Twin Flames VS Soul Mates:
Similarities and Differences
With the current
impact of New Age and all the intense waves of knowledge coming our way in this
ensuing Aquarian era, a lot of people are “awakening” to the energetic and
spiritual ties between us. Terms like “Soul Mates” and “Twin Flames” are
practically used on a daily basis and are becoming more and more accepted by
the mainstream. But sometimes, we tend to use these terms a bit too casually,
without acknowledging their true essence and meaning.
lot of disinformation regarding Soul Mates and Twin Flames is thriving on the
Internet, usually due to the fact that people are either posing as experts to
make money out of it, or the individuals uploading the dis-info have simply not
conducted the appropriate research. I will attempt to analyze what a Soul Mate
and Twin Flame really is, how they differ and what common ground they share.
What is a Soul Mate?
A Soul Mate is
exactly what the word itself suggests: a soul that incarnates in order to find
you and guide you, as a true friend would. Soul Mates are two souls that meet
in every incarnation, until their mission is fulfilled. This mission varies for
each of us and nobody other than you can dictate what it is.
Your Soul Mate
is not one, but many. Perhaps you have already met one in this lifetime,
perhaps more. There is no limit when it comes to Soul Mates. When you meet a
Soul Mate, there is an instant attraction towards him/her, which does not
necessarily have to be a romantic one. This person may end up being your lover,
friend of spiritual family – maybe even a bit of everything, their point being
to guide you in any way they can. Simultaneously, you are guiding them too, and
perhaps you are spiritually mentoring others as a Soul Mate.
What is a Twin Flame?
The Twin Flame
theory, often confused with the Soul Mate interpretation, goes a long way back
to the Ancient times, in which philosophers, mystics and gurus would attempt to
analyze the soul’s derivation and essence. Myth and religion have also
attempted to do the same.
Greek philosopher Plato has probably made the closest assumption as to what a
Twin Flame or Twin Soul is. In his Symposium,
Plato describes a race of humans that are both male and female, with four arms
and legs, two faces and two sets of genitalia. However, when the humans became
arrogant, Zeus split them in half in order for one half to yearn for the other
eternally and this is how the theory of Twin Souls came about.
A Twin Flame is
the utter and utmost completion a soul can desire. Finding a Twin Flame makes
one feel whole and complete, loves unconditionally and feels right at home.
There are no real fireworks when encountering a Twin Flame; you simply feel
perfect, harmonious and happy and think “mission accomplished”.
The Similarities and Differences
1) We may have many Soul Mates,
but only one Twin Flame.
2) Soul Mates guide us towards
finding our Twin Flame. A Twin Flame, on the other hand, is just there,
3) A Soul Mate can be a Twin
Flame and vice versa.
4) Both Soul Mates and Twin
Flames reflect a sense of completion.
5) Both Soul Mates and Twin
Flames usually appeal to us romantically.
6) Soul Mates can appeal to us
romantically, but a lot of them are really spiritual family and/or friends.
7) You may encounter a Soul Mate
hundreds of times in your incarnations, but the Twin Flame may only appear
8) A Soul Mate
guides towards completion while a Twin Flame IS completion.
Whether you have
identified a Soul Mate or Twin Flame in your current lifetime, do not attempt
to change who you are because of them. We tend to become better human beings in
this case, but altering who we are because of love or infatuation is not the
way to go. Finding a spiritual tie does not mean that you should detour or give
up on your journey. A real Soul Mate will never allow you to do that, nor will
a Twin Flame steer you away from your dreams.
Stay true to
your path and your journey. Your Soul Mate and your Twin Flame will acknowledge
that and be by your side, enjoying the ride with you.
Blessings and Love , SirCheo