The divine concepts of soulmates, twin flames and karmic relationships are often romanticized and idealized. Some believe that they’ve met their soulmates before whereas others wish to be with their twin flames because that will lead them to a happy marriage or a happy life. But even with these thoughts, some have no idea what a twin flame or soulmate really is.
People wish to attract their soulmate or twin flame. But they don’t know what’s going to happen once they meet these people. When they do meet their soulmate or twin flame, they wonder why it’s not working out or why they hate each other.
So what’s a twin flame? How about a soulmate? How do you know if someone is your soulmate or twin flame? Are soulmate and twin flame relationships considered karmic relationships?
Do soulmates exist?
We’ll clear up the differences between these two and how you can distinguish them so that you’ll know if you’re with your soul mate or twin flame.
What’s a Soulmate?
Soulmates are people we meet that we connect with deeply. These could be connections formed in our past life/lives. This means that your soulmate can be more than one person. These persons could be a friend or your spouse. Any person you’ve formed a deep bond with in the past that you meet in this lifetime.
When you meet your soulmate, it feels like you’ve known them forever. There’s an instant connection and attraction with a total stranger without you knowing where the feeling originated from.
Your soulmates could come in any age, shape, or form. Again, we’re using the plural form because you can have an encounter with multiple soulmates in this lifetime.
How do you find your soulmate?
Your mind must be in the present and you need to be calm. Sometimes we find our thoughts wandering in the past or future that we fail to be in the moment.
For example, you may be eating at a restaurant with your friends and your mind is at work, thinking about a task you didn’t finish, only to find that your friend’s been calling your attention. Situations like this can prevent you from paying attention to what’s around you, making you miss the opportunity of meeting your soulmate.
You could spot your soulmate easier with a few clues:
- You have a sense of deja vu and you recognize the person even if you haven’t seen them before.
- Your chemistry is undeniable
- You’re comfortable with each other
- You both respect each others’ wants and needs
- You’re best friends
- Being together gives you a sense of comfort
- Your values align
- There’s an electric current when you touch
- Your connection is deep, gentle, easy
If you find that you have a person in your life whom you connect with on a deeper level, you may have found your soulmate — and potentially someone whom you’ll marry in the future.
What’s a Twin Flame?
A twin flame or twin soul refers to two souls coming from one soul or one energy in the past and was split into two. Like all things in life, these two souls represent the feminine and masculine energy or the yin and yang.
Those two souls can be reincarnated into two physical forms in this lifetime or one soul might stay in the divine space and connect with you through energy. Both souls are whole souls. The reunion should be of two complete beings for the relationship to be a healthy one.
The purpose of a twin flame is to help you overcome an obstacle or help you undergo personal and spiritual growth.
Your twin flame isn’t necessarily the one.
When you meet your twin flame, you’ll feel like you’re looking at a mirror image of yourself. You would have the same vision of the future and some of your major goals could be aligned. However, you’ll also find that your personalities are opposite of each other.
Your twin flame is your other half, having contrasting energy from you, even though both of you come from the same energy. Since you’re polar opposites, you’re attracted to each other.
How do you find your twin flame?
Looking at star signs or zodiac signs is a good way to spot your twin flame. In astrology, signs are matched together as some get better than others. Since you’re both two souls split from one it’s highly possible that you both come from the same element.
What zodiac signs are twin flames?
The zodiac is divided into four elements which are air, fire, earth, and water. Each element contains three signs.
Fire signs have: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Water signs have: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
Air signs have: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Earth signs have: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Your twin flame is your highest vibration match. This means that to find and connect with your twin flame you both must be at your highest self or spiritual path. When two souls from the same entity unite, you’ll feel a sudden shift as two souls will feel like one again.
Signs you’ve found your twin flame:
- It will feel like you’re looking at a mirrored version of yourself.
- You have a strong feeling of connection with them.
- You feel energized when you’re around them.
- You’re able to feel what the other person is feeling.
- You’re likely driven toward the same goals.
- You may be opposites, but you’re harmonious.
Is your twin flame your true love?
Your twin flame doesn’t exactly mean that they should be your romantic partners. It will take a lot of work for a twin flame relationship to be successful as you’ll find that you two are very different. Though you both come from one energy, you should both feel whole as two completely different souls to have a healthy relationship.
Twin flames are there to help us undergo spiritual growth or transformation, not necessarily touching on the romantic aspect of life.
Are Soulmates and Twin Flames Karmic Relationships?
A karmic relationship is an unfinished relationship between two people that has manifested itself again in the current lifetime. It’s a different principle from soulmates and twin flames because karmic relationships are tinged with “pain” or loose ends that need to be healed or fixed.
Derived from the Hindu principle of karma, the karmic relationship is a continuation of your previous relationship with another soul reflected in this lifetime. These relationships are meant to help you heal or learn a lesson.
There are times when a karmic relationship can turn out to be a twin flame relationship after healing occurs. Although twin flame relationships could be turbulent because of their opposite personalities, a karmic relationship is more chaotic and not meant to last. It can be easy to confuse the two.
But remember that with twin flames, you gain more energy and you feel built up. Whereas karmic relationships are more chaotic and destructive. If anything, it’s meant to teach you a lesson in life.
Twin Flame vs. Soulmate: Which is the Better match?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for love. Both twin flames and soulmates are people that you must build relationships with.
Only you will be able to tell if it’s going to work out with either one.
Will you meet your soul mate or twin flame? Well, that’s not always the case. Maybe you’ll meet them now, or maybe you’ll encounter them in the next lifetime.
Souls come to the physical world for different reasons, and not all reasons will involve love. But don’t let it get in the way of you finding your happiness.
Everything happens for a reason. If you wait for something that may never come, you miss out on incredible things that could be unraveling right in front of you. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Also, sometimes the “one” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right one, and the “right one” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect one for you.
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