Wednesday, July 4, 2012

“Soul mate”

“Soul mate”
Plato: In his dialogue The Symposium, Plato has Aristophanes present a story about soul mates. Aristophanes states that humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces, but Zeus feared their power and split them all in half, condemning them to spend their lives searching for the other half to complete them

According to Theosophy, whose claims were modified by Edgar Cayce, God created androgynous souls equally male and female. Later theories postulate that the souls split into separate genders, perhaps because they incurred karma while playing around on the Earth, or "separation from God." Over a number of reincarnations, each half seeks the other. When all karmic debt is purged, the two will fuse back together and return to the ultimate.
In modern usage, Jewish singles will say that they are looking for their bashert, meaning they are looking for that person who will complement them perfectly, and whom they will complement perfectly. Since it's considered to have been foreordained by God whom one will marry, one's spouse is considered to be one's bashert by definition, independent of whether the couple's marital life works out well or not.
There is no doubt that somewhere, possibly in the deepest recesses of our heart; we are all looking for a person who will make us feel complete. It could be your spouse, parent, sibling, friend, guru, boss or even your pet dog.
The search for a soul mate is becoming an obsession with many, its sole reason being that they are convinced that finding their soul's ideal counterpart will lead to undreamed-of happiness and fulfillment.But, to disappoint the forever romantic, a soul mate is not necessarily linked with love and marriage. 
There are three kinds of soul mates: Companion souls, with whom you share a spiritual relationship; 
you have a mental relationship with twin souls and soul mates, with whom you share a strong bonding.

The last could have developed over many rebirths together and is physical, possibly leading to marriage. A soul mate could be a missing half of your soul. It could take many reincarnations for the souls to meet and come together. Then again, a soul mate need not be a part of your soul, but someone with whom you share an affinity, possibly developed over many lives.
The first step is to be happy with your self. Do not consider that you are in a needy position.

• Do exercises on self-esteem if required, but you must have this feeling of self-worth. Only then will you be worthy of any relationship, especially a soul mate one.
• Do things you love to do. It is much easier to attract a soul mate if you are a fulfilled person.
• Identify what exactly you are looking for. A lot of things will get concretized once you acknowledge your dreams and your approach is more focused.
• Attend meditation-oriented courses that help clean the negative aspects in your other relationships. This helps remove mental blocks, if any.
• Practice creative visualization techniques.
• Experience a feeling, then surrender to it.
• Do your own research. Look for inspiration from others who are happy, those who appear as 'made for each other' couples.
• Go through books and magazines, find your role model
You may try finding your soul's counterpart/s with the help of computers—or astrologers, psychics and other experts. You could attend seminars or read books on the subject. Or you could simply rely on your instincts to lead you to your soul mates. To take a broader angle, we all may be soul mates, It is noted that the ultimate soul mate is God, the universal consciousness of which every soul is a part.
"A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are...
"Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life."

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