by Deb Schnitta
relationship is the union of two Souls in shared purpose. This purpose
may be brief or it may be the duration of a lifetime. When Souls come
together in this way they share light and consciousness. They add the
shimmer of their radiance to the connection that is forged. In doing so
they experience a depth of connection that they could not experience
alone. Much like a personality, a Soul seeks connection with others to
know deeper joy and aliveness.
Oftentimes, we as personalities
experience the joy of this connection as two Souls meet. It may be a
sense of familiarity that goes beyond what has actually transpired
already in the earthplane. It may be a sense of peace or a deep
commitment to want to support this person in their life. Souls share
light as part of building relationship. The personality, or partner to
that Soul, shares time and enjoys the connection with the other person.
Both the Soul and personality benefit in this experience.
personality may be confused, not understanding the depth of connection
in relation to how it has experienced relationships in the past. It
will often search through its experiences, seeking to label this sacred
connection in a way that makes sense to the mind. The labels of the
mind often do not fit this Soul connection, and new constructs or ways
of viewing the world must emerge.
Soul relationships are part of
a path of evolution. The Soul returns to earth to experience the joys
and experiences of being connected to the matter of a physical body.
This includes the emotions and thoughts that arise as a personality is
formed and learns to navigate the world in which it lives. Interactions
with other personalities form the way the mind and ego of the
individual view the world. These interactions lay the foundation for
beliefs and expectations.
A child that learns that love is
achieved only when a certain set of behaviors are present, such as
being good, will fold this into their beliefs about relationships in
general. Over its lifetime this person will recreate the opportunity to
learn about these beliefs, to move past them and to see what else
exists. As this transpires, the Soul is also learning. It is learning
about being in the world as light tethered to matter. This is very
different than simply a Soul relationship where the constructs of
matter do not apply. In this way the Soul learns about incarnating, or
being in form, through the interactions of the personality. As this
transpires the Soul offers its support to the personality itself.
personality supported by its Soul often sees the world from a higher
perspective. If the union is less conscious for the personality it may
simply feel a deep sense of support and comfort in a higher power. All
the while the Soul connection continues to transpire.
the depth of a potential Soul to Soul connection requires a degree of
suppleness and openness of the personalities involved. Without this at
some point the evolution of the Soul relationship will stop. The Souls
will continue to enjoy one another at this level, while the
personalities involved have time to explore the impact of relationship
with one another. Soul connections do not have a finite point of
connection as an endpoint. With deepening awareness of the personality
partner, the Soul relationship may continue to evolve transcending all
limitations of personality.
These beautiful unions are most
often seen in our culture with a guru or spiritual teacher. The guru,
devoid of attachment as a personality, (not desiring a particular
outcome regardless of the situation for instance) serves as an
opportunity for the evolving personality of a particular Soul to
experience connection. In this way the personality is able to
experience connection, love and peace with less entanglement than it
would with one who is still attached to outcomes. Often the personality
describes these moments as bliss, being in a profound state of peace
and a stillness of mind. If the personality remains fluid during this
experience and opens freely to life being different immediately
afterward, then deep transformation often occurs. The life of the
individual changes in a fundamental way.
Each individual may
also experience the depth of love and doorway to this life altering
transformation by exploring their relationship to their own Soul. In
doing so the personality learns about being supported, seeing the world
from outside the duality of the mind as well as having the opportunity
to release and heal issues from the past. The issues often keep the
presence of duality (right and wrong, good and bad) in place and
prevent the deeper experience of Soul connection and understanding. The
more fluid or open the mind and emotional system are, the easier this