I have come to an interesting fork in my own personal (and professional) road of late
and it is becoming more and more clear to me that our personal journey is "pre-loaded" with people
who show up to point the way -- either with a kind word or with a stick
and dealing with (and exploring) the psychological aspects of our "growth" through our exchanges with those who show up (and HOW they show up) allows one to, pretty much, chart their own spiritual growth moving forward
as well as kick start the changes within that will help maximize the good in future interpersonal exchanges and minimize "the bad"
when I talk to people about "soul mates" I am finding two very powerful things occur -- one, people seem amazed (which honestly surprised me) at what I am saying, like they had never heard anything like it (which also surprised me)
and, two, after I say it there is always that aha kind of sigh, like it "makes sense" somehow
most of my own personal "complications" in life have come about because of "relationships"
. . . yes I really have let Mister Pee Pee "vote" on what I should do -- let's just say that now (whatever you may think of voting laws in the U.S.) I make sure he has I.D. and is not drunk when he shows up at the polls to give his "in put" on new legislation
but no matter the "cause", you can easily see (if you look at my history) that relationships have shown up, over and over and OVER, to shake my world
but the relationships, truthfully, weren't the cause of my complications, I WAS THE CAUSE of my complications
however . . . my complications (and here's the "aha part") weren't designed to hurt me, they were pre-loaded banks of experiences designed to HELP point me to "the promised land"
my theories on "past lives" most definitely drive my experience of spirituality, religion,God
and I am finding my theories on soul mates are starting to drive (more and more) my "experience" of past lives