Souls, Soul Mates
by Nicholas F. Schmidt, Ph.D.
often wonder how many of us, who yearn for soul mate or twin soul
relationships, know something about our own souls. After all, how can we
have these kinds of sacred partnerships without an understanding of our
soul and what it is up to during its profound, cosmic journey?"
~ Author of this article
For as long as we have had recorded history, there has been a very powerful attraction of the masculine and feminine energies for one another. Does it exist by accident? Is it nothing more than a by-product of Mother Nature that guarantees more humans? Or could there be a deeper purpose and sacred meaning to it all?
Why do we seek feelings of oneness with another that can be so profound at times we want it to last for all of eternity? How do we account for a knowingness deep within our being that often reminds us we are incomplete; that there exists a someone, somewhere who will make us feel whole again?
frankly, I can't think of any other human experience that rivals the
passion and intensity of falling in love. That is why we seem to be so
preoccupied with it. Eventually we reach a point along the spiritual
journey when we discover that it has everything to do with our souls.
Ancient, mystical wisdom tells us that each individual soul is a fragment or part of our Source. These same teachings go on to say that our Creator has a dual nature or essence, which is an equal blend of the male-female principle.
dynamic interplay between the male-female, yin-yang energy is responsible
for the incredible, creative forces that originate within the divine mind.
Since everything that exists comes from God, the male-female essence is
found in all things. This also includes your soul, which contains an equal
blend of the masculine and feminine principle... like a magnet with a
positive and negative polarity, but is whole within itself. Because of it
you are neither female nor male at the soul level. You are both.
Before God created the physical universe and our souls, all was perfect harmony, bliss and oneness. Then a series of intentional divisions took place. As part of the divine plan, the original Single Soul began to fragment into over-souls, which divided into group souls, then family souls and, eventually, into individual souls.
At some point in our distant past, a final, painful division took place. It appears that a part of each individual soul separated into its feminine and masculine halves when we lost our way and decided to remain in a 3-dimensional, physical body here on planet Earth. It all happened during the Fall of humanity when we over identified with the pleasures of the material world, developed egos and lost sight of our God-centeredness.
the Fall, male and female, twin soul halves have been wandering the Earth,
lifetime after lifetime, in search of one another. Today, those who have
reached a certain level of spiritual understanding and divine awareness,
are now ready to reverse this process and begin the journey Home. The
first meaningful step of the journey is remembering our divine connection
and living it. The second is twin soul reunion with our other half.
one of us will eventually experience spiritual awakening because our souls
crave completion with our other half, our soul families and, ultimately,
our Source. This yearning is irreversible and, sooner or later, all will
respond to its calling. A long-term romantic union with another and the
profound challenge and opportunity for unconditional love that it
represents, is a gift from God that allows the soul to remember its divine
connection and its craving for oneness with All. That is its sacred
purpose and the reason it exists. That is why we fall in love.
2500 years ago Plato had this to say about soul partners…
"And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight even for a moment."
the ages other worthy sources besides Plato have also shed light on the
extraordinary experience of love and intimacy that transcends all others
when parts of the same soul reunite with one another. The Sufis, Edgar
Cayce, Eileen Caddy, St. Germain, Kryon, Shirley MacLaine, Jess Stearn and
others also refer to an indescribable, timeless connection that can exist
between two individuals because of its potential to go way beyond the
traditional concepts of everyday romance. These kinds of soul partners
have been called twin souls, twin flames, twin rays and other mystical
There is another term that has also been used to describe a profound relationship between two individuals… soul mates. There is a significant difference between twin souls and soul mates and the use of both terms interchangeably has caused some confusion.
the same soul, there is a male and a female essence or polarity. Each
vibrates with the same frequency… like two identical tones of the same
musical instrument, with one tone being masculine and its mirror tone
being feminine. Each is an exact compliment of the other and, for
thousands of years, both have incarnated in separate bodies. These two
twin aspects of the same soul are totally unique to one another. Said
another way, there is only one other half in the entire universe with your
same soul vibration. Not surprisingly, you are incredibly sensitive to the
energy of your other half and, when soul recognition occurs, the reaction
can be very powerful and intense.
Interestingly, during any given lifetime, twin souls can be lovers, siblings, best friends, and so on, depending on what they chose for themselves prior to incarnating.
To make things even more interesting, the soul is multi-dimensional. As such, many twin pairs or male-female compliments exist within the same soul, each vibrating with their own unique frequency.
portion of your soul that is "you" is currently having a
3-dimensional experience here on planet Earth. Chances are, your twin is
doing the same. Each of the encounters you have had with one another
during your many previous lifetimes stoke the twin flames and keep their
memory and desire for continuing reunion alive.
Soul mates are individuals who have developed special bonds between one another because of many lifetimes spent together. Generally, they come from closely related members of the same soul family. However, soul mates are two different souls. They are not two aspects of the same soul.
to incarnating we choose the soul mates who will be a part of our next
life plan. They are often our lovers, family members, best friends,
individuals that will help us learn and grow and others who play a
meaningful role in our lives. Most romantic, long-term couplings are of
the soul mate variety as they help each partner prepare for an eventual
twin soul reunion.
Planet Earth is now going through a very profound shift in vibration and consciousness. We are gradually leaving the Age of Pisces and slowly entering the New Age of Aquarius that will last some 2160 years. We currently find ourselves in an unsettled, twilight zone between these two cosmic influences and all the emotional conflicts that go with it. These conflicts are causing the profound changes we are experiencing as the old way of doing things is dying and a new way of being is dawning.
influence of Aquarius will have a great impact on the quality of
relationships we have now and in the future. Aquarius will be a time of
peace, sharing, harmony, truth, unconditional love and spirituality. In
its wake, a lot of personal sorting out, cleansing and healing will take
place. Ego and fear-based thinking will not do well as the Aquarian energy
begins to affect our choices and way of life. That is why all fear-based,
ego-driven institutions and the like are crumbling before our very eyes.
That is why many traditional relationships are ending. That is why the
divorce rate is so high.
There is an event taking place on planet Earth today that is without precedent in human history. Millions of people are beginning to awaken to their true spiritual nature and divine, cosmic heritage. In the process, each of us is becoming far more aware of our soul and the incredible journey it is on.
revolution is setting the stage for the reunion of twin souls as spiritual
partners, who will naturally attract one another as each grows in
spiritual awareness. However, two twins will not be able to reunite and
have a fulfilling relationship until each has developed a strong sense of
themselves and both have reached a certain degree of Self-understanding
and spiritual maturity. That wisdom will help to free them from the needs,
controls, insecurities, expectations, and ownership demands that are
typically part of traditional, ego-based, relationships and marriage
twin soul union, complete with soul-to-soul contact, intimacy and the
desire to heal past karma with one another, does not guarantee lasting
partnership, because ego is always trying to make its presence felt. The
two God mates will still have to work at their relationship, which will
endure so long as each helps the other grow spiritually. Eventually it
will be the twin partnership and all the children that derive from such a
sacred union that will build the foundation upon which the Aquarian Age
will flourish and grow.
mate partnerships are just as important as the twin kind, and quite
frankly, can be more compelling, rewarding and spiritually nourishing if
two twins find they are not ready for one another. These alternate unions
provide an opportunity for balancing and healing past karma, while helping
each partner grow spiritually as well. And by growing spiritually, the
individual sets the stage for eventual twin reunion, this lifetime or
What we really need to do is bless all relationships that have come into our lives because each is sacred in its own way. After all we did plan them with a sense of higher purpose prior to incarnating. God gave us these opportunities to help us remember who we really are… Beings of Light who have temporarily lost the way during our cosmic adventure. In the process, we eventually become unconditional love, which is our divine heritage and the ultimate destiny of our souls.
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