Most people think of a soulmate as the
"one and only" person they are meant to be with as a romantic
partner for the rest of their lives. However, there are actually many
kinds of soulmates - some romantic, some not. Here, we will talk about
all kinds of soulmates - not limited to romantic soulmates.
The Meaning of
A helpful way to define soulmates is two
souls who are brought together for some higher purpose, in a meaningful
- and often lasting - way. Soulmates can be friends, family members,
or romantic interests.
In fact, most of us have quite a few soulmates
in the world - some are romantic soulmates, and some are not. Most of
us have felt an "instant connection" with a person, or a feeling
that this person is going to be important in our lives.
Why Do Soulmates
Soulmates come into your life for a specific
purpose or set of purposes. Often the purpose is to allow for certain
experiences that will benefit one or both soulmates. This includes experiences
with the soulmate (interactions with the soulmate) and because of the
soulmate (processes that happen within you because that soulmate is
in your life).
Examples are experiences that result in
in certain joys, lessons, feelings, self-awarenesses, decisions within
yourself, or learning what it feels like to be loved, cared about, respected,
For instance, a soulmate might show up
as a friend to teach you to learn to trust, or to help you learn how
to accept yourself more fully. A soulmate might show up as a parent
to encourage you and help you become a stronger and wiser person.
The Magic of Soulmates
When soulmates are brought together, there
is a wonderful magic where each soulmate is uniquely able to give what
is most needed by the other, and each to receive what they need most
from the other. Sometimes what we need most is support and encouragement.
Sometimes what we need is to be challenged so that we can learn and
Soulmates contribute to our life process,
usually in deeply meaningful and irreversible ways. Soulmates often
provide triggers that cause each other to think, feel, and change in
certain directions. During our lifetime, soulmates of all kinds are
often the catalysts for our most important personal growth, inner peace,
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