Spiritual growth refers to the process of developing one’s sense of connection to and understanding of one’s own spirit and/or a more universal source of spiritual energy. Some traditions describe methods to follow with specific stages or thresholds that are reached in progression toward an ultimate spiritual state, often called enlightenment. While there is a vast diversity of methods and theories to this aim, there’s a general consensus across belief traditions that one’s sense of spirituality can be developed, formed, or enhanced through intentional practice and study. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Many people are familiar with Maslow's hierarchy of needs, in which he argued that basic needs such as safety, belonging, and self-esteem must be satisfied (to a reasonable healthy degree) before being able to fully realize one's unique creative and humanitarian potential.