August 16, 2009

Love and Soulmates

“When we think about reincarnation, we always come across a very difficult question: if, in the beginning, there were so few people on the face of the Earth, and now there are so many, where did all those new souls come from?”
Thus writes Paulo Coelho, about Soulmates and Love in his Brida.

 “The answer is simple. In certain reincarnations, we divide into two. Our souls divide as do crystals and stars, cells and plants. Our soul divides into two, and those new souls are in turn transformed into two and so, within a few generations, we are scattered over a large part of Earth.

“We form part of the Soul of the World. But the truth is if the Soul of the World was merely to keep dividing, it would keep growing, but it would also become gradually weaker. That is why, as well as dividing into two, we also find ourselves. And that process of finding ourselves is called Love. Because when a soul divides, it always divides into a male part and a female part. Human beings are all interlinked. In each life, we feel a mysterious obligation to find at least one of those Soulmates.

“But how will I know who my Soulmate is? By taking risks. By risking failures, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in the search for Love. As long as one keeps looking, one will always triumph in the end.

“Is it possible to meet more than one Soulmates in each life? Yes, It is. And when that happens, the heart is divided, and the result is pain and suffering. Yes, we can meet three or four Soulmates, because we are many and we are scattered.

“The essence of creation is one and one alone. And that essence is Love. Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience dispersed in many lives and many parts of the world.
“We are responsible for the whole Earth because we do not know where they might be, those Soulmates we were from the beginning of time. If they are well then we, too, will be happy. If they are not well, we will suffer, however unconsciously, a portion of their pain. Above all, though, we are responsible for re-encountering, at least once in every incarnation, the Soulmate who is sure to cross our path. Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.

“We can also allow our Soulmates to pass us by, without accepting him or her, or even noticing. Then we will need another incarnation in order to find that Soulmate. And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness.”

Author’s note: I have found truth in his words… and I share this with you likeminded ones….