Yesterday's article covered some of the basics: soulmates can be destined and created, and can be any kind of relationship from lover to relative. The only real "rule" throughout all types and definitions is the idea of two people 'match.' That's it.
But what about specifics like cheating, arguments, abuse, and break-ups? How do those things factor into the soulmate equation?
Most of us grew up with the idea that a soulmate was your perfect partner. You'd meet, instantly "know" you were in love, get married and build a lovely life together. In fact, you might say you'd live 'happily ever after,' when all is said and done.
That was a clever lie, wasn't it?
Armed with this expectation, we move in and out of romantic relationships believing that they couldn't possibly be "the one," because something went wrong. With a soulmate, things aren't supposed to go wrong; because you fit, right? If you match, everything is supposed to be perfect, like a movie.
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Even if we're talking about "spiritually destined" relationships, there's no Universal law saying it's a match forever. There's plenty of examples of things that go together but aren't "made for" the other: peanut butter and jelly, iron and carbon, or the letters Q and U. Sure, they go great together and can be incredibly useful, but each half of the set is a whole in its own right.
Even in the case of twin flames, the "match" isn't as seamless as you would think. There is a divide between the two that requires considerable effort in reshaping to truly match; the fact they are drawn together like super-magnets doesn't imply they fit any better than any other soulmate.
So then what? If soulmates aren't a perfect match, what's the point? Spiritual development, to be honest. In the Universal sense, the point in creating to souls to match each other (usually temporarily) is to compel the souls to change in some way. There is a spiritual attraction urging the two to try, just a little harder, to match better.
But the idea of soulmates as a perfect fit often gets in the way of this process.
So yes, soulmates can cheat, they can have vastly different viewpoints that lead to arguments, they can abuse each other, and a good number of them are actually designed to break up. All of this is due to the fundamental purpose of shaping souls through the spiritual connection, and not every pair requires a lifetime to hammer those changes out. Even twin flames tend to require many lifetimes of meeting and separating to accomplish the task.
If you suspect you may be one of the rare few to have a twin flame, check out this article.
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