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I’m sure we have all heard a friend exclaim: “I’ve met my soulmate!” (Insert eye roll here). But have you ever wondered what that really means?
First off, I want to explain that a soulmate can be anyone that you feel close to. Soulmates can be family members, close friends, business colleagues and even pets. If you want a deeper explanation, watch my video, "Soulmates Explained," here.
For this article I’m going to be mainly focusing on romantic soulmates. After all, Love is the greatest power in the Universe, and we all need and deserve it. Each and every relationship we enter into teaches us lessons about ourselves and helps us to grow spiritually. In fact, engaging in romantic relationships is the fastest way to evolve as human beings. If you never interact with another in romantic relationships, you stall your own personal evolution. No encounter with a soulmate, no matter how brief, is ever a waste of time.
Here are the signs:
1. There's an INSTANT Recognition
When you first met a soulmate, there’s this strange feeling of “Have we met before?” Something about them seems very familiar. Maybe when you look into his/her eyes there’s a knowing. It could be hearing their laugh that gives you a deja vu moment. This is most likely because you have known this person before from one or more past lives. As a soul planning its next incarnation, we make soul contracts with others to balance the karma from previous lifetimes.
2. You’ve Been Living Parallel Lives
What I mean by this is that you’ve been at the same place at the same time, yet hadn’t crossed paths (until now). Maybe you were born in the same town and one moved away, only to come back and meet years later. Another example of this is frequenting the same places over and over again yet just missing each other by mere moments. You may have even lived in the exact same place, albeit at different times. The explanation for this is Divine Timing. The Universe has a plan, and you meet your soulmate when the time is right.
3. You Have the Same Vision for the Future
Your soulmate may come from a completely different background or ethnicity than you, but the two of you share similar life goals. You think alike and you have similar principles, values and morals. Basically, you’re on the same page with how you want your life to be.
4. Synchronistic Meetings and Signs
There are no coincidences in life. Let’s say that a traffic jam you got stuck in that made you arrive late to your destination was at exactly the right time because that’s when your soulmate and you would cross paths. Maybe you both live in the same town, yet you end up meeting them in the most unlikely place like a foreign country. Every time I feel frustrated that things aren’t going the way that I want them to, I surrender to the Universe and watch for the signs. Sometimes the synchrony is seeing or hearing their name everywhere.
5. Uncanny Similarities
When you are first getting to know your soulmate, you’ll start to discover that you have many strange similarities between you. One example could be having the exact same injury when you were younger. Another one could be your mothers both have the same name. There could also be something interesting about their birthday. Maybe you were born on the same day, a day apart, or this person could have the same birthday as someone close to you. The list could go on and on, and it will be different for everyone. Despite these similarities, you are both very different people. Maybe one is quiet and more reserved and the other one is the life of the party. Opposites do attract! The point is that you balance each other out. Each of us has masculine and feminine energy within us. Your soulmate will be the perfect balance of your feminine to his masculine and vice versa.
6. You Become Best Friends
Your soulmate is someone who you feel that you can be 100% your authentic self around. You both want to share everything with each other because you know they will not judge you. You two just get each other. You feel a sense of peace and calm around them. You feel comfortable even in silence because the two of you have almost a psychic connection and often finish each others sentences.
7. There Is Mutual Love and Respect
The love between two soulmates is pure and unadulterated. It transcends all time and space. The love and respect is not based on anything worldly like material possessions. It is Love at the soul level, regardless of looks, money, age differences or coming from different backgrounds.
8. You Get Your Sh*t Together!
The meeting of two soulmates often acts as a catalyst for one or both parties to wake up and get their life in order. Oftentimes a soulmate comes into our life in order to set us on a completely new path that we had never thought of before. This doesn’t necessarily mean you end up with this person, but the meeting and subsequent change in direction was divinely ordained. For those that do end up together as partners, it will be a relationship devoid of any competition where each one strives to be the best possible version of themselves while encouraging their partner to do the same.
It’s important to know that you do not need to have all of these qualities to know you are dealing with a soulmate. You should also know that having all these qualities doesn’t mean you’ll end up getting married! There is free will involved, and each person has to make the conscious decision to commit to the other. You could also seriously screw things up with your soulmate and not end up together. Just because you two have an intense spiritual, emotional, physical and mental connection doesn’t mean all that much if your behaviors and actions are not in alignment with complete harmony with regards to making this relationship work. But don’t fret, we have many soulmates. Take the lessons that you learned and apply them to the next high level soulmate you meet.