Thanks to Boys Over Flowers I have been inspired to write a blog after quite a while. A question was posed in the series (which I won’t come right out and say because I don’t want to toss out a spoiler), that got me thinking about soul relationships. I have most likely written a similar post in the past, but perhaps my thoughts on the meanings have changed. Perhaps I have some new insight on the topic. Here goes.
Soulmate and twin soul (aka twin flame) are terms that tend to be used interchangeably. Different people have have different understandings of what those terms mean. My current perception is that a soulmate is a person whom you are meant to go through life with that balances you. This person is paired with you because you help each other grow. You challenge and support each other. You make sense together. If you are salt, your soulmate is pepper. You may not always understand each other, but such is what forces you to see things from another’s view. You likely test each other’s patience because of this.
A twin soul is as literal as it sounds. Twin souls come from the same soul embryo. They were created together and share the ultimate twin bond. Your twin soul is someone you can’t hide your feelings from no matter how skilled you are at masking your emotions. They will “hear the emergency bell in your heart”, to quote a line from the aforementioned show. Your soul will feel like it recognizes this person from the moment you meet. You will understand each other to the point that words are often not needed. This person will feel like the harbor you dock into when storms are raging. A soulmate can be your harbor too, but the twin soul is a harbor even when the soulmate is a part of the storm. My belief is that neither a soulmate or a twin soul is necessarily a romantic partner. Both terms conjure up the notion that this is someone you should wed. This may actually be the case many times, but a soulmate or twin soul could instead be a close friend or family member.
Another soul connection is that termed as “kindred spirits”. I feel like this term is misleading in it’s use because these people are not necessarily part of one’s soul family. So for the sake of this post, I am going to change the terminology to “alike spirits”. These are the people you fit in with. They are people who share your passions and principles. These tend to be the people you form cliques with.
Soul family is used to describe people who have a tendency to reincarnate in each other’s lives. You will likely feel an instant sense of familiarity with them. An example of this would be a sister who has always felt like a mother to you, and you believe she was probably your mother in a past life. Another example would be befriending a guy who quickly seems just like a brother to you so you suspect he was your brother in a past life. These souls may not all be together in every lifetime, but the bond remains.
I’d like to add that I suspect one person can have more than one type of soul relationship with you. A twin soul could become a soulmate. A soul family member could easily be an alike spirit. A twin soul is very likely to be an alike spirit.
I think this sums up my thoughts on the topic pretty well.
Blessed be, y’all.