There many different types of relationships you can have in life, but there are a few types that are completely essential to your journey on this planet.
1) Your Soul Mate
Your soul mate is the one who you just click with on every level. There is never any awkwardness, and it’s literally impossible to feel uncomfortable around them.
There may be fights and arguments, but they are always resolved in a way that strengthens the relationship. You could spend 3 years away from that person and reunite with them as if nothing has changed because you resonate at every possible level.
When you meet them, you may feel a strange sense of familiarity as if you had chosen to include them in your life prior to even being born.
This strange sense of familiarity often times comes from the fact that you share past lives with this person, and you both chose to come here to go on a mission together.
Contrary to what pop-culture may have you believe, your soul mate is not necessarily the opposite sex, and they are not even necessarily a life partner.
They may show up in the form of a mother, a brother or sister, or a best friend. Every person encounters their soul mate at some point in their life. If you haven’t found them yet, expect to in the future.
2) Your Mirror
Your mirror is the person who tells you things as they are. They are straight-up honest with you and don’t care if they hurt your feelings. But it is because they don’t care about your feelings that enable them to make such a transformative impact on you.
You may argue with them more often than is necessary, but beneath your arguments lies a genuine care for one another that can’t be shaken. Sometimes, we all need someone to call us out when we fail to hold ourselves accountable.
3) Your Guardian
Your guardian is a mentor, a teacher, and a guide. They provide you with inspiration, encouragement, groundedness, and feedback on your life.
They help coach you through your struggles, naivety, and growth spurts. For some people, their guardian may come in the form of a family member, where for others it may come in the form of a teacher or a coach.
For some, it may come in the form of someone who is not even alive anymore, such as Buddha, Gandhi, or Jesus. The important thing is that you have someone that you look up to who is always able to inspire you and offer you guidance on your journey.
The deeper you go on your journey, the less personal your guardian will become.
It may start out as a family member or friend, and then after you begin to understand your universality and connection to everything, the moon, earth, and spirit of nature will become your guardian. Instead, a teacher being the one you look to for answers, you will go directly to the Source.