As a tarot reader, I often get asked if the person a client is dating is their soul mate. There is nothing odd about having an intuitive feeling of being deeply connected to someone you have just met – Most of the time, the cards verify this gut feeling and he or she do indeed turn out to be a soul mate. What many people don’t realise is that meeting a soul mate does not automatically equal ‘happily ever after.’ The Wikipedia definition of soul mate only helps cement the myth that your soul mate is always a life long partner: A soulmate (or soul mate) is a lifelong partner that is predetermined by God. Believed by some to be the person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity, similarity, love, sex, intimacy, sexuality, spirituality, or compatibility. By the way, in my experience, not even a Twin Flame (which is our other soul half) is always predetermined to be our lifelong companion – but that’s a story for another time. Let’s dispel some of the most common myths and set the record straight! Top 4 myths about soul mates and soul mate relationships When you meet your soul mate, you will end up marrying him or her You only have one soul mate and he or she is your ideal lover Soul mate relationships are always blissfully happy because you have finally met ‘The One’ You can’t feel complete until you have met your soul mate So what is a soul mate really and why do they come into our lives…? 7 truths about soul mate relationships A soul mate is a member of your soul group Here on earth, they can be a family member, friend or even colleague You have a sense of instant recognition (or, in case of family members, a deeper bond than with the rest of the family) You can often sense your soul mate through time and space, even when physically separated Important life lessons are always attached to soul mate relationships Soul mate relationships are rarely easy Feeling like you are somehow incomplete usually has nothing to do with not being in a soul mate relationship – It’s and indication that you need to learn to love yourself. Your soul family A soul mate is someone from your soul group or soul family – a group of souls that you have contracts with to learn certain lessons. Many of you will incarnate at the same time so that you can work out karmic issues and learn lessons set out in your soul contracts. Your soul mate can be your brother, sister, father, uncle, grandmother, cousin, best friend, first boyfriend, the woman you settle down with, your grandson etc etc ad infitum. How to tell if someone is your soul mate So how do you know that they are a soul mate? You will have an instant and permanent bond which...Read More »
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