Soul Mates & Love
We are one global consciousness
mated or wedded together by a common cause: evolution and mutual growth.
In this context, everyone on the planet is our soul mate. From the Michael
material, I have also heard of the concept of Essence Twins, which he says
is a single soul that divides into its masculine and feminine polarities.
He says these essence twins are eternally mated and are in constant communication
with one another. They can incarnate at the same or different times, as
the same or different sex, or years apart in age. They can be your parent,
your child, your grandparent, or your sibling. Therefore, looking for a
single person who is your twin, or soul mate, will probably be a fruitless
activity. If you are meant to meet, you will. If you aren’t, you won’t.
Although you may meet and fall in love with them, if you are unskilled in
the art of love, the love won’t last any longer than it would with
anyone else. Your struggles and conflicts will simply be more intense.
Ultimately, what everyone is looking for is someone to love and someone
who loves them. In order to find someone to love and someone who loves us,
we must develop our ability to love. Love is a learned skill. It is not
an instinct and it does not come naturally. There are five distinct instincts:
feed ourselves, fight, flee or freeze in the presence of an enemy, and to
reproduce ourselves through sexual mating. In survival of the fittest, in
both the animal and human kingdom, love is a non-issue. Rather, it is a
choice that a mature individual can make if they are so inclined.
Our drive toward sex is often mistaken for love simply because our sexual
hormones temporarily make us feel so good. Sex is an enjoyable activity
that brings momentary pleasure but leads nowhere, at least where love is
concerned. That is because love is a decision, having nothing to do with
feelings at all. Sex can also be a major numbing device and an addiction.
It can either lead to fission or fusion, producing either ecstatic states,
or separation, alienation and pain. It is the intent behind it that makes
the difference. The intent has to do with the spirit with which it is engaged
in. If we want to create loving relationships, we must learn the skill of
My teacher, Lazaris, says that we are love apprent-ices. Every incarnation
is focused on learning the skill of love, and eventually we must raise this
skill into an art form. What is love? Love is an enormously complex energy
filled with many paradoxes. Sometimes what looks like love isn’t and
what doesn’t look like love is. There is even such a thing as tough
love, which is turning your back on someone you love to allow them to deal
with the painful consequences of their own actions. As every parent knows,
or anyone who is outgrowing being an enabler, this is a very challenging
kind of love that doesn’t feel good to do at all.
Love is an emotion. Like all emotions it holds both thought and feeling.
In order to feel love, you must think the kind of thoughts that both generate
and sustain love in you and others. These thoughts are a choice and take
a daily decision to make. No one can make you think these thoughts. No outside
circumstance can cause these thoughts to manifest. Loving thoughts are created
by a decision that you have chosen to act upon despite external circumstances.
In order to think these thoughts you must know exactly what they consist
of. If you haven’t had any loving role models and have only depended
upon the media to tell you what loving thoughts consist of, your knowledge
of love will be severely lacking, for love is never discussed in school,
bars, or at parties. Consequently, you must discover what love is for yourself,
either through trial and error or by seeking the advice of experts.
The love scenario is complicated by the fact that our concept of love matures
as we do. A child’s concept of love is totally self-centered. If you
give a young child everything they want, they won’t throw a tantrum.
This is a two year old’s modus operendi. Children aren’t grateful
for the things you give them. They expect these things as their due. Their
good behavior only lasts until the next thing they desire. Not a single
thought is given to love as a decision. Although a child is capable of feeling
love, they are not capable of choosing to be loving when external circumstances
aren’t going their way. This takes a more mature set of thinking skills.
When my daughters were five and six years old they had a kitten that they
“loved.” Sometimes they’d fight over it, one child pulling
the upper body, the other the lower body as they tried to get it away from
each other. Although they both “loved” that kitten, neither
of them were capable of creating the thoughts that allowed them to behave
in a loving way. Although this is normal childish behavior that they can’t
be condemned for, it leaves a bit to be desired.
Eventually, if you are lucky, you will finally develop the concept of love
that is known as the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have
them do unto you”For the first time in the love continuum, people
begin to connect their behavior with how other people treat them. This is
the realization that “through my behavior, I am responsible for generating
and sustaining the love I find.” This is actually the first step in
learning how to love.
As an evolving consciousness uncovers more and more hidden agendas and loveless,
self-centered, self-gratifying behavior, he or she will expand on self-generated
principles and values until he or she becomes truly loving. Of course, this
general rule is not guaranteed to work every time. The reason why it doesn’t
work every time is that it won’t work with someone who is not also
following the rule. When someone consciously moves into the maturity level
of the Golden Rule, they begin to create the principles and values that
will purposely control and limit their loveless behavior. Through resonance,
this draws to them other people who are doing their best to follow it as
In the next step of learning love, an evolving conscious-ness will move
into the polarity of altruistic love, or love for its own sake. This is
love based solely on the principles and values you hold even when love has
a cost. Love then becomes a concept that is valued for its own sake. When
we fall in love with Love, or the idea and concept of what love is, there
is nothing we will not do to generate and sustain it. It is this kind of
love we feel when we become willing to fight until death to abolish slavery
or to vanquish Hitler or save an abused child who is not our own. I believe
that this was the love that Jesus felt when he walked to the cross. He loved
us so much, he died teaching us that we are not bodies, but that we are
spiritual beings who are eternally free.
There is so much to learn when it comes to love. Love is not black and white.
What is right to do in one situation is absolutely wrong to do in another.
Or what is right to do with a child is wrong to do with an adolescent or
an adult. Setting boundaries is also an aspect of love. Not being a doormat
is loving. Ending relationships that aren’t healthy for you, even
though they are fun, letting go of self-destructive habits that one enjoys
and then, as every recovering alcoholic knows, choosing to associate only
with people who are healthy for you to be around are all aspects of love
that can be challenging for many people to do.
When one chooses to master the skill of love, they become motivated to do
their shadow work, heal their negative personality characteristics, and
release immature beliefs related to past pain and suffering. They consciously
evolve their negative ego, transforming it into a strong positive ego with
an empowered sense of self. It is for love that we consciously choose to
evolve ourselves, forgive ourselves and others, and release our grievances
and let go of the past so that we can be fully mature, fully functional
and responsible adults.
So this brings us back to the concept of soul mates. Your soul is a lovaholic
that desires to love and be loved intensely. This desire can never die no
matter how monstrous and abusive a lifetime is. However, because of poor
cultural programming and role modeling, our thoughts and feelings about
love can become terribly warped.
Everyone holds within them the spark of love. It is an eternal flame that
never dies, yet it can lay dormant within us just as a coal can lay dormant
within its bed of ashes. When we consciously begin to fan the spark it will
eventually burst into flame. It is the action of fanning the spark that
produces a deep and emotionally compelling relationship with our own soul.
As you continue to fan your flame, your soul’s voice becomes increasingly
louder and more active within you. Eventually, it becomes a voice that you
can’t ignore. This voice says: become more loving.
Your soul is you and yet not you. It is a higher part of you. It is the
part of you that is unconcerned with your material survival. It exists apart
from your body and its instincts to feed, flee, fight, freeze and have sex,
which is the domain of your ego, who deals with your physical survival needs.
Lazaris says that your soul is only concerned with how loving and forgiving
you are. It is the voice of your soul that speaks to you about love. If
you desire, you can personify your soul in form as the Beloved, which is
an ancient concept best known through the poet Rumi. In the Sufi tradition,
it is said that God is love, lover and Beloved. As you face you own soul
in personified form, with love within you, it is possible to fall madly,
passionately, head over heals in love with who you really are in all your
glory. And who are you? You are quite literally Love incarnate.
If you allow it to, your soul will begin to express its love to you. This
is your truest soul mate. It will say exactly what any lover would say:
I love you. I need you. I desire you to come home and dwell with me eternally.
When you choose to respond to your soul’s call you will mate with
your soul in a union that is literally indescribable. At that point you
will have found your soul mate. You will then enter into the most amazing,
sweetest, tenderest, most loving relationship it is humanly possible to
have. It will change you at the very core of your being, right down to your
As you mate with your soul you will create within you a sweet cocoon of
love that is impervious to outside influences. In time, you will emerge
from that cocoon, a radiant being of light, fully at one, fully united with
and mated to your own soul. The result will be a transcendent human being
who is divine. You will become someone who knows who you are, why you have
come and how you shall serve. You will have an unshakable set of principles
and values that will become the ground of your being. You will know your
talent and will have turned it into a power. And you will simply do, with
full knowledge, what you came here to do.
This is the transformative power of having a soul mate. It is the pinnacle
of your growth and evolution into a transcendent being who is no longer
human but divine. In time, all that you have learned from mating with your
soul can be applied to an external relationship. Everyone is your soul mate,
truly, and you can apply this ability to love and be loved to any relationship
you have on Earth with anyone and everyone. When the relationship with your
soul mate, your own soul, becomes the supreme example for what relationships
are all about, you have a chance of creating a physical relationship that
was born in heaven and made manifest on earth, for you will have dreamed
it within your heart, created it within your mind, and consummated it within
your body. And what is powerfully dreamed with emotional impact must manifest,
for THAT IS THE LAW.
Susan Vaughn is an author, teacher and counselor in the Humboldt area.
She teaches The Art Of Conscious Evolution.