Movies, books, and TV shows always seem to portray soul mates as those passionately romantic partners who magically meet, and then live happily ever after… But like all things in reality, when compared to the ‘silver screen', there is much more to the soul mate story.
By zooming out a bit, we can loosely define soul mates as those people who have strong soul connections. By ‘soul connections' I mean that their souls have met before, often many times, in a multitude of past lives and parallel experiences. Soul mates choose to come together in physical reality, to support each other in accomplishing their life mission and purpose.
You don't only have one soul mate. There are many souls who are manifest here and now in the physical, and when you meet, they serve to guide you in the direction of your authentic path and soul purpose. These are your soulmates. When you meet one of your soul mates, there is usually an instant attraction and connection, which does not have to be romantic.
Sometimes soul mates are romantic partners, who come together lifetime after lifetime, sometimes a soul mare manifests in your experience as a true friend, a soul family member or sometimes, they manifest as the people who will challenge you most, because that challenge is exactly what you needed at the soul level to get back on track.
If we zoom way out in perspective, we're all connected at soul level, and so in some senses we are all ‘divine soul mates' (check out the Oneness Angel Message to learn more about this) …
But for now, although we each have an underlying connection with everyone and everything, we do perceive ourselves at the personality level to be separate. In the book of life or ‘Akashic record' there are records of those souls who have met as physical beings time and time again. So while in the bigger picture, we're all essentially ‘divine soul mates' in complete oneness, while alive as humans in the physical, we have natural soul mate connections with those whom we strongly resonate with vibrationally, have shared histories with, and share supportive and similar purposes with now.
When you meet a soul whom you've encountered at the personality level in many lifetimes, they will feel familiar to you, like you've met before and you will often know and feel the soul mate connection. Depending on how closely you've known and connected these soul mates connections can loosely be categorized as being a part of your soul group or soul family.
Your soul mate relationships at the ‘soul group' level are with those souls in physical form who are currently walking similar life paths. You have a common shared purpose with your soul group members, and therefore you often have similar life experiences, interests, and upon meeting you have a strong feeling you've known each other before (you have!).
The people in your soul group are your soulmates in that you have met each other in past or parallel life experiences, and you have a common purpose now, but they're not typically a part of your closest inner circle.
The people in your soul group may be your classmates, acquaintances, true friends and co-workers here in the physical who you are also connected with at a soul level. Meeting those in your soul group is meant to and will impact you in a positive way through friendship, or even if you only meet once or twice.
Your soul group connections are many, and while these relationships may come and go, they often leave a mark, help to realign you with what is important to you at the soul level, and they inspire you to make changes, or offer support at times of accelerated change and personal transformation.
The more in alignment you are with your soul path, the more of your soul group you will meet.
Soul family relationships are with those soul mates whom your relationship goes ever deeper and lasts longer than with your soul group (this lifetime and beyond). Your soul family is your close inner circle of souls who help you to align with your soul purpose in this lifetime, but they also love, nurture, inspire, protect, support, and comfort you through your ongoing connection.
When you meet those soul mates who are a part of your soul family, the connection is immediately strong. They seem familiar and feel like family to you, and there is an underlying love and knowing of your soul connection from the moment you meet.
There may be those in your soul family who you have had romantic relationships with in many lifetimes. Many people have a few soul mate partners who they connect with regularly, and then you also have soul family members who can be likened to your soul parents, siblings, cousins, children… and more!
Whether your soul family connections are romantic or familial, there is an instant spark of love, connection, and a draw to support each other and spend time together. Your soul family is a part of your soul group too, but the relationship is deeper, and lasts longer.
Soul family relationships in and out of physical reality are ongoing as these families of souls are drawn together time and time again. Sometimes your soul family will incarnate as your birth family members, but often they will not. You likely have some soul family members who are supporting and guiding you from the realms of spirit.
If you do have soul family present on Earth now you will likely meet some of them, especially as you continue to align more fully with your soul path and purpose, which brings you into alignment with your soul family who can help you to progress even further.
Ready to attract your soul mates? Self love will help you to align with your path and come into alignment with your soul group and family members…
With many blessings of love, light, and gratitude,
P.S. Have you met any soulmates from your soul group or soul family? I love hearing from you… Leave me a comment below or on facebook!
Melanie Beckler is an internationally acclaimed best-selling author, channel, and founder of www.Ask-Angels.com. Her books, Angel Messages, Angel Courses and CD's provide a direct link to the love, frequency & wisdom from the Angelic and Spiritual Realms for people around the world.
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