A soulmate is someone with whom you share a soul connection, usually from past/parallel lifetimes together and they are part of your soul group. You and your soulmates come together in lifetimes to help each other grow spiritually. Soulmates are those various people that we encounter throughout our lives on a short or long term basis. Soul connections or soulmates can essentially be anyone in your life. They can be friends or enemies. They can be your teachers, your students, your parents, children or siblings, your co-workers, your boss, your employee, your neighbors, your aquaintances and close friendships, and of course your romantic relationships. We have many soulmates throughout our lives. A soulmate can even be a stranger who offers a word of advice or help just when it is needed. Any significant relationship or memorable encounter usually involves a soulmate from your soul group. Have you ever noticed someone for the first time and even if you have never officially met them or know much about them, you feel as if you already do know this person? You may feel drawn to this person energetically and there is a familiarity on a level that transcends the physical. This person is most likely a soulmate or is part of your soul group. The feeling that you�re experiencing with them is the remembrance of this relationship which is locked into your cellular memory. This is the point where both higher selves are aware of the familiarity and who they are to each other. Most of the time a soulmate relationship can be an exciting experience, but often the lessons we need to learn from this experience involves karma. Although it is not always pleasant if negative karma is involved, these relationships are beneficial and necessary to accelerate soul growth. Many of the major soulmate connections may have been pre-planned prior to birth in a particular lifetime. Throughout our life we may find ourselves attracted to a specific type of personality types for this reason. Re-occurring relationship issues, traits that you desire and dislike, may show you what karma is present that needs to be resolved with a soulmate.