In Her Words
Corresponding parts to your own soul
The idea of finding your soul mate is incredibly enticing. Who doesn’t want to meet “the one,” that one person you’ve been waiting your entire life to meet and grow old with? Then again, what’s the definition of a soul mate, anyway?
A bunch of us Bettys started exchanging soul mate stories, and there seem to be some strong similarities when each of us encountered one (or more) of ours: You have this telepathic way of communicating with each other. You feel as if you were meant for this person, and he for you. You feel like you’ve known him for a while, although you really haven’t (at least not in this life!). There are both physical and spiritual elements to the connection between you.
Stephanie, aka Manic Mommy, says, “We cross so many avenues in life, have so many chance meetings and opportunities to run into “the one,” that I really think there is more than one soul mate out there for each of us. It’s just a matter of everything lining up and the earth singing, and something special happening that leads us to that moment where the world stops and that one person is standing in front of you and everything else falls away.”
Nicole says, “I have a best friend here in New York, and she’s also a soul mate. Obviously, I will not be marrying her, but I consider my closest female friends soul mates. They just get me – they know where I’m coming from and have similar feelings, experiences, childhood dreams.”
Most of us have found multiple mates for our souls. Two of my soul mates are my best friends. One is a man I know I’ll never be with, and I think I actually just had a first date with another one the other day (crazy, I know!).
But just because a person is your soul mate doesn’t mean that you will be in a relationship with that person. Of course, that’s ideal, and sometimes it happens, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes the timing in both of your lives is off.
A very wise lady named Skye Thomas says, “Loving a soulmate or twin flame is often difficult because we are not usually able to love and accept ourselves, so why would we be able to love the other half of our own soul?” This was a part of her article What Is a Soulmate? which explained this and shook me to my core. The more fateful part of finding this article was that the man that I previously mentioned – my soul mate who I will never be with – had just entered my life. Fate works in mysterious ways, and timing in this instance wanted to show me why I felt so strongly for this man. Soul mates will enter your life, even if just for a moment in time, so embrace them, even if it is just for that moment.
Tell us: What’s been your experience with soul mates?