How To Spot A Karmic Catalyst

Karmic Catalysts are exactly what they sound like: soulmates who bring both karmic soul experiences and lessons as well as assist in igniting the soul evolution and awakening process. Karmic Catalysts can present in the lives and in the journeys of Twin Flames as well as in the lives of anyone at all. Due to the intensity of the soul connection, these types of soulmates can often be mistaken for other types of soul connections. Here's how to effectively spot and handle them when they present in your life.

As you likely already know, we are all soulmates for one another and everyone you happen across - however briefly - is a soulmate for you in one way or another. For example, I'm even a teaching soulmate for you in this particular situation because I'm teaching you something. While everyone is a soulmate for one another, it's the type of soulmate that makes all of the difference in the connection. Karmic catalysts are soulmates like any other; typically companion or romantic soulmates, who bring with them both karmic and catalyst qualities to the connection.

Example of a Catalyst Soulmate:

"I met who I believe is my match made in heaven! It's just amazing. We have so much in common. We first connected about three months ago. We've only seen each other a few times so far because he has a busy schedule, and I always seem to be the one to reach out first and am always the one making all the plans. Actually, he doesn't always respond when I text. Days go by in between. Well, he hasn't actually responded to me in over a week now and I can't figure out why. I barely know him and he's already pulling away, but I feel like I've known him my entire life, we have this amazing, deep soul connection! I also recently went through this amazing awakening and I've been seeing signs and synchronicity - most relating to him - ever since we connected! I'm going through this miraculous awakening! And, I always feel his energy! I can't get him off my mind! It's like an obsession or something because he is always on my mind and syncs are everywhere! But I can't figure out why he's pulling away from such an intense connection. Doesn't he feel it too? Is he going through the same thing? Why is he running? Is he scared?"

While there's certainly a Runner and Chaser Dynamic in every soulmate connection (look carefully and you'll notice this is very true - from very barely-there mild to extreme) and there's certainly one present in the Twin Flame connection, running that doesn't seem to have an end or unrequited love (or obsession) is one telltale sign of a catalyst / karmic connection. 

Karmic Catalysts have certain signs and symptoms...

  • Persistent Runner / Chaser Cycle. The running doesn't seem to have an end, or, the feelings are seemingly unrequited. In a Twin Flame or Ideal Romantic Soulmate connection the Runner/Chaser Dynamic exists, however it exists in stages, and does eventually end. One runs while the other feels compelled to chase. Then, the energy shifts and the runner begins to chase and the chaser takes his role as the runner. This happens so that both souls can experience both aspects of being the runner as well as being the chaser during their journey to union. With Karmic Catalysts it will seem as though you're always waiting, chasing.
  • Awakening or Renewed Awakening. This type of soulmate brings a wonderful awakening, or the acceleration or renewal of your awakening. They can add something to your already awakened soul. Or, they can assist in the onset of your initial soul awakening and illumination. They can also accelerate your ascension process. Many already-awakened and illuminated souls also experience their onset of Kundalini Awakening via a Karmic Catalyst.
  • Signs & Synchronicity. During our lives, we all receive the messages from the Higher Power through the Universe intended to help guide us. It's only after awakening begins and our ascension process pushes forward that we can really start to see them as clearly as intended. Seeing the syncs and messages from the Universe has less to do with a connection and more to do with your Awakening. However, you'll likely see many syncs all around you, guiding you. These can be names, words, numbers, songs or even smells. These syncs always bring with them the signs. It's the signs that are the actual messages from the Universe. For example, if we see 11:11 which is the universal sync meaning "pay attention" and symbolizes everything from manifestation to awakening to ascension, and we see it on the clock, we know this refers to "clock = timing." Signs such as this regarding timing usually refers to Divine Timing. If we see this particular sync while driving on the road, we know this refers to "driving = traveling" and "road = path we're currently on." In this scenario, the message is: "Pay attention to Divine Timing regarding the road you've chosen to travel in your Life Path." Syncs and signs and the messages they bring can literally guide you like a personal GPS if you let them! 
  • Intense & Unexplainable Connection. This can also present in other types of soul connections but the purpose of this particular deep, unexplainable rock-me-to-my-soul connection that not even you, the one experiencing it can put into words, is in place for good reason. For one, it guarantees you'll remain connected, typically at the chakra, for the duration until the necessary learning, karma cycle and soul evolution are complete. Which chakra cords? Well, literally any or all of them, because telepathy often exists through the crown chakra and the list goes on. Kundalini Awakening is another culprit. Another reason for the intensity of this type of connection is that believe it or not, we also receive valuable lessons from the connection's intensity. Again, we learn to receive intensity, evaluate, balance and compartmentalize through the energy exchange. You're being prepared for something great!
  • Sense Of Knowing Something Is Important. Just as you know the way home, you feel somehow "drawn in" by this person. You can't explain it, let alone put it into words. There's a sense of knowing that you've been connected for some good reason, although you may not be able to quite put your finger on it. You will develop a sense of purpose and knowing as the connection progresses. You have this sense of knowing because yes, this is truly an important connection. After all, your ascension, karma, learning and soul evolution are important. 
  • Doubts About The Relationship. While you feel that rock-me-to-my-soul connection that can literally bring you to your knees like a child, you have doubts. You can't quite put your finger on it, but it's there, like an elephant in the corner of the room quietly sitting there waiting for the other shoe to drop. "It would be the perfect connection if only they would..." and enter whatever change that needs to be made here. There will be some kind of doubt present. In Twin Flame, no doubt exists because Twin Flame In Ideal Romantic Soulmates which are exactly like Twin Flame except for the divided soul being and specific mission, there's no doubt. Of course we are all human and with human brains, we question everything, but at a soul level, we either possess doubt, or not. 
  • Twin Flame Awakening. While many Twin Flames awaken in tandem with their respective Twin counterpart, most awaken with the assistance of their Karmic Catalyst or Counterfeit Twin. I've noticed most awaken with their Counterfeit Twin, which is a form of a Catalyst soulmate. I have, however, also seen many Twin Flame individuals awaken to the idea of the Twin Flame concept through an initial connection with a karmic Catalyst as well. However the Universe and God sees fit to awaken us, we should always receive and accept these awakenings openly. 
  • Unspeakable Painful Void. Do you experience a painful void in their absence, just as intense as the positive of when you were together? Does their absence make you feel as though nothing can possibly fill it like they could? You'll never find "another them?" And you experience a fear that this pain will never cease and that this void will remain? These are telltale signs. In other types of soul connections, certainly a void in their absence is reasonable but in positive soul connections, you still have that sense of knowing that "all is well" and the void doesn't render you depressed or worse yet, obsessed.

Here are the definitions of the types of soulmates...

Catalyst Soulmate: Someone who awakens you in some way, acting as a catalyst to one's soul awakening or soul evolution. These awakenings can range from mild to intense and vary greatly in duration. We usually think of a catalyst as being somehow stressful and while many are, most are not. Most don't realize they're connected with a catalyst when they are, particularly when the awakening is a positive experience. Some catalyst connections can be extremely stressful and painful and render the person on the receiving end of that awakening very confused. About a third of the people who find themselves somehow stagnated in a confusing and painful (yet surprisingly awakened - at least on their part) soul connection is in a catalyst soulmate situation. 

Karmic Soulmate: Someone who is typically a companion or romantic soulmate (such as a friend, workmate or a romantic partner) who brings karma to the connection. This karma can be from previous incarnation or present incarnation - whether or not you've known them before. This karma can be both positive and negative and always results in higher soul learning and evolution, although we don't always know it at the time. We usually think of karmic soulmates as negative; however, more often than not, karmic connections are positive. It's just that we don't focus so much on the dynamic of our great connections with our friends because they're going well; we oftentimes focus more on the stressful or painful connections which we feel need remedy in some way. 

Karmic Catalyst Soulmates: In these connections, the process is never one-sided, though it may seem that way at the time much as the Karmic soulmate can. In other words, the connection exists specifically for both to give and receive certain required soul awakening, learning and soul evolution. Both souls both give - and receive - something from that important connection. However, the frustrating pain and stress resulting from the connection can seem one-sided and is often more intense for one than the other. 

Why am I in so much pain, then? Since Karmic Catalysts are a combination of both karmic and catalyst qualities, these soul connections can be quite intense and leave an indelible mark on one's soul. This is actually a good thing though, as this is one of the ways our soul can learn and advance. One of the best attributes they possess is the ability to prepare us for our destiny.

In painful connections, we learn to register that pain in our soul and balance it, preparing us for future connections, equipping us with valuable skills: energetic, spiritual, mental and emotional. Our destiny can mean our life purpose, our mission, other soul connections or even our Ideal Romantic Soulmate or Twin Flame. 

If you find yourself with a Karmic Catalyst for any reason at all, it's important to remember that the connection is in place for good reason. It is a door to your future, your destiny, that must be opened. If you remove a specific soulmate for the pain or frustration they cause, and oftentimes this is the healthy decision to make, especially when our soul feels it's received what it needed, that connection will end. If the course has not yet completed, another may come in to take his or her place so that you can complete your learning with them, instead. 

While some Karmic Catalysts can be easy, uplifting and enlightening, some can be frustrating during the time receiving the soul education. It's vital to allow any karmic cycle to run its course and to allow your soul to open to the acceptance of these important soul lessons. The faster we do this, the faster we achieve our ascension and achieve fulfillment. Trust that any pain or frustration you experience now will be relieved once you've completed your cycle and / or you have removed them from your life. It may take some time for that void which their absence has left to heal fully, but trust that it absolutely will. 



I have read through your blog and feel I’ve experienced all and more of these discriptions. When trying to understand it, I was always lead to twin flame information. It’s very confusing at best!

I would like a session with you, but will have to save for it. I’m financially devistated from many life experiences and plan to sell my home soon for a fresh start.

Thank you for your spiritual work! Cami


If a soul connection feeling goes unrequited, maybe the person who feels it is not beautiful or feeling herself beautiful? Maybe she’s not attuned to her soul? Maybe she has to dress the way she wants to dress, do her hair the way she wants to do her hair and feel beautiful and sexy inside, so she will be more attuned to her soul and the guy will see her as her true self, a soul companion and he will be more interested? I beleive if we feel a soul connection to someone it’s not for nothing. He may be twin flame or not but a soul feeling has always the potential to be mutual in my opinion.


One-sided soul connection is just nonsense to me. Be it romantic love or just friendship. It should be mutual, or it will cause to the person have negative feelings about himself/herself that he/she doesn’t deserve love, that he/she is not enough etc. If I have a one-sided soul connection then I will find someone else that I can have a mutual connection with. I will keep rejecting over and over those one sided “catalyst” connections until universe bothers to give me what I deserve, a mutual soul connection, be it twin flame or not.


I have been through a few karmic and soulmate connection and recently I think I have found my twin flame. There is so much love on the spiritual and soul level and there is strong attraction between us in the physical. He confesses his love at first instant but hasn’t said a word since, but I communicate with him thru social media and he only responds with followers and unfollowers. going one up is yes and going two up is no.
This is so hard for me the connection is so intense that it’s hurting and bruising me on all levels. And I have to block him to keep things under control.
But then I feel him crying and calling out to me so I go back but it’s the same every time.
We have so much in common I have seen and sensed him many times throughout my life. But he doesn’t seem to have the same.
I am spiritual but he is not.
But he keeps telling me how much he loves me telepathically and I feel the connection love but when we are connected online he doesn’t talk at all he wants attention it’s like a child screaming for help. And now I am tired so tired running back and forth. I really could do with some advice.
I’m so stuck I am married and have a child and it’s affecting him quite a lot.
My twin wants me to leave my family to have me to him self. He confessed spiritually and online through numbers.
I love him very much and don’t want to hurt him.
But I really don’t know how to improve this situation.
Thank you

Joshway Short

I Appreciate it very much Helena. I believe I am a karmic catalyst to my soulmate, which she is the runner right now. I believe, Thank God, that she is a karmic catalyst to me also. This has been so helpful to me very much and to clarify a lot of wisdom to be learned and awakened or is for me to listen deep within. For it is already there, that “Knowing.”
I accept my healing and ascending to another level during the ascension process. Even though their is a deep painful, intense void I have, without her being in my life like it use to be. I know positively, my soulmate and I are not done yet. As I move forward in life, I know she is still in my life , until the day that we both “Reunite,” my beautiful soulmate. Some days are more intense than others where I think about her and she Automatically on my mind constantly. Though she is always, always on my mind constantly, like a natural reflex. I see signs everywhere now, sometimes three to four times a day. Some are less synchronicities.

Love is the most powerful force in the universe,

- Joshway Short

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