“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi
There are a lot of definitions floating around for the term “Soul mate”. However, if we come to think of it, the meaning is pretty simple, a soul mate is someone who is a mate of your soul first and foremost.
A soul mate is someone who shares a similar energy and similar purpose as yours and therefore you two share a strong spiritual connection.
I believe soul mates come to help remind us of our purpose and help to awaken us to the reality of who we really are.
Soul mates don’t have to be necessarily romantic but most often they are because of the strong attraction and connection between them.
If you are wondering if you have encountered a Soulmate connection, here are the 7 tell tale signs and signals:
1). You feel an instant soul connection
You feel a very strong attraction and pull towards your soul mate. There is an instant sense of familiarity that you have known them before. It is because your soul recognizes the energy of their soul even if you may be meeting them for the first time in this lifetime.
The intensity of attraction and pull that you will feel for them will be unlike you have ever felt before for anyone else.
You will feel aligned with them on levels – emotionally, mentally and spiritually and the physical chemistry will be palpable.
2). There is strong communication
However, soul mates have strong empathy and intuition and they can finish each other’s sentences but expecting them to know everything that is there on your mind is unrealistic.
Most people think that once they are in a soul mate relationship, their soul mate is going to automatically know what they need or want without clearly communicating their desires.
We have different conditionings and different communication styles and thinking that the other person would know our needs without communicating is setting ourselves up for failure.
However, a clear sign of a soul mate relationship is that they have a very strong foundation for communication. They have a very strong bonding and know how to create an open and vulnerable space for communication between them.
3). You are best friends and you can be your authentic selves with each other
You feel an innate sense of comfort and familiarity with your soul mate. You share unconditional love and mutual respect for each other.
You can be open and vulnerable with them unlike you have been with anyone else before.
They are your best friend, partner in crime, mentor and lover.
They love you for who you are and also challenge you to grow into your highest possible version.
4).The relationship awakens you to the essence of who you really are
The soulmate relationship can dramatically turn your life upside down. The main purpose of the relationship is to awaken you to the essence of who you really are.