I do not believe in “Soul Mates” in the traditional sense. I do not believe two people are each other’s only soul mate forever. I believe we can have many soul mates in our life time. Sometimes it has nothing to do with romance; sometimes they are teachers, mentors, friends, family or lovers.
As we grow, our needs change. Our souls choose lessons to learn from different experiences and different people. These people who help us see ourselves are our soul mates. Sometimes they stay in our lives forever and other times they are only with us briefly to help our souls move to the next level. By remaining open to every lesson, we allow growth and self-awareness. Anyone can be my teacher; everyone can be my soul’s mate by showing me a part of myself that perhaps I couldn’t see.
My favorite quote about soul mates is from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.
How many mates does your soul have?