It’s a pity that the word soulmate has become a cliché for a lot of people, because soul mates are a real positive symbol of the human subconscious connection and happiness, which should be put above all else. The concept of a soulmate is considered to have came from “Symposium” (by Plato) where Aristophanes claims people are beings with 8 limbs and two heads. Gods split them in half in order to dampen their power, which lead to a feeling incompleteness and, considering this, if a person finds his or her soulmate they will both feel 100% complete and useful.
According to ancient knowledge and beliefs, theres an invisible string connecting the ankles of these two souls. Its color is red – a sign of passion and love. The symbolism is clear and present – this string can never be put away or removed and anything can happen between soulmates, because they’re destined to be together.
Fortunately, soulmate is not cliché for everyone and some actually believe in the power of the karmic cord and fate regarding love.
Our universe grants every soul a twin, a reflection of themselves, the kindred spirit. And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other, even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love.
— Julie Dillon
A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.
— Edgar Cayce
We recognize a soulmate by the supreme level of comfort and security we feel with that person. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t issues that remain to be ironed out. Rather, it means we know intuitively that we can resolve issues with our soul mate without losing his or her love and respect.
— Linda Brady
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life…
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love