Karmic relationships are always intense, but they may or may not be soulmates.
Soulmates are karmic relationships, but they may or may not be soulmates. Does that makes sense? Let me explain.
Whenever we have a connection to another person, I believe that the connection is karmic. Some are very significant, like parents, children and marriage partners. Others are close, like good friends, but perhaps not central. And others are on the periphery of our lives, though no less important.
The karma we share has brought us together again. What is karma? The question is: what type of karma? Perhaps we have a conflict or obligation to work out. Or perhaps we shared a loving – or even tragic – experience.
The question is — since this is the soulmate site! How far is the relationship along what I call the Soulmate Continuum?
The Soulmate Continuum is my scale for measuring relationships… on one end is low vibration karmic relationships full of shame, guilt, conflict, obligation and anger (these often are signaled by intense HERE WE GO AGAIN DREAD) and a feeling that you cannot resist. On the other end, is love and acceptance: soulmates.
Here’s a really good definition of karmic relationships, from a book I recommend you read if you’re interested in the topic. If you want to go deeper than the article below, book a private karmic astrology session with me.
Quoted from Discovering your Soul Mission by Linda Brady and Evan St. Lifer
“All the relationships we enter into – including those involving soulmates – are karmic. By initiating a relationship, we set in motion a soul contract with that soul to learn a lesson and resolve an issue from a previous life. A soul mate represents a karmic relationship that we have resolved: a deep conflict that has been settled, an obligation that has been fulfilled, and love that has replaced fear and anger.
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.
When feelings of abandonment and betrayal arise with a soulmate, they do not last. Once soulmates achieve an ultimate level of symbiosis and serenity with each other, it remains forever.”
Isn’t this a beautiful way to look at karmic relationships? I also think it’s so encouraging!
Think about it: if there really are past lives, then we’ve probably been around a few times before. We’re asking big questions like who is my soulmate… so perhaps we’ve been here hundreds of times!
What this means is that every karmic relationship we have… has the potential to become a soulmate. Now — potential doesn’t mean reality. Not everyone is ready at the same time to tackle the same problems. We’ve all experienced issues of timing and forgiveness. But when both people are committed to working it out… it can be done.