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What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?


Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:04 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
MusicMonster


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Soul-Mate! This is a term that is often thought of in a few different ways. A lot of folks think of the term as meaning simply "in love" or "a special relationship".. In other words that it could happen to you many times in a lifetime. Others refer to it in different ways.

To me it has always meant something different. Something more than that. I think I learned this from a likely Soul-Mate of my own some years back. She was a pretty smart cookie as well as an all-around awesome person. It means in effect, the One person on the Globe that was "meant for you". The one often referred to in songs as the "one and only". One that you were destined to be with throughout life. Is that the one you are with? Possibly, but not necessarily. Is it the one you are likely to marry or be with in the future? Perhaps. But maybe not too. A lot depends on fate and timing.

What does the term "Soul-Mate" mean to you? And have you ever had one?

-MM

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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:13 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
SunBabe


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I know exactly what a soulmate is...having had one.

It's an amazing "interlocking" of two distinct whole parts that together make up the stongest of bonds...a "completeness" that feels that it existed "always" and "always will be"-- for eternity.

PS From what I've seen, not everyone is lucky enough to find one. I'm just happy that I've had the pleasure. Even after a loss, it leave one "at peace".
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:15 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
wiccked


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"A soul mate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace. This kind of relationship is so important to the soul that many have said there is nothing more precious in life."

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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:19 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
kattsmeow


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Soul Mate. Yes, when two souls, meant for each other finally meet.
They can be "Old Souls" too.
They meet time after time, sometimes they end up together, some times not.

I have met my Soul Mate. He was right there, year after year. Then it seemed like one day, we really looked at each other, ( over the internet), and,,what can I say, it was a light went one.

Kinda like we "knew".
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:21 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
Heaveninawildflower


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Yes. Long ago and far away, but yes. A totally unlikely pairing, but as soon as we met we were speaking in a code that each of us understood perfectly and everyone else just shook their heads. A friendship that eventually exploded physically, and a bonding that I wouldn't have believed possible. And it wasn't just that we thought we were soulmates...our friends, and even fairly casual acquaintances, called us the twins.
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:21 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
MusicMonster


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Wow!! Excellent descriptions so far.. Very well put!

Right on target, at least as is my perception as well..

(edited because I'd only originally seen the first two)

-MM


[Edited on 2/1/2007 8:24 PM]
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:22 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
ramsfan1970


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A soul mate to me is someone who knows what you are thinking and you don't even have to say it outloud.

Yes I did have a soulmate. His mom hated me
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:36 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
kattsmeow


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Making Life Come to Life: Richard Bach describes soul mates as "A soulmate is someone who has the locks to fit our keys, and the keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we; we can be loved for who we are and for who we're pretending to be. Each of us unveils the best part of one another. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person were safe in our paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. "
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:50 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
blueyes101


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OK this could get me in trouble.....And to start out ------I'm not gay...But I have a buddy of mine. and for the most part, we are the same person....I always thought of a soulmate as being of the opposit sex, but I recently saw a bio on Dean Martin and someone......... said Dean and Jerry Lewis were soulmates. And wow it made so must sense.The reason the were so darn funny is because they just connected, like most never can, so I am here to admit, I have one who is a guy, buy I so wish I could find one who is female. And OMG !!!!!!!! We could likely end up in jail, cause we would have WAY TOO MUCH fun !!!!!!!! His wife is very understanding, and we drag her along too, but it drives her crazy, when we say the same thing at the same time or finish each others sentences. In fact, one of the reasons I'm single now is cause my ex gf was jealous of our friendship.. And I learned a long time ago, if a woman asks you to chose them or the friend, always chose the friend first, cause she isn't done making that list.
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 8:53 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
ramsfan1970


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I agree Blu! asking a guy to choose between you and his friends or his mom is just asking for trouble!
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 9:04 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
blueyes101


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Well, mama says, stupids is as stupid does (or what ever it was ). And rams, I can tell you mama...........made a big mistake........ and it sounds like he did too. To meet one and have him walk away, I'm so sorry.
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 9:05 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
blueyes101


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Well kinda......
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 9:05 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
ramsfan1970


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Actually I walked away after 7 years. I knew what it was doing to him to be in the middle. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do.
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 9:27 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
BandTMom


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Blu

I have a friend like that. We don't see each other much any more, but when we do get together, it's like we've never been apart!

I don't buy into the concept that there is one person made for me, but rather many potentials.
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 10:53 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
Moundpuppy


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hey music,
well I can say I have found my soulmate and I have seen my mothers as well. Let me say this first my mothers soulmate was a lady that she had befriended when she lived in Florida. The lady and my mother were like they had known each other all thier lives. They were on the same wavelink mentally all the time. To give an example of how much the lady from canada was in touch with my mother. Just after my mother passed away I went thru my moms address books and found evelyns phone number in canada. I called and her son answered and I told him of my mom and he said he didn't want to tell her of my mom. I told him I would and he called out to her to come to the phone. When she got on the phone she said before I said a word "Hi Tony" Her son had not told her who was on the phone. I told her I needed to talk to her and she told me I didn't have to she knew my mom had passed away when it happened. Must say it about floored me. The lady has since passed on and it was exactly two months to the day my mom did.
Now my soulmate was an ex and we knew after about two weeks that we were not meant to live together. Now we are and will remain extremely close as she and I are on the same kind of wavelink and she knows what I am thinking most of the time and how I feel as well as I do her. Funny part to this is I am in SC and she is in SD. I know before she calls that she is going to and she knows the same for me. I use to think it strange until I thought of my mom and evelyn and how they were connected mentally.
No I know that the soulmate does not have to be the other gender and a person does not have to be in love or live with the soulmate. Now I speak of being in love as in a relationship between two lovers or hubby and wife. for the record I have known my soulmate over 19 years now and never really knew it until 2000 when her and I really got to talking and learning more of each other. Oh and I happened to find her online after losing contact with her for over ten years..

Moundpuppy (Tony)
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Feb 1, 2007 @ 11:20 PM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
signme


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My soulmate is a guy I have never even met in person. We met online and everything just clicked. But I'm in Texas and he's in Pennsylvania. But was just so awesome how we thought alike on everything. We are not as close now as we were because I finally talked him into volunteering his time at animal shelters. Darn!! No one to blame but myself for not hearing from him so much anymore. LOL
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Feb 2, 2007 @ 1:08 AM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
MusicMonster


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I don't think a Soul-Connection has to be one gender or the other. Although the same gender would be a different kind of Soul-Person. Right? Someone with a profound friendship connection, which goes a lot further than merely friendship. Almost brothers or sisters if you will, but not literally. Sometimes even more than that. I don't think I've experienced that, but I've heard about it.

There's another term for that as I recall, but it doesn't come to me immediately. Perhaps someone else can define it better than I, or knows the exact term.

A Soul-Mate per se does involve romantic love though, (at least in the terms I was using). It involves many of those things said above. Love being a very signficant part of it, but much deeper and well beyond that alone. It's a situation apparently dictated by destiny. Someone that was meant for you to be with or to have them as a part of your life in some very significant way, even if apart, whose connection with you seems to trancend everything else. It's a very complete feeling, but altogether too rare. In my view, and as the theory goes, a lot of people never have the chance to experience this in life. And for those that do, it very very seldom occurs more than once. But to relate it directly to being in love, or simply to have a great relationship, would not be accurate.

Some amazing stories there Moundpuppy. I think much of that relates directly to this concept alright.

Can it be online? Without meeting the person? I don't know. That's interesting to contemplate. Perhaps it can. I guess anything is possible in this new age of communication.

-MM

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Feb 2, 2007 @ 1:21 AM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
NorskBelle


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I enjoy studying ancient civilizations and belief systems, and most of them--including the book of Genesis in the Bible describe a time when the soul was once complete, but at some point was split in two, such as the story of Adam and Eve. Other ancient texts relay a similar tale of our beginnings, but also add reincarnation and claim that the two parts of our souls now subconsciously gravitate toward each other throughout every incarnation here on earth.

Once I studied these aspects of our soul I set about to try to identify which of the people in my life might be my soul mate, and how would I know it because I have a lot of people in my life that I'm very close to. It took some analysis to decide just which ones made me feel "alive" when I am with them, but I narrowed it down to two; my best female friend (not romantic) and a male acquaintance who I would really like to get to know a lot better (borderline romantic). Some day we probably will hook-up, but he's firmly entrenched in another town keeping up with his 93 year old dad there. Likewise my career is here and I keep up with my 84 year old mother, and we compare notes on them...just one of the many similarities between us.

Another part of my study included Astrology, which claims certain aspects in chart comparisons are strong indicator of a soul mate connection, and guess what??? the charts of both my female friend and male friend meet the soul mate criteria with me. No one else in my life even comes close, not even my mother.

A thorough study of astrology is difficult, because you must have the time and place of birth of those you study, and the software or the know-how to cast and compare charts. Fortunately I was able to achieve all of the above to make a complete study of it. And while it has been a fascinating study, in the end I only came away more confused... trying to figure out which of the two is truly my soul mate, or can we have more than one?

Anyway, that is where my interest in this "study of the soul" hit a dead end I gave it up lol.

Belle



[Edited on 2/2/2007 1:39 AM]
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Feb 2, 2007 @ 1:41 AM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
sweet5red


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to me soulmate is the one that can finish your thoughts and your sentences.. he or she knows what you are thinkin and your hearts desire.. they touch you to your very soul.. and they can be gone just a few minutes even and you miss them.... i have yet to meet mine but i know hes out there.. but im waiting and lookin.. Sweet N Louisiana

Life And Love
Since in this life ALL my years
Yes I have loved
and cried many tears
Laid awake many a night
Restless
and not wanting to give up
The fight
My heart I have given in love,
Been burned
When the love was not complete
and ne'r returned
I prayed oh god
How can this be
Would you please show me
The one that was meant to love me.
So If I seem to hesitate
Maybe
I WAIT
for a sign
from above
That you were the ONE
I was meant to LOVE
Written july 15th 2001

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Feb 2, 2007 @ 2:46 AM What does the term 'Soul Mate' mean to you and have you ever had one?    
MusicMonster


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That's a beautiful poem Sweet!


-MM

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