What Is a Soul Mate?

Everyone today seems to be searching for their soul mate.
Or do they mean twin soul?
Or twin flame?
What is the difference, if there is one, between a twin soul and a soul mate?
Have you ever thought about it?
Whenever someone talks to me about searching for their soul mate I ask them,
“Or do you mean twin soul?”
And most of the time I get a blank look as if to say,
“I never thought of that.”
So what is the difference between a soul mate and a twin soul? If there is one.
Twin souls are, well, like twins.
They come from the same soul, or womb, and are here to achieve a common or similar goal,either together or independently.
Both Darwin and Wallace arrived at much the same theory of evolution at the same time, so they were twin souls who, rather than working in collaboration, developed the same theories, concurrently but independently.
Like insurance, if one didn’t get it the other one probably would.
Logarithms, you’ll be interested to know, were discovered by both John Napier of Scotland and Joost Burgi of Switzerland around the same time.
The microchip was invented twice within half a year of each other, first by Jack Kilby (1958) and then Robert Noyce (1959).
So what are soul mates and how are they different from a twin soul?
Soul mates are different souls, mates, who may have known each other in past lives, who feel a strong bond with each other or who have agreed to meet up to help each other or to learn from each other, often as a teacher for the other.
“You complete me” are the words of a soul mate.
“I am complete” are the words of a twin soul.
They can be your closest friend or someone who irritates you no end, depending on what their purpose is in being mates and what you need to teach/learn.
I’ve been told that I see my greatest faults in my partner.
Soul mate.
I’d like to think that the subjects of some of the greatest love stories in history might have agreed to meet again as soul mates to live out uncompleted lives.
To complete each other.
Love at first sight.
Did Lancelot and Guinevere and other tragic love stories return as soul mates?
What if you were one of them.
There are many theories on the question of what is a soul?
Mine is that the essence of our soul or higher self is what animates our physical body.
Not our soul but its essence.
Imagine that your soul is like a vast ocean which began as a clear ocean of water aeons ago.
With each lifetime a bucketful of the water from the clear ocean is drawn as the essence of a single lifetime.
That is not your soul but the essence of your soul.
The experiences of each lifetime you’ve ever lived accumulate in that ocean and therefore in that bucket of water, let’s say as colours, a different colour for each experience which are returned to the ocean when we die.
Suppose this happens over and over with each lifetime and the once clear water of the ocean becomes coloured with the experiences of every lifetime.
Each life adds more colours (experiences) to your ocean and each new life’s individual essence contains the colours (experiences) of that life to add to the ocean of coloured water.
I’d prefer to call it essence not soul.
Atman which is Brahman.
Essence which is soul.
So twin souls would be two bucketfuls draw from the same ocean.
Soul mates, on the other hand, are bucketfuls of coloured water drawn from different oceans.
Then there are group souls.
Group souls need to socialise.
Have you ever wondered why a flock of birds in flight all change direction at precisely the same moment?
It’s because most birds and animals are members of a group soul.
So were we, I believe, in ages past.
Then we, at some point, break away and individuate.
Then we are complete.

Love and Peace,

Neil

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What if my chance experiences are a snapshot to making this a better world?

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I’ve learned much over an eventful lifetime, some of which I wish to share with you now.

I’ve had many adventures, physical, mental, metaphysical, travelling, the joy of having two beautiful daughters and three adorable granddaughters, the struggle after bankruptcy, surviving the blow of a spinal stenosis followed by the devastation of a stroke, finding a new life with my mind intact. In my travels.

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Have You Ever Been Down And Out?

Are you disappointed with life?

Have you been struck a cruel blow?

Are you struggling to survive?

Do you feel your life has failed you?

This was how I felt when my life crashed and burned.

I was bankrupt.

I thought my life was over.

Then I came across this quote:

“Only at the bottom can you decide whether to live or die.”

I decided to live.

What about you?

Do you want to live or die?

I had decided to live.

But I had nothing.

I was at the bottom.

How can I live with nothing?

Alone and homeless.

I moved to the country and lived in an old caravan for the next five years.

With nothing.

People started to care for me.

I became involved in the town’s community.

I was alive.

Maybe for the first time in my life.

All the while feeling like a leaf in the wind.

Free and being blown wherever the wind took me.

Going with the flow.

Not forcing things.

Anything.

And the wind opened me to experiences I never imagined I would have living a ‘normal’ city life.

I was alone and free.

I had let go and allowed the Universe to take over.

Was this a new way to live.

Trusting something I didn’t understand?

Was I finally trusting the Universe?

Was my life’s disaster turning into a new way to live?

Trusting?

Going with the flow?

Small miracles started to happen.

I can see now that the Universe had taken over.

You too?

I’ve written everything that happened for you to read and learn from.

It’s here.

Because I’m a writer I have managed to craft a fun book that’s easy to read.

I still have nothing but, in spite of that, I’m leading an amazing life.

Read my book and let’s change the world together.

Quietly.

Love and Peace.

Neil.

What Does Your Soul Look Like?

“What is a soul,” enquired the little boy of his father (Cary Grant) in the 1958 movie ‘Houseboat’?

Your soul is like a vast ocean., he replied as they dangled their bare legs over the deck of their houseboat, gazing out across the water.

Created maybe aeons ago.

At first, let’s say, the water was crystal clear.

Natural.

Pure.

Then you had your first lifetime, maybe aeons ago.

You had a body, maybe not even physical, but a body of some kind.

And that first body needed life.

To stay with the same ocean metaphor, a life was drawn from that pure ocean like a bucket of water taken from it.

So that bucketful of water, your essence of your new life, was added to your physical body.

Your body, in whatever form, then had life.

At that point you became a living being.

Full of life.

Your soul is like the ocean and the water drawn from that ocean is the essence, a fragment, a reflection of the ocean.

It is a part of your soul but not you soul, if you know what I mean.

Same but different.

Connected but apart from the ‘mother soul’.

That’s how I remember the conversation.

Maybe I’ve editorialised just a little to fit my own thinking.

With each lifetime, let’s say, you had adventures and experiences.

And let’s say that every experience, every emotion, everything we learn is a colour and,, over time, each bucketful of water taken from the vast ocean becomes coloured.

Each bucketful of water is emptied into the vast ocean at the end of each lifetime.

Over the years that ocean is coloured with the waters of our lives.

Ending up today, let’s say, with soul ocean coloured by every lifetime we’ve ever had.

So with each bucketful taken from an ocean of coloured water we begin a new life coloured by our past.

A past we probably don’t remember.

And so we enter every new life with an essence of our many, many pasts.

Only to add more colours this time.

We are both our soul and an essence of soul.

This essence contains many clues to our present including our Destiny.

Is this your idea of soul?

Love and Peace.

Neil.

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Where Is Your Soul Mate?

What if you were a Romeo waiting for your Juliet, a Guinevere waiting for your Lancelot, to show up in this life?

What if a past life ended tragically, in a death perhaps, untimely separation or unfortunate distance, leaving emotions and experiences unfinished or unexpressed.

How tragic.

What if we’ve returned to complete what was started last time with an unhappy parting?

What if, what if?

Are we going to blow it by settling for someone we’ve asked to be our partner too soon?

What if?

How do we know?

We don’t, except that we can go with the flow, by trusting that our interests are being taken care of.

Not so if we’re trying to force things.

What if there is a priority of the thoughts and influences in our lives depending the intensity and the degree to which each is important.

I’ve always thought that the recent talk of the Law of Attraction is only relevant as far as other influences which are in our mental make-up at the time are more important.

For example, are there aspects of our Destiny or our Karma that might override any forcing we set up as our expectation of the Law of Attraction.

And choices.

We’re free to make choices all the time.

That’s free will.

But how do we know whether our choices are, in the long run, in our best interests?

How do we know without a crystal ball?

Seeing into the future.

Are our chances of winning the lottery diminished by aspects to the contrary in our Karma or our Destiny or simply in our need to win the lottery over other considerations.

Are we always simply in the queue?

It’s a mix, like a cake.

Priorities are surely determined more by their importance on a spiritual level than our own sense of importance.

Much of which we may not understand.

It’s not either/or.

Trust.

In the Tao it’s known as “wu wei”, not forcing things.

For the past 30 years I’ve lived by not forcing things.

I had no choice.

Read about it in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’ HERE.

Take care.

Neil Walter Smith

Further reading: ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way’ by Alan Watts.

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