The 9 Different Types of Soulmates We All Have (And How To Recognize Them)
Elizabeth Gilbert once said that, “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.” Meeting soulmates is vital to long term happiness and peacefulness in life, yet they always seem to present themselves at unlikely times and places. Please read the list below so you won’t miss out on meeting a soulmate who might not seem like one at first blush.
#1: Friend soulmates.
These are comfortable soulmates to have, because they are people who can be confided in, trusted, and respected. The relationship is harmonious because there are so many shared beliefs, attitudes, hobbies, and preferences.
#2: Teacher soulmates.
As you might expect, these soulmates teach lessons both in theory and in application. Ironically, this type of soulmate could be a landlord, a colleague, an adversary, a neighbor, or someone who has inadvertently hindered you.
#3: Companion soulmates.
These are traditional soulmates, and they tend to have deeper and more intimate connections that often lead to romantic and loving relationships. It is much wiser to marry a soul companion as opposed to a soul friend.
#4: Healing soulmates.
This type of soulmate is similar to a teacher soulmate, except in this case the “lessons” result in healing and emotional growth. More specifically, this type of relationship requires great and equal respect from both individuals involved, but it can be extremely fulfilling in the long term if small disagreements are moved on from in the short term.
#5: Past-life soulmates.
The connection is usually instantaneous when someone meets a past-life soulmate, and if often feels as though both people have known each other for years, or even decades. This is because their souls have known each other for generations, and possibly even thousands upon thousands of years! It’s normally best to keep these relationship plutonic, but if the Universal timing is right, a past-life soulmate could be your ideal partner in addition to your optimal best friend.
#6: Karmic soulmates.
These soulmates are similar to past-life soulmates, but karmic soulmates have usually experienced pain in your presence in the distant past. Since the pain was often caused by ego, you will frequently experience the pain of your karmic soulmate in the present whenever they feel pain in the present. Kill your past-life meanness with present-day kindness to break the negative connection.
#7: Twin flames.
Twin flames have the ability to overcome emotional and spiritual blockages or barriers. This connection transcends the ego, and if you maintain an honest relationship, genuine love could result. Yet, if honesty ever fades, the relationship and the love will vanish soon after.
#8: Wrecking-ball soulmates.
According to Victoria Erickson , “Soulmates aren’t the ones who make you happiest, no. They’re instead the ones who make you feel the most. Burning edges and scars and stars. Old pains and pangs, captivation and beauty. Strain and shadows and worry and yearning. Sweetness and madness and dreamlike surrender. They hurl you into the abyss. They taste like hope.” They may be difficult to endure, but this type of soulmate can completely change your life by the time they’ve influenced all aspects of it. Romantic relationships don’t usually last, but they’re always highly enjoyable while they do last.
#9: Stranger soulmates.
This could simply be a short interaction with someone you don’t know. However, you’ll usually think that you recognize the person as someone you do know, and the interaction will feel intimate regardless of whether or not anything was said or done. Try to start-up a conversation in this situations; it could end up benefiting both of you in ways that neither of you could ever imagine.