There is someone special for each of us, in fact for most there is more than just one special soulmate. Soulmates are destined to meet and while your head may not recognise them, your heart will. Soul recognition comes in many forms, it can be subtle and slow to form or it can be palpably intense at first glance.
Some people experience immediate soul recognition, where both souls recognise each other. They experience a sudden feeling of familiarity even if they have not met before. The energy between them is undeniable and they have an instant attraction towards each other. They intuitively know each other and there is a level of safety and trust not usually experienced during initial encounters.
Soul recognition can come from one person who feels the connection and sees a potential future together while the other person does not, as their decisions are made based on the mind and all of its fears and prejudices. In these cases it is common for one person to be left heartbroken while the other person moves on unawakened and just not ready.
Couples can enter relationships unaware that they are soulmates, not everybody is able to recognise soul companions right away. Time and patience may be necessary for soul recognition, as a soulmate connection can be suddenly realised by a shared experience, a feeling, a chance meeting, a memory or a dream.
Soulmate recognition can occur later in life, long after a relationship has ended. Soulmates have a mutual familiarity and a powerful connection, but when soulmates are on different courses it can cause a lot of heartache and suffering. This suffering is purposeful for individual healing and growth. Romantic reunion often comes down to divine timing and perhaps divine intervention, if that is needed.
Your deepest soulmate connection may not be with a lover, it may be with your child, your parent, sibling or best friend. Or your strongest connection may be with a soulmate from the other side who acts as your guardian angel. All soulmates have endless love and eternal life together, across countries, across oceans, across spiritual dimensions and across time, they sometimes just have to take separate roads for a while.