T W I N S O U L S 1 6
2020 Acrylic, oil on canvas. (30 x 23") at $1100.
Signed, titled, dated on back and initialed on front.
T W I N S O U L S
"It sometimes happens that when two people meet, they instantly recognize their divine Selves behind the eyes of the other, also called the 'windows of the soul.' Even their voices awaken in them a deep familiarity, like a half-remembered song from long ago. Inexplicably, often without a word being spoken, they instinctively know that they are destined to walk down the road of life together as One. This describes the reunion of twin souls.
The term soul mate is frequently misused in today’s vernacular. Before you can attract your soul mate to you, you must first become whole. People who are not spiritually awakened—and therefore identify themselves as an ego—are misled into believing that they are going to find their soul mate if they simply join an online dating service or follow the guidelines laid out in a particular book. But it doesn’t work that way. It begins with first retrieving your soul, then attracting your mate. For the current human, the soul mate relationship is very rare. Believe it or not, more than 90 percent of the current population is codependent (to varying degrees), and therefore not with a soul mate; they are with an ego mate. But even though most of the population is in a codependent relationship, that doesn’t mean that they’re not with the right person because you’re always with the right person for you at any given time. This realm of duality guarantees it.
The reflective universe is always matching everyone up with their perfect companion for where they are on the evolutionary ladder. Non-judgment, non-conflict, and deep-seated presence are prerequisites for true intimacy in any relationship. If you are constantly judging your partner when he or she is around you, then some form of suffering within the relationship dynamic is inevitable because the ego will become inflamed and defensive. And defensiveness is always the first act to war. Relinquishing thoughts of judgment about your partner is necessary for peace and harmony in the relationship. This creates the necessary space for true intimacy to flourish. Petty grievances strengthen and embolden the ego. Countless divorce lawyers have been consulted based on minor (and mostly ridiculous) grievances. To cement an intimate partnership, continual acceptance, forgiveness, and unconditional love toward the other is required. This is why it’s necessary to become emotionally independent first before you can attract your soul mate. This process simply can’t happen in the reverse.
The Next Human will naturally attract her soul mate without the need for searching because she will already be complete. He will intuitively know that companionship is not a compulsive need, or something to long for, but an honor and a blessing to be cherished. She will know that living in solitude is the universe’s way of teaching us to be Self-reliant, and appreciative of what is. Because the Next Human will value the Self above all else, he will not allow a partner to abuse him. So before you can attract your soul mate to you, it is necessary to become emotionally independent first. You will then be with your partner because you choose to be, not because of an inner compulsion to be."
~ Jason Lincoln Jeffers, The Next Human