Redefining love and soul connections with technology

I was watching “The One “on Netflix the other day. ‘The One‘ weaves an enticing idea – what would happen if everyone could be romantically paired with their perfect match by DNA? This is a show on the increasing powers of algorithms to determine our lives. 

‘The One’ works backwards from the fabulously wealthy founder of this modern miracle, Rebecca (Hannah Ware), who is introduced giving a kind of TED talk, embodying a life that’s equal parts, Jeff Bezos and Oprah Winfrey. Rebecca speaks enthusiastically about providing people with a match that they are genetically guaranteed to fall in love with, noting in a flashback during a later episode, “This will change relationships and dating forever.” 

The most interesting aspect of “The One” might actually be its own DNA, since the series is based on John Marrs’ 2017 novel. 

The most recent show on similar lines is “Soulmates,” an AMC anthology sci-fi-inflected series focusing on individual stories about such matches and their fallout. 

Soulmates send us rocketing 15 years into the future when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soulmate. All it takes is one simple test, and those who feel compelled to take it are destined to be met with one of three responses. 

After watching this kind of stuff on TV everyone is wondering about the soulmate theory. We all want to know about it now as it’s getting fame over social media and TV channels. There was a time when people thought their soulmate is who they are married to. Now with changing times the curiosity to know more about a soulmate is increasing. 

We all are living in an era of social media and TV channels. All the content which is shown there has an impact on our mind. We start searching google for those things which are beyond our imagination. 

Our normal thought process tells us if we are compatible with a friend, married partner, or any other relation they are our soulmates. Most of the time we just don’t feel the need to find out about soulmates or anything like this even exists. 

In recent times, many theories have come up with such concepts of soulmate. One such is – “A soulmate is someone that just gets you. It’s a connection of minds, mutual respect, unconditional love, and total understanding. It’s about being yourself and knowing, not only that person is following and understanding your thoughts but is right there with you, side by side.” 

Dr Michael Tobin is a psychologist and author of the forthcoming memoir, Riding the Edge: My love Song to Deborah and founder of WholeFamily.com. 

Dr Tobin explains that the best universal definition of a soulmate is feeling deeply connected to another person but not in a dependent or needy way. “Your soulmate is your fellow traveller on the journey of life — you need one another to grow beyond the limitations of your individual selves.” The guiding principle is a relationship between soulmates is that needs are equally met because a soulmate relationship should challenge you to move from selfishness to give, he adds. 

According to theories, there are four types of soulmates: 

Healing soulmates: This kind of soulmate comes into your life with the purpose to teach you some life lessons that are there to clear blockages from your past. They do so by mirroring you so that you can see your reflection in them and recognize your faults. 

Past-life soul mates: Past lives are something you either believe in or you don’t. Meeting someone that you feel an instant familiarity with is strange because you can’t place why you feel like you know them or you’ve met them before when you haven’t. This can even happen with complete strangers. Just a glance into their eyes and you know. These are often our souls recognizing others from a past incarnation. This soulmate type can also overlap any of the other types as well.  

Karmic soul mates: Generally, the first relationship we get into is a karmic relationship. The partners assigned to us are not meant to make things easy for us. They are meant to teach us a hard lesson and change our way of thinking and living. The strange thing about karmic relationships is that no matter how much effort you put into them, they just don’t seem to work. But this is because these relationships are NOT supposed to work out. 

Twin flames: According to Savvas, “A twin flame is your own soul, shared across what appears to be two physical beings. It’s one soul split into two bodies.” Digging a little deeper, Savvas once wrote of twin flames: “When a soul is created, it is split into two parts, mirrors of each other, constantly yearning to reconnect.” 

A soulmate in the form of a loving partner might be coming into your life, but don’t forget the likely soul mates you’ve already encountered. Don’t discount the soulmates in your life today who are stretching and waking up your soul. 

Soulmates don’t have to be good for your being; they just have to touch your soul and lead to your inner growth. 

A sign you’ve met your match is the way you react to their pain. “It’s hard to imagine soulmates who don’t bleed with one another, who don’t feel one another’s pain, who are absent of empathy and compassion,” Dr Tobin says. 

As a final note after reading so much about soul, mind and body connections, we can say: 

We have no power over when, where or how our soulmate will appear. All we can really do is be open and receptive to meeting our soulmate. We can expect that at some point in our life, we might experience a soulmate connection. 

 However, if you are so determined, be yourself the person you want to be by your side. After all, the right person will reflect on you, and you will be attracting the same energy you are vibrating. 😊😊

None of the blogs or opinions expressed within is meant as advice to you or anybody else on any matter, including but not limited to, personal finance, health, or other matters of life. If you need advice, speak to a professional!

Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

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