First, it is good to know that just like our physical relationships, there are different types of spiritual relationships. Recognizing the differences is important. When we understand and nurture our spiritual relationships in a grounded way, we are less likely to hurt ourselves or others.
How do we know if we have encountered a spiritual relationship? Spiritual relationships aren’t necessarily what we think they are. For example, an obvious spiritual relationship would be a childhood imaginary friend. A less obvious one might be a favorite stuffed animal that you keep nearby for inspiration. A dream may connect you to an animal or person that influences you long beyond the dream.