I've been doing a lot of shaman work this week & it got me thinking. What if "soul mates" are like human power animals in 3D. They choose to work with is because it is mutually beneficial for healing & they agree to share their teachings & medicine with us (sometimes because it is in resonance with our personal medicine so the gift multiplies, sometimes because that medicine teaching is missing from our experience & is necessary to fortify & strengthen us). Just like with power animals the relationship can be simply for mutual evolution & can have a beginning & an end or it can become devoted totem alliance based on spiritual compatibility & aligned healing goals. Maybe that's how it is.