Kindred Spirits

Have you ever met someone new at work or school and clicked right away? We’re talking about an instant rapport where the conversation flows so naturally and you can already tell this is someone you’re going to be friends with for a long time. You may have found a fellow traveler if you are familiar with what we’re talking about.

Kindred spirits have some subtle differences from the notion of a soulmate or twin flame. The fact remains, though, that you’ve made a unique kind of connection and friendship that you’ll value for a very long time. Are you curious to see if your first thought is a like-minded person? Continue reading to find out more about what kindred spirits are and how to recognize them.

What Are Kindred Spirits?

The phrase “kindred spirits” can be defined in a variety of ways, but at its core, it refers to two individuals who have things in common that they value and are interested in. According to Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist and author of Date Smart, kindred spirits are the “family of the soul.” “Although many people refer to kindred spirits as being “like-minded,” a true kindred spirit feels similar and familiar energetically, emotionally, and mentally.”

Any relationship—most notably romantic and platonic ones—can experience this kind of connection. While this connection can be felt within your family, Dr. According to Manly, most people have connections like this with people who are not related to them by blood.

Kindred spirits share a lot of similarities, in contrast to soulmates, who frequently describe their bond as the union of two separate souls. They aren’t, though, as closely related as a twin flame, which is a single soul divided into two bodies.

A twin flame is also known as a “mirror soul.” The line between this kind of relationship being seductive and toxic, according to Dr. Manly, is very thin. “If both partners in a twin-flame relationship are self-aware and evolved, their twin-flame energy will be healthy and uplifting,” she says. The energy of twin flame partners, however, will be toxic for both themselves and each other if they are enmeshed in destructive habits because they will mirror and magnify unhealthy behaviors.

Kindred Spirits

Signs You’ve Found A Kindred Spirit

You Feel Like You’ve Known Each Other Your Entire Life

“Kindred spirits often know or ‘feel’ each other at the first meeting,” explains Dr. Manly. “There is frequently a strong feeling of being naturally connected to a kindred spirit.” She further explains that even if your connection with someone is new, a kindred spirit will have a very soulful “I’ve known you for a long time” energy.

You Have So Much In Common

Similar (almost remarkably similar) approaches to life will characterize kindred spirits. Both of you will share the same morals, manners, and sense of humor. You’ll be surprised at how many things you like and dislike are the same, and you might even find yourself completing each other’s sentences.

You Feel Wholeheartedly Comfortable Around Them

“The natural affinity between kindred spirits often feels very familiar, comfortable, and indescribably engaging,” says You never experience awkwardness or relationship doubt, Dr. Manly.

You Always Pick Up Where You Left Off

Kindred spirit relationships, like all relationships, undoubtedly require care and maintenance to last over time. However, true kindred spirit connections tend to “begin where they left off” after months or years without physical or verbal connection, says Dr. Manly. “Despite the physical and temporal distance, the kindred spirit connection’s enduring quality enables a “meeting of soulful energy.”

They Bring Peace And Calm Into Your Life

In relationships between people who share similar values, there is an immediate chemistry that develops into a sense of calmness that permeates your entire being. A partner who shares your values frees you from the need to justify your choices or behavior or to prove your self-worth to them. This is partial because you are aware that they are probably in agreement with you, but it’s also because being around them makes you feel genuinely at ease and calm. You are able to approach the situation with general ease, even if you do disagree or don’t share the same opinion on something (which is obviously bound to happen).

They Make You A Better Person

It’s a sign that you and your partner are kindred spirits if you believe that your partner pushes you to be the best version of yourself. In addition to having a deep understanding of one another, like-minded people are also able to see the full potential in one another and inspire it in the other person.

Close Note

Finding someone who shares similar interests is a remarkable and rare occurrence.

When you come across someone with whom you click deeply, you should treasure them and work to strengthen your bond with them.

Spending time with those who share your spirituality and discussing your spiritual experiences with them is crucial.

Make sure to express your gratitude to your comrade in arms for all that they do for you because they will be there for you through thick and thin.


Are Kindred Spirits Soulmates?

Compared to soulmates, who frequently describe their relationship as the union of two different souls, kindred spirits experience a closer bond with one another in a different way.

On the other hand, they do not have the same level of connection as a twin flame, which is sometimes portrayed as a single soul inhabiting two different bodies.

Do Kindred Spirits Have To Be A Lover?

No, not necessarily.

Kindred spirits come in all different sizes and shapes, signifying various kinds of connections.

It is true that they are most frequently a close friend, a relative, or a lover.

But technically, a kindred spirit can be someone you only met once, but they just “got” you at that moment.

Is There A Unique Energy Between Kindred Spirits?

Many people discuss the special energy shared by like-minded individuals.

Being that we are all made of energy, it is possible that a kindred spirit has a powerfully uplifting energy.

However, it has never been proven, but perhaps there might be a strong connection beyond words between people who understand and “get” each other.

Here are 18 ways I think you might be able to tell if someone is your kindred spirit if you think you might have a kindred spirit in a new person in your life.

Remember that this is just my opinion based on my life experiences. You might experience it differently, who knows?