When we think about the person we want as a partner, we often imagine that person will be someone who not only shares common interests, values or personality traits, but someone who just gets us in a way that doesn’t have to be explained. We call this person our soulmate. Have you ever wondered, is it possible to have more than one soulmate?
A soulmate is someone you have a deep, reciprocating and instant connection to. There are many theories about what causes this connection. Some believe soulmates are people who knew each other in a previous life. When they see one another in this life, the draw they feel is because they recognize each other, even if they’re not completely aware that is what is happening. Though you may not believe in past lives, chances are you have met someone in your life that you bonded to very quickly. Another theory for this feeling of instant familiarity is because our brains are excellent pattern finders. When we meet someone who is similar to us on a deep level our brain will automatically correlate that sameness.
Some people are lucky enough to meet their soulmate early in life. For others, it is a long search full of doubts and wondering if you conjured up this term soulmate that doesn’t exist at all. More than a few people stop searching and settle for a relationship based on pragmatism.
If it’s so hard to find a soulmate, could it really ever be possible to have more than one?
Take note of how long the people in your life have been together and how they met. Many grandparents and great-grandparents met when they were young, lived in the same town or a neighboring town and have been together all of their adult lives. As time went on, things started to shift. The ease of travel increased. More young people put off marriage and starting a family for college and starting a career. Women were welcome and encouraged to go into the workforce. All of these changes allowed people to meet more people. With many more choices for a life partner people tend to date more people while trying to make that choice. The explosion of the Internet on our ability to connect to people worldwide means today people often go through many relationships before they find someone they want to spend their lives with.
There are several time and place factors that go into whether or not you can have more than one soulmate. While you may meet many people in your lifetime that you feel instantly drawn to, the timing of when you cross paths with those people will have a lot to do with whether or not they become your soulmate. If either of you are at a place in your lives that don’t allow for that connection to take hold then the moment may become nothing more than two strangers with a strong curiosity for one another; but take heart, with all of the options we have for meeting people, it is certainly possible to meet more than one soulmate. It’s not only possible, but it’s also probable.
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