7 Signs of Spiritual Maturity That Indicate You Are Reaching a Higher Level of Consciousness

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It can be hard to judge where you are on your journey towards spiritual maturity. However, there are signs you are reaching a higher level of consciousness.

Here are 7 ways you can tell if you are developing your spiritual maturity.

1. You take care of your body

In spiritual terms, we know that our body is a temple. This means that we must love and respect our body as the carrier of our soul on the earthly plane. This does not necessarily mean we have to live on a diet of kale and coconut oil! We are physical beings and should make the most of all the pleasures of this life. But it does mean acknowledging our body’s needs by not pushing ourselves too hard or being critical of our bodies.

We must ensure we get good food, sufficient rest, enough physical activity and time for stress relieving practices such as walking in nature and meditating. If we abuse our bodies with over eating, under eating, too much alcohol, or drug misuse, then we are not honoring the gift of life and will struggle to reach spiritual maturity.

2. You accept and love yourself as you are

Our inner critic can prevent us from reaching spiritual maturity. If we listen to our inner negative voice, it can block us from hearing more enlightening voices from our higher self or spirit. The inner critic often criticizes in order to keep us safe. But we cannot become spiritually mature be staying safe all the time.

In addition, our inner critic makes it hard for us to stay loving, positive and aware. We can easily get caught up in the stresses and strains of everyday life and end up in a pit of negativity. From this place, spiritual maturity can be a long way away. Accepting and loving ourselves is essential for our spiritual growth.

3. You accept others as they are

As we become more spiritually mature, we realize that everyone is in the perfect place on their own journey. It is not our job to judge others or to tell them what they should do. It is, however, our job to support, encourage and love others as they grow spiritually on their own path.

When we do this, we become less critical and judgmental of others. Our relationships begin to flourish and we feel much more calm and peaceful.

4. You are less interested in material things

As we develop spiritually, our relationship to material things changes. We realize that stuff is just stuff. Having lots of money and material possessions is neither good nor bad. It is, however, no indicator of how spiritually developed you are or what you are worth. Each person on this planet is a spark of the creative universe and should not be judged by what they own.

5. You become more collaborative and less competitive

Our current society is based on competition. We often feel the need to do more and have more than others in order to feel successful. The mindset is that there is only so much to go round and we have to fight for our share.

Spiritually mature people understand that we can achieve more when we work together. When we collaborate, everyone benefits. We can lift up our fellow man rather than trying to get one over on them. Every action we take that lifts up someone else is a spiritual gift we can give to the world.

6. You let go of the need to be right

Once we begin to move towards spiritual maturity, we begin to realize that we never have a complete understanding of the world. We do not have access to an ultimate truth about anything. There are many ways to view the world and not one right way to live.

When we let go of the need to be right, we can relax and live more peaceably. Live and let live becomes our mantra. This does not mean we allow others to treat us badly. We simply disengage from this kind of behavior and follow our own spiritual truth to the best of our ability.

7. You love everyone and everything

If we criticize and judge others, we are not acting from spiritual maturity. We cannot ever know another person’s path or what they are meant to achieve in their lifetime. Some people who act badly may simply be here to open others’ eyes and raise awareness of an issue.

Sometimes, chaos leads to growth in the end, so we must especially show love towards the most difficult people. When we approach everyone and everything with love and compassion, we show real spiritual maturity. You cannot fight hate with hate, you can only neutralize hate with love.

Loving everyone does not mean we always condone their actions. However, a spiritually mature person knows they are more likely to lift another up with love and support than with criticism and judgment.

Bear in mind though, that our duty to love and take care of ourselves comes first. We should not put ourselves at unnecessary risk in order to help others.

The plants, animals, and planet as a whole are also our responsibility to love and take care of. So we must also take care of our beautiful planet if we are to be spiritually mature.

Closing thoughts

Becoming spiritually mature is a process and a lifestyle. It’s not an item we can tick off our ‘to do’ list but something we work on every day of our lives. It is important that we don’t beat ourselves up when we act in a less than spiritual way. Often our mistakes help us learn more than when things go well. We must also be sure that we don’t see ourselves as more spiritually mature than others as this is actually a sign of spiritual immaturity.

Every step we take towards reaching a higher level of consciousness raises our own vibration and also that of the planet. This brings us all closer to living in peace and harmony.

Further Reading

  1. Lifehack
  2. LonerWolf
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Kirstie works as a writer, blogger and storyteller and lives in London with her family of people, dogs and cats. She is a lover of reading, writing, being in nature, fairy lights, candles, firesides and afternoon tea. Kirstie has trouble sitting still which is why she created www.notmeditating.com to share techniques and practices for tuning out the busy mind. She is also the author of Not Meditating: Finding Peace, Love and Happiness Without Sitting Still.




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2 Comments

  1. Sakib August 4, 2017 at 12:50 am - Reply

    “We should not put ourselves at unnecessary risk in order to help others.”

    I disagree with this statement!

  2. Arthur August 8, 2017 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Or You agree or You disagree, in both cases – You are right!

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