I don’t think we ever stop growing spiritually once we start down that path. However, sometimes trying to explain the profound insights that God gives us is like speaking another language. Even to fully understand it for myself I need to bring it into some kind of visual form like a metaphor. I know what it feels like to be One with God. I experience it when the self and spirit work together and there is no longer any separation between us. This Oneness takes work because what the spirit already understands the humanness might not. It is the human part of me that needs that visual in order to pull it together…at least for me anyway.
Mark Nepo likens this oneness to the nautical definition of marry, “to join two ropes end to end by interweaving their strands.” He goes on to say, “that just as two ropes that are married create a tie that is twice as strong, when we marry our humanness to our spirit, we create a life that is double strong in the world.”*
I would add that when we interweave the self with spirit we become who we were created to be…our true selves.
“The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo