Those who believe that our lives are governed by a higher power agree that there are no chance encounters in life. Even realists concur that everything happens for a reason. That holds for the people who come into our lives in different capacities, at different junctures. There is a cosmic connection that builds bonds of human relationships and governs how long a person would stay in our lives and what role they’d play.
Some shake us up, some calm us down, some infuse in us a renewed sense of purpose, some break our hearts, some help us heal – and they are meant to cross our path for a reason. The universe steers them toward us and prepares us to take them in.
Even if it may not feel so in the moment, no destiny meeting is bereft of purpose. We don’t meet anyone by accident. Cosmic connection is, in essence, a unique view of spirituality that links ancient wisdom with science, creating a path for greater self-awareness on the kind of relationships we cultivate over our lifetime and why.
What Is Cosmic Connection?
As Paulo Coelho says, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Well, turns out, the universe has its way of conspiring to help us in ways we may not even understand, at least not without the benefit of hindsight, and brings our ways things or people that we may not even be looking for. That’s the essence of cosmic connection.
The word ‘cosmic’ means ‘of the universe’. So, cosmic connection literally means a connection we form with another person guided by the universe. A destiny meeting, if you will. Spiritually, cosmic connections are a manifestation of how we thrive within the universal flow of energy, inter-linking our souls with the force of nature. That said, cosmic connections extend far beyond finding a soulmate.
There is enough evidence to suggest that nothing in our lives happens by accident. We don’t meet anyone by accident, we don’t make decisions – good or bad – out of sheer will, we don’t choose a certain life path over another for no reason. Our life journey and the people who become a part of it are a manifestation of the cosmic energy surrounding us.
The fact that different types of people come into our lives at different junctures, and stay for a specific period, serves a purpose. They are just what we need at that time in our life, and the universe recognizes that need based on what we may have expressed consciously or subconsciously.
We all develop different types of cosmic connections during our life, and each one is vital for our growth and progression. Not all cosmic connections last a lifetime – in fact, most may not and some can be immensely fleeting – but they can change the course of our journey forever. Likewise, not every cosmic connection is a ray of light and harbinger of hope.
These can even be difficult people or toxic relationships that break us so that we can evolve into better versions of ourselves. The one thing that remains common in all types of cosmic connections is that they help us change the trajectory of lives by giving us a new way to look at things.
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Cosmic Connection – You Meet These 9 People For A Reason
The one you broke your heart in ways that changed you forever. The teacher who pushed you to apply to that college you never thought you could get in but you did. The stranger you had a heart-warming conversation with that gave you a new perspective on love and life. These are cosmic connections that come into your life to expand your horizons.
Some can be like a whiff of fresh air, others more like a bitter pill you must swallow to get better. All equally important in their own right. Let’s take a look at different types of cosmic connections to understand why we don’t meet anyone by accident:
1. Those who remind you of your purpose
Aaron was struggling with his residency program, often feeling as if he couldn’t cope and not able to decide on a specialty. He was entertaining thoughts of quitting when a senior doctor took him under his wings and steered him in the direction he couldn’t find on his own.
Aaron’s mentor was a cosmic connection sent his way to remind him of his true purpose and calling. This type of cosmic connection helps you believe in yourself by making you get in touch with capabilities you didn’t know you possessed.
They may not be your cosmic soulmates, they may not even be in your life forever, but they become a part of your soul forever.
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2. Those who inspire you
These people are a force of nature in their own right, and their presence in your life inspires you to be a better version of yourself. When you come in contact with people who are living the life you aspire to, you are inspired to change.
These types of cosmic connections can be formed more than once, at different stages of life. They are an immensely positive influence who truly have you believe that nothing is impossible once you put your mind to it.
A cancer patient soaking up the carpe diem spirit, an amputee scaling mountains, not letting their disability define them, a single mom trying to manage it all with a Joie de Vivre are some examples of people who can inspire you to push the limits and be better.
3. Those you learn from you
Not every cosmic connection is meant to give you something, some may come into your life to take lessons from you. You may not even be able to recognize it until your attention is drawn to the fact.
That young girl in the family who walks up to you and tells you how much she admires your confidence and courage, even though you may be swiveling in self-doubt on the inside, is a cosmic connection that crosses paths with you to learn and grow.
These connections make you realize how big a difference you can make in someone’s life without even thinking about it.
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4. Those who remind you of who you truly are
Souls don’t meet by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason. One such reason is to send you a reminder of who you truly are. Often, as life throws its many twists and turns at you, you lose touch with a part of yourself that is pure, raw and authentic.
Universe has a way of sending your way just the right people who can help you rediscover those parts again.
Rosette, a teenage rape survivor, had forgotten what an idealist and hopeless romantic she once used to be. It was during her therapy sessions that she unearthed that part of herself, and that made her realize, for the first time in a long while, that she was more than what happened to her.
5. Those who empower you
You may call these people cosmic soulmates of a different kind. They may not come into your life as romantic partners or love interests but establish a strong connection with your soul. They believe in you so strongly that their belief rubs off on you too, making you feel stronger and more empowered than ever before.
These could be people who’ve always been a part of your life – parents, siblings, mentors, friends – but take on the role of an empowerer when you most need it in life. Or they could be people who walk into your life at the right moment and help you take charge of your destiny.
Susanne considers her childhood friend with whom she had lost touch for years one such comic connection in her life. Her friend, Tara, came back into her life when Susanne was struggling with an abusive relationship. With Tara’s support and encouragement, Susanne was finally able to walk out and start fresh. She is now a firm believer that souls don’t meet by accident.
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6. Those who give you pain
The fiancé who left you at the altar. The spouse who slept with a coworker and sacrificed years of love and companionship for a few moments of sinful pleasure. The parent who cut you off. These are all examples of cosmic connections who transcend us to cloud nine with their promise of love and affection only to kick us off the edge when we least expect it.
They cause us immense pain, break our hearts and spirits, but in doing so, also teach us some important lessons. Again, these types of cosmic connections can be formed more than once, and leave us with a different lesson each time.
However, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay to let people walk all over you just because that’s how the universe intended it or break someone’s heart because yours may be a cosmic connection of pain. Remember to always do right by yourself and others.
7. Those who stir you up
These can be the strongest among different types of cosmic connections, as they disrupt your life and force you to re-evaluate your choices. You may or may not share a personal connection with the people who stir you up and shake up your worldview but their impact is lasting and profound.
They remind you of your values, open your eyes to injustice, motivate you to do your bit in making the world a better place or simply teach you how to be grateful for the gift of life.
8. Those who leave
There are people who come into your life even though they’re not meant to stay. They may appear to be cosmic lovers but a part of you – and them – knows that this is not meant to be. During the time that they share with you, they turn your life on its head.
It could be either in the form of a heady romance that makes you throw every caution to the wind, leaving you to find that you’re left alone to face the consequences of your shared actions. Or as a classic manifestation of a toxic relationship where you feel punched down and pinned to the ground until the desire to break free overpowers.
That’s why you know you have to let them go. The cosmic connections that are not meant to last leave new lessons and learnings in their wake.
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9. Those who stay
These are your cosmic soulmates who hold on to you, support you and cherish you at every step of the way. They’re the ones you’re meant to share your life’s journey with. They have your back every step of the way but don’t hesitate to tell you when you need to correct course.
No matter what, they stay by your side. These comic lovers can also be considered a manifestation of your twin-flame connection, and with them, you feel like you’ve found your home.
Every cosmic connection – good or bad – comes your way for a reason. You cannot fight it or ward it off, so allow yourself to embrace the experience, cherish it if it’s good, learn from it if it’s not. Awareness about cosmic connections can also help you unlock dimensions of spirituality through an introspective journey of self-discovery, thus helping you create the best version of your time on earth.