I want to start off with a question…why are so many of us consumed with finding our “soul mate”?
I have only been divorced for four years which to some may seem like a really long time but to those of us who have been living it, it seems like just yesterday we were in the court room making the final arrangements. It is hard enough to deal with the reasons for why your marriage or relationship has ended but then pile on top of that looking for someone new, as far as I’m concerned that is a recipe for an atomic bomb!
If we ask Google what a soul mate is Wikipedia says this: A soul mate is a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity. Simple enough, but psych central says: “A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake,” author Elizabeth Gilbert said. “But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”
Then there are the energy feeling resources that say : “Soul mate” is sometimes used to designate someone with whom one has a feeling of deep and natural affinity, friendship, love, intimacy, sexuality, and/or compatibility. Soul mates can have various types of relationships, which do not always include romantic love. They can be close friends, co-workers, a teacher, anyone who influences your life one way or another. They play the emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental, games of third dimension with you. They can affect relationships in a positive or negative way depending on the emotional issues of the people concerned.
And last but not least Google Images (image copyright of google images).
So how do you know? I was tucked snugly into bed when this post jumped out of my brain and started to take shape on this page. There is something to this that I need to get to the bottom of and I need your help!
Here we are, all suffering from a loss and we are trying so hard to move on. Whether it be divorce, death, or separation we are all in this together. The definitions that I cited are confusing to me how can the most important person you will ever meet not be meant for forever? Or how can your soul mate not include romantic love? I always understood the definition of soul mates to mean life long partner, which you would think would mean in all aspects of your life and not in a negative way.
So does this mean when we meet our “soul mate” and choose to or are forced to let them go then we are moving on to our next dimension? But the bigger question is can one person have more thane one soul mate? So I googled it and there is a lot! Here is just one quote: “The bond shared with each soul mate is truly exceptional. Humans are the most complex beings, and each soul mate complements a different aspect of us. We find comfort in having someone who can understand and relate to us. ”
I also found that a “soul mate” can be someone communicating to you from other life times, so maybe its the people in my dreams.
Here’s what I’m thinking…. there is no real answer until you know it when you have it.
For some of us grieving our loss we had it and it is now gone, according to google and other research options it is possible that you will find it again or maybe it’s been there all along and you just didn’t know it, in which case, just hang out, sit tight and let God or the Universe do it’s thing! As far as I’m concerned, I”m pretty sure the caterpillar wasn’t concerned with finding a “soul mate” while making its transformation to a butterfly, because it was it’s own and to me that is a blessing!
I’d welcome your thoughts.
Courageous Butterfly 1/27/15
2 thoughts on “Soul Mates?”
I read an article today about divorce and marriage. The woman told about how her ex-husband decided he didn’t like all of her quirks after they were married. He wanted/expected her to change.
I think often we go into marriage expecting it to be “soul mates” and when we find the person isn’t what we thought they were – perfect – we become disillusioned and quit trying to make it work.
Some of us tend to not see our own “flaws” or things that might drive others crazy and only see the “flaws” of the other.
One thing this person said in the article was that we need to see and accept the “flaws” of the person we are marrying and love those as much as we love the person. Otherwise a marriage is doomed.
Just thought I’d add this little tidbit.