Partners with different belief systems

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Re: Partners with different belief systems

Postby Ave » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:33 pm

Polyhymnia wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Ave wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 pm

(Kind of frustrated right now, and listening Ulver.)
I love Ulver!
Ave wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 pm
In this thread other noted that being a part of fraternity/sorority has took off some pressure from their close relationships. The finding of a like-spirited communion is still a work in process for me. Even though I have experienced connection here in AT/AS's forum, in real life I live a quite isolated life.
I think the physical element of connectedness really does play a big part in the spiritual path. I know that personally I feel an almost hunger for face to face spiritual interaction, and I have one dear friend who I'm able to discuss such matters with face to face, but beyond that I'm pretty isolated myself. At least in that sense. That's why the idea of a Lodge based structure is so appealing to me so one can merge the physical interaction with the mental and spiritual.
Thank you for being there (here), sister. Your words consoled me in a difficult time.
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Re: Partners with different belief systems

Postby Polyhymnia » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm

Ave wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Thank you for being there (here), sister. Your words consoled me in a difficult time.
I'm really glad to hear it <3 I hope difficulties have lessened for you this week!
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Re: Partners with different belief systems

Postby Segel » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:38 pm

In some way I almost envy those people who have been married like for 60 years. People who gave themselves and each other a promise to love and stay together whatever happens. How does love grow and change its shape when, for example, physical love fades. What these people can teach each other about love, how they find love in the midst of all the difficulties, what sacrifices they are ready to make. Grass often looks greener on the other side of the fence and nowadays it's so easy to jump into a relationship and switch partner all over again when it becomes difficult.

In theosophical literature i have often come across the instruction "do not share your life with non-believers". I don't understand this guide, maybe the times were different 100 years ago or I'm not at that point on my journey yet.
I want to believe that the spirit pierces everything, even my secular bond.
I've been with my partner together for about 7 years. He has no greater interest in spiritual matters. Sometimes we have disputes, lack of understanding and even power struggles, also because we look at the world differently. Some days i feel like i should gather my bones and go to live alone in the forest, Lapland or somewhere, where there are no other people around at all, but I think the same inconveniences would come to me at some point, in some form, even if i were totally alone. In a way I think that because I was in this situation, in this marital status at the time I first started to explore more spirituality and a the Path, this is a situation where I should be in this life, or at least in this point. All of these challenges are part of my mission to a greater understanding. I appreciate that my partner is giving me time and space as much as i need it (and i need it a lot) when i want to be alone and he's not afraid of these themes in my life. I do not have to share all my thoughts and stuff with my partner but i dont need to hide example books on anything in my our home.
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Re: Partners with different belief systems

Postby Polyhymnia » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:38 am

Segel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:38 pm
I appreciate that my partner is giving me time and space as much as i need it (and i need it a lot) when i want to be alone and he's not afraid of these themes in my life. I do not have to share all my thoughts and stuff with my partner but i dont need to hide example books on anything in my our home.
I'm very much in this same boat as well. I really feel that being given this freedom to just exist as an occultist without fear of judgment or negativity within my home life is enough.
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Re: Partners with different belief systems

Postby obnoxion » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:35 am

Polyhymnia wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:38 am
Segel wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:38 pm
I appreciate that my partner is giving me time and space as much as i need it (and i need it a lot) when i want to be alone and he's not afraid of these themes in my life. I do not have to share all my thoughts and stuff with my partner but i dont need to hide example books on anything in my our home.
I'm very much in this same boat as well. I really feel that being given this freedom to just exist as an occultist without fear of judgment or negativity within my home life is enough.
Same with me.
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