People, places, and events from our past can inhabit the recesses of our awareness. They are out of sight, but not out of mind. So what is our subconscious trying to tell us?
Do you live the constant memory of people, places, or things? These experiences indicate a special connection. You should investigate.
People who engage in serious inner work, find memories seem to bubble and linger. Traumatic events can also make our subconscious mind bring up forgotten experiences. Curiosity prompts us to investigate patterns, themes, or meaning. See if the following resonates with you.
What’s A Soul Connection or Soul Link?
What is a connection with the spirit or soul? This is the feeling that you are linked to another person or place in some extraordinary way. Some people experience a sense of Déjà vu. This is the feeling you’ve been there before or somehow already know them. Some believe this relates to a past life experience, and it’s why people or places may be out of sight, but not out of mind.
Have you ever met someone that resonates with you? Perhaps you visit some place only to find it feels like home? These are everyday experiences that relate to the concept of spirit connection. So don’t be afraid; it’s a good thing.
We classify this kind of link as spiritual. Don’t confuse physical attraction or romantic interest with a soul connection, because a true connection of the soul is beyond the superficial aspects of our instincts. One must learn to discern between physical desire and a spiritual link. As we describe some of the related forms of the soul link, you’ll begin to see the difference.
Many people, places, events, and things can have significant intrinsic meaning rather than superficial or temporary attraction. When thoughts from the past invade our present, it is a message, a sign that we may be dealing with a soul link. The information could be coming from the subconscious mind. Some sages tell us our ancestors or even the Universe itself trying to reach us through exposing synchronistic connections.
Anytime there is a powerful soul bond, time does not erase the tie. So, lost loves are at the top of this list, and not just the love of another person, we can love places and events as well. Shamanism tells us that to extend the bonds of emotion to anything is like creating a rope from the heart a soul connection. The more aware you are, the more likely you encounter these sublime synchronicities.
So, here is where it is a bit confusing. You can have an emotional attachment because of the soul link. If you sense the bond immediately when you see the person or place, it’s more likely to be a soul link. On the other hand, if you “feel” a physical attraction first, it’s more than likely sexual instinct driving the interest.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s a tricky question. The same applies to determining if a connection is instinctual or spiritual. When you have a physical relationship with someone, you create several links, you share your DNA, but you also share part of your heart and soul. So a heart connection can feel the same as a soul bond.
If you are skeptical or puzzled by the connection with someone or some place, you are more than likely experiencing a soul connection. You have no physical or instinctual connection, so it must be link from another source. If you don’t know why you connect with someone or some place, then it is more than likely the soul link at work. Your doubts about the connection are worthy of investigation.
We associate many labels with this interesting experiential phenomenon, such as soul mate and twin flame. We’ll examine some of these to see how they all come back to one source.
Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind
Many people can relate to the heart-wrenching experience of loss. However, everyone must find their way to deal with this grief and loss, it’s not something you “get over,” it’s something you can learn to reframe.
Losing a loved one is something out of sight, but certainly not out of mind. There are five stages of loss and grief. These major life events take us on an emotional roller-coaster. We can cycle through denial, anger, if-only, depression, and finally, acceptance. We can help emotional healing by reframing memories.
To reframe means to adjust the volume of the emotion attached to memories. People, places, and things may be “out of sight, but not out of mind.” They occupy your awareness make their presence positive. Learning to reframe these memories gives them a positive rather than negative impact. If the emotional weight interferes with your daily activities, investigate this strategy. A subset of a soul connection is what people refer to as a “soul mate.” This kind of connection distinguishes itself from others with an immediate recognition of something unusual, or special.
One way to tell it is a genuine connection of the soul is when your meeting is a mutual eureka moment. Both people sense the connection. Some believe this relates to the “past life connection,” it’s where we think we’re connected through reincarnation to relive some relationship lesson.
In any case, one way to tell if you are dealing with a soul link is that it brings you a sense of peace. The link should not bring up negative emotions. If it does, then it’s a sign you need to engage in some inner work to help with past trauma.
The workplace provides an opportunity for people of different backgrounds to come together. Here, you can develop bonds with people outside of your normal circle of social contacts. The more intense the work environment, the stronger these emotional bonds will become. Those with military, police and medical professions develop lifelong bonds. It is the same for survivors of trauma like earthquakes, hurricanes or war. The population of refuges is growing exponentially. There are refuges from war, political and religious persecution
Our ancestors are the link in the chain of people that sacrificed to provide us the opportunity to live. Sometimes, we can trace our lineage back generations while other people don’t know anything about their ancestral links. Yet, they are a soul connection back to the roots of our existence.
Our ancestors may be out of sight, but not out of mind. Many cultures routinely celebrate and give honor to the line of their descendants. Even if we don’t know our lineage, we can benefit from honoring the line of our descendants. When we give gratitude, it always pays dividends. Don’t discount the power of creating a place of reverence, it doesn’t need to be elaborate. All you need is a picture to remind you of the sacrifices and trails others insured to give you life.
For some, our family of origin was not a positive experience, this too provides us with the opportunity to practice forgiveness.
The term sacred ground is a reference to our most closely held beliefs. This concept also applies to special physical locations or the connection with our ancestors.
Some of the special locations are places which resonate with energy. Ancient cultures built significant structures on the ley lines and spiritual junction points. Sometimes it’s a place unspoiled by man’s hand, a place in nature that resonates deeply. Your memory of the site should bring you a sense of happiness, even if the land no longer resembles your memory.
Past Life Relationship
We mentioned this one upfront but want to dig a little deeper into this concept. Past life experiences can be an immediate eureka event. Hypnosis is also used for past life regression. Unfortunately, the subconscious is open to suggestions and imagination when utilizing hypnosis. The combination of these two elements can end up manufacturing things.
Out of Body Experience
Our consciousness is more versatile than we realize; we can perceive from a perspective outside our body, it’s what some call astral projection. We can use meditation techniques to facilitate this change of perception.
Those who practice the Sidhis of Patanjali know that combining two of these sutras enables one’s awareness to move beyond the confines of the body. So, they can bring things that are out of sight into palpable perception.
Significant traumas can also cause an uncontrolled “out of body experience.” These types of temporary shifts in perception are closely associated with the near-death experience.
Energy Connection with the Universe
Some believe there is an energy force that is more prominent than our connection with people and the planet. Many ancient traditions tell us the Universe is conscious, and has a special place, a storehouse of all ancient knowledge and wisdom. To be out of mind is to swim in the pure consciousness of the Universe.
If something repeatedly appears in our dreams, it signifies either an instinctual and emotional bond or a soul connection. The distinction between these two can be difficult to determine. There are several factors involved. These factors include the frequency of the person or place, the pattern of events in the dream, the clarity of your senses, and the emotions it brings up.
Does the dream mirror past events, or it fictional? Does the presence of the person or place linger with you? The best way to understand the dreamlife experience is by placing in the context of similar occurrences. Sometimes this could be the feelings or emotions associated with the event. Other times, it might be a visual cue such a glimpse of the person or place that appears in the corner of your vision.
Hallucinatory apparitions could be a sign of mental illness, or legitimate messages from the subconscious mind. In most cases, it is a prompt for us to deal with past emotional trauma. These kinds of experience could also be a paranormal or supernatural event. Sorting out depends on your mental health, experience with other awareness expansion techniques, and your involvement with religious programming.
A soul connection is a permanent link. We can learn to make these memories that provide a sense of peace and comfort. Remember, you can learn to reframe any memory. When these experiences are negative, it’s a sign you need to do some inner work.