Soul Mates / Soul Families / Karmic Connections

Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” – W. Shakespeare

The above quote is true for our souls. It is said between our death and rebirth, there is a time when our souls are free. All souls report to a master soul. And we have fellow souls who are called soul families. We run over our list of Karma, what we have paid, what is left to learn etc and choose our next reincarnation!

There are broadly three types of relationships we form. Soul families, soul mates and karmic connections.

1. Soul Families / Soul groups – parents, siblings, teachers, enemies, lovers, colleagues etc.

Most of us have a sibling that we are close with, a very special grandparent, a friend that has been there through thick and thin, a cousin that makes you smile, etc. These are your soul family. The often change roles in life times. In one life they might be incarnated as your brother and in the next they will come back as your son, but your feelings for each other will probably not change much. The beauty of these relationships is that we promise to find each other and be together every lifetime.

2. Karmic Connections

Karmic Connections are souls you have unfinished business with. They are characters in your play who will give you the opportunity to learn and expand from bitter experiences and life challenges. Their original design is to stretch you to your limit, they are the most troubling relationships. Some of your closest relationships, your biggest betrayals, your greatest abusers will be parents, relatives, teachers etc. They have chosen only to torment you. The lesson for you here is to not hate them, but to learn from these experiences.

3. Soul Mates

– most people think of this word in a very casual or romantic sense. And often people say ‘I have found my soul mate or they are soul mates.’

The topic is incredibly complex and beautiful so I will first explain the meaning of a soul mate. It is a person with whom you have shared past lives. Of course some soul mates can be Karmic connections and these are meant to end early in your life. These can be our short term affairs, lovers, or even marriages that end in divorces. But healthy soul mate relationships continue into a loving marriage.

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So how does one find this Soul mate?

By becoming true to ourselves, by listening to our inner voice, our inner sense of right and wrong, no matter what society says, we heal ourselves and find the soul mate. It is after all the Law of Reflection. What is within us will reflect around us.

They say the “eyes are the window to the soul”, this is how we recognize our soul mates and they recognize us. There is a sense of familiarity, a sense of knowing the person which has nothing to do with physical appearance.

This sense of knowing happens on the soul level, because we have reincarnated in different bodies in other lifetimes, but the soul is the same, so we instantly recognize each other.

The Universe or God sends frequent messages both spiritual and practical to such soul mates, spurring them to take action. The reason for this is everything including destiny operates on divine timing and soul mates have a sacred mission to meet, to heal, to procreate and serve humanity in some way.

I would like to narrate a personal anecdote here. About a few weeks ago, I had to attend a training. I had already decided to make excuses, since I am not the type to sit through four hours training! I guess the Universe was laughing at me. The person who took the training had a startling resemblance to my soul mate or the man I am going to marry in this lifetime! The Universe often gives us wonderful surprises and signs which if we follow, we will come face to face with “The One.”

Use of the Master Symbol

Dai Ko Myo – “Great Shining Light” represents the Heart Beat of Reiki. The Master degree & the Master symbol heals at the soul level. Often, we hear from people some dramatic changes have happened to them after the Master degree. This is because the DKM exposes our divine life path.

It rids us of unnecessary things and people. The DKM connects us to the Christ consciousness. It is the Christ consciousness or God that assigns soul mates and soul families the task to find each other. Hence, the DKM symbol can be used to connect with our soul family.

Use HSZSN to connect to the members of your soul family or soul mate and then activate DKM to add more power to your healing.

Sunetra Dasgupta
Sunetra Dasgupta

When she is not a professor teaching undergraduate students Sunetra Dasgupta is a Reiki Teacher. She is emotionally attached to Reiki as she feels, when she was nowhere, Reiki came to rescue her. She has channeled Gajanan Vinayak Reiki, and heals and teaches Traditional (Usui) Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Karuna® Reiki, Soulmate Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Wagle Reiki, Angel Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Lavender Flame Reiki, 30 more types of Reiki, Magnified Healing, DLA, Akashic Records, Access Consciousness, Aura Brushing, Cord Cutting, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading. She is also an Angel whisperer. She lives in India and can be followed on her Reiki Page: Soniele Daniel Reiki She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” and can be bought from



  1. Dear Sunetra,
    I really love to read your posts. I have a querry about karmic deaths, & births. Can we plan our next birth by modifying our deeds in this birth? How? (any idea).
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    Chanchal Gupta

    • Dear Chanchal,
      We take birth every life time because we have a lesson to learn. In fact its our souls which chooses what kind of our life will this be. I can just say, lets do good this lifetime and hope we get ascension 🙂

  2. what happens when you loose a soul mate. I had a wonderful happy marriage for 43 years when my husband suddenly died of a heart attack. since then I am lost. can I call another soul mate to me or do I spend the rest of my life alone.

    • Dear Linda,
      I am very sorry for your loss. You can definitely state your intention to the Universe and give Reiki to it, and Reiki will help you in finding another partner with whom you will be really happy. 🙂

    • Dear Antonette,
      Just state your intention to the universe and keep Reiki to it. I am sure, the Universe will bring your soul mate and you together forever. You can also try Soulmate Reiki 🙂

  3. Dear Sunetra,

    Once again an excellent article. Thank you so much for posting them. How do we find our soul mates and how to attract them.

    In love and light,

  4. Sunetra how would ascension occur. I have read a lot of articles, last year just before December 2012 I have asked a lot of experts about it. They are all tight lipped. I have been a Reiki Practitioner since 1999.I have a Reiki Master (3A) so in my case how would you explain ascension. Is it something that would happen to me after I pass on.
    Love & Light

    • Dear Naveena,

      Its our souls decide if we are ready for ascension or not. If we have learnt all the lessons we need to, we will get ascension. Also in our ascension lifetime we will meet our whole soul family. Right now what I suggest is enjoy the gift of life you have been given, ascension will come when its time.
      Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Dear Sunetra,

    Could you please also write an article about Om Mani Padme Hum and its benefits. I have read a little about it and have been chanting for the month or so.

    It would be nice if you could shed light as to why you use it to end your comment and any other mysteries.

    Love & Light

    • Dear Naveena,

      Thank you for the great idea! I would definitely write an article on it. Why I use it is at the end of all sentence is because whenever I chant it or listen to it, it makes me feel blessed and peaceful.

      Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Hi nice article. I’m new to Reiki actually other than liking Reiki Rays on FB n signing up for the ebook, I have no clue where to begin. It appears to be a process or levels that need to be completed in order to advance in ones understanding, is this correct. I would very much like to know if a novice like myself can attract a soulmate without knowledge of Reiki, perhaps there r instructions that may be made available to me to begin manifesting my soulmate n other beautiful things into my life.

    • Dear Mariam,

      Thank you for your kind words. Reiki has different levels, starting with Reiki Level 1. If your are attuned to it, you can channel your intention to Reiki that you find your soulmate, and things will happen, the more you practice the deeper will be your understanding 🙂

      Om Mani Padme Hum

      Om Mani Padme Hum

  7. Hello Sunetra

    This was indeed a very basic explanation to soul family. I loved it, does clear some misconceptions.

    Thank you

  8. Wonderful article. Thank you so much for sharing this. So it seems like you can have multiple soul mates? Can soul families also be Karmic connection?

    Light and Love

    • Dear Erin,
      Thank You so much for your kind words. To answer your question, Yes we can have multiple soulmates. Everyone ins our Soul family is our Karmic Connection, but not everyone who is our Karmic Connection is in our Soul Family :). Its a very comples and a beautiful thing. Its our first birth on this earth that decides who will become a Karmic Connection and who will become a Soul Mate. Hope I could throw a little light on your question 🙂

      Om Mani Padme Hum

  9. MADAM,
    I have just completed my reiki course , and would like to clarify that can we use the fourth symbol DKM directly , and the second question is can we clear our Karmic account through reiki , if yes , then on which chakras out of seven . ? ??

    Thanks and regards,
    Pawan .

  10. Hi Sunetra,

    Thanks for all your valuable words. Just wanted to check with you what do you mean by soulmate reiki? How do i search my soul mate? i have done reiki 2 part ( Usui Techniqye)

    Please guide me.!!!



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  14. Dear Madam.
    Can you recommend me some literatutre/books that can help me understand the karmic connections.
    Thank You.

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