This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
–Rainer Maria Rilke
Written by Jasmine
(Webmistress The Majickal Garden)
Before we entered into service as humans in lesson on this earth plane, we had our soul circles in spirit. Spirits we know well and recognize outside of the curtain that separates us from the spirit world, before we became who we are in body. With lessons to learn and knowledge to share between us to aid our purpose in this life; agreements were made for key times in our lives, when we have achieved readiness for our advancement.
Have you ever had someone come into your life that immediately you took to, with a familiarity that could only be if you had known them before? Perhaps in another lifetime? They might have been another sex and played a totally different part in the past, but the feeling would remain. The meeting might last for a brief short time or could have turned into a permanent part of your life and in-between. Regardless of the length of time you spend together, there would be enrichment in your life for having known them.
When you meet someone from your soul circle, there is a feeling of an unconditional, mutual, relationship, depending on the situation. Someone that has something to teach you, and/or you have something to give in return. There is a lack of judgment on the part of your character. They have a desire to see you in the best side that you can be and will naturally try to help you achieve that in your life. At the same time they can be objective enough to see the other side of you that might be difficult to see from your own perspective. There will be no jealousy in seeing you accomplish your goals.
These relationships are not limited to romantic by any means. I am blessed with a couple of very dear friends that remain a constant in my life. Girl friends that I consider my rocks of support. No matter what I do, or where I go, they are always there. They never judge me or my choices but I know I can count on them for their input when I need it. They are able to see sides of me, that perhaps I am unwilling at the time, to put the spotlight on and with the *unconditional love* of one from the same soul circle, will offer their insight….knowing what I choose to do with it is up to me. Because of the nature in which the insight was offered, I don’t feel defensive or offended. There is also a feeling of sheer comfort when we are together…no matter how long the span of time has been between our being together.
I have also met people for a very brief time that left me feeling full and warm. Perhaps it was only meant to be for that short time, but I feel we both left heading down our individual paths better for having met. These could also have been from my own soul circle and what was to be accomplished was done in the time we spent together.
Of course, soul relationships come with a responsibility on our parts as well. We need to be able to respond with the same unconditional love and caring that the relationship is offered in. The mutual base lies in the desire to find soul enlightenment along whatever path is chosen and finding oneself blessed to have someone in their life that shares the same. It does not mean you always have to agree on everything but mutual respect for the individuals is shared.
Living your life in mindfulness of the moment can help you recognize when these opportunities cross your path. When you first meet someone new, look for possible signs of why you have met. *Listening with mindfulness* is a key for all situations in your life. Develop this and it can serve you well. It means truly listening to what is being said, as opposed to for example, busying your mind with what you’re going to say next instead of *hearing* what is going on at the moment.
Sometimes after meeting someone in your soul group, after the fact, things said can sometimes spark new thought on the part of yourself. This is where really hearing what was transferred between you will be a plus. It can also be so, that, you were meant to share something from yourself with someone else. They might leave the meeting with thoughts of what was said, and how it applied to them, and choose to apply it to their own life.
It’s a comfort to me, on this path of my life, knowing I am a spirit in body, to know I am not in this alone. If one chooses to truly open the eyes wide, what the universe has provided for us is vast and wide. To understand, as your own soul understands, what a soul circle is, and find them scattered along your path. You too can recognize those spirits in body, from your own *family*.
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.
–Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit