What is a soul mate or soul mates?
A soul mate is a person or rather people who are aligned to your soul and can change or influence your soul in so many ways or another. After that lesson has happened, separation usually happens. The thing about soul mates is that you do not only just have one soul mate, you have quiet a few. A soul mate is someone you share a close friendship and deep personal understanding of each other. You just click!
“Have you ever met someone for the first time, but in your heart you feel as if you have met them before?”~ Joanne Kenrick
What is a twin flame?
A twin flame relationship is a divine union with a divine purpose. Twin flames, known as twin souls, are literally the other half of your soul. You only have one twin soul, ever! There are magnetic pulls between the two souls that keeps them together once they have appeared in each others' lives. When you come together, the relationship is very, very intense. This is because you are not only dealing with the “baggage” in your own mind and body but you also have to deal with your “baggage” in another body.
“Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?” – Nancy Garden
What makes them different?
As many of you have heard we all have a soul mate, the one designed for us. The one that we meet that is our reflection, they mirror you to some extent. When you look at your soul mates, you see your strengths, you are able to identify some weaknesses, even ones you did not really pay attention to. However, what you might not have known, is soul mates come in different forms, and you can have more than one soul mate. A friend, a family member, a neighbour etc could all come as a soul mate to your soul. This can be for various reasons. Many times soul mates have been together in past lives, and when given a chance to live again, they will find each other and meet. Have you ever been around that friend/friends, that you just don't know why but they make you excited and you just enjoy being around them despite ups and downs? When you two are together you set each other alight, you just make sense together whether it be friendship or relationship.
“Know that we have met before and that we will meet again. I will find my way to you in the next life, and every life after that.” ― Mia Hollow
On the other hand is a twin flame. You only get one of them and NO for some it is not always rosy at first, it is more like a chase. One person is ready and aware, the other is not ready, one is in a relationship and the other is chasing. A twin flame is someone you connect with on a more deeper level. Why? Because you had been waiting to meet. You had been waiting to complete the mission amongst yourselves. Twin flames, also called twin souls, are literally the other half of your soul, this does not mean you have a void that needs filling, the creator does that. If you are not already aware, you are souls in a physical form. And the best way to describe twin souls/flames, is to imagine a soul being split into two. Yup, that is how you and your twin flame were created. You are each others yin yang. There are only ONE twin souls for many, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Ideally, this happens in both of their last lifetimes on the planet so they can ascend together. So you probably haven't had many lifetimes with your twin only in heaven.
Your soul mates usually come into your life to shake things up, wake you up, and prepare you for life. However, your soul mate usually understands you better than anyone else and through them you become better. Well, you kinda embark on a self betterment journey yourself to become your greatest version. This is because they have shown you your strengths, weaknesses and areas in your life that may need tweaking. And you begin the process of working on yourself. In addition these beautiful soulmates are your personal reminders too, they pop into your lives temporarily to remind you of what you have been forgetting; your writing, singing, creating, imagining, dancing or simply living as opposed to merely just existing. They light the spark. They get the fire going. They are the gentle nudge. Sometimes they stay, and other times move on depending on the type of relationship you both shared. But they usually leave you appreciative and often breathless. They remind you to be alive, vibrant and hopeful.
The greatest love story you will ever have will be with your twin flame. Have you watched The Notebook? It basically shows the story of two twin flames that meet, nothing is perfect but the LOVE that they had for each other. Their spark was never ending and despite how hard it got, their UNCONDITIONAL LOVE got them through. Before you and them were created you were already called to be one. Many believe that you are a source, a product of your creator and when he was creating man and woman in his image he did not want you to be alone. Just as Eve was created for Adam, and Adam for Eve. We were created in pairs. Your twin soul being your other half.
“Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?”– Nancy Garden
However with your twin flame, neither of you are missing any pieces. You were created from the same soul and one usually carries the females aspects and the other the males. When twin souls get together, it is for some kind of spiritual service work. Purpose meets Purpose. This is their primary reason for finding each other, because through their union a huge birthing of creative energy is released, to be used for their mission together.
“Our hearts speak the same language but more importantly our souls share the same voice.”― Nikki Rowe
The chances are if you are open, ready, and blessed enough to meet your twin flame in this life time, the meeting unexpectedly and it is unlike anything you could anticipate. And often times you might meet when one of you is already in a relationship, just not ready for the journey or, and when one is more spiritually evolved than the other. There is no way to describe how you enter each other's life, but when you do, you do. It is always the most weirdest situation ever at first. It can leave you feeling unsettled, destabilised and ungrounded because it is a different connection than any other connections you have ever had.
There are no words or explanations that can clearly articulate such a connection. It is a magnetic energy, an intuitive knowing and it just seems right. There is no matter of space or time, you have found your way to one another. Many times, the timing you meet each other, it is just terrible. But as you know time is an illusion, so there is never a perfect time. But when they arrive in your life, you know. There is the “I get you feeling.” There is a flow and a rhythm that seems to be guided by something much higher. Everything simply just makes sense with them. You step back to catch your breath because deep down you know this is special. This is different. This is genuine. You will definitely feel a difference within yourself when you meet your twin flame, the vibrations, magnetic pull and energy you feel will be incomparable to any other.
“There are no accidental meetings between souls.”– Sheila Burke
As mentioned earlier, twin flame relationships are the most powerful ones you can experience in this lifetime. It may take years before you've both grown enough to come together in a real way, but you'll never feel separated from them, even if you are separated.
Your twin flame serves as a mirror for you. An evolution mirror. Through their issues, you can see your own soul. You'll understand more about yourself and what it means to be human more than you ever have had before, upon being united with your twin flame. Because your twin flame is a mirror of your own soul issues, you'll understand that their running away from the relationship has nothing to do with you. You'll feel on a soul level that this doesn't mean the relationship is over, it just means there is more growing to do.
In totality, soul mates and twin flames are quiet similar to the experience and awakening you get from them. But the ultimate difference is that you and your twin flame share the same soul, and it will be the greatest and at first the most complicated love story you will ever have. However the meeting of twin souls is a divine union served with a divine purpose.
…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”