Often when we delve far into the rabbit hole of Reality, we tread upon quicksand that vacuums up our very Ego, leaving our jaws dropped like cod fish, especially when it seems as if our Soulmates may lose their influence over our Identity. We often tend to get caught up in the intellectual gears of this cosmic matrix without realizing that our Soulmates are indeed still True Love meant to be.
Tristan and Isolde" by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1902
By Presley LoRaye Benson
As intricate and delicate as the Web of Time and Space yields, it is reasonable to believe that at one time or another we have interacted with every single being in the known Universe, for how else could we fathom their own existence? If scientists have deducted that the molecular structure of a subject reacts by our mere gaze upon it, then it is entirely possible for us to solidify the existence of a said being by just our will to visualize it. Naturally, we draw like vibrations with our own frequency, effecting greater karmic connections depending upon the energetic similarity. The closer a being (person, place, thing, quality, or idea; otherwise a noun) is to our frequency, the stronger the karmic bond is manifested.
However, by analyzing the Universe in such a way, we may be compelled to rationalize Nature and our philosophy as the simple chemistry of action and reaction. If we introduce this subject to that subject, what sort of Reality would be produced? But in this light, we may fail to see the deeper Mysteries of the “glue” of such alchemy, whereby Love syncs the whole Universe into organic, clockwork harmony with the Self. How we appreciate another being determines that relationship we have with that aspect of our Self.
Even though it is inevitable that we interact with every single component of Creation at one point or another, it can also provoke the illusion of everything having a somewhat equal value, draining the intimacy we have and do experience with already familiar vibrations. So then, how do we distinguish what we call Soulmate connections from average acquaintances? And why do we invest so much of our Heart into those Soulmate bonds? What keeps them bound?
The answer lies in how we approach our Self. Our inner angels and demons arouse certain desires and aspirations that unbiasedly feed our Ego, whom we identify with. It is the same reason why a hero isn’t made alone, but rather out of everyone and everything else in a story. The villains oppose the hero and reflect the hero’s own dormant evil. The plot tells of the hero’s dynamic with the World, detailing their karmic history and lessons through their actions. The setting styles the hero’s perception of their World. Regardless of the story, the hero depends on their World to define them. As so, it generally wouldn’t appeal to a vastly advanced alien space captain to fight with hillbilly highwaymen in the wild West. Yes, it could still form a good story, but the key is that it has to both appeal to and teach the hero something that touches their Heart on a very deep level. To concentrate on reaching this profound Soul-level, we tend to have many background acquaintances, and just a few very close and prominent Soulmates, narrowed down further to our one Star-Crossed Lover that perfectly compliments our Soul.
Likewise, our Superconscious Self radiates and extracts exactly what it wishes to play in order to achieve the next phase in its Enlightenment. We attract similar vibrations to perpetuate an ongoing story maintained by order and stimulated by chaos. As a part of this steady growth, we form the most intensely intimate relationships with the most personal aspects of our Self, deepening our comprehension of and our ability to Love. But while we are speaking of the Self, it is by no reason to disregard the legitimacy of our Soulmates, for just as there ceases to be a hero if there is no World, so do we if there is no World. Therefore, we may comfort our Self with the validity of our Reality, and understand that in order for there to be Light, we must have a Darkness that gives the Light its definition.