“KINDRED SOULS AND SOULMATES”
“I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” ~ Roy Croft, Poet
As we make the choice to incarnate into a physical body, we certainly do not complete the choice on our own. We know that our spirit guides are there helping us to plan and complete the challenges we set forth for ourselves and The Council of Elders give us priceless wisdom and insight into our journey as well. But perhaps the most important souls on our evolutionary journey are those that are growing with us through numerous incarnations. If we take a close look at some of the most important people in our lives, we can point out those whom we have a close connection to or just can’t seem to get away from. If you ever felt upon meeting someone for the first time that you seemed to have known them forever, you know what this means.
Upon our initial ‘creation’ we are part of a group of souls that will study and incarnate together. This is known as our soul group. It is those entities that we will choose to live our physical lifetimes with over and over. And because of the karmas that will be formed over these incarnations, we will continue to come into physical form together until we work things through. This is where we will take on different roles and situations in order to balance out our experiences. For instance, your spouse in this lifetime may have been your brother or sister in a previous lifetime and before that your mother or father. This way we can get the full experience of many different roles and balance out any karma that exists between yourself and them. You will choose different genders, races, and social statuses along the way.
Those that are in your soul group are not necessarily evolving at the same pace as you. Some may be moving a bit further and some are taking more ‘time’ to move along. Nothing is wrong with either situation, but this does cause some souls to move around in groups in order to keep their study amongst souls that are similar. So you may have several soul groups that you are a part of and there will be certain souls that you are closer with than others. These are known as kindred souls. You know who these souls are because you have a special bond with them. Close friends, spouses or family members are probably kindred souls. They share many of the same values and personality traits as you and you feel like you have always known them.
Those people in your life that have a negative impact on you but you can’t seem to get away from may also be in your soul group as well. Because of the karma that is formed between you and them, there may be situations that force you to work out your situations even if it means those experiences are tough. You form a contract with those souls before you came into physical form in order to do just that. When you finally return back to the spiritual planes, you will be able to see the full perspective from previous lifetimes and will know that your situations were created so that you could work out those karmas. This is why we cannot judge those situations that we see as ‘wrong’ or ‘evil’ since there are souls that are working through these situations for a reason.
Kindred Souls are often confused with soul mates. The romantic idea that we are here to find our soul mate and spend the rest of our lives with them is not really what soul mates are for. Certainly, we do have romantic partners that are kindred souls, but soul mates are another type of soul altogether. These souls are essentially your ‘twin’ spirit soul or essence twin. Every soul has aspects that are both male and female, and your soul mate has those aspects that mirror your own. They are not your ‘other half’ but are the complimentary spirit that brings the entire essence of yourself the full circle. You truly are connected more to your soul mate than most any other soul. It’s the duality of the male and female universe (God). Everything in nature was formed in duality, and your soul essence is no different.
The chances that you have chosen to incarnate with your soul mate are pretty slim. They are most likely still on the spiritual planes giving guidance and love while you are here. This is so you can evolve in your own terms and not have to be connected at the hip to another soul throughout your physical incarnations. It would be like having another one of you around all the time. Even if your soul mate is incarnated here, it is unlikely that it would be as the opposite gender in the same age range and location for you to have a romantic encounter with anyway. So the idea of meeting your soul mate in this lifetime should not be something that you would want to put a whole lot of energy into.
Take some time and think about which people in your life are kindred souls are part of your soul group. They don’t have to be living near you, or of the same age range or social status. They can just be someone who you share a close bond with and that you know will always be around when you need them. Even those that give you trouble in your life can be someone in your soul group that is helping you to discover your true self. Our intentions from the spiritual planes are always out of true love, no matter how difficult they may seem here on Earth. It is very assuring to know that we are traveling from one lifetime to another with those souls that we love the most and that we are most comfortable being with throughout our toughest and most joyous experiences.