First, you should know that soul mates and life partners are two different things. Unfortunately, many people settle down with a life partner, without even looking for their soul mate. And, sometimes, these relationships can be very satisfying. They are often built on mutual trust, respect and friendship. In life, we have no control over timing and sometimes less control of circumstance. Some cannot wait forever in hopes of encountering a soul mate, so they are satisfied with a mature life-partner relationship.
Some people say that it’s all about survival, security or simple companionship, and the word soul mate does not resonate. The concept may seem flighty, dreamy and unrealistic. Life circumstance, timing, availability, security and many other factors may all influence our relationship choices. Well, the real chances are if you are open, ready and blessed enough to meet a Soul Mate in this life time it will happen unanticipated and unexpected. It can feel unsettling, destabilizing and ungrounding because it is a different connection than any other you have had. And trust me – there are no words or explanations that can clearly articulate such a connection. It is a magnetic energy, an intuitive knowing and it just seems right. There is no matter of space or time, you have found your way to one another.
8 Elements of a Soulmate:
You just get each other – can I ask you a simple question: have you ever met two people who finish each others sentences? While some people call that spending too much time together, I call it a soul mate connection. You might experience this with your best friend or your mother, but it is the telltale sign of a soul mate when you experience it with your partner.
You fall in love with his/her flaws – no relationship is perfect! This means that even soul mate relationships will experience ups and downs. But, the good thing is that bond will be much harder to break. Soul mates have an easier time of accepting, even learning to love, each others imperfections.
It’s intense – this type of relationship is usually more intense than normal relationships – in both good and bad ways. But, ladies and gentlemen, the most important thing is that, even during negative episodes, you’re focused on resolving the problem and can see beyond the bad moment.
You two against the world – in soulmate relationship it’s always “us”! Yes, soul mates often see their relationship as “us against the world.” They feel so linked together that they’re ready and willing to take on any feat of life, so long as they have their soul mate by their side.
You’re mentally inseparable – you don’t want to spend 2 minutes without your soulmate. Soul mates often have a mental connection similar to twins. They might pick up the phone to call each other at the exact same time. Though life may keep you apart at times, your minds will always be in tune if you are soul mates.
You feel secure and protected – yes, you feel secure and protected when you’re with your twin flame. Regardless of the gender of your partner, he or she should always make you feel secure and protected. Your soul mate will make you feel like you have a guardian angel by your side. A person who plays on your insecurities, whether consciously or subconsciously, is not your soul mate.
You can’t imagine your life without him/her – and, remember – a soul mate is not someone you can walk away from that easily. It is someone you can’t imagine being without, a person you believe is worth sticking with and fighting for.
Soulmates look each other in the eye – well yes, and they have a tendency to look into each others eyes when speaking more often than ordinary couples. It comes naturally from the deep-seated connection between them. Looking a person in the eye when speaking denotes a high level of comfort and confidence.
“Your soul mate makes you feel entirely intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.”