Is There Such Thing As A Soul-Mate?
Written by Alexandra Chauran. Copyright(c) 2008, PsychicRx, all rights reserved. Originally published as "Do Soulmates Exist?" on 6/20/2008 in PsyBlog.
She held my hands as I held my tarot deck and we prayed together before her reading. She called her ex husband her "twin flame" with such conviction, despite the fact that he had remarried and she was with someone else. How could she be parted from something so certain? When psychics get together after work to talk shop, the subject often turns to clients who seek answers on "the one." One psychic might proclaim loudly that he or she will never answer such a question again, due to the belief that there are many soul-mates in one's life. Of course, he or she is just venting and is not serious about denying a client a way to explore a concept with so many divergent beliefs. The answer for me is, of course, a spiritual one.
I believe in reincarnation, and my handfasting vows with my husband reflected that belief. When my father died, I knew that we would meet again in the afterlife, and I was oddly comforted by the idea that we would lose each other again as we were reborn into our new lives. Would it hurt as much, I wondered, when we were separated by birth instead of by death? Is part of my present pain a spiritual memory of the pain I felt when we had to part ways in the past?
Death is a powerful teacher, and loss can be a moving life lesson. The woman who prayed with me for her soul-mate before her reading had a bittersweet outcome predicted. They would reunite and have a child together, but she would suffer his loss again in the future and they would be apart once more. Perhaps those who seek soul-mates as a sturdy anchor in a changing world are the ones who are the most disappointed. By definition, soul-mates are a cycle in the circle of life.