I recently got “called” by a book called “Dreaming the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Dreaming for Healing and Becoming Whole” by Robert Moss. Apparently The Universe felt I needed to read this because it was the first thing that popped up on my recommendations list on Amazon when I first started to have one of my dark moments due to depression. Ironically, the first few chapters discuss why its so important to travel in the darkness to understand the light.
One of the most interesting terms he speaks of in the book is “soul companions.” I have never heard this term before and its not the same as a “soul mate” or the ever volatile “twin flame.” I never like the term “soul mate” because I feel personally that people can have more than one soul mate–so its why I found soul companions to be such a better term. Of course, some of us are lucky enough to find one person whom we feel connected to and wish to spend the rest of our life with–in some sense, I guess the word “mate” would fit there. But what about all those other people we meet and feel connected to?
A soul companion is essentially a person or group of people who share a common thread of spirituality/universal connection with you. Its not the same as a “community” as this is an individual connection to each person. People who speak a common language. Soul companions are often those that we feel connected to and don’t know why exactly. But there is something within each individual that we feel a deep connection with. As group, you feel that they are your spirit family–your kin–not blood related but connected to you in a much deeper level–a spiritual cosmic level.
I avoid the term “community” here because I often find within communities, specifically large ones, there is always one person or persons who inadvertently adds stress and drama to the group. I am a wanderer (remember that “not all those that wander are lost”). I meet individual who I spend time with and when we come together as a group its pure magick.
One thing I stress here, is that a soul companion is essentially a soul friendship–though sometimes its hard not be attracted to soul companions. But connections are much more than just sexual–they are about soul kinship’s. So being attracted to one another is healthy as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.
Another thing I found interesting within the book (which I am still reading!) is the idea that soul companions can work with each other–even at distances. We can heal one another by entering within a trance or dream state. We can communicate with each other and feel each others emotions–because of a deep connection that goes beyond the physical world. As a group, soul companions can journey together and do great work together.
I don’t believe that soul companions are meant to stay in our lives continuously, though some do. I think some soul companions enter our lives at specific times to help or teach us something specific. Sometimes that is all they are meant to do. Other times we have soul companions who stay with us forever.
I have been blessed to have had and have many soul companions. People who I can share my spiritual journey with…..even the ones that have moved away!