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What Is a Soulmate?

What Is a Soulmate?

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Published by: areej on Sep 28, 2009
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What Is a Soulmate?What is a soul Mate? Is it a buzz word being tossed around by New Agers andRomance publishers in order to increase book sales and seminar fees? Is soulmatejust another term for true love or is it something else, something more, somethingbigger and deeper?Good question, and I don't have a clear answer. If you browse the Web, searchingunder the term "soulmate," you'll find testimonials of How I Found My Soulmate onthe Web, and pointers to Personals Ads for you to search for a personal soulmate,but you won't find much hard information on soulmates or much discussion on what asoulmate is.There is no definitive theory of soulmates, no accepted definition. Edgar Cayce,Richard Bach, and Elizabeth Clare Prophet have all written at length on soulmates.Some say that there are different types or categories of soulmates. Three typesfrequently discussed are the soulmate as an essence twin or counterpart--one'sother half, the companion or lover who helps one achieve a goal, and the karmicteacher who comes into your life to teach you an important lesson. For more ondifferent types of Soulmates, see My Soulmate Discovery, Part II.A belief in reincarnation is not necessary for a belief in soulmates although agreat deal of literature on soulmates does presume a belief in reincarnation.Perhaps I'm just a Soulmates Skeptic, but I just cannot believe that there is oneand only one person for each of us. In my own life, and in the lives of manyfriends, I know that there have been times when we've been convinced that, "Thisis the one. This person is my One True Love, my Soulmate."However, often in these cases, for one reason or another, the relationship hasn'tworked out. Were we mistaken? Was that person not our soulmate? Or, was theperson our soulmate, and, for one reason or another, we just weren't able to makethings work?I have no answers; however, I do have a theory of my own. I have a friend whointroduced me to the theory of a soul tribe. To her, there are many people whohave important connections to us, karmic connections, if you prefer to use thatterm. To her, these people constitute our soul tribe.In adapting this idea, I feel that we can have what the popular press seems tocall or identify as a soulmate relationship with many different persons who are inour soul tribe. Perhaps in a lifetime, we may run into five, ten, or twentydifferent persons who are members of our soul tribe, and, under the rightcircumstances, we could have an intense, karmic, soul-shattering relationship withany one of them, or, with several of them, in some cases.Another way to think of this is to say that we have multiple soulmates.And, although I can't quite swallow the concept of one and only one true love foreach of us per lifetime, I can reluctantly allow the possibility of multiplesoulmates. I don't think that there is an unlimited supply of soulmates out therefor each of us, but I do believe that each of us has one or more persons who canhelp us to growth and become all that we can be, who will support, honor, shelter,

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