We get a lot of questions about soulmate relationships, soulmate connections and soulmates in general. It seems to be one of the relationship buzzwords of New Age spirituality, but where exactly did it originate? In Plato’s Symposium, he presents a tale of humans who originally had four arms, four legs, and two faces (on one head). Zeus, father of the Greek Gods who lived on Mount Olympus, feared their power would become too great so he split them in half. He also condemned them to spend the rest of their lives searching for each other knowing neither would be complete until they found their other half. Somehow this has translated into the modern day search for our soulmate and the impending unhappiness we will endure if we never find them. How this happened, no one knows for sure.
Most people think of a soulmate relationship as an overly romanticized happily-ever-after fairytale romantic relationship. There is nothing further from the truth. Do we believe soulmate relationships can be very connected, passionate, loving romantic relationships? Yes, in some circumstances. But soulmate relationships are with people who are in our soul group, or soul family, who we hang out with when we are between lifetimes. We can have soulmate relationships with our parents, siblings, friends, family members and even with our pets as well as our romantic relationships.
We will share many lifetimes with our soulmates, incarnating with the over and over again, because they are the ones who agree to bring us the life lessons we need. Soulmate relationships a karmic relationship and we grow, evolve and learn with them. We work through our karma with them and we heal our lives with them. We sign our blueprints with our soulmates on the other side before being born, as we agree to each provide valuable life lessons and spiritual experiences for each other as our souls evolve on the earthly plane. As you incarnate in your different lifetimes with them, you can appear as father-daughter, mother-son, student-teacher, brother-sister and of course husband and wife. More than likely you will not incarnate the same way each lifetime. But…when you meet in this lifetime you will recognize and know each other in some ‘instant recognition’ kind of way. As you speak you will feel as if you have known each other before, and you have, just not in the physical plane.
Soulmate relationships are based on a deep love for each other because of their spiritual bond and their relationships will go beyond the superficial relationships based on lust, looks or money. You will all encounter many soulmate relationships in your lives, some romantic and others platonic, but each one of them will bring a profound meaning and life experiences that will help define who you are and who you will become.