A soul mate is a person with whom you may have worked for many centuries on the same mission or the same initiation of the chakras—some parallel path of soul development.
Many Soul Mates in Many Lives
And even though there may be a great attraction and bond between soul mates, fundamentally, in the ultimate sense, you could define it more as a brother/sister relationship, even though soul mates have great marriages and a great union of hearts.
There is that sense of “we're comrades, we're pilgrims on the path together, and what we're doing has to be done together.”
Soul mates may come together for several lifetimes, and may feel a great tie.
But if you really meditate at inner levels, you know that the soul mate relationship doesn't go as high or is not as profound as the one with the person who is your direct counterpart—the twin flame you have known as your other self from the first moment of your creation in the Great Central Sun.
Soul Mates Work Together with Joy
You have only one twin flame.
But you may have brothers and sisters in various places with whom you're working. Let's say in this lifetime your choice as well as your assignment is to master music. You'll probably be assembled with many musicians, and you may find someone who is very much a co-worker and a companion with whom you can share not only your love of harmony but also a real soul communion on that wavelength and chakra of one of the seven rays.
And there is a blessing that comes to your endeavor from the I AM Presence of both twin flames—your twin flame and that person's twin flame.
So that's what a soul mate is—someone you can truly love and respect and share with.
A soul mate relationship has to do with the seat-of-the-soul chakra—that chakra just above the base of the spine chakra. The connection is one of parallel and mutual evolution rather than origin.
It is a blessed experience to have a soul mate who is a friend (someone you can trust who also trusts you) with whom to share a true commitment to a common cause as well as tender devotion.