Soul mates and freedom of choice

QUESTION: Masters, A few years ago, whilst traveling I had a brief romantic encounter with someone whom I felt a very strong soul connection. The circumstances were impossible as we lived on different continents and were unlikely to see each other again, so we left it there. On returning home I became once again involved with an old flame – someone I must have contracts with, as subsequently we had a child and live a relatively settled & contented life together. However I still cannot shake that sense of strange longing for this faraway friend. I am intrigued about the nature of soul mates and the potential for a variety of possibilities when it comes to choosing different partners and / or paths to follow during our lives. Can you enlighten me on this subject? ~Curious, UK

ANSWER: Soul mates are souls who came into existence at about the same time as you did. Just like a group of kids with whom you grew up and shared experiences through school, soul mates are connected to a section of your life. They are easily recognized by you when you meet them in a human incarnation because their energy is similar to yours and you resonate with their aura. You will know them even if you didn’t agree to do something particular together or even to meet during the life.

All souls have freedom to choose whatever they wish to do in their lifetime. You may have made plans with another soul for a relationship, but then along comes an old soul mate with whom you feel a connection and familiarity. This generally is all part of a lesson on which you chose to work. Souls do not plan out each and every situation in their life but make up their minds based on what comes to them.

You had no specific contracts for romantic relationships but are sensitive to energy. This has drawn you to your current partner and left a reminder of your feelings for your short romance. The lesson here is one of clarity and discernment: clarity as to the aspects of each connection and what they mean for this life, and discernment as to what you can learn the most from while each continues.

In any life situation, our dreams make things into what we want to experience. You yearn for excitement and adventure and feel your dalliance partner can provide that. You are a little bored in your current relationship and wonder what to do to feel more alive. Nothing is right or wrong in choosing life lessons, so experiment with those lessons to get your answers.