Lately, I find myself a bit nostalgic and more than just a little bit curious about the origins of The Soul and the connections existing between all of us. Souls aren't the same thing as our minds, or our hearts, or even our spirits, but instead, the immortal part of our physical person.
We are all Souls, our bodies serving only as the shell in which we reside.
Do soul mates exist? Is there really one person, somewhere out there in the universe who you can connect with on some higher level?
Depends on what you believe.
Souls who find a connection are from the same 'soul groups'. One article that I read used the body as an example. "If we’re all cells in the Body of Humanity, we’re all ultimately connected with each other the same way a liver cell is ultimately connected with a heart cell. But if you’re a heart cell, for example, you’ll find yourself resonating more closely with other heart cells." (http://www.erinpavlina.com/blog/2009/11/soul-mates-vs-soul-connections/)
In a nutshell, it basically means that before you incarnate (become flesh) you, and your fellow soul buddies are already destined to be drawn to one another because you come from the same 'soul group'.
Another site mentioned that before we incarnate, we make 'appointments' with other souls who will greatly impact our lives in some way or another. They might come to us in the form of long-term relationships, a person who teaches us a life altering lesson, or possibly someone who awakens the passions within us. These connections might be even as brief as only a few minutes in time, but enough to leave a lasting impression in our lives. These 'appointments' are all predetermined.
Some say there is only one soul mate for each soul; our other half is hovering somewhere out there in the world, waiting. Neither time nor space will keep you and your soul mate apart; existing relationships will seem insignificant compared to the deep connection experienced with this soul - the other half that makes you whole.
There are many points of views out there about soul connections and soul mates. Personally, I believe we meet the people who we are destined to meet; all of us connected by an invisible thread, each of us serving a purpose in someone's life. I've felt strong connections to people; I've felt love, appreciation, and admiration - feelings far beyond the physical aspects of such emotions. There have been people I've met along my journey who have touched me in ways I will never forget; whether by actions or by words. Am I to believe these people are those souls I've made my previous 'appointments' with?