“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.” – Elizabeth Gilber
The best part about the uncertainty of modern life is that it is full of surprises. You might never know when you get to meet that one person in your life, who walks in and your life is never the same again. Soulmates as we often call them come when we least expect them to. We meet them in the unlikeliest of places, under the most testing of circumstances and change our lives like we had never imagined. Almost all of us have met many different types of soulmates in our life. Some of them come in solely for the purpose of teaching us something, some to break apart our life and redirect us to somewhere different and some who pass us for the briefest of moments, yet tug on our hearts as if we’ve known them a lifetime. Each type will help you reveal the layers of your spirit, and guide you towards finding the ultimate soulmate…
1. Love Soulmate
In it only in the rarest of cases that these are the people we choose as our life partner. Most of the time these are the people who come in as our lovers and have a beautiful relationship during their stay. They might be our first crush, an affair, a week long fling or simply a no-strings-attached relationship. People like these stay in our lives for a short while only. Teaching us about ourselves and other important lessons that will be poignant and meaningful down the road. These relationships do not start with love at first sight feeling that we think we should feel with a potential partner, but over time it builds and the relationship turns into something serious and meaningful. This “soul connection” lasts a lifetime even though the romantic love portion of the dynamic fades.
2. Friend Soulmate
This is one of those types of soulmates you should cherish your whole life because these people are essentially here to stay. Sometimes you meet a person with whom hours of conversation seem like minutes. You could never grow bored with this person’s company and you would never judge them and vice versa. These are the people who know you more than you know yourself. They get you when no one else does and stand by you like no one ever would.
3. Wrecking Ball Soulmate
If you thought soulmates were only here to love you abd care for you, think again. This soulmate is not somebody that comes into our life peacefully. They enter in to shake things up. They challenge us and make us question everything we thought we knew about life. This type of soulmate can come in many forms but it’s normally a romantic relationship that leaves us feeling as if we’ve been swept up like a tornado, taken for the ride of our life, and then dumped from the sky with no warning in an exhausted, tailspun heap. And most people rebuild something completely different and way more beautiful than what existed before.
4. Divine Love Soulmate
This is the soulmate that every one of us desires to have. And if we’re lucky enough, we will meet them and live out the rest of our days on this earth together.
“You felt familiar the moment I met you. A lovely sort of déjà vu. When we spoke or laughed or danced I became overwhelmed by the powerful sensation that I had been here before. And when we kissed I felt the energies of a thousand lives on our lips, like our souls had known each other all along.” – Beau Taplin
5. Complete Stranger Soulmate
This is always a very brief encounter with somebody you don’t know. It might be the person you sat next to on a flight for a few hours, someone you meet and spend time with one evening at a party, or as brief as a stranger whose eyes yours meet on the street. The exchange is brief but intimate. They normally say something that you need to hear in that moment, validate something that you’ve been feeling or push you in a direction you need to go but are afraid. You know in the depths of your soul the encounter meant something even though you never see them again.