Ah, soul mates the stuff chick flicks and Hallmark cards are made of. But who are these elusive creatures really? I don’t necessarily equate a soul mate with hearts and flowers or sexual chemistry. In my opinion, soul mates come in many forms friends, parents, siblings, lovers, chocolate, my cat. 😉
Soul mates come into our lives to teach us something.how to laugh, think, feel, be, love and often how to let go. They enable us to grow emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
These relationships are intense, magnetic, inexplicable, mystical and based on a strong connection. I can count my soul mates on one hand. But I’m an introvert, and although I love humanity, I’m not often that crazy about people. It takes a lot for me to genuinely bond, but when I do it sticks. I’m grateful for my soul mates and the lessons learned. They’ve enriched my soul and left indelible impressions on my heart.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love describes the soul mate relationship best…
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. 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.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”