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Twin Flames Vs Soulmates


Who are Twin flames?

How often have you heard about twin flame relationships? I am sure many of you who’ve started or are growing spiritually must be wondering what exactly a twin flame is and what a relationship with a twin flame means.

This topic is very eminent among people and couples/lovers who are awakening spiritually because their souls are now growing spiritually and they want to know if the one they are in a relationship with is their twin flame or not. This is because earlier these connections were very rarely found, but in this Age of Aquarius (December 21, 2020, when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct and align into Aquarius after almost 400 years, which will be a "Great Conjunction" and bring huge shifts in our social lives, leadership, innovation, technology, and revolution, focus on humanitarian issues, etc.), these connections are growing in existence.

Going ahead, we will also discuss soulmates and how a soulmate is different from a twin flame. In addition, you will also understand the reasons behind the growing number of homosexual relationships and marriages these days in the entire world.

So, coming back to the twin flame relationship, let’s understand what it actually is, but before that, I wanted to put forward my views regarding the deep-rooted gender-specific mentality our society has been following. Whatever we are discussing here is not to demean or hurt anyone’s beliefs or traditions, but this is the reality of this universe, and when you explore and learn about it, be open with your mindset, be like an empty cup so the universe can pour the right information into your cup. Don't pass judgment on the facts discussed and shared here because each soul has their own journey, time of self-realization, and life experiences based on its karmas and purpose on this planet. So, if you do not understand and resonate with these concepts, please ignore them. This information may not be valuable to you at this point in time. I have tried my best to research the most authentic information on this concept and put my honest view and knowledge here about twin flame and soulmate meaning and differentiation.

Our souls have two parts (the yin and the yang, or Shiva and Shakti, or the divine masculine and the divine feminine). When we are born, our soul splits into two halves, i.e., two different soul incarnations comprised of either of these parts, i.e. one part will incarnate with yin energies and the other with yang (now here is another twist to this, as it is not necessary that yin incarnate as a female only and yang as a male-only). It may be possible that a female is born with strong divine masculine energies and a male is born with strong divine female traits. This could be related to a girl's being a tomboy and a boy with more emotional sensitivity. It may also be possible that both are female or both are male.

Souls have no gender, however, traits of being feminine or masculine are the two powerful energies that cannot be separated and have to become one to complete a soul. Some people may relate when they still long for the other part of their soul, which is their twin flame, as despite everything in their lives, they still long for the other half of their soul, which makes them feel complete in all senses. I can certainly relate to this, as I saw a 25+ years old split soul male incarnation of mine even while I am alive in this lifetime during my Akashic Intelligence Access when I accessed one of my other lives in recent past years, almost during the same era I was born. To make it clearer, I was born in the 1980s and I saw my split soul presence during the early 1990s in California. I was trying to heal a deep-rooted issue from my current lifetime when I landed in my split soul.

We're not talking about your life partner here, because having your twin flame as a current lover, life partner, or living human being isn't always necessary. Your twin flame can be in spirit form supporting you from heaven, such as a spirit guide, an ascended master, starseeds, angels, etc. It is quite possible these days, with rising spiritual awakening as we are moving ahead with major shifts in the entire world and the need to awaken our spirits, that you may have a human twin flame around you as a friend, or life partner/lover, or someone you may not even know yet and may meet soon. We see a drastic increase in the number of twin-flame romantic relationships these days because somewhere or the other we have to ascend from duality to reality, and as we are all shifted to the 5th dimension, it is the need of our soul to raise to that level with the rising vibrations of Mother Earth too.

Encountering Your Twin Flame

So, how do you know if you're about to meet or have met your twin flame? First, your meeting with your twin flame will not be an ordinary one. There is nothing called "coincidence" in this universe, but all these are divinely guided, co-existing incidents. You may dream of them often, specifically during lucid dreaming or during astral travel. You may start developing a new hobby or passion of interest when you meet your twin flame. You will be extremely comfortable in their company, despite all the boundaries and guards around you. You will both have an intense connection on the same level. You will undoubtedly receive additional confirmations that it is your twin flame, as it is a mirror image of your soul after all.

Before you meet your twin flame, the foreshadowing process could start a few years or a few months earlier when you may go through major transitions and soul awakenings. You will not only grow as a person but as a soul, spiritually too, before you meet your twin flame. Your soul knows it and has to get prepared before both of you finally meet.

A twin flame relationship isn’t as easy to go through as it may seem to you. Don’t be judgmental here. What I mean to say is that, as it is very intense and is your soul replica, your twin flame will resonate and vibrate at the same level as you, and both of you will know the ins and outs of each other. You will have the same oddity of personality, so you will both know the realities of each other’s soul; this is deep soul work to be done together and not just share a romantic-based relationship. It’s more than what you can even think of or hear about twin flames. You both will complement each other in terms of strengths and weaknesses. So, both of you will complete each other by fulfilling what is not present in the other.

Another vital sign is that your twin flame will have a similar past, situations in life, traumas, or upbringing during their childhood as you have gone through in the past. If you go deeper and notice, your twin flame and you will have major life events and shifts going on at the same time, at the same age, etc. So, technically, it’s like looking at your own self in the mirror.

Being in a relationship with your mirror self (twin flame) is not easy because they may challenge or point out traits in you or make you feel about yourself as no one ever did. This can be positive too, as it makes you realize your worth and real self (helping you meet your real soul self). They may do things that may sometimes annoy you or make you feel extremely angry, but this is how they will show you in the mirror what you still need to work on and how you have to deal with certain things in life in a better way. When we are not in a twin flame relationship, we may not notice or identify things that a twin flame can help us identify. So basically, it’s like facing your own shadow self.

You may also see synchronous angel numbers like 1111 or hear ringing in your ear (Tinnitus) or electrical occurrences like flickering or electricity going off. This is another sign from your angels that you are with your twin flame. There are a lot of similarities but still opposites of each other, and the differences between you two will actually complete both of you.

You must have often seen couples or people in friendships where both are so different but still complete each other. Like one is a chatterbox and the other a quiet lover with a very quiet personality, one is extrovert and the other is introverted, or one may be practical and the other intuitive and emotional, or one has an eye for detail and the other is keener to see the bigger picture of the overall situation, but still they gel and complement each other as if they are meant to be together.

Twin flames may also have a lot of fights, and sometimes they keep running away from each other. The reason is that this isn’t the right time for both of you to be together, and if your twin flame has this habit of running away, let them go. Don’t chase them or annoy them, as this will be a hindrance to both your spiritual growth and journeys. So let go and don’t push things unnecessarily, as this may worsen things between both of you.

Commonalities between twin flames can include the same level of core value and thought process, as well as the same dedication and drive for your individual goals and life. You both have a larger and similar spiritual purpose to fulfill on this earth, and when you work together on it, you have the potential to create and bring about significant changes in the world. This is why if you see the symbol of yin and yang, one has the color white and the other black, but when joined together they make a beautiful union. The Yin and Yang symbols also depict the reality of being one with each other in complete harmony, despite being opposites to each other. The inseparable truth of light and darkness: there is no darkness without light and vice versa. There has to be that balance and union of both. Even the light and dark also meet during dawn and dusk. Everything has a purpose and a reason to be existent in this universe, and this is how everything works.

This is an intense and immense soul-work process through which you have to go through to be able to become one and then merge into the divine light forever.

There may be quite a large age difference in twin flame relationships, up to or even more than 10 years. This is because our souls do not reincarnate in perfect synchronicity, and this is evident by what I experienced during my Akashic Intelligence Access Session, which I previously shared in this article. When I was too young, my split soul was 25+ years old already. In fact, you may have seen many odd couple marriages in recent years where the age difference is more than ten or twenty years, but they still fall in love and marry. However, our society has to understand and accept the fact that it’s a soul who falls in love with another soul and not a man or woman or physical body. This is evident with the rise in homosexual relationships over the last few decades; this is due to soul awakenings in which people now understand that love is not between genders and bodies, but between two souls that unite in a union.

I mentioned earlier that when you are going to meet your twin flame, you go through rapid spiritual growth and transformations as a person and as a soul in ways you never imagined. Our twin flame also acts as our spiritual growth motivator, and as both of you share a higher purpose to bring that big change to the world, you have to go through that transition whether you want it or not.

Both of you may be working in the same field/business and be connected to similar causes you may be serving. This includes your same spiritual purpose and fulfilling your soul’s true purpose while supporting each other to fulfill that.

Also, it may happen that you both have gone through a major separation/breakup or relationship turmoil before you meet each other, as this will let your soul know what your soul longs for and what to look for in your better half. The increasing twin flame relationships in past decades are a testimony to the awakening of souls and transformations of many during the journey of life, as we are moving towards completing life cycles and have stepped into the "Golden Age" already. It’s just the ending phase of "Kalyug" which is visible to us. To be a part of the "Golden Age", we have to know ourselves and what, on a soul level, we all want and have to fix for ourselves, mother earth, and the universe. Everything is in sync with the divine will here on this earth and in heaven too.

How to ensure that someone is NOT your Twin Flame?

If you meet someone and there is no interest shown at all from their end, they are definitely not your twin flame. There has to be the same level of interest in both of you, which will create an irresistible attraction between you both to be with each other.

If they have wronged you in any way, whether infidelity or abuse or have been with you for selfish reasons and taken advantage of your goodness, they are not your twin flame.

If the intensity of emotions, feelings and the urge to be together isn’t equal in them as you feel, they are not your twin flame.

Let’s now talk about "soulmates" or "karmic relationships."

Soulmates or Karmic Relationships

To understand soulmate/karmic relationships and soul contracts, you first must understand and have clarity about "Karma" how our karmas lead to soulmate and karmic relationships, and why do we have to be with them? Although I have discussed this in detail in my upcoming book, to get a glimpse of it, I would request that you read my blog article on Karmic Balance and Karma Story.

Depending on your karmic history, soulmates and karmic relationships may or may not last a lifetime. Often, soulmates can be your best friends, your pets, departed pet souls, or temporary relationships that teach you good karmic lessons so you do not repeat those mistakes again in your life. This can be financial, love relationships, parent-sibling relationships, friends, or even office people you may come into contact with.

Failed relationships or acute suffering based on abusive relationships can also be classified into karmic or soulmate relationships as they teach you great lessons and help you know your worth and identify what exactly your soul wants in this lifetime. However, it is also critical to forgive and balance those karmas by releasing those hurts, pains, and resentments, as these can be a significant impediment to your overall and spiritual life growth as a person and soul.

This is completely different from a twin flame journey or relationship because this is more about your karma cleansing and balancing, while a twin flame union is more about intense soul work and journey. Soulmates prepare your soul to be ready for a twin flame, and that is really important for us to complete the journey to the divine source of light.

People often get confused, and they don’t even know what they are manifesting in their lives. This is because they keep on running into wrong relationships in which they never get that completeness their soul is longing for. That is why those relationships may not have a long life and stability too, because they are not at all working on their soul but caught in the trap of material fancies that will not bring that contentment to your soul no matter how many lives you spend here on earth.

The terms "soulmate," "life partner," and "twin flame" are different. People tend to mix them up and misunderstand their meanings, and often keep on asking the universe to send a soulmate (the definition of soulmate is not what you find in Oxford or any other dictionary). It may be related to the soul, but it’s not a twin flame.

Your soul doesn’t need to speak romantically to your soulmate. Soulmates from past lives may incarnate in this lifetime too for you to protect you, guide you, support you, love you, or fulfill an unfulfilled desire of yours in the past life. They can come in different forms too, and not necessarily as lovers. They can provide support on your spiritual path to teach and guide you through this journey. They can be life partners too, but not necessarily always.

I hope this article helped you differentiate and understand the difference between a TWIN-FLAME and a SOUL MATE/KARMIC RELATIONSHIP. Thanks for being a part of my spiritual journey!

I wish you all a wonderful spiritual journey ahead!

Love, Light, Peace, Happiness, a lot of Gratitude, and Divine Blessings to all!

Sakshi Vaashiisht

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