Love is the most powerful force in the universe and also the most powerful force of nature, it affects everything. Love is so powerful that a child in the womb knows they are loved, we cannot explain it, but we know it exists between us and around us.
Love can bring people together effortlessly. You might be thinking that, if love is so great why are we trying to differentiate between one concept of love from the other? This is not because one is greater than the other, but as humans, we often feel this need to put a name to everything we feel or experience for documentation, so that we can better understand what we are experiencing.
Soul mates and twin flames are both phrases we use to describe a certain type of love. These relationships are very significant in our lives because they have touched us in a certain way and changed our lives. These two love relationships are similar in some ways but quite different also, which is why people always confuse one with the other. For instance; throughout your lifetime you get only one twin flame, but you get more than one soul mate in your life. Twin flame relationships are always stronger than soul mate relationships because the energies are more intense.
To simplify this, let’s look at it this way, when you have a twin you know that is your only twin right? And when your twin dies you know nobody can replace them or claim to be your twin, right? Good. The twin flame concept is simply one soul that was split into two separate souls; this does not mean the souls separate half of the soul but that at one time they both made up a soul. Following the logic of having a twin as explained above, you would see why you only get one twin flame and most times you do not even get to meet your twin flame in this lifetime, but we are always connected to them spiritually. Although each twin is a complete soul on its own it becomes their responsibility to unite the male and female energy as a whole to balance it.
Your twin flame would complete you; they are the light to your darkness and the yin to your yang. They could be your greatest dream or beautiful nightmare because they reflect the disowned parts of you. Your twin flames are like your mirror, they reflect your strong point, weaknesses, etc. and make you a better version of yourself and the relationship can be very intense. It can go on for so many years because of no matter the ups and downs they keep coming back to each other because they are connected in spirit. There might be other relationships in between them, but that would eventually end because they would seem like a practice session before the real relationship, due to the level of connection.
Soul mates are people we encounter in our lifetime who we not only connect with on a deep level but also play a big role in our development. Looking at these definitions, you already know you would meet so many soul mates in a lifetime. Your soul mate does not have to be your lover because obviously, lovers are not the only ones that play a huge role in your development.
Soul mates are simply friends of your soul; it can be someone in your family, your lover or even your colleague at work. You are very free with your soul mate and can divulge any secrets or information you have to them because your soul mate is also your best friend and with your best friend no subject is off limits.
Because your soul mate is your best friend, that does not mean they cannot be your lover, they make the best partners, which is why we end up having so many love triangles in our lifetimes. Because it is easy to become lovers with your soul mate and since you get one than one soul mate in a lifetime, the more soul mates you meet, the bigger the love triangle. The relationship with a former soul mate can come to an abrupt end if you happen to get a new soul mate.
There are so many types of soul mates, but we would be looking at the three main types. They are;
- Soul Companions
Soul companions are most times perceived to be the perfect idea of what a soul mate entails. They are a friend, teacher, and confidants, which is why they love you deeply and cherish you more.
There is a certain depth that you experience with soul companions that would dull the shine of any other one you have or will ever experience.
- Soul friends
Soul friends are one of the most popular and common forms of soul mates. They share a similarity with kindred spirits because soul friends operate in the same frequency just like kindred spirits. But while soul friends are essence-based, kindred spirits who are more personality based.
They share the same personalities and also share the same dreams, values, taste, etc.
- Soul teachers
Soul teachers perform the duties of regular teachers; they come into your life to teach you an important lesson intentionally or unintentionally. They most times come as a family member, enemies, friends or even former lovers.
The difference between a soul mate and a twin flame relationship
- A soul mate relationship does not have to be a romantic one, but it can also be one. But a twin flame relationship does not need to be romantic, but there is a connection that is felt on all levels.
- A soul mate relationship either changes your life path or gives you a vital life lesson but a twin flame relationship makes you want to team up and create something.
- A soul mate relationship might likely end when the vital lesson has been learned, but with a twin flame relationship, you will always feel a strong connection to them whether they are around or not, you do not even need to be romantically involved to feel it.
- In a soul mate relationship, you feel a strong connection that fluctuates in intensity, but twin flames experience a strong connection that is also stable and constant.
- The challenges faced in a soul mate relationship is to enable you to change things in your life, but in a twin flame relationship, the challenges faced are more about yourself than your twin.
- A soul mate relationship can happen so many times in your lifetime while a twin flame relationship happens once in forever and you might not see your twin in this lifetime.
- You experience a soul mate relationship on a mind, body and soul level but you experience the twin flame relationship on a mind, body, soul and celestial level.
- Everyone has a soul mate, but not everyone has a twin flame.
Signs that you are in a relationship with your twin flame
- You have an instant bond
When you are in a twin flame relationship; the bond is instant like you have known them all your life. Although twin flames might fight their connections till they bury their ego, the more they get to know each other the more they fall in love.
- You always come back to each other
Not everybody gets to meet their twin flame in this lifetime, but when you meet your twin flame no matter the fights or circumstances that pull you both apart, you still find yourself coming back to them, like a magnetic pull.
- Your connection is so strong that you are doubtful
When you are in a twin flame relationship, the love and connection can be so strong that you begin to doubt if it is real. You become uncertain about everything.
Signs you are in a relationship with your soul mate
- You get each other
When you are with your soul mate romantically or just platonic, you find that you know what on their mind before they say it or you easily finish each other’s sentences. People around you would find this annoying and even attribute it to spending too much time together, but that is not the case, it is the soul mate bond.
- You challenge each other
Your soul mate is in your life to challenge you to be a better version of yourself.
- You are comfortable with them
When you meet your soul mate, you feel right at home. You can voice your fears and be yourself without the fear of judgments.
All souls are connected, and if you are lucky enough, you would be able to experience both relationships in a lifetime. All this might seem absurd to you, but it is real, everybody might not meet their twin flame in this lifetime, but you would meet your share of soul mates.