June 7, 2017

We Don’t Meet Anyone by Accident—3 Types of Cosmic Connections.

“Saying I didn’t plan to meet you only means my soul knew something my mind wasn’t aware of.” ~ Kate Rose


Nothing happens by chance.

In this world that we are blessed to live in, every single meeting and chance encounter serves a greater purpose.

Sometimes, we need people to wake us up and help change the direction of our lives; at other times, we need people to uplift us and remind us who we are. And sometimes, it’s simply about those who are meant to hold space for us.

Ironically, we aren’t meant to know the purpose of every person we meet in this life, but we are meant to remain open to whatever each encounter will reveal.

In some ways, we have to look at the world as having connections running all through it—some threads are silken and crimson, while others are roughened burlap. Each thread depicts a different meeting that has yet to occur.

We are meant to interact with one another in this life and let our lives overlap. It sometimes seems that social media is chasing away the need for those real life connections, but something within our own minds begins to shift when we start to truly believe that every single thing that happens does so for a reason.

Not all encounters are supposed to last forever; sometimes, those meetings come in for just a mere moment in time. Perhaps it was to delay you, so that a car accident would be missed—or even to arrange a meeting for you with a potential lover. Sometimes, the universe sends us people to help us on our journey, even if they aren’t meant to be a significant part of it.

Life is a magical mystery of synchronicity, which is the belief that the universe sends us signs along the way to help direct us toward our life purpose. This can be the random meeting of people, angels, numbers, songs, and even feathers letting us know that there is a plan in place that we are not yet aware of.

Sometimes it seems that the more amazing something is the less we can actually recognize it in our lives.

Perhaps we can’t truly ever plan for destiny—but maybe we can prepare ourselves for it by making room for the unexpected.

Souls who are meant to wake us up.

I suppose these are those individuals who come into our lives permanently, or at least for an extended period of time. Sometimes, these are even soulmates or twin flames. These individuals come into our lives to create a roadblock for us. They ultimately stop us from living the life that we had been, and they make it impossible to ignore the call to awaken.

In many ways, these people are those who are rare gold, and we can sometimes sense them upon our initial meeting. Usually there is a sense of recognition in our eyes as well as a familiar vibration between individuals, yet this doesn’t mean that they aren’t meant to disrupt the status quo.

When we are young, we all have an idea of how we think our life will go—and then we get to the place where all we can do is laugh because of the actual path that it is taking. Nothing goes according to plan, but that’s because things aren’t meant to.

Instead, we sometimes receive divine intervention from these souls who are sent to us because of prior soul contracts. In essence, we have agreed to meet in this life prior to being born; we have agreed upon the time and even the meeting place.

All that is then left is for fate to play out, so that we can be directed back toward ourselves and the life purpose that we have yet to fulfill.

Souls who help remind us who we are.

In life, it sometimes seems that we battle with growing away from ourselves. We are these amazing children filled with fire and creativity, and somewhere along the way, we forget what we used to believe in with such vigor.

We often sell out for being adults and responsible, and somewhere along the way, we forget who we were truly born to be. This isn’t about how much money we make, or even what kind of job we hold down—it’s about our soul and inner compass.

Are we living each moment being true to ourselves? Or have we instead adopted the ideals and expectations of others, in an attempt to be someone that we think others need? The most difficult aspects that any of us face is the decision (and journey) to be ourselves, to break the mold, and to live according to our own truth.

These types of souls come into our lives to help remind us of who we were, so that we can begin to be more true to ourselves. Sometimes, they will do it gently—and at other times, it will need to be more disruptive, so that we can remember what it is we’ve so deeply forgotten.

Sometimes, the truth is that in order to become who we are meant to be, we first need to remember who we were before we tried to be like everyone else.

Souls who simply hold space for us.

Often these are the ones who we simply cross paths with momentarily, who are meant to hold space for us in some small way.

These are the conversations that begin instantly and last for hours while on a bus, or those smiles as we walk with a coffee in hand, wondering how our hearts became broken once again. Sometimes, it seems we believe that cosmic, soul connections have to be these big, lifelong experiences—but in reality, we have them every single day.

Just because someone doesn’t stay in our lives for years doesn’t mean that their purpose isn’t a fulfilling or meaningful one. Usually these types of souls don’t know us well; perhaps, it may even be that it was merely us noticing someone who is invisible to most, such as a homeless person on the street or that hitchhiker on the side of the road.

However, the beautiful thing is that we all have a story, and we all have a purpose in this life. Sometimes people come in to change our lives and stay—and at other times, they merely hold space so other changes can occur.

Our threads of interconnectedness are what make this planet as amazingly unpredictable as it is, because the reality is that we just never know when we’ll bump into someone who was sent to us to change our lives.



Author: Kate Rose
Image: Matthew Henry/UnsplashInstagram @ashleylaurenreiser
Editor: Yoli Ramazzina

Bonus: The One Buddhist Red Flag to Look out for.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

Thandeka Gumede Mentoor Sep 20, 2018 8:42pm

Wow..... I'm left in awe after reading this. This is so beautiful, makes we appreciate every connexion I make. Looking back and reading this makes me appreciate why certain people came into my life for good or bad.

Parimala Muniandy Feb 5, 2018 9:16am

a very refreshing & rejuvenating writeup...deep from the heart filled with so much of gratitude...thank you :)

Richard Lennon Jan 22, 2018 5:30pm

Kate Rose nails it Again !! Recent life experiences have taught me these Truths and made me a firm believer in them. I have simply perceived them in my own way. Those Who came into my life "to wake me up" have often left me traumatized or broken, but I have learned to look for the Life Lessons and personal insights I am supposed to learn from them. And frequently and fortunately, I have had the grace or wisdom to be open to Those Who...in written form or in person... have helped get me gain perspective and get back on my intended track. And... it seems that Karma or Destiny also sends me Those Who walk with me a little way, keep me company, or entertain me, to help pass the time until one of the Others comes along to join me... or until I have otherwise evolved and am ready to move on in my life.

Ed Hare Jan 2, 2018 8:13am

There are people in my life that are all that this article describes, and more. But I have to wonder about the "pre-planned to meet" component. Who I was at the point where I met every person in my life was the result of a million choices by me made along the path that got me to the point where I met that person. Had I made one choice different, chosen to pursue the logic of the world of engineering instead of the openness of a dive into my own consciousness, for example, I would not have even been present in the circumstances that led to that connection. If I were to believe that every choice I believe I am making is preplanned, that robs me of so much of a sense of freedom that I cannot believe it to be so. Could I believe instead in a Universe in which there are underlying universal principles that ensure that no matter what choices people may make, there is an infinite potential available to them in every circumstance that those choices create? I can believe that in every circumstance, arising from the spontaneous choices of the moments that unfolded into this present moment, that "right person" will almost certainly be found, ready to be just what two or more people can best use to live out the present moment. In my own life, many of the things I planned so well turned very differently than I had planned, so the thought that the magic of this present moment arose from plans I made before I made those million choices between then and now just doesn't seem nearly as exciting to me as the thought that what I will find in this universe and this life, including the incredible people I may meet along the way, arises not from my ability to pre-plan well, but from the principle that every choice contains an infinity of possibility. In the beauty of that Universe, this includes the people that will be present in the reality that unfolds from each choice I make along my way. Maybe I am saying that I'd rather believe in a Universe that IS right than one I need to get right by making plans for a lifetime that would turn out differently from each choice I make, from each decision on what parts of me to pursue and what to do with each part of the vastness that makes up who I really am.

Adriana Hamorova Nov 23, 2017 3:42am

The Soul-Mate Relationship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38-9LUA_0rc&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1eDIdXU8YQ&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDmj5ofhrS4&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmigKz-xPBQ&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI1Dlc28lWQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3QMDlFti4Y&t=247s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thM2r6pBzJk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wMPp76hbTE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb7KHMe_zns Sexual Attraction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0FkfhUHAc&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td_RHkRfIj8&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBketDnlFs&feature=youtu.be Law Of Attraction (the real one) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTfpo-nMauE&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYKnROSr9xQ&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkaMTHJyJlw&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avHJy_4VeV8&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtt9--upBdQ&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZKgZah0hXg Law Of Desire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XIUzc8CULA&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6qaXczC-d4&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpY43gDyjVk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpY43gDyjVk

Becky Locher Nov 4, 2017 6:40am


Read Elephant’s Best Articles of the Week here.
Readers voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares:
Click here to see which Writers & Issues Won.

Kate Rose

Kate Rose is an artist, free thinker, lover, writer, passionate yogi, teacher, mother, rule breaker, and rebel. She can usually be found walking barefoot in the moonlight between worlds with the dreams of stars still hanging in her hair, swaying her hips to the music of life and smelling of sweet bourbon and honeysuckle. She lives for adventure and wakes each morning with the excitement of a new day waiting to unfold at her feet. She truly believes the best is yet to come and waits, with bated breath, to see what it may hold. Follow her on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, and find more of her words on her website.