The new female and the new male are partners on a journey of spiritual growth. They want to make the journey. Their love and trust keep them together. Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other. They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals. That is what a spiritual partnership is: a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth.
"Our first mistake is thinking men and women are versions of each other. To oversimplify: That a man is an insensitive woman; that a woman is an illogical man. What if men and women are more different than we can grasp? What if the greatest challenge is imagining what the world seems like from our opposite’s point-of-view? Whether we ever get there, the willingness to consider the validity of each other’s perception can bring compassion, play and workability to our relationships." — Alison Armstrong
The ordinary waking consciousness is a very useful and, on most occasions, an indispensable state of mind; but it is by no means the only form of consciousness, nor in all circumstances the best. Insofar as he transcends his ordinary self and his ordinary mode of awareness, the mystic is able to enlarge his vision, to look more deeply into the unfathomable miracle of existence.