All of our relationships will someday come to an end. That’s just the nature of life. People will walk in and out of your life, as French author Jean Dominique Martin once wrote, for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When it comes to soulmate love, I believe there are three kinds of soulmates that you need to be aware of. Becoming aware of them made it easier for me to release several relationships I was painfully holding onto. I’m sharing them with you today in hopes that something similar might happen with you.
The Three Types of Soulmates
A soulmate is someone with whom you share a deep, emotional and spiritual connection that transcends the limits of our logical mind. In other words, you can’t explain rationally why you feel so attracted and connected to them. You come into relationships with them to explore and discover the reason why.
The first kind of soulmate is the karmic soulmate. These soul mates are the most influential teachers in your life. They’re here, as Elizabeth Gilbert says, to break your heart open so that the light can get in. They came to help you learn an important lesson or to get from point A to point B in your life.
A true romantic partnership will never work out with these soulmates because it’s not meant to. They only came into your life with the clear karmic intention to open you to the greater love, compassion, and forgiveness available within your heart. Once the lesson is learned, they will quickly disappear from your life. After you release them and ask yourself what was the lesson they came here to teach you, you’ll realize that they came into your life for a special reason.
The second kind of soulmate is the romantic soulmate. These are the soulmates that will ignite the flame of true romantic love within your heart. As I share in my article on Manifesting Soulmate Love, you’ll come together precisely when you’re both ready, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to keep each other apart. You come into each other’s lives to love, nurture and support one another, helping each other grow and become a better person along the way.
A romantic soul mate helps you find greater wholeness, creative self-expression, and purpose to your life, and your shared love inspires and touches many. When you are with your romantic soulmate, you feel as if you’re with a spiritual partner or someone with whom you share a greater purpose or reason for being together. These soulmates will be with you during the most expansive, and enriching season of your life!
The third kind of soulmate is the companion soulmate. These are soulmates you feel you can be your true self with and share your innermost thoughts and emotions. Though you feel deeply connected to them, you don’t feel sexually or romantically attracted. These are the friends whom you haven’t seen or spoken to in weeks, months or years —but whenever you do connect with each other again, it feels as if neither of you had missed a beat. Sometimes the two of you might grow apart, or move away, only to reconnect again later in life. Other times you might remain lifelong close friends.
With companion soulmates, you feel as if you came from the same planet, or as if you two are part of a larger soul group, heart, kinship, energetic or spiritual family. They are meant to keep you company throughout your life, often reminding you who you really are, especially those moments when you have forgotten and you need a good kick in the ass. They will be your companions for this lifetime!
Ultimately, what I believe is most important when it comes to soulmate relationships is that, to our hearts, once a deep, meaningful connection has been made with someone, that connection will remain forever. Through our hearts, they will continue to live in the limitless possibilities of our own human imagination.
And, that’s a lot of relationships to last you more than a lifetime!
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