Your True Soulmate
When you hear the word “soulmate”, you immediately think of the person you are to spend your life with in a romantic and/or sexual way; your husband, wife, partner, and lover. But a true soulmate encompasses so much more. There are so many different types of soulmates in the world because the category cannot be so narrowed to the mainstream way of thinking. It is my belief that you can have more than one soulmate simply because humans are so complex and filled with such different thoughts and emotions.
When you do find a soulmate, your heart soars; it beats more strongly than ever before because your soul is rejoicing in finding a missing piece. Ever met someone for the first time, but it feels as though you’ve known them forever? Or felt the urge to speak to a complete stranger because something is drawing you over? How about the confusion you may feel because you experience an attraction to someone that you never anticipated you would (for example, finding yourself attracted to the same gender if you identify as heterosexual)? Your soul knows what it wants, and actively seeks those people to help you feel complete.
In Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. This did not explicitly imply a physical relationship; moreover, the people that were split were male/female, male/male, and female/female. This in and of itself should lend support to the idea that there is more than one type of soulmate.
Soulmates can be found based upon such things as similarity, love, romance, comfort, intimacy, sexuality and sexual activity, spirituality, compatibility, and trust. Have you ever felt so close to a person that you cannot understand why you are in separate bodies? You can love a person without being “in love” with them and the emotions and actions that said emotion entails. You can find comfort in similarity with another person. Intimacy is not strictly limited to carnal lusts; speaking of things no one else knows and sharing personal information requires a special bond, as well as compatibility and trust.
It is my belief that there are a lucky few people in the world who have truly succeeded in finding and reconnecting with their missing half. The rest of us may be joined at the foot to our best friend, by our torso to our lover or partner, the head by someone who stimulates and challenges you intellectually, and your heart by your spiritual equal. And while you can be content and quite happy with these different pieces coming together to make you whole, you might just have the fleeting thought that something might be missing. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but there’s an emptiness there. Simply put, you haven’t found the final piece of your soul, your final “soulmate”.