Are soul mates pre-destined or chosen?

Soul mates are people who impact our lives and help us find out who we are – sometimes that’s through friction and tough times and hard-earned lessons. Not the romantic “Hollywood” idea of what a soul mate is; your “other half” who completes you. You can thank Hollywood for ingraining that warped idea of what a soul mate is into your mind! Soul mates aren’t about being our other half – instead, soul mates mirror us on how we can be whole within ourselves.

Signs You've Met Your Soulmate

Before we’re born into this life, we make agreements – soul contracts – with other souls and agree to learn certain lessons from each other. We may establish a soul agreement with someone in order to awaken a particular facet of our soul that up to that point in time had laid dormant. We may be here in this lifetime to work through karmic issues we shared with this soul in another life (or several).

Most of us have many soul mates (they can be a friend, partner, sibling, co-worker). Not everyone we encounter has a soul contract with us, though.

11 Signs You've Met Your Twin Flame

A twin flame is a mirror of you – someone you are energetically tied to and can feel, long before you even know of their existence . It is someone you share an undeniable connection with that can be felt mind, body and soul, whether you are sitting next to each other or are miles away.