You see it in movies, you read about in books, but is that special soul connection possible? Are Twin Flames Real?
There are two types of people looking for the answer to this question.
The first might have just met someone. However, unlike all the previous people you’ve met, this connection feels different – more intense. From the moment you laid eyes on this person, you felt like you already knew them, like there is an invisible string pulling you towards them; a new center of gravity that’s equal parts exciting and terrifying.
The connection might feel overwhelming, and through your research you might have stumbled across the term ‘Twin Flames’. At first you might think it sounds ridiculous, but a large part of you can’t ignore the intensity of this new connection. You’ll be asking yourself “Is this soul connection possible, are twin flames real?”
The second type of person has yet to experience this type of connection. As mentioned, you might have seen it it depicted in movies, read about it, or even know someone that swears they’re in this type of relationship.
However, until you experience this type of soul connection for yourself, the whole concept can seem like wishful thinking, a romanticism people believe to make themselves more excited about their own relationships.
Although there is cynicism, there is also a part of you you that wishes you could experience the same level of intensity in your relationships. That you could meet the only other person who makes your soul feel complete.
This article has been written to address both types of thinking. In it we’re going to address some important questions such as:
TWIN FLAMES MEANING
Some of the earliest known references to Twin Flames date back to Plato’s symposium. Plato describes the first meeting between twin flames as such:
“And so, when a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation, whether it’s to young men or not, then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by it’s sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don’t want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment.” Plato – The Symposium
We all recognize he’s talking about love at first sight, but even this passage seems to be suggesting something more; a magnetic attraction that makes it very hard for the two to be separated.
There’s a sense of belonging here that can’t be fulfilled by anyone else.
This is what twin flames are; one consciousness was split so the two souls can finally be reunited with one another. However this reunification isn’t quite that simple and relies entirely on the fact that the two individual halves of the soul have worked enough on themselves in order to make the reunion successful.
You see, in all the romanticism, the true meaning often gets lost; the purpose of a twin flame relationship is always spiritual growth.
A twin flame relationship is doomed to fail if the individuals haven’t grown enough in themselves before being confronted with the intensity of their souls being reunited. This is is the main reason why these type of relationships don’t work out.
Even tougher than this is that sometimes we may even be confronted with a false twin flame and will look a little bit more about this later on in the article.
So to summarize the twin flame meaning:
Twin flames are two souls who originated from the same conscious energy. They chose to split that consciousness in order to experience the world, to learn and to grow, to understand the life lessons that could only be learned while apart, before finally achieving a level of understanding that allows them to reunite in love, and move on to learning the life lessons they can only completed by working together.
DOES EVERYONE HAVE A TWIN FLAME?
“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” Plato – The Symposium
We are all cut from the same cloth so to speak, each of us are all one consciousness split into two destined to finally be reunited when we achieve our own personal growth.
But this is where the hard truth comes, not everyone will be destined to meet their Twin Flame in this lifetime. Due to the nature of the growth we have to undertake, and the sheer magnitude of the lessons we need to learn, sometimes we need to spend a lifetime doing that without meeting our twin flame.
This in no way means you’ll be spending a lifetime alone. Love doesn’t just exist with the twin flame. You can be deeply in love with someone learn from them grow with them and experience harmony with them. You can have kids together, grow spiritually with one another an evolved to a higher level of consciousness.
In fact if you’re not reacquainted with your Twin Flame in this life, it means you’re supposed to experience life without them, and the focus of growth in this lifetime is based on a more individualized level.
I believe the most important aspect when thinking about Twin Flames is understanding your own personal journey to growth. Unfortunately, some people wait years or even decades to meet their twin flame as they believe this is the only love worth having.
That’s simply not the case. The most important loving relationship you can have is with yourself and it’s only through this self love and self growth, that any relationship will be successful.
Life is a constant state of learning. It is shaping your energy to becoming a more empathetic and compassionate being so that, as a collective, we can improve the universe around us. Waiting for a certain type of person who might not even turn up in this lifetime is not only a disservice to yourself it is the service to others.
Happiness comes from within and until you reach that conclusion and find that inside yourself, no relationship will fill that void.
So instead of dwelling on the question ‘Will I meet my twin flame or not?’ you should be looking at ways you can improve yourself and improve the lives of others around you. By reaching this level of self-awareness, you will find a loving, happy relationship, whether this is with your Twin Flame or not. It will also make sure that you’re growing in a way that allows you to meet your twin flame, whether in this lifetime or one slightly further afield.
Because if the lessons aren’t learned and the growth isn’t achieved, there is a danger you will fall into a relationship with a false twin flame and experience the hardship that goes with it.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A FALSE TWIN FLAME?
“He who gives himself to a lover because he is a good man, and in the hope that he will be improved by his company, shows himself to be virtuous, even though the object of his affection turns out to be a villain, and you have no virtue; and if he is deceived he has committed and mobile error. for he has proved that for his part he will do anything for anybody with a view to virtue and improvement, than which there can be nothing nobler.” Plato – The Symposium
Not everyone will meet a False Twin Flame, in the same way not everyone will meet their true twin flame. But, when this does happen, it’s important to understand what the universe is trying to tell us.
We are not ready for a true Twin Flame Relationship and it’s time to awaken to this fact and work on the lessons we need to learn in order to elevate our level of consciousness.
A false Twin Flame, when they do appear, often comes into your life at the precise moment you need them too. Although this relationship will have its problems it’s important to recognize it’s implications.
Some people will latch onto this relationship as they’re convinced it is there true Twin Flame ,ignoring the warning signs and allowing themselves to settle into relationship that’s not good for them.
Inasmuch as the universe wants us to develop by levels of understanding and empathy, it also wants us to know when certain behaviors are inappropriate and the times when it’s ok to say no no I’m not going to settle for this.
Sometimes people excuse toxic behavior because they believe they can change a person. But remember, even if this was a true Twin Flame relationship, certain growth has to be achieved before the Lovers are reunited.
You can’t be in a relationship with someone exhibiting red flag behavior and hope your relationship will be able to change them. This behavior has to be changed on their own, they need to learn their lessons of growth and you need to learn yours. This will be nigh on impossible in a toxic environment.
Don’t feel shame if a relationship doesn’t work. True relationships are based on trust, support, and growth. There are lessons to be learnt from each person we meet, even if it is just the universe giving us a reminder that it’s time to refocus on improving ourselves.
You can’t take on too much of someone else, and you would never be asked to in a true Twin Flame relationship where you both individually reached the level of consciousness required to come together and join in your spiritual goals.
There is power in knowing and identifying traits that aren’t healthy in a relationship. In understanding that you deserve the very best, and letting go of someone in order for them to grow in themselves.
Most of all, it’s important you’ve affirmed your own self love and righted yourself on the path to growth.
ARE TWIN FLAMES REAL?
“Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.” Plato – The Symposium
Are Twin Flames real? Very much so.
Will you meet your Twin Flame in this life time? Maybe not, but that’s ok.
If you take anything from this article, I hope it’s that you always need to focus on your own journey to self-love and self-growth before looking externally for sources of happiness.
It’s been said a million times that happiness comes from within, and perhaps that’s an oversimplified way of looking at things.
What we should be saying is; lasting external happiness is impossible until internal happiness is always present.
You can’t expect someone else to force you to grow in the same way you can’t be expected to pull someone else down the path of enlightenment. Once, we understand this, and take the actions to improve ourselves and the universe around us, we can then attract positive relationships into our lives, including the Twin Flame relationship.
So, Are Twin Flames Real? You betcha! How do you find your Twin Flame? Work on yourself. Learn the lessons you were meant to learn, grow into the person you were meant to become. These paths are the same ones that will eventually lead you back to the other half of yourself.