Do you believe in the unconditional, timeless, sacred type of love? Can love like this exist amidst a modern day culture of impatience and instant gratification?
The Twin flame phenomenon is all about this unbreakable soul connection between two human beings. The soul split into two when it fell from its godhead (or Oversoul) eons ago and now part of the trial is to experience the pain of separation deeply enough to find their way back to each other, before merging as one again. Even though they are two halves of the same soul, they never-the-less split into two whole souls, yet still belonging to the same flame. Twin flames are referred to as half souls not because they are half souls as such, but because they are a pair that belong to one another. At a deeper level, they will always feel incomplete without the other. The heart-wrenching journey of finding a Twin and merging back as one comes with its own higher level lessons and challenges—mainly that of divine love, sacrifice, selflessness, and redemption.
Only true love can open our hearts, bring us the ultimate lesson, and teach us to move beyond body consciousness and ego. It’s only through sacrifice and love that our souls sanctify. Love, whether romantic, for our children, for the nation, or for a cause—has the power to move us from self to selflessness; to move us beyond our physical body and touch a higher consciousness.
Plato wrote about Twin Souls 2,500 years ago. Linda Goodman wrote about Twin Souls in her books decades ago, before the time of the internet. Rumi penned the essence of this kind of spiritual love in his poetry. This is the kind of love that the world has known, and witnessed time and time again, and mistook its intensity for insanity. Its origins are not studied carefully enough so this sort of love is often spurned as a romantic notion. Why does then the heart-wrenching, soul-stirring love of these lovers that we often see depicted in films and books deeply touch us?
In some way, we all relate to this sort of love, and long for it, whether consciously or unconsciously. We’ve experienced this longing for the other half now and then, we’ve searched that part of us in the eyes of soul mates around us. Those of us, who are destined to meet our halves in a present lifetime experience this deep longing and pull incredibly more than the rest of us. This is simply because if one twin has incarnated on earth at the same time as the other, both will sense it at a deeper level and always be aware of each other, no matter who they are and where they might be.
It often happens that though we sympathise with the lovers that we never meet—we are not ready to accept the same kind of love when it is seen in our own lives with friends and family. We prefer not to ruffle feathers. Instead, we choose to adhere to the norms of our society and think practically. The love that the world has tried to stop, reject and sometimes dishonour, has often ended up as a tragedy that has stirred the hearts of many and helped to raise the consciousness of the planet. Love like this will naturally face hardships and opposition because it does not belong to this world; it’s not of this world. It’s love made in heaven.
It’s rare for Twin Flames to incarnate together, so when a “medium” or some “expert” promises you to help bring your Twin Flame to you, know it is sentimental claptrap! The medium can help you validate if the person is your twin or not, and in some cases astrological alignments will indicate this connection. But no one can bring your Twin Flame to you because should you both be on earth at the same time, nothing can stop you both from finding one another. Remember, the Universe conspires for Twin Flames to meet, but only when it is the right time. Having said that, Twin Souls rarely take birth together in the same lifetime. One remains in another realm while the other is on earth. When they do take birth, it’s carefully coordinated and everything is orchestrated by their Higher Selves and Guardian Angels. Their meeting and everything in-between is synchronised because the purpose of bringing them together in one lifetime is not romantic, but spiritual.
Earth is a school, as you will often hear me say, we’re here to spiritually graduate from one grade level to the next. Only those who have reached the higher-grade levels will qualify for this final exam—that of meeting their other halves in the same lifetime. Most of us don’t have this option because it would be too intense an experience for us to handle until we’re spiritually ready.
Many people feel that they have found their Twin Flame, but most of the time they are soul mates, not Twin Flames. Soul Mates are soul family members whom we deeply love and have travelled together through many lifetimes. Soul mates can change roles in every lifetime, so may appear as a spouse in one life, a friend in another, a sibling or a parent, or even a teacher in another. These are our loved ones that we travel with through every lifetime. Soul Mates are different from Twin Flames. Over the years, I’ve learnt to recognise signs that tell me when two people might be Twin Flames. It’s one of my favourite topics and that’s why I have dedicated an entire chapter on the incredible love of Twin Flames in my upcoming book, THE BIGGER PICTURE.
Twin Flames recognise one another through the eyes, as do soul family members and soul mates. Eyes are the windows to the soul. Sometimes we recognise our loved ones by their energies. All souls have a spiritual name that is only known in the astral world, and because Twin Flames are one soul, they share the same soul name. Every soul name carries a unique vibration and it’s this vibration that attracts Twin Flames to one another. They recognise and resonate to one another through this familiar energy; it gives them the feeling of being finally home.
They may be different in many ways yet they compliment one another perfectly. They fit together. They are two as one, or rather, one as two.
Written by Jal Patel