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Do You Believe in Soulmates?


Do You Believe in Soulmates?


According to a Marist poll, 73% of Americans believe in soulmates. More men than women believe that they are destined to find their one, true soulmate (males: 74%, females: 71%). 79% of people younger than 45 believe in soulmates, while only 69% of those over 45 share this belief. 

Today we explore the concept of the Soulmate and ask questions such as do  they exist and if so, how can we spot them?

The idea of soulmates differs among the masses, with some committed to the idea of finding their one and only, destined, partner and others believing that soulmates show up in a variety of ways, in the form of friends, lovers and teachers that come into and out of our lives as and when they are needed along the journey.  

Whether we believe in the construct of soulmates or not, love is undeniably all around us and shows up in various forms.  We are all entirely complete as we are and the relationships that we choose to have with others have the ability to support, compliment and grow that wholeness, mutually. 

The relationships we choose to enter, or not, often reflect back to us what is going on on the inside and where we are in our lives. They can bring light to the dark spots and whether just for a month, years, or eternity can support us along our path. 

If you do not resinate to the word or concept of the soulmate with - replace with "signs of a healthy match".

Do you believe in soulmates? Should we? What is a soulmate anyway?

Awareness of our own notion of soulmates is far more than a philosophical exercise. How you relate to the soulmate idea impacts how you think, feel, and act in your intimate relationship. Clarifying the beliefs, values, and perspectives you bring into your intimate relationships is an essential aspect of relational self awareness.  Let's journey through the views on soulmates and look at the impact each of these definitions can have on your intimate relationship.

How many view the construct of the soulmate:

  • My Soulmate is my Perfect Match.
  • My Soulmate is the Person that I choose to Travel through Life With 
  • My Soulmate/s and I are Pre-Destined

There is a fantastic deal of promotion and propaganda around soulmates, so let's decipher some of the core indications . Below we explore 7 different ways to recognise whether you have discovered your Soulmate, one of your soulmates or a potentially great and healthy match. 

1. You Know It

That hit in the face, hit by a truck of love, all knowing experience. Your gut/ soul speaks to you and you recognise that this is a person that will likely have significance in your life. A sense of instant familiarity is often reported. You feel invigorated by their essence, adequately agreeable to open up totally, and only overjoyed with affection. This doesn't just happen with everybody.

2. They Bring Stillness

Being with your soulmate makes you feel comfortable and calm. There will be butterflies and nerves from the outset; however, it should simply feel characteristic after you get settled with one another.

3. You Have Loving Empathy for Them

At the point when someone fizzles at work or doing an errand, true soulmates sympathise with each other in every way they can. As it were, you feel each other's emotions. Seeing them upset surprises you, however then again, you share in one another's bliss. 

4. You Regard One Another

A relationship has little place to grow healthily and thrive without respect, so if your partner doesn't appreciate you for your identity, they're presumably not your soulmate. Your soulmate appreciates your sentiments and musings, not overlook them. They respect and cherish you and treat you consistently.

5. You Balance Each Other

Soulmates are often not entirely like their chosen accomplice. Both of you can have various characters, childhood experiences and foundations and still be your unique and individual selves. The significant part comes when you, as independent and different individuals, join forces. The Union of two often has all sides covered. 

6. You Share Similar Life Objectives

You may not work in a similar field, and you may have a different opinion over minimal, insignificant things. There will be conflicts, and that is alright. However, it helps when the overall, significant life objectives are aligned.  This is a strong indicator for long haul joy as a team.

7. You Battle for the Relationship

Connections aren't, in every case, simple, even between soulmates; however, both of you buckle down for your relationship. This regularly implies compromise, dealing with yourself, or talking through issues. Possibly your desire has become an issue, so you converse with an advisor about it. The way that both of you are showing that you're willing to make these strides is a sign of a soulmate, or lasting connection.

Take-Away

Soulmate beliefs are there for the taking, but there are no hard and fast rules. Use a soulmate belief where and when it amplifies what you value and know to be your most profound truth today. Release the belief when and if it acts like a prison. Bring awareness to what you believe at this moment in time, witnessing whether and how it works for you.

We hope that you enjoyed your daily Romance and Relationship Fix. 
With love, Beautifully Nourished x 
 
Dr Ayesha Gulzar, PharmD, Doctor of Pharmacy, Research and Medicine
Editor and Founder: Katherine Elyse Blake, BSC Nutrition, ANutr

 

 

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