A lot of people will toss around the words “soulmate” and “twin flame,” especially when making anniversary posts on Facebook. But what is a twin flame? How do you know when you’ve met yours? How do you make the most of this relationship?
Meeting this person will change your life if you let it. Let’s take a look at what a twin flame is and how you two can grow together into the best versions of yourselves.
What Is a Twin Flame?
Have you ever met someone and felt like you found your other half? You felt like when you looked at them, you were gazing into a mirror, seeing your strengths, weaknesses, and spirit. You felt compelled to love them unconditionally, flaws and all, because you felt like they had something to teach you about life.
This description explains the experience of meeting your twin flame.
A Soul Connection
A twin flame is a type of soul connection you have with someone who is the other half of your soul. This concept is based on the idea that before birth, two halves of the same soul were split between two bodies. Meeting your twin flame feels like you are coming home, because you are reconnecting with what used to be the other half of your soul before your soul split.
You are both whole individuals on your own, and you don’t need anyone else to complete you, but this experience is exciting because it’s like holding up a mirror to yourself. From your first encounter until the end of your life, you will continue to be impacted by this person, even if you walk away from each other. A twin flame love is a powerful force.
The Twin Flame Meaning
So you found your twin flame: what does that mean for the both of you?
Once this person enters your life, you both have an adventure in your futures. Get ready for a time of spiritual growth, affirmation, and challenges.
When you find your twin flame, you’ve found someone that mirrors you almost completely. You will be able to see yourself in a light you’ve never imagined. Your strengths will be more obvious, and you will be confronted by your flaws.
Say for example, whenever you meet up, they’re always late, and it gets under your skin. Try to think about what this annoyance reveals about you. Does it make you feel let down? Like you aren’t a priority? Does it make you feel guilty, because you too let people down in a similar way?
After the honeymoon connection dies down, many people will run from their twin flame, as the emotional toll is too great. But if you stick around, you will only grow closer to becoming the person you were born to be. If you continue to challenge yourself by facing your mirror, you both will improve as you reveal new truths to one another.
Twin Flame Love
While these relationships are commonly manifested as romantic relationships, you can absolutely have a platonic twin flame.
You can have a mirror soul in a twin flame relationship that does not involve romance of any kind. They could be a cousin or your best friend, but no matter how you met your twin flame, you’ll remember that first encounter forever.
Meeting this individual is an exhilarating experience. From that point forward, both of your lives will never be the same. You will fall in love with their personality, and you will feel repelled by the parts of them that reflect what you do not love about yourself.
It’s complicated to love someone so similar to yourself, especially if you have a low self-esteem. Their flaws are your flaws, and a part of that unconditional love you have for them must come with self-acceptance. In order to love them fully, you must love their flaws, which leads you to love your own flaws, which can be a cathartic, emotional experience. This type of relationship will challenge you, and that’s where you’ll find its value.
Twin Flame Vs Soulmate
No two romantic relationships are the same. However, you can split different relationships into similar categories. While on the surface they may seem similar, as they are both very passionate relationships, the terms twin flame and soulmate cannot be used interchangeably.
A twin flame is the instance of a soul split in two. When you first meet this person, you feel like you’re coming home, as you’ve found the other half of yourself.
A soulmate is someone similar to you, but you are not the same soul. You are cut from the same cloth – meaning you have significant similarities – but you are not cosmically tied.
Neither of the terms need to be applied to a romantic partner. You can have a twin flame or soulmate in a best friend or one of your family members.
This Person Will Challenge You
Meeting this person won’t be easy. While it’s wonderful to have someone who “gets” you on a deeper level, it’s also difficult to see your own flaws reflected so vibrantly in someone else.
Ascending the twin flame stages with your mirror soul will lead to close ties and occasionally a broken heart. But the more you feed the connection with your twin flame, the more spiritual growth you both will encounter.
Author, Artist, Photographer.
Sarah Margaret is an artist who expresses her love for feminism, equality, and justice through a variety of mediums: photography, filmmaking, poetry, illustration, song, acting, and of course, writing.
She owns Still Poetry Photography, a company that showcases her passion for capturing poetic moments in time. Instead of poetry in motion, she captures visual poetry in fractions of a second, making cherished keepsakes of unforgettable moments.
She is the artist behind the Still Poetry Etsy shop, which houses her illustrations and bespoke, handmade items. She is the author of intricacies are just cracks in the wall, a narrative poetry anthology that follows a young woman discovering herself as she emerges from an abusive relationship.