Understanding Twin Flames and Soulmates
In the cosmic mist, a couple of terms have surfaced that seem to encompass the meaning and scope of two different types of relationships.
The terms “soulmate” and “twin flame” both hold a unique spiritual punch. They refer to certain, often powerful, patterns of connection that other relationships don’t have, regardless of how loving and pleasant they might be.
Comparing and Contrasting
The question may then arise, however, of how you can tell whether someone is either a soulmate or twin flame. Furthermore, it brings up the question of how you can distinguish between the two and tell which is which. After all, once you know, you can work within these relationships to maximize your happiness and spiritual growth.
Luckily, there are clear similarities and differences between these two types of dynamics. With a little insight, you can easily tell whether someone is a soulmate or a twin flame.
The Similarities Between Twin Flames and Soulmates
1. The connection is especially deep and intense.
In both types of relationships, the bond you form will be extremely powerful. This will be true even if you are physically apart or you lose contact for an extended period of time. When you connect with each other again, you’ll pick up right where you left off. It will almost feel like you were never separated at all.
2. You always learn something important from them.
Both soulmates and twin flames teach some sort of lesson. Sometimes you may not like what you learn. However, it will always reveal something about your soul, and it always gives you the chance to engage in self-acceptance and growth.
3. It isn’t always romantic.
Though often (and mistakenly) thought to be inherently romantic, a soulmate or twin flame can also be a relative or a friend. What sets them apart from the rest of your family, friends, and potential romantic interests is the unique connection you feel with them. For you, they stand out above the others. A good hint is whether or not you secretly consider them your “favorite” relative, friend, date, or life partner.
The Differences Between Twin Flames and Soulmates
1. You can have multiple soulmates, but you can only have one twin flame.
Your twin flame is actually your other half! It is the result of a past split that somehow caused your soul to divide into two parts. Meeting your twin flame will feel a lot like reuniting with a part of yourself that has been missing or lost for a long time. In contrast, your soulmate is a distinct entity from you.
2. Your twin flame is your mirror image, but your soulmate is your complement.
Meeting your twin flame can have the eerie effect of making you feel like you’re looking in the mirror. In fact, sometimes the degree of your twin’s astrological ascendant or natal sun will precisely conjunct yours by sign and degree. There is a relatively small chance of this, but it always means something big. After all, your most fundamental identities are the same. However, while your twin flame will be almost unsettlingly similar to you, your soulmate’s traits — positive and negative — may be very different, though possibly complementary.
3. Communication is easier with a twin flame.
As a general rule, you will find that you completely “get” your twin flame. You know what they love and hate, what they need and want, often without having to talk about it. Soulmate relationships are different. With your soulmate, you may sometimes have to work hard to understand them, and vice versa! This isn’t a bad thing; it’s a product of the fact that they are a distinct individual. Furthermore, part of why they’ve come into your life is to challenge you! That dynamic may be frustrating at times, but you will nonetheless love them intensely. Most importantly, it is how you and your soulmate help each other grow spiritually.
Making the Most of It
People sometimes wonder if they should marry their twin flame. The answer to this question is: maybe, but only if you really, truly love yourself first. After all, it can get a bit freaky living in a room full of mirrors all the time!
However, if you have done a lot of healing and have a solid sense of self-love and self-acceptance, marrying your twin flame could help you find a feeling of wholeness and peace that would not be possible with anyone else.
But what if you’re looking for someone to be strong where you are weak, and weak where you’re strong?
In that case, marrying a soulmate is probably a better idea than marrying your twin flame. Being with your soulmate will still bring you a deep, eternal connection — but your partnership styles will be complementary, not identical.
It’s also important to note that some people might prefer to avoid long-term romance with a soulmate or twin flame. They don’t want to deal with the kind of intensity that that type of connection brings, and that’s perfectly fine! Many people would rather have a light and breezy partnership that includes shared interests, and there are many loving people in the world to choose from.
Finally, it’s true that some people do prefer to maintain no permanent relationship. Their soul’s agenda in this lifetime is to find autonomy and self-discovery outside a committed relationship.
Regardless of whether you choose to engage with your soulmates and twin flame romantically, they can still be in your life. After all, as said above, these connections can also be platonic. They will still be fulfilling while leaving you free to pursue the romantic relational style that works for you.
Either way, when you’re trying to make the most of a soul connection, it’s wise to tune into your guides, your angels, and your personal spiritual energy. Listen to the messages you receive, and take them seriously.
How Do You Know?
If you feel a magnetic force that propels you toward someone in a way that you can’t explain, you may have met your soulmate or twin flame. They may make you feel challenged, comforted, baffled, and out of control — all signs that you could be on a very important journey of spiritual discovery. Likewise, they could leave you feeling deeply inspired. You may find your doubts and insecurities rising, yet synchronicities will throw you together again and again. This is probably because you are being shuttled toward a completely new level of spiritual knowledge and growth. Whether it’s a soulmate or a twin flame, you should get ready for a wild and thrilling ride!
If you’re struggling to tell whether someone is spiritually significant to you, or if you’re unsure how to categorize your relationship, reach out to a Love Psychic. A Love Reading can heighten your skills and awareness on this topic, helping you reach and accept the relationship of your dreams.