The concept of a twin flame is something that is often confused with other spiritual concepts. Many people believe that twin flames are soulmates or destined romantic partners when the reality of the situation is quite different. So, what is a twin flame?
In this article, we’re going to cover the basics of this concept. We’ll answer questions such as: what is a twin flame? How does it differ from soulmates? And how can I spot a twin flame when I meet them? We’ll even take some time to consider how twin flames can attract one another. Let’s start off with the basics.
What is a Twin Flame?
Many people are unaware of what twin flames actually are. This is largely because people confuse them with soulmates. Soulmates are, in turn, also confused for romantic interests. You’ll often hear people in movies claiming that they’ve “met their soulmate” in reference to their ideal romantic partner. Let’s explore the differences.
Starting with soulmates, we must understand how one soulmate is connected to another. Soulmates often start their journey at the same point. They aren’t necessarily heading in the same direction, but they want to make sure they all continue down the right path and safely arrive at their destination.
Think of soulmates as being like your family (but don’t confuse them with your soul family). Your siblings start out in the same place as you, and even though you want the best for each other, you’re rarely heading to the same place in life.
A large part of this confusion stems from the fact that arguably, a twin flame is a soulmate, of sorts. Another term for them is a twin soul, which better describes what they are. We’re all spiritual beings and when we put our materialistic drives and ambitions to one side, we’re all aiming for the same general goal: increasing our spiritual energy levels and consciousness to the point of ascending beyond the physical realm. Sometimes, we will achieve this but won’t have completed our soul mission. In order to return to Earth in a physical form, our soul splits in two. So, your twin soul or twin flame is the other half of you, literally.
Twin flame Relationships
Many people are under the impression that a relationship (romantic or platonic) with your twin soul is a good idea. As with any relationship, it may or may not work. You must keep in mind that this is another version of you. What does this mean? Well, we all carry spiritual baggage and typically, when we enter a relationship with someone, we carry different types of baggage or only have to worry about our own.
In a twin soul relationship, you’re essentially experiencing your own baggage twice. You are seeing a mirror-version of yourself and will have to deal with your own flaws, not once but twice. The splitting of your soul into two parts is rarely even, leaving you both at slightly different levels.
Life can cause twin souls to seem incredibly different in terms of their personality, and so dealing with baggage, flaws, and other issues won’t always happen in the same way. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing yourself, but the mirror image is doing something that you’d never do. It can be an intense experience, to say the least.
That’s not to say that twin soul relationships can’t be incredibly healthy and beneficial to both parties. Provided each person has reached a similar spiritual level within this life and provided they’ve learned to love themselves, they can push each other to achieve higher spiritual levels. After all, you can’t love a twin soul partner if you can’t love yourself as deep down, they are the same thing.
Twin Flame Signs
When twin flames meet there will be an immediate sense of connection. This connection can also feel like familiarity which will often come across like déjà vu. Neither of you feel the need to be anything but yourselves which makes you feel at peace, or even at home.
A twin flame will never put you down for being yourself, not unless they harbor ill feelings towards themselves. They also won’t try and change who you are, at least not beyond pushing you towards spiritual pursuits. Instead, you will bring out the best in each other and will find that you help each other to achieve great things: physically, spiritually, and mentally/emotionally.
Twin flames can be, and often are at different spiritual levels when they are born again in this world. One of you will act as more of a teacher or guide than the other, but this will ultimately bring a sense of yin and yang into the relationship and over time you will achieve a sense of spiritual balance.
If things turn sour between you and your twin flame, you’ll find yourselves drawn back towards each other time and time again. Once you’ve met your twin soul, leaving them is like trying to separate strong magnets: you might be able to pull them apart briefly, but ultimately, they’ll come crashing back together.
Attracting your Twin Flames
There are some simple techniques you can use to increase the chances of attracting your twin soul. This isn’t something that you should do on a whim. Take some time to really think about what it means for twin flames to encounter one another and whether you are spiritually or emotionally ready to do so.
You and your twin flame share certain energy. This energy connects the two of you across the universe. In order to sense this energy and allow its pull to become stronger, you need to get rid of any blockages. This means clearing your spirit of negative energy and clearing your mind of distractions. Meditation, particularly in nature, is the simplest way to achieve this. Visualize finding yourself through space and time.
Another simple approach is to ask for help. You can always consult with your spirit guides or angels on this matter. Ask for their advice as to whether you’re ready to meet your twin soul and if you are, then ask for their guidance in doing so.