Have you ever wondered what the difference between a karmic soulmate, a karmic relationship, a soulmate, and a twin flame is?
You may have found yourself at some point in a complicated relationship, which was very intense yet painful, and you were not quite sure what the lesson was or why everything was happening this way.
The truth is that as planet Earth is ascending, we are all meeting people we are meant to have life-altering relationships with, such as karmic relationships, karmic soulmate relationships, twin flames, or pure soulmate relationships, to help us grow and evolve spiritually.
Out of all these life-altering relationships, the most difficult one to handle – at least in my opinion, is the karmic soulmate relationship.
Thus, in this article, I am going to explain:
- What a karmic soulmate relationship is
- What purpose does it have in your life?
- How do you recognize one
- The difference from the other types of spiritual relationships you have
What is a Karmic Soulmate?
A Karmic Soulmate is someone who, first, is your soulmate – this means that you came on planet Earth from the same soul family and you are sharing pieces of the same soul, and second, someone whose purpose is to teach you spiritual lessons and help you pay your karma in this process.
As you can see, the relationship between karmic soulmates is quite intense and deep, as they have a meaningful purpose in each other’s lives.
To put it short, they have a pivotal role in each other’s growth and development.
Your Karmic Soulmate is part of your destiny – it was written in the stars that you would meet them before birth.
A Karmic Soulmate relationship is part of the Soul Contract you sign before entering this incarnation.
In a Karmic Soulmate relationship, you will feel intense love and affection towards the person and a very powerful connection – maybe even telepathy.
However, what makes this relationship so difficult is that it is very similar to a purely karmic relationship, which means that it will put you through a lot of emotional turmoil to help you learn difficult lessons and pay heavy karma.
Being put in difficult situations by someone who is your Soulmate can be quite challenging because your love for this person is very deep. Thus, you will feel very conflicted.
If you think you could be in a Karmic Soulmate relationship, have a look at the following 13 signs of such a relationship:
What Are The Signs You’ve Met Your Karmic Soulmate?
#1. Instant connection
The first sign of a Karmic Soulmate relationship is that when you first meet the person, you “click” instantly.
You are drawn to them from the very first second, and the feeling is mutual.
You may even feel intense emotions the first time you meet them, as if you’ve loved them your entire life.
This happens because you share the same soul and have met in previous lifetimes.
#2. A deja-vu feeling
When you first meet your Karmic Soulmate, you will experience a deja vu, which is the feeling that you already know the person.
This can be quite powerful, as you may feel you’ve known them forever. You may be finishing each other’s sentences or reading each other’s minds, even if you have barely met.
Around them, you could also experience a weird out-of-body feeling or the sensation that you are time-traveling.
This happens because they make you remember the lifetimes you’ve met before, making you see images from those lifetimes, feel emotions from back then, or think thoughts stored in your subconscious from those previous lifetimes.
This feeling can be a bit intense and bizarre simultaneously, but you shouldn’t worry about it, as it is very normal to experience this when you meet a Karmic Soulmate.
#3. Mutual affinity
When you meet your Karmic Soulmate, you will have an instant connection and a feeling of deja-vu, and you will like each other immensely and discover that you have a lot in common.
Most likely, you will have the same hobbies and passions, as well as the same interests and similar life experiences.
To put it short, you can talk for hours and never get bored because every conversation with them helps you discover and understand yourself more.
You will be fascinated to see how much you can still learn from each other and amazed that someone can have identical life experiences as yours.
You will also feel very emotionally safe and understood in their presence.
#4. You feel complete around them
I am not saying that you are incomplete without another person, but when you meet a soulmate you experience a higher degree of feeling whole and complete.
This is because your souls are pieces from the same soul, which complete each other like two pieces from the same puzzle and draw each other just like magnets.
Even if you are an emotionally independent and balanced person on your own, around your soulmate you will experience a higher sense of completion and emotional safety.
#5. You have very similar life-experiences
When you reach the stage of sharing life stories, you will notice that your stories are almost identical – so identical that it’s almost unbelievable.
When you share with them your deepest wounds and traumas from the past, you will notice that they have experienced the exact same wounds and traumas.
Because you are Soulmates, your life stories have been written similarly.
The lessons that you have to learn are quite similar also.
Now, you have met to help each other bring clarity to the wounds that have to be healed and to trigger each other’s healing process.
If you weren’t so similar, the healing process could not be so powerful, and the lessons would be a lot harder to learn because you wouldn’t see them as clearly.
Looking at your Karmic Soulmate, you can see yourself in a mirror.
#6. The relationship is difficult yet addictive
When you meet a Karmic Soulmate, the relationship will be difficult and occasionally unpleasant.
Yet, you will find it almost impossible to let it go, even if it will push all your triggers and bring all your “inner demons” to the surface.
The fact that you are so similar can also make the relationship difficult because you will trigger each other’s traumas and insecurities.
Even though the relationship is difficult, you will find it almost impossible to let it go because the other half of your soul will pull you like a magnet.
#7. You are facing your deepest wounds
As the relationship progresses and the honeymoon phase fades away, the relationship with your Karmic Soulmate becomes difficult.
By difficult, I mean you could have potential arguments and quarrels, or events will happen that will hurt you to show you what still triggers you.
By showing you which are your biggest wounds and insecurities, this Karmic Soulmate Relationship is helping you grow because it is allowing you to heal them.
#8. It’s like a rollercoaster
Your relationship, despite deep love, resembles a rollercoaster: loving moments interspersed with arguments or hurt feelings.
The moments when the relationship goes bad are the moments in which the relationship fulfills its karmic purpose.
Through the suffering it causes you, it’s helping you pay off heavy karmic debt, and also helping you see which parts of you still need healing.
#9. They bring you closer to your purpose in life
A Karmic Soulmate will somehow help you see what is your purpose in life.
This is why they could have come into your life when you are lost or need a slight re-direction.
They may help you see which is the right path because they have similar interests to yours, or they could be doing something that inspires you as well.
They could also help you reconnect with yourself through all the suffering and help you understand when and where you lost your path.
#10. They read you accurately
A Karmic Soulmate reads your emotions and thoughts well.
They instantly know what you feel and think the second they see you.
This is because you are connected at a deeper soul-level.
Sometimes, they will even know what you are about to tell them or when you will call.
The connection between you two is so strong that they know you just as well as they know themselves.
#11. Patterns from childhood will re-surface
In a Karmic Soulmate relationship, you will re-enact and recreate the same patterns you had during your childhood with the parent that had the most impact on you.
This usually is the opposite-sex parent, but it’s not always the case.
For example, if you always had to seek approval from one parent, you will end up in a Karmic Soulmate relationship in which you always seek your partner’s approval.
The purpose is that you notice a pattern of seeking and asking for approval and give up doing it, thus breaking the pattern.
This will also help you pay off karma from lives in which maybe you were a harsh person, never approving of anyone else’s opinions and beliefs, and will also help you heal childhood wounds.
#12. The relationship will be on and off
Most Karmic Soulmate relationships are quite tumultuous and have a pattern of being on and off.
This is because misunderstandings will surface when you are together with your Karmic Soulmate partner, but when you are apart, you will miss each other a lot.
This can create quite a dramatic pattern of being on and off and a lot of drama and chaos in your life.
#13. They will reveal your dark side
A Karmic Soulmate will always reveal your dark side. As people, we all have a dark side, or “the shadow”, as Psychologist Carl Jung used to call it.
The only problem is that we are used to hiding and ignoring it, which allows our dark side to lead our lives from the shadows.
For example, a part of your dark side could be that sometimes you can be a bit impulsive.
This impulsiveness leads your life from the shadow by nudging you to make certain snap decisions that you later live to regret.
A Karmic Soulmate will put you in situations where you can realize that you are impulsive so that you learn to be more collected and give up making snap decisions that affect your life.
But of course, you need also to pay attention to your dark side and be willing to change the behaviors that stem from it.
Karmic Soulmate Versus Other Relationships
Relationships that are spiritually meaningful for us and are aimed at helping us grow or pay karma can be a bit similar to each other.
It is important to understand what type of relationship you’re in to know how to handle it best.
I will teach you how to differentiate between the Karmic Soulmate Relationship and other relationships.
Karmic Soulmate vs. Karmic Relationship
The difference between a Karmic Soulmate relationship and any other karmic relationship is that in a karmic relationship, you don’t feel that love and connection that you feel with a karmic soulmate.
In a karmic relationship, there is little love, empathy, telepathy, or connection.
A Karmic Relationship is just a difficult one that will hurt and challenge you.
At the end of a Karmic Relationship, you will wonder what you see in that person, whereas after completing a Karmic Soulmate Relationship, a part of you will always miss the person.
Karmic Soulmate vs. Soulmate
The main difference between a Karmic Soulmate and a Soulmate relationship is the degree of difficulty that the relationship comes with.
In other words, you can differentiate between the two by looking at how challenging the relationship is.
A Karmic Soulmate relationship will have very difficult moments and can be an off, whereas a Soulmate relationship will be smooth and easy, unfolding effortlessly and bringing you much love and joy.
Karmic Soulmate vs. Twin Flame
These two types of relationships are quite similar because they are with people with whom you share your soul, and both can be quite challenging and intense.
What differentiates them is the runner-chaser dynamic.
The runner-chaser dynamic is only present in the Twin Flame relationship.
For further reading, check out this article on the runner-chaser dynamic.
A Karmic Soulmate connection fluctuates, often leading to mutual breaks, while in a Twin Flame relationship, the more mature soul pursues reconnection, creating a runner-chaser dynamic.
RELATED: Discover the Mysteries of Twin Flame Love, where we explore the deep connection and spiritual journey shared by twin flames
Do Karmic Soulmates Come Back?
Breaking up with a Karmic Soulmate can be quite painful.
The most honest answer to this question is that “it depends.”
Like I’ve said before, a Karmic Soulmate Relationship can be a potentially on and off the relationship.
But at some point, the on-and-off dynamic has to end, especially when the Karma has been paid.
This will then be a pivotal point in which the faith in the relationship will be decided.
The answer is that if the Soulmates are meant to be together in this life, they will come together for good at some point.
If they are destined to be with other people, they will not, but they will continue their spiritual journeys on different paths.
How to Release a Karmic Soulmate
Maybe you are wondering how to end a Karmic Soulmate relationship for good if it’s too challenging and too heavy for you.
This can happen when the karmic debt is very big, and the situations they put you through are so difficult that you start resenting the person a little bit (yes, this can happen even if they are your Soulmate).
The easiest and fastest way to release a Karmic Soulmate is to see your karmic lesson in the entire situation.
Once you have understood your lesson, the Universe could offer you fast ways to pay your karma and be released from it.
One thing to consider is that you cannot always release a Karmic Soulmate when you want it to.
Depending on your karma, your lesson, and the importance of the relationship, the Universe may ask you to stay in it as much as you are meant to.
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Alexandra, the head author at Subconscious Servant is a Psychologist, Reiki Therapist, and writer. She loves writing about any topic from Applied Psychology, Metaphysical and Spiritual healing, hoping that people on a spiritual, self-discovery journey will find guidance and light through her articles. If you want to read more about Alexandra, visit her full author bio here.