put in a mortal, human body and sometimes, it can be difficult to be in touch with our innermost self (our spiritual self) with the amount of distractions that our senses are bombarded with on a daily basis. Forming a spiritual connection with someone takes courage to dive deeper with an open mind. It is something that goes beyond the flesh, and for that reason, it requires a willingness to understand that there is a realm outside of our worldly perception.
A spiritual connection challenges you in every way. While it brings you peace and comfort and security, it also challenges you to always grow and explore beyond what you know and are comfortable with. It may force you to question your beliefs and values, it may break your ego and build it up again, and sometimes, it can even bring with it a sense of direction and purpose in life.
People often say that having a spiritual connection is like seeing someone for the first time. Even if it’s someone you have known for years, you can see them in a completely new light once you develop a spiritual connection with them. You will understand that until now, you had only seen them in the flesh when their real self is their spiritual self.
Once you have experienced a spiritual connection with someone, it often seems like that everything that happens in the basic dimension is insignificant in comparison. Nothing else brings you peace as this kind of connection and relationship with someone does.
Signs that you may have a spiritual connection with someone
Since a spiritual connection is so personal and unique, how can you tell that you have found it with someone? If different people experience it differently, how can you be sure that you have formed a spiritual connection?
Even though everyone may experience it in their own unique ways, there are several underlying signs that make a spiritual connection what it is. If you are wondering what these signs are, take a look at them here.
• You feel safe and secure with them
When you have connected with someone spiritually, you feel a sense of safety and security with them. This refers to both emotional and physical safety. Their presence calms you and brings you peace and you are confident that they don’t mean you any kind of harm. In fact, you believe wholeheartedly that they are there to protect you and help you heal.
• You feel like you don’t have to be anyone but yourself
Having a connection on a spiritual level with someone means that you are allowed the space to be yourself completely. You are comfortable showing your true self and you don’t have to be anyone but yourself. You feel a sense of liberation when you are with them, so your expressions and emotions flow freely without any restrictions. You know that they won’t judge you for who you are. They understand, empathize, and accept without any questions or judgment. They help you in creating a safe space for you to just be yourself.
• You feel like you have known them for years
Even if it’s someone you have met only recently, you will feel like you have known them for many years if you share a spiritual connection with them. Your connection is so powerful and intense that they feel like someone that you have always known for years. They are someone who strikes a chord within you and you share a sense of familiarity. This brings you two even closer than you could imagine.
• You can share a comfortable silence with them
You don’t always have to talk or communicate explicitly with them. You can share a comfortable silence with them and sometimes, you don’t even need words to understand what the other person is feeling. They understand what you are going through, your thought processes, and your moods and they always try their best to accommodate and understand you and reciprocate your feelings.
• You feel empowered and encouraged when you are with them
When you are with someone that you share a spiritual connection with, you feel empowered and encouraged. Such a profound connection and meaningful relationship pushes you to grow and become the best version of yourself. They show you the pleasure of striving for something more, something better so that you can always grow as a person and become a more spiritually-realized individual.
• You become more honest with yourself and others
Another sign that you have developed a deep connection on the spiritual level with someone is that you have learned to be honest not just with others, but more importantly, with yourself. This is an important part of your spiritual journey because becoming more honest and open makes it easier to learn from our mistakes and grow and move forward. Honesty allows you to be truer to yourself and encourage you to embrace who you are with all your flaws and shortcomings.
• When you know, you know
Last but not least, if you have a spiritual connection with someone, you will just know. This may sound very cliché, but it’s a cliché because it is true. You will just know that this person is someone you were meant to meet, someone who understands you and someone who is right for you.
You may try hard to understand the reason behind it, but more often than not, you won’t be able to explain it. There’s no reason, it just is. All you can do is trust your instincts and relish your special connection with each other. Having a spiritual connection with someone is a special and unique experience that can be hard to put into words. No matter how hard you try to explain your connection to others, they may not understand it unless they have experienced it too. This does not invalidate your connection in any way. It’s real and strong as any other connection.