IF WANDERERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF OTHER SECTS SHOULD ASK YOU, “WHAT, FRIEND, ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WINGS TO SELF-AWAKENING?” YOU SHOULD ANSWER, “THERE IS THE CASE WHERE A MONK HAS ADMIRABLE FRIENDS, ADMIRABLE COMPANIONS, ADMIRABLE COMRADES. THIS IS THE FIRST PREREQUISITE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WINGS TO SELF-AWAKENING.” (AN 9.1) – GAUTAMA BUDDHA
WHY DO WE HAVE SOUL GROUPS?
To me, the most valuable social experience a person can have is meeting a member of their Soul Group. The defining quality of this type of person is that they make it impossible for you to remain the same person by the time they make their exit.
Relationships, like nature itself, have many seasons. Uniting with a Soul Group member can last a few hours on a plane trip, or end after 60 years of friendship. Sometimes only physical death will end (if only momentarily) such connections.
Every member of your Soul Group will appear in your life to teach you a lesson and to catalyze your spiritual expansion.
However, we are not always ready for our Soul Group – but even this is a lesson unto itself. As existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once famously wrote, “Hell is other people.” Therefore, for some people, coming across a member of their Soul Group will feel like “hell,” especially if such a person is weighed down by negative mindsets, dogma, trauma, and the unwillingness to move beyond unconscious behavior.
On the other hand, for some people meeting members of the Soul Group will feel like heaven, as can be seen in the case of Twin Flame and Soulmate encounters. Essentially, how you feel about your Soul Group will be determined by how open you are to changing, growing, and moving past fear.
But the question still remains, why do we have Soul Groups?
Metaphysically speaking, Soul Groups are a natural product of the “flow” of Spirit. If you look at the Ocean, you’ll notice that sometimes clusters of waves arise. The same goes for Soul Groups: we are all Spirit, but we are also broken down into many different Soul Groups. These Soul Groups carry out certain roles, namely, to help each other embody the purpose of their Souls.
In other words, your Soul Family is here to help you learn, grow, and experience what ancient traditions have referred to as “moksha” or enlightenment.
In many spiritual traditions, the obstacles that we face in this life are said to be chosen before birth; that we choose the family we’re born into, the bodies and personalities we develop, and the people we bring into our lives. These people are chosen because we knew they would give us the best chance to learn the many life lessons we needed in order to grow spiritually.
Historically, Soul Groups that gained a lot of force and traction created drastic social changes. Take, for instance, the Creative Renaissance, that was composed of figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Copernicus, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Martin Luther and William Shakespeare.
There was also the Spiritual Renaissance that was composed of figures such as Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Makkhali Gosala, and Ajita Kesakambali. In China, there was Confucius, Lao Tzu, Mencius, Chuang Tzu, Lieh Tzu, and in Greece there was Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, and Pythagoras. All of these individuals interacted with each other in different ways that were necessary for a revolution to occur.
Each of these Soul Groups has expanded our collective growth and evolutionary progress. Not only that, but each coming generation will bring in waves of powerful and transformative energies that are built upon the previous progress of earlier Soul Families.
By finding your Soul Group, you grow at not only an individual level but also a collective level. Each plan, each path, is equally as important in the overall evolution of the whole.
It is only through this profound experience of relating to another on Soul level that drastic change can occur on both an inner and outer level.
12 SIGNS YOU’VE MET SOMEONE FROM YOUR SOUL GROUP
Where do you find people from your Soul Group?
People have asked me this question so many times, and I once asked the same thing too. But the question isn’t about “where” you will find them – your Soul Group will find you. Instead, the question is “when” you will find them.
Over the years, I’ve found that a time comes in your life when you feel a strong pull towards your Soul Group, as if you’re finally ready enough to meet them. When members of your Soul Group reach this same readiness, this synchronicity will bring you together.
But this inner feeling doesn’t mean that you should sit around and continue your normal routine without changing anything. You can’t win the lottery unless you buy a ticket. Once you feel ready to meet them, you need to start actively pursuing the encounter.
At this point, you need to listen to your intuition or gut feelings rather than your head.
Your mind, full of fears and past habits, will guide you toward the path that feels most comfortable and safe.
On the other hand, when you listen to your heart, you’ll almost certainly feel uncomfortable as it asks you to step outside of your comfort zone. You’ll find your intuition guiding you towards new places and activities that you’ve never tried before. For example, you might be guided to create an online meetup group, join a cooking class, start tai chi, or even travel.
There are a few ways to tell if you’ve met someone who resonates with you on a Soul level. Here are a few things you might notice:
1. YOUR EYE CONTACT IS DEEP AND ENGAGING
You’re not afraid to make eye contact with members of your Soul Family and it doesn’t feel awkward. When you make eye contact, there is something familiar that you both share, something comforting, something ancient. It’s almost as though when you make eye contact you’re tapping into a deeper truth that you both silently understand and share.
## 2. THEY WILL BE MORE SOUL-CENTRIC THAN EGO-CENTRIC
Members of your Soul Group will not be interested in ego-centered pursuits such as fame, status, money, and glory. Instead, they will be more soulful, more spiritually mature. For example, they might be interested in conscious living, meditation, healthy eating, yoga, helping the environment, and so forth.
3. YOU’RE MAGNETICALLY DRAWN TO THEM
For no apparent reason, members of your Soul Group will “pop out” to you like sore thumbs. You’ll be immediately drawn to them and their energy. Even if you lose touch with them, they will emerge in your life over and over again.
4. BOTH OF YOU SPEAK THE “SAME LANGUAGE”
When speaking, both of you share similar thoughts and insights, and you’re on the “same page” emotionally. It’s not uncommon for you to both repeat the same thoughts and words, as if you’re mirroring each other’s minds.
5. YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU’VE KNOWN THEM FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE
You’ve never felt so comfortable and understood by another person in your entire life. Deep down, your connection feels timeless. Even when you first met this person, you felt a strange sense of recognition and familiarity.
6. YOU ALWAYS FEEL ENERGIZED AROUND THEM
Whenever you spend time with a member of your Soul Tribe, you’ll feel energetically uplifted rather than drained.
7. THEY APPEAR IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU MOST NEED GUIDANCE
The moment you’re open to growing beyond your current layers of fear and limiting beliefs is the moment you’ll attract a member of your Soul Group.
8. HOURS TALKING WITH THEM FEELS LIKE MINUTES
Time is completely relative when you speak with someone from your Soul Group. You enjoy talking with them so much that time disappears very quickly.
9. THEY REFLECT YOUR BEST QUALITIES
Your Soul Group reflects your best qualities, but they will also challenge you to see and embrace your greatest flaws. Sometimes challenging you will including creating difficult circumstances for you to learn from, or being brutally honest with you (even if it hurts). Whatever the case, you can count on your Soul Group to help you authentically grow.
10. YOU SHARE SIMILAR LIFE EXPERIENCES
Themes such as abandonment, abuse, isolation, and other struggles will be shared between you and your Soul Family. Each life theme will be used as a basis for growth, advice, and mutual support.
11. YOUR SOUL FEELS NOURISHED IN THEIR PRESENCE
There are some people in life who seem to weigh heavily on your Spirit – your Soul Group is the opposite. You will always feel seen, understand, loved, and uplifted by members of your Soul Tribe.
12. YOU CAN BE YOUR RAW AND AUTHENTIC SELF WITH THEM
There is no need to hide, fake or pretend around your Soul Group. Your Soul Group honors and celebrates the “authentic” you both on a personality level, and a Soul level.
You might only meet one person from your Soul Group, or if you’re fortunate, you might meet all of them – but this isn’t important. What matters is having the experience of meeting those who share your purpose and mission on Earth to support our collective evolution as a species.
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