Updated: Dec 31
I often see the question “Does anyone believe in soulmates anymore?” And I smile. My understanding of “soulmates” has dramatically changed over the years.
As I entered adulthood, I was much like the majority of the people I know - I wholeheartedly believed in soulmates and I was going to stop at NOTHING to marry nothing less. And, today, I don’t believe I was wrong. However, I was massively limited in my understanding. When I hear people talk about soulmates today, I assume they are talking about the perception I had back in the old days. Soulmates were “the one”. They were your forever partner. They were the one person on this planet, capable of loving you completely and making you happy. Today, soulmates hold a very different meaning for me. I have had many soulmates. My definition of “soulmate” now means someone I have a SOUL CONTRACT with. Someone I am unmistakably drawn to, for seemingly no reason. Someone my soul CALLED INTO MY LIFE because they have something to teach me. I often couldn’t explain WHY I was so magnetized to these soulmates - I just had an indescribable KNOWING I was supposed to be in their space and they in mine. Sometimes, they were friends, sometimes they were lovers, sometimes they were blood family members. I’ve learned to trust this intuition wholeheartedly, even though some of these relationships were painful. To me, soulmates are not always life long partners. Some of these intense relationships have been seasons. Some of these people are still in my life today and I don’t expect to lose them. They have ALL been characterized by deep epiphanies, tr