The search for your ‘Other Half’
By cutting the humans in half, the Greek God Zeus divided the soulmates, creating separate individuals with one face, two hands, two legs and one body with one gender – now identified as a man or woman. Separated from their original form, now the humans would spend their entire lives looking for their other spiritual, physical, mental and emotional half to feel complete again. As we are separated from our other half, we have this burning desire to look for them even now. We have this blind belief that there is someone for us who would complete us, make us feel ‘whole’ again. And we spend our entire lives waiting and looking for them. This Greek mythology explains why we yearn so strongly for our soulmates, for their companionship, for their love.
Perhaps this is the reason why we often feel a deep connection with strangers who makes us believe that we have known them for a long time. That they are the ones we are meant to be with. And often, these form the best real-life love stories. Being separated from our soulmates burns our physical body, our heart and our spiritual self alike. We feel this inherent and powerful need to find them and feel ‘complete’ like we have never been before. The myth even states that when we find our soulmates, our souls know that we are meant to be together through silence and spiritual understanding. There is no greater joy than finding your other half – your soulmate, and returning to your primal form.
Whether you are a heterosexual or homosexual individual, we are all looking for our other half ever since that period. Trying to pursue our ‘primal’ need to find the one we were split and separated from. And once we find “The One”, our other primal self, we take great measures to ensure that we are never separated again. However, this search for our soulmates can last through multiple lifetimes and reincarnations until our karmic dues are paid. Once we are able to find ‘The One’, we will unite with the Divine, The Supreme Being.
Being ‘whole’ with our soulmates
According to the 2017 national Monmouth University Poll, about two-thirds of U.S. adults believe in soulmates – someone we are destined to be with. “Among adults who are not currently in a relationship, just over half of women (53%) and just under half of men (47%) say they believe in the idea of soulmates,” explains the Monmouth University Poll. Regardless of our sexual orientation, we believe in the concept of having a partner with whom we share a special, instinctive connection, even if the Greek mythology is simply folklore. Perhaps this is why we feel empty, lonely and depressed when we are unable to find our other half. We feel like there is a void inside us that only “The One” can fill.
All of us are a matching half of a whole spiritual being that was separated in the primal era and always busy looking for our matching other half. This is why when we finally meet our soulmates, we are struck by a sense of awe, driven by an instinctive feeling of love, connection and belongingness with the other person. Our desire to be united takes over us and we feel an euphoric joy inside. But the quest for “The One” takes us through a difficult path filled with several obstacles and disappointments where only the hopeful, brave, patient and fearless reach their destination. And our only guide in the quest is our heart that will always show the way back home – where we can be ‘whole’ again with the person we are meant to be with.