What is the spiritual meaning of being single?

You are not alone.

In a society that puts significant pressure on two people to marry, it can be hard to find the energy to feel beautiful in being single.

But this does not have to be the case.

There are many spiritual benefits of being single, and I will highlight some of them for you here.

So keep reading and find out more!

1) Find value in your independence

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Being single means you are completely and totally independent.

This is something that many people fear, but it’s also something that many people need in their life.

Independence is a very important part of growing as a person, and being single allows you to truly learn to value and appreciate your independence.

Being independent means you don’t need to rely on anyone else for your happiness. You don’t have to check in with a partner or spouse to see how they feel and if they’re happy.

You don’t have anyone else to answer to, so you don’t have to worry about disappointing anyone or letting anyone down when you don’t do something you said you would do.

You have the power to make your own decisions and do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it.

What’s more?

Being single allows you to truly understand the power of independence and what it means to be completely self-reliant.

2) You can go on soul expeditions

Believe us, it’s worth it!

Being single means that you do not have to compromise with another person, so you can utilize your time for soul expeditions.

This can mean attending courses and workshops, or a day of hiking in the hills.


Often we are so busy working and taking care of others that we forget about our own dreams.

When we take the time to attend soul expeditions, we can open up our hearts to the things that make us feel fulfilled and give us meaning in life.

Often this is when we find what kind of partnership we are meant to enter next, because it gives us a sense of what we want out of life and what our purpose is.

3) The spiritual power of being single gives you the chance to trust yourself

Yes, it’s true!

This is incredibly empowering, as you can start to trust your inner voice and not the voice of society.

Some people I have seen have been shocked at how wide the gap between what society tells them they should do and what they feel.

They often go against their intuition.

This is very beneficial when building a relationship with another person, because it tells your partner that trust in you will not be betrayed.

4) You are able to receive intimate messages from the universe

Being single is a time of quietness and stillness, where you do not have any other energy forces that can interfere with your connection with the universe.

This makes it possible for you to receive a full range of messages about your relationship status and what direction you should go in.

What do we mean?

Well, if you are worried about what will happen if you stay single or enter into another relationship, or if you feel that relationship is necessary for your life, know that either situation is absolutely fine.

Sometimes your intuition says one thing, but you have to follow another course of action.

There is a reason for everything in life, and if you listen for the message rather than worry about what it may entail, you will discover the gifts that it holds for you.

5) Take care of yourself physically and mentally

Being single is a chance to take good care of yourself.

You can go to the gym, take up yoga or meditation, and read books that make you feel supported and loved.

You can learn as much as you can about yourself and what is important to you, so that when it’s time for your next relationship, you know who you want to be with.

Taking care of yourself means that the energy around you will develop in the ways that you want it to.

Are you really gonna miss your chance to shine?

Click on our video to find out more about it. See you there!

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6) You can explore your spirituality

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This is probably one of the most important benefits of being single.

It’s very hard to be in a relationship when you are exploring your spirituality, because the space that you hold becomes untenable when there is another person in it.

But when you are single, there is plenty of space for your spirit to grow and develop, and this makes it easier to turn back towards yourself and be strong in who you are and what your values are.

This is a huge step on the path to self-actualization , which is the development of one’s personality into its full potential.

Now let’s think about your spiritual journey:

Which practices are genuinely pushing you forward, and which are holding you back?

Unfortunately, many of us unknowingly fall into the trap of toxic spirituality.

As you can imagine, this can be extremely harmful. I learned this when I watched an incredible free video created by the shaman Rudá Iandé.

Click here to watch the free video.

But why should you trust his advice? What makes him different from the rest of the gurus and experts out there?

Well, for one, Rudá isn’t interested in selling you his version of spirituality. All he aims to do is put you at the center of your world and back in control of your journey.

Rudá has included a few powerful yet simple exercises in the video that’ll help you reconnect with yourself and your spirituality. Again, exercises that put the focus on you.

So if you’re ready to bust the toxic spiritual myths you’ve bought for the truth and genuinely connect with your spiritual being, check out his incredible free video here.

7) You’re able to build your innate confidence and strength

Being single gives you a chance to be strong and independent, as it allows you to make all the decisions that you need to make.

You have the power over your emotions, actions and desires.

This is an incredible opportunity for self-development because it allows you to learn what is important in life, what kinds of things you can accept into your life and which things are not worth it.

For example, when I was single, I did everything from going on a road trip across Iceland to having a beach day with my sister on Galveston Island .

All of these experiences were an absolute blast, and I was able to do them because I was single.

Everything that I did, no matter how big or how small it was, made me feel a greater sense of self-confidence and strength.

That would make more sense, right?

8) You can develop a deeper understanding of your purpose and your life’s lesson

When you are single, you get to pursue your life’s purpose, which is absolutely a stunning thing to do.

You can really see what your vision of the future is for yourself, and it makes you want to step back and look at your life from a different perspective.

The result?

This can be immensely helpful if you’re going through a difficult time in your relationship or trying to figure out what it all means.

Also, if you can leave yourself alone while pursuing your purpose with no distractions, that’s even better!

9) You can actually have time to relax

Come on, who doesn’t want that?

When you’re single, you have the chance to do something that most people don’t get: relax.

It’s often hard to take time out for yourself.

You might feel guilty spending a few hours at home alone or going out with your friends instead of being with your partner.

But when you are single, you actually have the time and space to relax and enjoy yourself.

This is another reason why I did all of the things that I mentioned earlier in this article—because I was able to take some time off and enjoy myself while working towards my own self-development.

10) You can let love in

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Being single is a time to open up to receiving love.

But instead of looking outside yourself for it, you have the chance to simply be open when it comes and to make room for it instead of trying to push negative energy out of yourself.

This is a very powerful thing and something that is often missed when we are single.

Often we push sadness, hurt or jealousy out of ourselves because we don’t want them accepted into our space.

This is a big mistake because it keeps these feelings from flowing into your space, and that means they don’t develop in a healthy way.

When you are single, you can heal from all of your experiences.

You will be able to find more meaning in life if you have the courage to open up to love in your life.

This is especially important for women who are often deemed to have too much negative emotion.


As you can see, being single is a time to focus on yourself, find your own answers and develop yourself.

It’s a time to spend alone and enjoy the company of yourself.

It’s a time to have fun, play around with different projects and experiences, explore your spirituality and make room for love in your life.

Being single can be the easiest time of your life, and if you can learn to embrace it, you will find that it makes all the difference.

What do you think of being single? Do you think it’s easier or better than being in a relationship? Let me know in the comments!

And if you found this article helpful and want to learn more ways to become a happier person, check out our video below:

How to be happily single—even when you want a partner

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this article.


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Nguyet Yen Tran

Yen is a freelance writer and a researcher specializing in mental health, self-awareness, and psychology. Her hobby is studying human behavior throughout their reaction upon situations. Be sure to check out her other posts on our blog.

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