According to Elizabeth Gilbert, the real soul mate is the one who will appear in your life and will make all your insecurities and wonderings disappear. She believes that sharing the life together with your soul mate is not forever. They appear just to discover the new you and then they are gone.
It is very common that things always happen when you least expect it. It is the same with the soul mates. They are the “other” you. You can see all your flaws and imperfections in another person. Elizabeth says that during our lives, we meet different kind of soul mates, and based on the previous experiences that we have, we can finally have more serious and deeper connection.
Past-Life Soul Mates
Because these people might have been a lover or soul mate in a past life, the relationships feel easy and comfortable. The connection is instant. You might feel like you will be friends forever — no matter how much time passes or how far apart you are geographically — and you’re probably right. This friendship will likely last for a lifetime because you will never want to run or hide from these friends.
These relationships can be carefree, but they also shape us. They teach us to trust and believe in ourselves. In this dynamic, both people feel comfortable telling each other anything. Nothing is off limits. You are accepted for who you are.
These are the friends who help you grow into the person you’re meant to be, and have the special ability to propel you toward your destiny without pain or suffering. Often, we try to turn these relationships romantic, but it is usually impossible. There’s a lack of physical attraction or a desire to sustain and protect your friendship.
Healing Soul Mates
Are you familiar with that part of your life, when someone runs into and have the perfect lecture and comfort to offer? When you needed someone who can understand you and someone to talk to, the healing soul mates appear at the right moment. They are type of friends who are helping us to overcome the past and move forward.
This kind of soul mate often appears when you are facing the above mentioned problems, like problems from the past, thus the friendship intensifies.
This friendship will not continue if the soul mates don’t respect each other and don’t give the time and space when they need it. This connection looks like the one of the siblings or it can even be a romantic one. Like everything else in our lives it can have its flaws and good moments, but if you don’t take it for granted it can be very prolific.
Twin flames work together to overcome emotional and spiritual barriers. They can talk for hours without running out of things to say. They think alike, finish each other’s sentences, and naturally do things as a pair. This relationship transcends the ego. When you meet a twin flame, you get a sense of wholeness from the relationship. Not everyone meets their twin flame as a lover, but those who do will enjoy this relationship for the rest of their lives.
You’ll feel like you have known the other person for many lifetimes, and you will rarely want to be apart. Before long, twin flames start to make collective decisions on everything.
The most important aspect of a twin flame relationship is honesty, but relating to your twin flame feels natural and easy. You can probably easily communicate even without words. When both are completely themselves, twin flames can overcome anything. Every one of these relationships has the potential to end in heartbreak, but each one is also an opportunity to resolve and change your relationship karma. Every relationship that you learn from, and end by moving forward with love, can be marked as a success. It doesn’t have to last forever to serve its purpose.
Karmic Soul Mates
These people are also bonded to you through their past life. These relationships are deep and karmic, and frequently painful, as they bring up ego struggles. Working on the relationship together and learning to overcome pain is the only solution.
Karmic soul mates will bring a twin-like bond to your life. In times of extreme feelings, you really feel what they feel. Usually, these people have been reincarnated and are reliving some karma to disclose the negative cycle.